By Tsz on September 8, 2011
This preoccupation led me to change the oil in my car for the very first time during Labor Day Weekend. While I’m not sure if the opportunity cost and the resulting sunburn was worth it, it’s a good lesson to learn about car inspection basics such as checking the tire pressure, inspecting fluid levels and resetting my car’s service light. Take that Honda dealership!
Another recent notable experience is making Nutella from scratch. I grew up on a steady diet of eating it straight from a spoon so when I stumbled on a recipe for it on LA Times, it was on!
All that’s needed are hazelnuts, cocoa powder, powder sugar, vanilla and oil. A little oven action to toast the hazelnuts and a quick whirl in the food processor produced a jar of the most luscious homemade chocolate hazelnut spread to be drizzled and devoured over sourdough bread. If you want to go the extra mile, brush the bread with olive oil before grilling and top it with a sprinkle of smoked sea salt.
The homemade spread tastes just like Nutella, but concentrated with more hazelnut and chocolate flavor. Considering it took me 20 minutes total to make a more superior Nutella, I’ll keep making my own!