Thursday, November 24, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
While my neighbors were screaming next door over some football play, I decided to honor their excitement by making chili. I get antsy following recipes so combined a couple for vegetarian chili and worked with the spices I had on hand. It came out delicious and was a perfect supplement to watching
football Boardwalk Empire. And I have plenty of leftovers for the week.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 1/2 cups butternut squash, cut into 1/2'' chunks
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (in substitute of chili powder)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 lb canned black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups organic vegetable broth
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
(Cheddar cheese: optional)
Heat olive oil in a large pot, add onion and garlic, saute for about 10 minutes. Add butternut squash and spices, cook for about 2 minutes. Add beans, broth, and tomatoes, bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cover for 20 minutes or until the squash is tender (can take a bit longer). Allow the chili to stew longer if it is still too liquid-y for your liking.
Serve hot with some grated cheddar cheese on top.
at 11:14 PM
Despite my best efforts, I continually fall into the movie-hype stew...only to emerge inevitably covered in disappointment. Sadly, I came out of Steve McQueen's newest film SHAME today soaking in that same dissatisfaction. The film was void of any warmth and emotion. While that may be meaningful to the plot (Michael Fassbender plays a sex addict incapable of having a sincere relationship), this coldness forced the hopeful brother-sister relationship (between Fassbender's character and his sister, played by Carey Mulligan) into sterility. Mulligan's character supposedly functioned as a wake-up call for her brother, but even during their deepest conversations there lacked chemistry and energy. Their bond, regret, history, and mistakes read as empty and cold as the film's production design. It was a tableau of clean chrome minimalism that was reminiscent of AMERICAN PSYCHO. The numerous sex scenes (worthy of bestowing the film with a NC-17 rating) were effectively influenced by this indifferent air as well - they were never sensationalized, and successfully remained as cold as the rest.
at 9:56 PM
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Aloe Blacc - Tequila, neat with a cherry
Paloma Faith - 1 bottle of Cabernet, at room temp
Drake - Sipsmith Gin and Coco Lopez in a highball with watermelon wedge
The Zombies - Rum with a twist of grapefruit
Rihanna - Red Bull, Tabasco sauce, lemon sour in a highball with an olive
U2 - Vodka, stirred vigorously with nutmeg
THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO DRINKING ALONE.
at 6:01 PM
Sunday, November 6, 2011
It literally feels like just yesterday that I was walking around London and wondering whose face I kept seeing plastered all over the city:
Now I'm seeing the same strong features posted in multitudes on construction sites and scaffoldings all over New York City:
FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
Also, for a chuckle "like" Florence & the Machine on Facebook and follow all of Welch's costume changes, show stories, and shopping sprees.
at 9:57 AM