Tuesday, March 03, 2009

This not-very-glamorous package arrived in yesterday's mail. My late grandfather, Carload Charlie, would be proud of me. He never bought enough when he could buy too much! Five pounds of gelatin -- oof, it's heavy! I shall have to find an appropriate container or two and take it to the studio today. (As IF I have another spare inch to store stuff). With great restraint, while I was ordering from Bulk Foods, I limited myself to the gelatin, a pound of unsweetened grated coconut, a pound of candied ginger, and a tall jar of fennel seeds. Anybody have a recipe that uses all of these things? Off to have my morning coffee and then to the studio. I was there yesterday for a few minutes and the whole place reeked of lacquer (TOXIC) from the furniture-maker downstairs. We spoke to the landlord and if it isn't resolved, we will contact OSHA ourselves. This furniture guy is a disaster: his music is too loud and comes right through the floor - ka boom, ka boom. And now THIS! He needs his own building. Will check back tonight with you if I have accomplished anything today!

7 comments:

Dale Anne said...

Too funny - I was sending my DH to the local bulk foods store to check for gelatin as I've bought out the local store of plain gelatin.

Vivika Hansen DeNegre said...

So Rayna, I looked at the whie plastic bag on my blogger dashboard and thought "Coke" or "IV Bag". Glad to know it has an artistic purpose now that I've read the post! Looking forward to using the gelatin in our class this April in Guilford-

Vivika

Eva said...

The line of ingredients sounds good. If you just combine them -- not to forget the gelatine and a lot of sugar --, you'd probably get a Vietnamese pudding.

Judy said...

sounds like you'll be doing lots of concocting! ;-)

Eva said...

I ate Vietnamese pudding in 1980 when I was a German language teacher for boat people. They invited the teachers to have meals, according to their tradition; I had sweet jelly puddings, cut in 2"-bricks, as a starter (!).
Looked like marble, felt like your gelatine printing pads and tasted -- well -- surprising. Sweet. But that doesn't mean much. The Vietnamese also like sweet salami and sweet soy cakes with onion and bacon bits.

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Mary K. McGraw said...

Thanks for the link to Bulk Foods. I am having a hard time limiting myself to the just the gelatin and some raw almonds. How did you do it?

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