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Being the musings of Your Obedient Servant, Great Stone Face, moose enthusiast.

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Location: Northern Virginia, United States

I'm interested in humor contests, the Washington Redskins, the Boston Red Sox, the Washington Nationals, University of New Hampshire hockey and football, and Ohio State University football and hockey -- and, of course, moose.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Opening Day!

The 2011 baseball season starts today. Go Nats! Go Red Sox! Play ball!

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Yogurt, Berries, Wheat Germ & Honey

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Curry Beans & Brown Rice

My wife is at a class tonight. So, I made a light beans & rice supper-for-one. I mixed Heinz curry beans with brown basmati rice topped with sliced grape tomatoes and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. I had pita on the side and a nice glass of skim milk. Aren't you jealous?

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Making Do With What You've Got Pancakes

Hilah Cooking posted a recipe today for zucchini pancakes. However, the recipe is really for whatever you've got hanging around your vegetable bins. I know what I made sounds odd, but it is better than throwing stuff out, right? So, I had a partial jar of kimchi in the fridge and some beets in vinegar and a hunk of ghostly-white sharp-tasting goat's milk Gouda.

I sliced up the kimchi and beets into matchsticks and grated the cheese into the bowl. Beaten egg and flour was added.

Then I fried it up as pancakes in canola oil in a medium-high heated pan for 4 minutes on a side.

The tangy, sour tastes blended very well together, and that is what I made. Like it or leave it. Besides, the color is outstanding.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sandwich & Salad

Grilled goat Gouda on marble rye with mesclun & beet salad. I threw together a dijon mustard balsamic vinaigrette for the salad. The sandwich was grilled in a cast iron pan (yay, Lodge!).

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's What's For Breakfast

* Buttered pita
* Yogurt with strawberries, blueberries, banana, wheat germ, & honey
* Coffee

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ghostly Cat

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wife's Book Club

Once every year, my wife's book club invites their husbands to come to a meeting. Tonight is the 2011 meeting. We discuss a "guy book" and tonight's is "1776." 

One of the guys is making venison stew from a deer he shot. Another is making beef bourguignon. I roasted asparagus and sprinkled it with pomegranate molasses and chopped parsley. Impressed?

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Kosher for Passover Franks in Blankets?

On what planet is this Kosher for Passover?

Bakery fellow at the Giant Foods in West Springfield also told me "they didn't order hamantaschen" for Purim this year. Plenty of Easter Bunny cookies on the shelves, though.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Light Supper

Fresh-baked whole wheat pita, Bulgarian feta topped with za'atar & olive oil, and a shot of ouzo.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ramen, etc.

We had leftover tenderloin. I cut it into strips and added it with sliced carrots, green onions, and jarred kimchi to a package of kimchi ramen.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's Cream of Wheat Weather...

...with a splash of half 'n' half, a sprinkle of wheat germ, a little honey, and a pat of butter hiding inside.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Leftover Collard Greens (With Kimchi) Omelette

We had leftover cooked collard greens in the fridge, as well as an open jar of kimchi. Why not just chop them up.? I added some chopped scallions and srirachca, because I just could. Brunch on a Wednesday. I put pita on the plate, too.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Collard Greens

Marsha & I had baked salmon fillet for dinner tonight, with a side of collard greens "Hilah Cooking" style.


Not Quite Yet, But Getting There

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Bacon, Kimchi, & Eggs in Pita

A few drops of sriracha on top. Fusion breakfast, yum! Also had healthy fat-free yogurt topped with raspberries and honey. Plus a cuppa coffee, of course.

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

The Finished Punch

This is the finished product of the Fish House Punch from Hilah Cooking.

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Making Punch

This is the Fish House Punch I made Friday from recipe I watched on Hilah Cooking. We served it Saturday night to 16 folks who came over to our house to play euchre. The euchre night and the punch both were big successes.

Gathering the ingredients: I made a few adjustments. The bottle of Jamaican rum was a few ounces short of the 32 ounces I needed for the recipe, so I added a few ounces of black Bermudian rum I had on the shelf. I used peach brandy instead of applejack. The cognac is French brandy, but not from the Cognac region (horrors!). Finally, not seen is the pear liqueur called for in the recipe. Virginia ABC stores don't sell that, so I went nonalcoholic and put in organic 100-percent pear juice. Those are only half the lemons I used -- I zested 28 lemons for this project. Builds strong arms.

Making the oleo-saccharum from 28 lemons and 3 cups of white sugar--

The oleo-saccharum--

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Friday, March 04, 2011

Mike Huckabee & Natalie Portman

Mike Huckabee has criticized Natalie Portman for having a child out -of-wedlock. That's an unwise stone to throw, Governor. Let's explain it in terms that Mike Huckabee might appreciate­.

Genesis states that Judah, the 4th son of Jacob. had extra-mari­tal sex with Tamar. From that union came the twins Peretz and Zerah. (Genesis 38:1-30) The Book of Ruth states that Peretz was an ancestor of King David. The Gospels, Acts of the Apostles and Pauline epistles refer to Jesus of Nazareth as a descendant of David.

So, If Huckabee is casting aspersions on (the Israelite) Natalie Portman and her unborn child, isn't he by analogy also casting aspersions on the Davidic line? Shame on you, Mike Huckabee! That sounds like blasphemy!

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