Saturday, December 29, 2007

A sharing

a side of Volcanoes !

I was Google'ing for some images of Crystal Hot Sauce and ran across this image. Whoa! Made me wonder? How do you eat them? Carefully, I suppose.

But, back to Crystal Hot Sauce. Forget the Tabasco. Crystal is the 'bomb'. You get flavor with your heat, something that Tabasco can't do.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Winter Dinner

I made a pretty good dinner last night. I started with a pot large enough to handle the ingredients; a quart of beef stock, a cup of baby carrots, 4 red potatoes, quartered, ½ cup of mushrooms, 5 Johnsonville Bratwurst sausages, 1 tsp of minced garlic, 1 tsp of minced ginger, 1 Tbs of Worcestershire sauce, ½ tsp of Crystal red pepper sauce, 1/3 cup of chopped onions.

I began by heating the liquid ingredients, simmering them for about 15 minutes. Then I added the garlic, ginger, onions, carrots and potatoes and let them simmer for about 45 minutes. Then it was time to add the sausage (whole) and the mushrooms. Cook at low/medium for another 15-30 minutes, or until the carrots are like pasta; al dente and not limp. Serve in a shallow pasta bowl. Most excellent!

Monday, December 17, 2007


The Bestiary

I just finished this. Yes, it's a great read. If you love complex and rich language, this is one for you.

Friday, December 07, 2007

All About Charlie

I forgot to mention that I was reading the book, Charlie Siringo’s West: An Interpretive Biography. I finished it last night; a most fascinating book! And since it dealt with cowboy history in New Mexico, among other places, I found it even more interesting. New Mexico is one of my favorite places in the world. Yes, I would live there gladly. Charlie is remembered in Santa Fe with two three streets named after him. Siringo Court, Lane and Road.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

KGO-AM 810

For Cookies!

OK, a good friend of ours, Lisa Johnson, has made it to the TOP 25! She will be baking her 100 cookies at the end of the week for the finals on Saturday.

Art Walk and Dinner

We had made a decision some time ago, that on those art walk evenings, we would try a new restaurant for dinner. Each time. Well, we missed a few months of the art walk and so last night it was time to try one that I had planned on visiting long before this. Priya’s is the name of the restaurant and they specialize in Northern and Southern Indian cuisine. The restaurant is located in one of those typical storefront locations that could be a restaurant this week or could be a bookstore next month. So much for ambiance. But…great food! We had never tried Indian food before and so the experience was a little unnerving; what is this and how do we eat it? It would be great if ethnic restaurants included a primer in their menu. But, with some experimenting, I figured it out and enjoyed the great tastes. It’s all about taste… and Indian food has such a rich variety of them. Little explosions in your mouth. I was little bit bummed that the Sharp’s NA beer, on the menu, wasn’t available and they had no substitute. Overall, a good experience and we will return.