Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lazy Dinner: Kettlecorn Edition

This is one bad habit I can definitely blame on my mother.  When given the chance, we're both more than happy to excuse nutrition and forgo a proper dinner in favor of a bowl of popcorn.  I came up with this recipe in college, back when you were thought of as a gourmet chef if you could make popcorn without a microwave (it's that easy).  It's light, quick and satisfies both sweet and salty cravings.

Olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
2 TBLS white sugar (or to taste)

  1. Heat a bit of oil and two popcorn kernels in a covered, medium-sized pot on medium-high heat.
  2. When both kernels have popped, add the remaining popcorn and sugar.
  3. Shake the pot every 10 seconds or so to avoid burning.
  4. When all the popcorn is popped, pour it into a bowl and sprinkle with salt before it cools.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Our Spiteful Dog

Her name is Lexi.  She's an angel when we leave her every day to go to work but as soon as we break from schedule and go out at night or on the weekend, all of my possessions are at risk.  She doesn't just chew, she consumes. Whatever anger she has about us leaving her, she takes it all out on me.

Baring her over-active teeth

Things of mine Lexi has eaten:
  • Retainers
  • Sentimental hand-knit cashmere blanket
  • Sheets
  • Duvet cover
  • Flip flops
  • The toes of numerous socks
  • Underwear
  • Shirt
  • Hair clip
  • ...and counting
Things of Ryan's Lexi has eaten:
  • ...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kale and Contingency: What the heck is that?

Kale: A cabbage-like cultivated plant, Brassica o leracea acephala, of the mustard family, having curled or wrinkled leaves: used as a vegetable

Contingency: A contingent event, an incident that is likely but not certain to occur; unpredictable

Kale and Contingency: An amateur blog, an online location combining vegetarian cooking and life events; unidentified