Browsing all articles from May, 2010
Just Beet it Mix

Just Beet it Mix: Doug Burr, City Riots, Braids, Fan-Tan, FLL, Hannah Georgas, Ten Bears, Terrible Feelings, Big K.R.I.T, L’egojazz and more

(pictured above, Citrus Tinged Beet and Goat Cheese in Phyllo. For the recipe click here.) “Beets, bears, Battlestar Galactica.” -Jim Halpert (The Office) Beta Vulgaris. The only thing more vulgar than the scientific name for a beet was it’s smell (my grandma used to make them all the time, I wanted to vomit). I had plenty of opportunity to like beets. I read the beet […]


Baker’s Dozen: Interview with Lifeless Satellites

(image by Katie Mae Dickinson) Jesse Alexander Green, half of Minneapolis indie duo Lifeless Satellites, suggests that “sometimes you need to drift into someone else’s imagination to get perspective on things in your own life.” This is exactly what Lifeless Satellites does for me. Because of the perspective provided by their song “Memory” I made it a part of our 2 All Hexane Patties Mix. […]


Vegetable Barley Risotto Masticated with Trophy Boyfriend and Walking Sleep

Growing barley is hot (in a sexy sort of way) especially if you reside in Virginia. According to federal statistics the number of acres hosting barley increased by almost 40,000 this year. Why the sudden surge? A bio energy plant in Appomattox, scheduled to be completed this summer, will be the nation’s first commercial scale barley to ethanol plant. Farmers, seeing the need for increased […]


Food Pairing 101: What goes well with Brie en Croute?

Last week Paula Deen made her way to my kitchen for the first time. I met Ms. Deen on my trip through Savannah in January. She was staring at me from a number of magazine racks throughout the city and eventually I took notice (I can be a little dense when it comes to those kinds of things). Anyway, I extended an open invitation to […]


Broccoli and Spinach Lasagna Layered with 3OH3!, Kids of 88 and Male Bonding

One of my worst nightmares used to be that I scheduled a dinner party and invited hundreds of my family and friends but in the process of cooking our lovely meal my oven conked out and I was left stranded. I no longer worry about such things because, if all else fails, I can make lasagna in my dishwasher. True story. Look it up. This […]


T T & D (Tempeh Tacos and Damien)

OK, so my taco doesn’t come with a side of naked women like Tony Stamolis’ new book T&T&A (the books website, which naturally contains nudity, is here). It also wasn’t supremely greasy like this one. It even defies tradition with its vegetarian leanings. But what this dish lacks in beauty, texture or history, it makes up for in taste. Tempeh Tacos with Goat Cheese (printable […]


Food Pairing 101: What should I pair with a tomato tart?

What do you get when you combine roasted garlic, pate brisee, fontina cheese, vine-ripened tomatoes, J-Fur’s cooking and Martha Stewart? A delectable dish perfect for those red juicy beasts growing on your porch (or in your backyard). Just make sure you keep this pastry away from friends, they will steal it and leave you with the crumbs. Click here for the recipe. The tomato tart […]


Granny’s "Pot Pie" boiled with The Goodnight Loving

I’m not one that longs for meals that grandma used to make. Both of my grandmother’s were good cooks in their own respective rights, but they were good at things that no longer appeal to me: turkey and gizzards, pig stomach, scrapple. J-Fur’s grandmother is a different story. Every time we visit PA she makes “Pot Pie” (which is in quotes because I would refer […]


Vegan Linzer Torte Cupcakes iced with Bakers at Dawn

J-Fur and I recently finished watching season three of Dexter (I know we are way behind but that is what having just basic cable does to you). If you aren’t familiar with the show it is about a man who works for the police but is also a serial killer. Pretty thrilling stuff. Anyway, during season three Dexter is in the process of getting married […]