Sunday, August 24, 2008

catching up

I took these about a month ago now, and just found them in my PILE of pictures (mostly wedding related) that I'm in the process of editing.



Saturday, August 23, 2008


We probably have about 20 tomatoes in our garden, none of which have even come close to becoming red (the earliest tomatoes we had were stolen by squirrels, now we have tulle coving 3 of our 5 plants as well as our cucumber to prevent that kind of anger and disappointment again. Kyle and I are members of a CSA along with my bosses family, so we got some nice local tomatoes from that last week. I love insalata caprese, but since I eat that any time I have the chance I thought I'd mix it up a bit and use Ricotta Cheese.katescaprese I like Balsamic Vinegar, but back when I used to live in Italy, they told me that Tomatoes have more than enough acidity to cut through the cheese, so they never used it... I of course love Italian food tradition, so I didn't use any either.
Since I am posting yet another food post, I though I'd fill out this list Erin provided me with via Google Reader

The Omnivore's Hundred is an eclectic and subjective list of 100 items that Andrew Wheeler, co-author of the British food blog Very Good Taste, thinks every omnivore should try at least once in her life.


  1. Copy this list into your blog, including these instructions.
  2. Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
  3. Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea-no, but I have eaten cooked nettles
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses- no, but man do I wish I had
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes -duh, I'm from Wisconsin
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras-and I would eat it every day for the rest of my life if I could
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a big fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects-crickets, or grasshoppers, I don't remember
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more, no, but I'll try to remember to do this next time I'm at my parents house
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine, which is even BETTER with Foie Gras on it
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (I've eaten all of these!)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu- i'm not sure i've ACTUALLY had this, but I took a sip of some my Dad received as a gift. I could be totally wrong though
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant - The French Laundry my dears!
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse -almost accidentally... my mom's french kicked in and stopped me
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

69/100 Not bad I must say... especially since many of the ones I italicized I never will be able to eat because of my wonderful shellfish allergy. Off to get ready for the clothes swap!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Dinner and excuses

Since the beginning of July I have:

Been to Chicago twice, Milwaukee and Green Bay once
Shot numerous weddings
Consistently worked 50 hour weeks at my day job
not worked for more than 1 hour at a time on our new old house
Woken up at 7:30 on the nose (if not earlier) every morning

Sorry I haven't posted

Back to business: Dinner. Pesto and pasta to be exact. This is one of my all time favorite meals. Since we had a few veggies left from our CSA I decided to add them for healthful reasons. I wont give you a recipe for Pesto because I don't really have ONE recipe for pesto. Ingredients are the same, just varying amounts:
Olive oil, basil, pine nuts, parmesan (i haven't spelled out the Anglicanized version of this word in quite some time... did i spell it right?) Garlic, salt and pepper, pasta. YUM!



looks like i misplaced the purplebasil image... maybe next time, it's late









Friday, August 8, 2008

Trump tower

My flicker 888 image for today...

kyle copy

Monday, August 4, 2008


I realize I've posted two of these pictures before, but I'm excited that I'm going to make some canvas prints of these for the house. We haven't hung a single thing on the walls yet, and even still have the ridiculously ugly seashell print in our bathroom. I'll be using this link my lovely friend Erin sent me




coming soon: the response to the Tag, also from Erin, pictures of our new kitchen floors and installed washer and drying (try not to get too excited with anticipation folks, I KNOW you're dying to see them ) and pictures of the beets that came in our CSA