Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Frozen slabs of Surimi... are mixed with starch, egg whites, and crab flavorings. Without the flavoring, mild Surimi has almost no taste at all... Next Surimi paste pumps over to the cook lines, where it extrudes out into thin ribbons...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Ma scraped and cleaned the head carefully, and then she boiled it till all the meat fell off the bones. She chopped the meat fine with her chopping knife in the wooden bowl, she seasoned it with pepper and salt and spices. Then she mixed the pot-liquor with it, and set it away in a pan to cool. When it was cool it would cut in slices, and that was headcheese.
Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls WilderHow, how I longed to kick the pig's bladder around with her!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Therese at Tubular is starting a collection. I've pledged a kidney. Not that it did me any good last time. BOO!
'Lost' yard sale will auction iconic props--The Live Feed
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
io9 - The Following Preview Has Been Rated D... For Disaster - Moon
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
The first place I take a visitor from out of town is the Spy Museum.
When I crave gelato I always go to Dolcezza on Wisconsin Ave. The strawberry basil and blood orange flavors are amazing.
To escape the crowds, I avoid the Mall in the summer.
If I want to see a summer blockbuster on the big screen I go the Uptown.
For complete quiet, I can hide away in the National Cathedral.
If you have to order one thing off the menu from 2 Amys it has to be the Neapolitan guild certified pizza margherita.
Locals know to skip Georgetown on the weekends and check out U St. and H St. instead.
Photo ops in my city include the Washington monument and Lincoln Memorial and the best vantage points are from a Potomac River water taxi.
If my city were a celebrity it'd be Barack Obama.
The most random thing about my city is our lack of voting rights in Congress.
My city has the most short men.
My city has the most badass women. Two words - Michelle Obama.
In my city, an active day outdoors involves the National Zoo, B+O Canal tow path, Rock Creek Park, or hanging out at the Dupont Circle fountain.
My city's best museum is the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Where else can you see the Star Spangled Banner, Julia Child's kitchen, a Greensboro lunch counter, and the first ladies' dresses? For free.
My favorite walking route is Q Street between Wisconsin and DuPont.
For a night of live music, check out 9:30 Club, Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns, DC9, or Black Cat.
Ben's Chili Bowl is the spot for late-night eats.
To find out what's going on at night and on the weekends, read DCist.com, Washington City Paper, or the WaPo.
You can tell if someone is from my city if they stand right / walk left on escalators.
In the spring you should see the cherry blossoms from the steps of the Jefferson Memorial.
In the summer you should enjoy the live jazz at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden.
In the fall you should cheers for the Redskins.
In the winter you should take to the ice at the Sculpture Garden's ice rink.
A hidden gem in my city is the newly rebuilt and refurbished Eastern Market.
Don't miss the Smithsonian Folklife festival in July on the Mall.
Just outside my city, you can visit Charm City, Annapolis, Manassas Battlefield, Mount Vernon, and fabulous Virginia wineries
The best way to see my city is on foot.
If my city were a pet it would be a Portuguese water dog.
When I think about my city, the song that comes to mind is Bustin Loose by Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go Go.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Two women wearing Alistair Darling masks on their heads play a game of bingo during a protest in front of the Houses of Parliament against the Government's increase in bingo taxation from 15% to 22% on July 1, 2009 in London, England. The Bingo Association has criticized the increased taxation in a difficult time for the industry with over 90 bingo clubs closing in the last three years. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
I'm going to embroider that on a pillow.
Going Out Gurus
- Taste Test: Cheap, Domestic Cans of Beer