Monday, August 29, 2011


How I spent my vacation.
I built that wine shelving with some really basic tools. The color is 'Lady Bug Red' which was insanely perfect.
The wall colors I picked were: French blue, black chalk board paint, dirty soft umber and a creamy grey.
I had the best time with Eileen and George and their kids and friends and co-workers.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

new diet

This is a flank steak char broiled and served over a sunny side up egg on a tortilla.
The potatoes are lemon, olive oil and oregano.
Black beans with sweet onion and banana pepper.
Sour cream and salsa condiments.

This is all you get all day. It is enough.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

mireille mathieu

I don't know why I like songs that remind me of grocery stores in the 70's but I do.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Still practicing.
With a home oven you need to cook the dough a bit first and then add the Mozzarella.
I was a tad early here.


I've been making this same dish over and over. Small tweaks.
I broil back ribs with just salt and pepper.
Then I make a BBQ sauce from soy, brown sugar, apricot, pickled hot peppers and black bean concentrate.
I put this on the cooked pork and it goes back under the broiler for a few minutes. It burns quickly!.
The remaining sauce is tossed into some pork broth with some chili pepper and fish sauce. Onions and mushrooms are sauteed separate and added to the broth.
I buy fresh noodles from China Town.

garfield park

I'm sure everyone else shoots plants.

chicago slo mo

Summer Sped Up (A Chicago Timelapse) from Josh Kalven on Vimeo.

candy bars in descending order

Charleston Chew
York Peppermint Patty
Mr Goodbar
5th Avenue
Nestle Crunch
Milky Way
3 Musketeers
Oh Henry
Baby Ruth
Reeses Nutrageous
Clark Bar
1000 Grand
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Almond Joy
Hershey's with Almonds