Archive for May, 2008

31
May
08

I Concede: Cats

I thought my cats were insistent. Never mind, they lose the battle of intensity. And I have no idea why I find this video so entertaining…

31
May
08

Condiment of The Day: Vampire Protection

Most people would call garlic an ingredient, not a condiment. And it most certainly is an ingredient. There are folks that believe that there is no such thing as too much garlic in a dish or even a meal. And I can certainly relate to that perspective. But roasted garlic is another matter, indeed. It is something that is so wonderful that you really do not want to overload. First, make some. Get a few whole heads of garlic, slice the top quarter off, sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil, wrap in tin foil and throw into a 375 oven for about an hour. Take ’em out and let them cool a bit. The cloves will come right out of their skins with little coaxing.

These morsels of heaven will spread like butter on a slice of crusty bread. They will mash into a paste that will make fish, fowl, of meat sing. And the veggies will also be begging for a bit. Add it to whatever you dress your sandwich with and you just may not return from lunch…

31
May
08

Summer Slacking

I’m a Scotch kinda guy. But it’s summer, and it’s Texas, and it’s hot and humid. So I was looking for some lighter fare. Now I do like to experiment with exotic rums. Lot’s of interesting flavor to be found if one is willing to stay away from cola during the process. Most cheap rum is made from molasses or other syrupy goo. The real thing is made from cane sugar; all cane.

It begins with pure sugar canes. Each bottle is crafted with the finest handpicked canes, grown from rich Trinidadian soil, water and beautiful sunlight. Created from the first pressing of Virgin Cane. Individual canes handled ever so carefully, then double distilled to bring out their natural flavor. A decadence unachievable with molasses. Pure sugar canes, in one bottle that finds its way to you. 10Cane is the most extraordinary rum earth has ever seen. Untouched, light, smooth. It’s how rum was supposed to be.

Not a bad label hype, eh? The stuff does taste different than the cheapo rum and Coke of your youth. This stuff stands on its own with a few cubes but doesn’t weigh too heavy in the heat. Oh, and it makes a fantastic Mojito.

27
May
08

Light Blogging

I’d love to keep my loyal readers enthralled with my latest condiment choice, current rant, technical evaluation, recipe, movie review, or whatever. Unfortunately, the judge says to expect at least a week for the trial I got selected to serve on. I must have an really bright neon light above my head that screams “pick me!”.

24
May
08

Opiate Of The Masses

As it turns out, there may be more truth to that sobriquet about religion than we actually thought. New studies have indicated that the burning of ceremonial incense, such as in the picture above, has a psychoactive effect on the human brain. Congratulations to the Catholics. It’s not about faith or diddling little boys… It’s about being a stoner!

24
May
08

Package Assault

Nothing like seeing the family jewels of nearly three dozen folks getting tortured in short order…

24
May
08

Indy Jones: “CIA Running Dog”

“Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett (are) second-rate actors, serving as the running dogs of the CIA. We need to deprive these people of the right of entering the country,” said another party member, Andrei Gindos. Yep, that’s right. Some old-line communists are upset about the latest Indiana Jones movie because they think it puts commies in a bad light. It’s a movie… as in entertainment. It ain’t a history lesson.