New game show idea:

Cooking/dance competition

Contestants must cook a meal (think Iron Chef) while their favorite music is playing. Music must be danceable, and contestants are expected to dance while cooking. A panel of judges scores the contestants based on their dancing as well as the quality of the food. Contestants lose points if they spill, burn themselves or their food.

Awesome, simple and fast stir fry

I just made a really awesome stir fry with some ingredients we just had lying around the house. I don’t consider myself a good cook (or, really, much of a cook at all), so I was surprised at how good this came out, considering it was sort of a “well, this sounds good” process of… Continue reading Awesome, simple and fast stir fry

amano chocolate: guess the country of origin

My absolute favorite chocolate maker in the world (and I mean that literally) is getting a new bar ready for production.  To celebrate, they’re offering up a year’s supply of chocolate for someone who can guess the country of origin.  Amano does amazing things with single-origin chocolate that really bring out the flavor of the… Continue reading amano chocolate: guess the country of origin

if the tallest had a website instead of an intergalactic armada of impending doom

this came to my attention today. there is a website that reviews…wait for it… snacks. apparently there are over 4,500 snacks reviewed for your, um, snacking pleasure with information on where to get them.  from pizza balls to octopus-flavored chips, and everything in between. so.  i’m thinking…if the Almighty Tallest (pictured above) from Invader Zim had… Continue reading if the tallest had a website instead of an intergalactic armada of impending doom

pink goat cheese fondue

i discovered/created a fondue recipe that i think is kind of awesome and offbeat.  the (possible) problem with it is that it’s pink.  sort of mauve actually. traditionally, fondue has 2 – 3 cheeses: gruyere and emmentaler are pretty standard.   you can also use appenzeller or raclette (swiss, not french, although french would do in a pinch if… Continue reading pink goat cheese fondue

the flophouse

1 shot white rum a splash strawberry (or some other ridiculously saccharine berry) daiquiri mix approx 8oz cherry coke zero serve chilled and sloppy (which is to say, with no ice cubes) a variation to the flophouse is the slum lord which is the same thing without the daiquiri mix…

fondue season

the wheel of gruyere that i found in the produce section during our last trip to whole foods reminds me that it’s fondue season, which reminds me that once upon a time i had resolved to write more about food on this blog, and reminds me of the number of times people asked me what… Continue reading fondue season

blog action day: climate change — taking action against climate change and getting a buzz doing it

so i love it when i sign up for these “everyone blog about such-and-such topic” deals and i have no idea what to write about.  ha.  this post is for blog action day, a thing i didn’t know anything about until i saw someone’s badge.  i’m all for these “get together and blog on a particular… Continue reading blog action day: climate change — taking action against climate change and getting a buzz doing it