I went to see a nutritionist last week. My goal was to bring down triglycerides, bring up good cholesterol, and bring down bad cholesterol. I figure if I do those things, my weight will go down, my energy will go up, and I’ll feel generally better. This week I began my diet modification. I say “modification” because […]
I miss Slush Puppies.
Recently, ice cream maker Häagen-Dazs released a new line of ice creams called “ Five “. The idea behind this brilliant product is that the ice cream contains only five basic ingredients: including milk, cream, sugar, egg, and a flavor such as chocolate, mint, ginger, or brown sugar. Color me intrigued. I love natural foods […]
Note to self: I want to make homemade butter.
I don’t know how I came up with it – mostly by doing a mashup of several of the sandwiches on the lunch board at The Virgin Olive Market yesterday. I’ve dubbed it “The Mushmerry,” because it’s a totally random name that makes no sense. Here’s the build: Smoked turkey Fresh mozzarella cheese (must be […]
I found this interesting link today from a renowned foodie’s blog. Here’s what I want you to do: 1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions. 2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. 3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. 4) Optional extra: Post a comment here […]
Halfway Homemade Chicken Soup and Grilled Cheese, originally uploaded by firsttubedotcom. “Halfway Homemade chicken soup” starts with a mirepois. Then you add pre-made chicken broth and two leg quarters of a chicken and egg noodles. The grilled cheese is hand wrapped fresh mozzarella and peasant bread lightly brushed with grapeseed oil griddled until golden brown. […]
I am very excited, because today, my lovely wife bought me a new grill. It was precisely the one I wanted. I do a lot of cooking and really enjoy attempting grand recipes, and it’s going to be a lot of fun using this beast. With 42,000 BTUs across three horizontal burners, porcelain-coated cast iron […]
Last night, three of my friends and I got together for an “exotic meat” dinner. Below is the proof and a short write-up of each meat. First Course: American Kobe Beef American Kobe beef is an off-shoot of Japanese Wagyu beef. It is super tender, exceedingly well marbled, and delicately flavorful. This steak was a […]
This weekend’s interesting experiment: make Giner Ale from scratch. It sounds very complex and everyone has asked how to do it. There are directions floating around online, but let me provide some gently tweaked guidelines. Read on for the details.