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Disappearing Acts: Mac and Cheese and See Emily Play

Man it’s been a rough month and a half. Who would’ve of thought vegan bloggers could be so deceiving. I don’t think they are doing it on purpose, they just want to get theres. If that means putting something out into the blogosphere that is a bit lackluster, well so be it. Hell, I probably have done it a few times myself. I just feel […]


Click: Bitches in the Morning, Chromeo Gets Jealous, Scorpion Topped Pizza And Other Things That Were So This Week

What’s been on my radar for the last few weeks: Music Zella Day “1965″ Chance Waters “Bonnie” featuring the Griswolds Pigeon “Settle In” Say Lou Lou “Everything We Touch” Escapists “Breaking It Up” Dameht “I Love You Too” Crozet “Hold My Weight” Pool “Harm” Twintapes “Everyday Chemical” Eliza and the Bear “Brother’s Boat” Shortstraw “Good Morning Sunshine” Remixes Kings of Leon X Ghost Wars “Use […]


Cook: Fried Gnocchi and Brussels Sprouts

Seven years ago I went to an open house cooking tryout to gain admittance to the most prestigious culinary school in Pennsylvania. I had pretty much cemented my spot in the upcoming cohort. There was only one small challenge left. I had to make Lasagna Bolognese from scratch. I quickly put together some homemade noodles and a sauce. I had my cheese ready to go. […]


Cook: Sweet Potato and Eggplant Bacon Pasta

This is the story history won’t tell you. It is one that I’ve uncovered only after countless hours of personal research: When Christopher Columbus arrived in the new world (thinking he was really in India) he quickly set to work bartering for spices and goods that he could take back to the King and Queen. As Columbus traded some of his gold coins for a […]


Cook: Smoky Butternut Squash Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

“I like my fruit and vegetables like I like my infections. Local baby!” -Tender Branson For years I’ve spent my weekends running up and down Morris Bridge Road avoiding alligators, snakes and high speed travelers. Over that time, I’ve watched Branchton Farms Farmers’ Market grow from a small, backyard operation into a much larger one. In its current form, Branchton Farms now has a cooling […]


Cook: For Love of Spanish Onion Pasta

I was digging around my grandparents’ attic recently and came across a little statuette like the ones they hand out at the Emmys. Attached to the back of it was a little card with the following story: We were rivals from opposite sides of the globe, both competing for the same girl. He with his suave handlebar mustache and graceful flamenco walk spent his younger […]


Food Pairing 101: What Goes Well with “Chemical Burns” by Work Drugs

Work Drugs is back with a brand new single “Chemical Burns” that is a bit different than its predecessors. It still contains the same sort of oozy summertime neo-soul backbone to prop it up but “Chemical Burns” gets a bit more mainstream electro-poppy.  The result? Probably my favorite Work Drugs track to date. It is definitely the most user friendly for those who are new […]


Click: Artisan Vegan Cheeses, Cap’N’Crunch, Meat Free Gumbo and LSD Laced Trips to the Video Arcade

Here are some of the things that made an impression this week. Recipes: Vegan Richa’s Lasagna Bechamel with Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower Homemade Gluten Free Vegan Cranberry Bliss Bars from Fork and Beans The Sweet Life’s Tofu Avocado Benedict Minimalist Baker’s Vegan Dirt Cake Vegan Lahmajun (Turkish-Armenian Pizza) from One Green Planet Also their Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Orange Marmalade Frosting News: Treme Creole […]


Cook: Cavatappi with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Breadcrumbs

While everyone I know is going absolutely ballistic over the pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin donuts and deep fried pumpkin on a stick that are being served up in just about every food establishment that is worth a damn (and some that aren’t), I am saving my excitement for a different fall treat. It isn’t one that will be baked into a cupcake or stirred into […]