Wednesday, December 22, 2004

it's good to have goals

I picked this up from Very Big Blog:
50 foods to eat before you die from BBC. I’m almost there! Hog heaven, here I come!

1. Fresh fish
2. Lobster
3. Steak
4. Thai food
5. Chinese food
6. Ice cream
7. Pizza
8. Crab
9. Curry
10. Prawns

11. Moreton Bay Bugs
12. Clam chowder
13. Barbecues
14. Pancakes
15. Pasta
16. Mussels
17. Cheesecake
18. Lamb

19. Cream tea
20. Alligator
21. Oysters
22. Kangaroo
23. Chocolate
24. Sandwiches
25. Greek food
26. Burgers
27. Mexican food
28. Squid
29. American diner breakfast
30. Salmon
31. Venison

32. Guinea pig
33. Shark
34. Sushi
35. Paella

36. Barramundi
37. Reindeer
38. Kebab
39. Scallops

40. Australian meat pie
41. Mango
42. Durian fruit
43. Octopus
44. Ribs
45. Roast beef
46. Tapas
47. Jerk chicken/pork

48. Haggis
49. Caviar
50. Cornish pasty

how ‘bout you?

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Visions of Sugarplums

A day late…but we must be forgiving during the holidays, right?. This week’s theme is of course holiday foods! How festive!

Everything you ever wanted to know about chestnuts but were afraid to ask.

Japanese Christmas dinner

Celebrating Festivus with the Costanzas? May I suggest some Ben & Jerry’s Gingerbread Cookie Ice cream? Why? Because this flavor was formerly known as Festivus. It’s only available at scoop shops, though.

Tamales are a Mexican Christmas tradition. Just don’t do what Crafty Chica did when making them. Ouch!!

Sicilian Christmas cookies. yum!

I’m gonna have to try some Madeira for the holidays.

Monkey makes fruitcake.

Tips on how not to gain that holiday 5 lbs.

And to all a good feast!

Monday, December 13, 2004


Friday Night Jack and I, on a whim, decided to go for sushi at our favorite place, Ichiban. It’s on the way home from work, and close to a Kohl’s where we had some clothes shopping to do. Sushi is so wonderful. Somehow, we didn’t go overboard this time, each ordering a few Nigiri pieces and 1 roll each (I got a basic tuna roll and Jack got Salmon skin roll…yummm). With that in mind, I bring you some sushi links!

First some basics:

Japan Guide is a great source for Sushi information, as well as lots of other info about Japan.

A Sushi glossary.

Sushi etiquette.

Some Sushi nutrition info. (Not to be snobbish, but who needs cream cheese in their sushi anyway?)

A little bit on fugu, the deadly sushi.

Sushi Fun:

Sushi Fortune teller

Sushi trivia (I got 7 out of 10!)

Keaggy has a great Sushi desktop here.

Mock Sushi recipes:

Rice Krispie treat sushi.

Twinkie sushi.

Irish sushi?!?!

Sushi Stuff:

Wind-up sushi. ca-ute!

Sushi jewelry. fabulous!

Sushi candles, and more!

Enjoy! Domo arigato!

Monday, December 06, 2004

kitchen ambition

Although I have a food blog, I really don’t play around in the kitchen much. I’ve really had my eye on some recipes to try lately. Most of them look pretty easy and they all, of course, sound very tasty. They also, I think are perfect for winter.

Soups, I’ve mentioned before, are a winter must. I’ve never made a soup with fish before, but I bet it’s yummy. Also this winter, I’ve been wanting to incorporate sweet potatoes into my life, so I may try this weight watchers recipe. (more WW recipes here!) Cabbage is an old fave of mine, and it’s also ver nutritious, especially when it comes to winter illnesses. This recipe for cabbage soup includes 2 cups of ketchup, which kind of scares me, but I’m not totally ruling out giving it a try. Although this one looks more appealing to me.

Some new and exciting ways to cook Tofu, Cauliflower, and Chickpeas!

It may be wrong to use canned croissant dough to make baked Brie, but it seems so right.

I never knew you could make your own microwave popcorn until I saw Alton Brown do it last week! I love popcorn and this excites me more than it should.

And for dessert, I’ve been wanting to attempt Nigella’s Pavlova for a long time. It kind of scares me, though. I don’t think I have all the proper equipment for fluffing it up. Someday…..someday.

Had your eye on any recipes lately? Please share!