I get serious?

March 14, 2009 § Leave a comment

I went into the kitchen today to make dinner and was preparing to do something simple, apron worthy. Then I started pulling out ingredients and realized that I was about to embark on something more serious in cooking. The thing that cinched it was when I pulled on my chef’s jacket and walked into the library to grab a reference.

“Oooh,” said the Big Guy.

“Oooh? Ooh what?” I asked.

“Oooh you’re serious,” he replied with a twinkle in his eye.

I was actually somewhat confused at that point, thinking perhaps I’d been scowling because we didn’t have any heavy cream in the house.

“You’re serious because you put on The Coat.” he laughed.

Ah. The chef’s jacket. I asked him if it bothered him and he said he wasn’t ever worried, but he always knows he won’t be eating right away when the jacket goes on. But he’ll be eating *something* so he’s content.

*smug grin*

He lubs me.

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Final Count @ the Homeless Shelter

January 28, 2009 § 3 Comments

200 bratwurst and buns
6 #10 cans of mixed fruit salad
6 #10 cans of three bean salad
1 #10 can of sauerkraut
2 industrial sized bags of chips
5 gallons of juice
2 gallons of milk

Monetary cost = ~140$US (we shopped at the last minute, darnit)

Value of them saying thankyou = Priceless

My god I’m bushed. Major props to the people who helped out: Rebekah & Cyndi, Don, Tom & Trish, Lisa, Tim & Aimee, and Tommy.

Getting Ready to Split the Kombucha

January 22, 2009 § 7 Comments

My kombucha SCOBY (mother, starter, creature, thingie) is having a holiday right now and already split itself into three, but it needs to have those pieces split into separate containers. I’ll keep one, but is anyone near me interested in starting one? I could split the two extra pieces out and make the starter batch available for you at a fight practice or some such. (There may even be three extra pieces; I’m not sure.) Let me know if you’re interested.

Sheep or goat meat?

January 19, 2009 § 15 Comments

I know this is a long shot but does anyone on my friend’s list near me know of a local or near-ish source for sheep or goat’s meat?

Dear Iasmin, Sincerely Pigeon Man

January 7, 2009 § 13 Comments

I have a good friend, from a former company I worked for, that I have once or twice referred to as “The Pigeon Man”here on the blog. He raises pigeons like my grandpa used to and we always had some of the best discussions about his birds. Well, Pigeon Man reads my blog and sees my food postings all the time and he recently sent me an email asking me for some help in that field. I asked him if it was okay if I posted his question here on my blog because I have a great number of “foodie” friends who will probably have some interesting answers for his question. Here is his email:
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More on Food and Repurposing

January 4, 2009 § 10 Comments

One of the big things Mr Man and I have worked on over the last year is our food consumption. Not only have we attempted to reduce it, but we’ve worked hard to avoid waste. Honestly it’s become a near obsession for us, to the point that when we notice someone throwing out something or possibly getting rid of it, we offer to take it (note to self, I’m an idiot for not catching the meatballs from Big City Ball).

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Big City Ball 2008 – Appetizers, Take 2

December 28, 2008 § 4 Comments

Okay, I went and ran errands yesterday and as part of them, I stopped at several stores to see what was on sale and what could be gotten for reasonable prices with respect to BCB and the appetizers we’re going to serve.

I’ve decided on the dates, though just a pound of them because they’re expensive. Stuffed with a mix of blue and mild white farmer’s cheese sounds good, but wrapped in the peppered bacon for a little unexpected zing (and because that bacon was on sale). Thanks to everyone who thought this was a fabulous idea and damn you all for making me hungry while I was shopping.

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