Thursday, October 27, 2011

Some Things to Let Marinate or Stew Over

My weekly (?) thoughts...

The Lions finally lost, preventing the Earth’s demise. Just goes to show, the Mayans don’t know diddly about football.

Before we start comparing Puljos to the Babe Ruth, let’s see Big Al drink a six pack and eat a dozen hot dogs an hour before a World Series game then go 5 for 6 with a couple HRs.

Can someone please explain to me how the heck Ron Washington is managing in major leagues, never mind being one game from winning the World Series? This guy couldn’t manage his way out of a paper bag.

At least this week we didn’t have to listen to ex con Michael Vick whine about getting hit too often or too hard.

What’s the story with Barley Wine? It’s not beer. It’s not wine. It tastes like raisin juice. Flat out nasty. Never again.

The jets are mighty proud of themselves for squeaking by the winless and hapless Dolphins last week. Yep, they are a legit contender now.

Last and most importantly …

I’d like to thank all of the brave men and women for continuing to fight, capture, and eliminate bad guys. You’re the real heroes. Thank you for making the world a safer and better place. Godspeed.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Back in August, I had the privilege of teaching a hands on cooking class at Ger Nis Culinary Center in Brooklyn, NY and it was a true pleasure. The owner, Nissa Pierson, was terrific (as was all of her staff). The class, “The Tuscan Table,” was a sellout. We began the class with a choice of beverages. Some students had Prosecco with our Lovage Syrup and others our homemade, non alcoholic Italian Fig Soda.

Our menu featured Stewed Squid with Salsa Verde, Fresh Papparadelle with Summer Beans, Herbs, and Tomatoes, and Honey Lavender Fritters (Zeppoli, actually) with Fig Compote. It was a great experience and a fantastic class filled with lively conversation and delicious food.

I was scheduled to appear at Ger Nis a second time in August, but Hurricane Irene forced the evacuation of the neighborhood, cancelling the class. On the bright side, I hope to go back and teach at Ger Nis again in the late Winter/early Spring.

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