Saturday, November 27, 2010

What I did for Thanks giving

I'm not totally convinced we should give thanks for our largesse by trying to consume as much food as possible at one sitting.  I believe that abstinence is a better paean to our bounty.  That being said, Thanks giving is in reality the "harvest feast", and as such I devised a nontraditional dessert.  Caveat: I love cooking,,,,,I hate recipes.   They're not really avoidable, but most recipes need to be viewed as "guidelines" not absolute rules,,,,more or less.  The first "Bitchin Kitchen" I watched, Nadia G made a Key Lime Habanero Cheese cake.  Aha,,,no pumpkin pie for me,,,but I didn't have habanero's ...but I did have Bhut Jalokia.  I couldn't find mascapone,,but I did have sour cream.  Couldn't find chocolate cookies at the local Shop and Save.  (wtf?)  But did find a ready made chocolate pie crust.  So game on.
Mixed the ingredients, then into a bain marie, and  voila.  My very first cheesecake. 
It's delicious people, and such a disappointment....the chiles chased me out of the kitchen coughing when I minced them, but they're a no show in the cheesecake.    Bummer
I highly recommend  "Bitchin Kitchen"   it's on the Cooking Channel....
later gators

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What the fuck

One of my guilty pleasures is the Mannington Topix web site,,,Some funny stuff there.  But I was just there and one of the questions was along the line of "where should the government trim the budget.  It was a poll and had six or seven options.  I voted for defense department cuts.  There were two comments, the first indicating why the defense budget should be cut, the next comment defending the defense budget.  I googled "defense budget by country" and the wiki answer was...Well this is what I posted on Topix::

"The defense budget of the United States is larger than the combined defense budgets of the next 16.

That's China, United Kingdom, France, Russia, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Italy , India, South Korea, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Spain, Turkey, Israel. What all those countries spend for defense Combined does not equal what we the United States spends.

That's fucked up"
That's what I posted and I got to still say
What The Fuck is going on here.
If we spent as much on peace as we do on war
and that is a true pipe dream
what a better world this would be.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What's new?

I have in my possesion two new books and one on the way. The two new books are both by Michael Ruhlman,,,,Ratio is a treatise about the ratios in cooking, The only ratio I use in cooking is the 5/3 ration of flour to water when baking bread, What I really need is the ratio of Right Wing idiotcy to Left wing sanity that allows me peace of mind without worrying about the next stupid war they're going to get us into.

The other book is an offal book.  


Blood Sausage any one

or using all the pig save the oink,,,,and in some sense we just used it.

and for those of you with nothing better to do
Look up Hannie's Voorwerp

But if you actually see Hannie,,,don't tell her I was the one who suggested you look up her,,,,,well you know what.

T he third book is about the French and Indian War....and how Geo. Washington be

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