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 […]


Click: Monsanto Goes Organic, Swedish Swing Housewives, No-No Hole Cartoon Loving, Vegan Girl Scout Cookies and Other Things That Caught My Eye This Week

These were the lookers of the week (actually the last two since I didn’t go here last week). Recipes: Girl Scout Cookies (Samoas, Thin Mints and Tagalongs) Get Veganized at VegNews Caramelized Apple & Pistachio Cupcakes at Milking Almonds Vegan Richa works her magic on a Taco Spice and White Bean Quesadilla Tofu Vegetable Kabobs at One Green Planet Gluten Free Crepes Hazelnut Pumpkin Cheesecake […]


Listen: Singles from Sleepy Hahas, Misun, the Chainsmokers and Eternal Death

If I were making a Denver Sandwich right now I would be firing up the following on the old mp3 player: The Sleepy Hahas are a blues based garage/psych band from Buffalo. They’ve recently released their first single “Dull Days” off their debut full length album of the same name. It is a track that is extremely compact, infectious and gritty. It is also short. Way […]


Cook: Colorado Denver Sandwich (50 for 50 #6)

About 1,600 miles east of Denver is the small Pennsylvania town of Carlisle. It is here that J-Fur and I spent most of our early dating days. It is also here where our families still reside. That means each Christmas we return to see what has changed. One thing that hasn’t changed much since oh about 1930 is the Hamilton Restaurant and Lounge which is […]


Food Flavored Video: “Seventeener (17th and 37th)” by the Lawrence Arms

I woke up last night in the middle of a gigantic puddle of sweat. I immediately started to cry. I had a horrible nightmare. In it a group of miniature giraffes grew fangs and traded in their leaf eating ways for hot dogs. Yep, I thought, cute little giraffes eating hot dogs. It can’t get worse than that. After viewing the video for “Seventeener (17th […]


Food Flavored Video: Hop by the Henry Millers

I went to the local milk pub last night and ordered some shots of chocolate almond milk with miniature umbrellas. The bartender, who considers himself a creative mixologist, put together a concoction of “epic” proportions. He sent it my way. When I suggested that this drink was “Not what I ordered” he winked at me and said “Just try it.” Remembering the line about treating […]


Listen: Sweet Numbers from Holy Esque, herMajesty, the Chainsmokers and Cooper

What does one listen to while an apple pie granita lies in the freezer? A bunch of band’s that are no strangers to this blog: The night after Z-Bot was born I was finally able to slip away from the hospital for a bit and go to grab some clothes for us to where. As I drove through the night, I looked at the world […]


Cook: Apple Pie Granita with Whipped Cream

As I mentioned in my last post, nobody accidentally goes to Brandon. After the baby picture extravaganza and our visit to the Macklemore themed Salvation Army a few weeks later, we were  out of excuses for going there. That meant no more Caramel Apple Pie Granita. Unless…wavy lines float past my eyes and I see an incredible vision of the future that I can’t describe […]


Where We Eat: Revolution Ice Cream Company

About a year after I became vegan I read an article in the Tampa Bay Times about this upstart local ice cream shop with a commie-hipster vibe. The shop was called Revolution Ice Cream Company and their schtick was to make homemade ice cream in the funkiest flavors possible. Instead of your typical vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and moose tracks the Revolution Ice Cream Company’s constantly […]