Great closing line in someone’s farewell letter

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Though there may be better closing lines in a farewell letter, this one’s not bad: “be kind, be original, create more than you consume, and never, never, never let the universe smooth you into your surroundings”

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Every dish with bacon and smoked dinner

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Every dish with bacon and smoked dinner

Smoked bacon-wrapped filet mignon set in a cognac-cream-mushroom sauce, with smoked bacon-wrapped asparagus, with an asparagus reduction with balsamic vinegar, and a salad made from bacon grease coated smoked potatoes and smoked hard boiled eggs, with home-made baconnaise (mayonnaise made with bacon fat as the grease).

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Sky Sharks

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Sky Sharks

I’m looking forward to this. Iron Sky and this will make for an awesome double feature movie night!

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In “sitcoms I can’t believe were made”

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This may be a bit unlikely, but has anyone here seen “Heil Honey I’m Home!” ?

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Food cooking question that bothers me

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Does anybody else have these important questions bothering them, like “I don’t have mandarins to go with the black wild rice, so I wonder if you could cook wild rice in Cointreau, and how much to adjust the cooking (in the steam oven with 100% steam) to account for the alcohol boiling off at a…

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Planning Easter dinner

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Easter dinner will be lamb. More specifically, it will be butterflied leg of lamb, stuffed with goat cheese, spinach, pine nuts, Granny Smith apples, and mint, smoked, with a spinach salad from fresh baby spinach, fresh strawberries, slivered almonds, toasted pine nuts, and homemade hot bacon dressing, and black wild rice, cooked in Cointreau, with…

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Ambercon 2021 is in the bag

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And so it goes … Ambercon 2021 (ACUS2021) is in the bag. I ran 7 games, played in one. One game was frustrating because of Internet connectivity and a struggle, but I enjoyed running all of them, having fun with friends. Hopefully, we soon can do this in person to have face-to-face fun and food…

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What’s in your fridge? Hah.

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What’s in your fridge? Hah.

What’s in your fridge? Hah. Well, today was a fridge cleanup dinner. We had a classic mushroom soup (shallots, garlic, mushrooms, lemon juice, thyme, cream, dry sherry, Worcestershire sauce), served with fresh parsley, a dab of sour cream and a splash of sherry, with on the side Kerrygold buttered whole wheat toast. Then sous vide…

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Oeufs de l’Amour

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Oeufs de l’Amour

This morning I felt like spoiling Irene. So while Irene went to get fresh croissants at the bakery on top of the hill, I made oeufs de l’amour: very creamy soft scrambled eggs with caviar, assembled in the cleaned eggshells, the cap set like a cute little hat. Som extra egg (adding the Cointreau, milk…

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Thinning the Facebook herd

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Time to scrub the Facebook list a bit.

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