Shoulda been there

Lemon Garlic seafood:
1 pound 31-40 count shrimp, cleaned and skewered
1 1/2 pounds mahi mahi, skin on
3 tbl roast garlic paste (roast garlic cloves run through FP with a bit of
olive oil)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbl dried oregano
Marinate shrimp and fish in sauce.
Nectarines with Gingered Chevre:
10 nectarines, split and pitted
8 oz chevre
1/4 crystallized ginger, chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
blend chevre, ginger and spices in food processor (little bowl)
nectarines on the grill cut side down until the edges get charry (6-8
minutes?). flip. put a dollop of the cheese mix into the nectrine and finish
grilling until the cheese gets bubbly.
Grilled veggie salad:
1 loaf of french bread, thick sliced
2 zucchini, halved
2 yellow squash, halved
1 eggplant, quartered
4 carrots, halved
1 bunch green onion
1 head radicchio, halved
1 bell pepper, quartered
2 tbl Penzey’s greek seasoning mixed in 2 tbl hot water (per directions on
1 tbl (approx) basil chiffonade
1 tbl roast garlic paste (roasted garli cloves run through the FB with a bit
of olive oil)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup champaign vinegar
4 oz feta
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
blend dressing and put aside
toast bread on grill and put aside
grill and char veggies to taste.
Chop the veggies (when cooled a bit), toss with feta and almonds.
Add dressing, just as much as you need, you’ll have some left over.
serve on the toasted bread to allow the bread to soak up the dressing.
Salsa verde:
2 pounds tomatillos
1 bunch cilantro
4 cloves garlic
1 bunch green onion
1 anaheim pepper
2 jalapenos
2 tbl lime juice
tabasco to taste
pinch of cinnamon
chop everything. blend in food processor.
Salt to taste. refrigerate over night to allow flavors to blend.
and for dessert I grilled up some fresh pineapple and served it on vanilla ice
cream. We had mexican soda (limon, mandarina y tamarindo), honey bush iced tea, and Leinies Sunset Wheet beer (my new favorite beer).
Now that everyone is gone I just want to shove salsa verde in my mouth until i die. I don’t need no herdez!!! I love my salsa verde (now that i finally worked out a recipe I like).


I miss my sister a lot.
She had one of her after work parties at her place and I realized when i showed up that I’d not seen her for most of the summer. She works different hours from me, she works evenings and weekends and when she does finally get time off she needs to deal with stuff. I’m working and traveling and too focused on my own stuff to remember to make time.
I need to make a vow to commit to making more time for my sister.
If for no other reason than I love to grab her ass when she least expects it.

Hello adultivity?

I was just thinking the other day about how strange it is that I rarely drink anymore. I almost always limit myself to social drinking and even then go with weak drinks and lots of water. I’ve gotten tipsy no more than 3 times in the last year and full on drunk maybe once or twice.
It’s not like I made this decision, or more specifically, I see it more as just a natural progression. I just don’t drink so much.
Of course I’m thinking about this yesterday and what do i do to prove my point? Consume an entire bottle of german wine with dinner. A dinner I ate by myself.
So much for not drinking in excess anymore or only drinking socially.
On the bright side, i didn’t really get drunk, just tipsy. It’s not like gerwurtztraminer is a strong wine.
I’m off to clean more to get ready for the festivities tomorrow. Seriously, you DO want to show up. there’s gonna be a buttload of interesting food.

Do you want to know what kind of person I am?

I’m the kind of person who would drink a gerwurtztraminer with a green curry!
Yeah, bitches! I stood there in front of the wine rack trying to pick a wine. the gerwurtztraminer seemed kinda tacky but I was in the mood. Then I got all uppity standing there. I can drink whatever fucking wine I want!!!
and I did.
and it was good.
So was the curry.

FURTHER proof that jesus not only hates me but is actively seeking to destroy me…

I woke up this morning to find that some time in the night ghengis had gotten up and taken a series of bloody shits on the carpet.
Now, two things:
1) how did I know it was ghengis and not maddie since maddie has a history of shitting blood and ghengis does not? well, first of all, a dog owner knows her dog’s poop. I mean I hate to be graphic, but really it’s too late. Secondly, maddie has a gigantic asshole and as such tends to leave fewer but larger deposits. Ghengis has a dime slot for a butthole and that was in evidence in the um…evidence
2) what the fuck is going on that I have 2 dogs shit blood in such a short period of time? Yeah, it took me by surprise too! Then I started to think about the common factors between the two situations. They’re eating different food than they were when maddie had her episode. They play with different toys, ghengis chews hard things, maddie squeezes stuffed animals. What IS common is that they were both on Cephalexin before this happened, maddie on it for her feet and ghengis for his ear infection. I think it’s pretty safe to say that Cephalexin will cause your dog to shit blood on your carpet.
It’s pretty clear now that jesus hates me. It’s made better by the fact that I have access to borrow for free the industrial carpet cleaner with the kick ass cleaning chemicals. This thing cleans carpets in dorms for fuck sake. Anything that can clean, and survive, a dorm carpet can handle this.
it does mean I had to postpone my bbq to sunday afternoon. So, if anyone wants roasted veggie salad on grilled bread (sort of a panzanella fresca), skewered shrimp, grilled stone fruit with goat cheese and pancetta, and vanilla ice cream with grilled pineapple let me know! Sunday at 1pm. There will be beer.