Archive for October, 2005

We’ll Swallow Your Soul!

Monday, October 31st, 2005

I have to dedicate this post to my brother Eric, who has survived several years of doing the hip thing in Seattle working as a *$’s barista. I haven’t exactly grilled him for any explicit inside storys that come from working for the Man, but I imagine there must be a couple of them. All [...]

A Tastingmenu Creation: Autumn Omakase

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Hillel Cooperman of and his team of busy bees have brought forth two amazing electronic cookbooks available free for download. His team’s second book was recently released, Autumn Omakase, A tasting menu from Tatsu Nishino of Nishino adding to the first release of All About Apples, A tasting menu from Scott Carsberg of Lampreia. [...]

Halloween Brainstorming

Friday, October 28th, 2005

This year, Halloween allows for ample weekend celebrating in addition to falling on a weekday. Feel like making some goodies for your coworkers or familiy? Here’s a cluster of great ideas gleaned from Craftster’s Cooking Forum. Spooky Food Ideas: Mummy dogs ( hot dogs wrapped in strips of cresent dough to look like Mummies)   [...]

the Mole that Almost Won

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

The recent dark chocolate themed SHF event got my culinary head brainstorming about new adventurous ways to use chocolate. I posed the question of how to break out of my chocolate box to Sweets and he quickly gave me this answer: Mole. I don’t think he fully realized the magnatude of this challenge! In my [...]

Caveman Kitchens, Sole Suburbia Survivor

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Last last weekend, I took the train up to the Seattle area to meet Sweets with friends who were celebrating a birthday. We had decided to split up our journey this way so that I wouldn’t have to endure the back of the bike for so long. It worked out rather well despite poor Amtrak [...]

Award Winning X-rated Cupcakes

Monday, October 24th, 2005

My weekend trip to Portland was fantastic! And the cupcakes have a new descriptor to add in their title, as they won the coconut category. We rode up quickly Saturday morning with a stop in Albany to buy new riding gear (Happy Birthday to me!) from Mr. Ed’s Moto. The new jacket and pants made [...]

SHF #13 X-Rated Cupcakes

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Have you ever noticed how things taken with a flash just look… dirtier? I still can’t believe my computer now has a recipe folder labeled pussy… I’m on my way out for a trip up to Portland tomorrow morning and am burning the midnight oil on this entry. Sweets and I are heading to a [...]

A Taste of Fall: Cheesey Beet Shells

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

I had the pleasure of dining with Michelle of the accidental scientist on Tuesday, and find my head still reeling over there being another blogging foodie in Eugene! It’s about time! It’s so funny that we’re practically next door work neighbors too. We walked over to Cafe Marche at the Art Museum, and treated oursleves [...]

Al Dente

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

This weekend was partly spent devouring Julie Powell’s JULIE and JULIA, 365 days , 524 recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living For food bloggers and their significant others (ahem, yes Sweets, I’m forcing this one on you) I cannot [...]

Fruity Delights

Monday, October 10th, 2005

Last week was a week of new fruit, some of it nude! The fruit that is. I spent thursday volunteering as art hostess at the Jacob’s Gallery. Part of my volunteer ritual is to stop at the downtown grocery store, the Kiva, to pick up edibles for my lunch, as I would have to shut [...]

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