Sunday, December 28, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I have always secretly despised Rachel Ray.....now I have a reason besides the wretched "EVOO"
Anthony Bourdain Blasts Rachael Ray's Doughnut Deal
Anthony Bourdain, he of the brilliant cuisine and the caustic mouth has blasted Rachael Ray's new deal with Dunkin' Donuts.
RACHAEL Ray is getting a royal dunkin' from Anthony Bourdain for her big-bucks endorsement deal with Dunkin' Donuts. The prickly chef and "Kitchen Confidential" author says of the Food Network cutie in next month's Outside magazine: "She's got a magazine, a TV empire, all these best-selling books - I'm guessing she's not hurting for money. She's hugely influential, particularly with children. And she's endorsing Dunkin' Donuts. It's like endorsing crack for kids."
Bourdain adds: "I'm not a very ethical guy. I don't have a lot of principles. But somehow that seems to me over the line. Juvenile diabetes has exploded. Half of Americans don't have necks. And she's up there saying, 'Eat some [bleeping] Dunkin' Donuts. You look great in that swimsuit - eat another doughnut!' That's evil."
PS - The add that this photo spawned from was pulled because Rachael's scarf loks too "Arab"
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
I am finally putting all of the hours I spent in photoshop class at UW to good use.........The colors have been adjusted a bit...but the silly smirks are real....I swear.....
This is the only picture I have ever seen of Grace Emily and Thomas Fleck in which they actually look happy...like they were actually supposed to be together... but at second glance...I'm not so sure.
I think it was more like this:
FLECK: Oh!....someone is pointing a camera at us.....I need to grab my wife and squeeze her as if we have the perfect marriage, even though I ignored her for the entire day today by locking myself in the basement preparing for next years' boy scout pinewood derby races and drinking a case of Rolling Rock. Cheese!
GRACIE: Wha...hey, why is he putting his arm around me? Jesus, Tom, you almost spilled my triple Stoli on the rocks with a twist! Hey! You are smashing my face.....God, he reeks of Rolling Rock. Cheese!
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
Greg, Keith, Linda, Tube Top, and Dan are all coming to dinner at Casa McGann tonight.
I have been cooking for two days, so I THOUGHT I was way ahead, until now. The damned 25 year old dishwasher just broke again. Needless to say, I have little time to blog, as I will be making friends with Dawn and Bounty the Quicker Picker Upper.
This one gets a big 'ol FUCK!!!!!!
Here's the menu....Gotta go call the landlord now.
A Dinner Long Overdue
Friday, October 3rd, 2008
Heirloom Tomato and Dill Soup Shot with Nasturtium Oil
Wedge Salad with Pickled Eggs, Golden and Chiogga Beets, Blue Cheese Dressing, Bacon and Vintage Cheddar Popover with Elstar Apple Butter
Washington Lemberger Sorbet with Concord Grapes and Lavender
Veal and Fontina Canneloni with Porcini Mushroom Marsala Sauce, Tomato Confit, and Sage Oil
Lemon Basil Pudding with Phyllo Crisps and Se’ Decouvrir
Thursday, October 02, 2008
It's food and wine blog month for Jen and Nat....and I am a day late. I am an admitted addict to Facebook. When I should have been working on this blog, I was taking the "What kind of dog are you?" quiz. A Maltese? WTF? I generally think of myself as a terrier. I think the blond hair threw it off.
I purchased this bottle of wine at the Puget Consumer's Co-op a few months back. The person in charge of choosing wine for this place is brilliant. They find these amazing little vineyards who make small lots and somehow can negotiate criminal prices with the distributor. Probably because they can only get a few cases. So here I am swooning over this little Italian gem, but the last glass is bittersweet...I'm sure the co-op has already sold the last bottle.
But wait....the internet to the rescue! I just found this fabulous website where you and your friends can log wine. I am normally a fan of keeping a notebook for such things, as I love pen and paper, but this is more practical. As with most Italian wines, I cannot tell by looking at the label which words are the grape, the vineyard, the blend, etc.....the year is all I understand.
Problem Solved...just go to
... type in some of the jibberish, and it sorts it all out for you, while keeping a log of your wines. Sometimes it even has a picture, but this one was too obscure.
This one was an easy drinker.....not my usual "type", as I love big oaky reds, but it had this concord grape essence to it without the sugar that I loved....
I almost never love anything that comes from Italy...most I've experienced remind me of getting the vinegary Easter egg dye in my mouth as a child. This was an exception, and I look forward to many more.
I also just discovered that photographing wine bottles is an art that I have yet to perfect....something else to work on this month.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Twenty of #2 tomatoes at the U_Disitrict"s Farmer's Market......the ones they banish to the back corner of the booth, waiting for you to come pick through them...some are overripe, some have deep cracks, and some just aren't gorgeous enough to earn a place on the display table. Thankfully, some plans I made for this evening fell through, and the boyfriend is in Dallas for the weekend, so I get to stay home and roast my friends for winter storage in my freezer.
I also bought 2# of raw peanuts in the shell to BOIL, Mississippi style. What I did NOT know is that this will take at least 4 HOURS!!!!
Guess I'll be up 'til midnight...........
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
This is Anna, my dear old friend Lori Haff's child. Lori is one of the sweetest, most genuine people you will ever meet in your life. Anna, however, has a bit of the devil in her, most likely procured from the seed of Gino, Lori's husbund. Don't let this face fool you. As you read this, she just might be rifling through your bag and stealing lipstick and licorice.
Sunday, September 07, 2008
A solo afternoon in Fremont took me to The Royal Grinders for Gelato once again.
This time I decided on Pumpkin Pie with a Hazelnut Lenny Scoop (the little scoop on top that acts as a cherry, but better.)
I wished I had gotten the reverse flavor combo. Visit them here:
Friday, September 05, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
I love this!!!! I am always looking at things in the world around me and describing them in my mind in "Crayola"
Burnt Sienna, Periwinkle, Sea Green, and of the ever perplexing "Green/Blue or Blue/Green" debate. it always bothered me that the "Blue/Green" crayon was more green, and the "Green/Blue" was more blue.
BUT.....WTF? They changed half of the color names!!! I still scored a 33 - beat that!