Friday, May 12, 2006


Does anyone else have insomnia? It is the worst not being able to sleep. I guess I just have too many thoughts going through my head to sleep at night.

What are you cooking this weekend?

I am going to cook meatloaf for my brother Jonathan who is visiting and my Dad. I will make creamed corn and mashed potatoes to go with it. For Dessert my brother's favorite Peanut Butter Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting! We are celebrating his birthday early, because I will be on a cruise to Belize during his actual birthday. Wait until I post photographs of the food from the cruise I am sure it will be decadent. I hope there is an ice sculpture, but who knows this is my first cruise.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Cooking With Google

Choose a main ingredient and a cuisine, let Google do the rest. Unfortunately, no "I'm Feeling Lucky" button.

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Top Chef Reunion Episode!

Loud Irish Ken was back and so was his idea that sticking his finger in the sauce was right. Stephen said what would you rather eat sand or shit? Of course, sand not shit. A cut above the rest arrogant Stephen apologizes to Candace for yelling at her about the cookie cutter incident. I think he has seen himself on television and acts a bit differently now. Harold said Stephen has an alter ego which is probably right. Dave is called emotional, really he just has a big heart. His passion is obvious and I like when he talks to himself it is so funny. Dave hates Tiffani and guess what his line I am not your bitch, bitch was made into a t-shirt available on the bravo top chef shop. I want one! Miguel called Tiffani a snake, Brian wanted to have sex with all the girls in the house, especially Candace. Stephen was called Top Sommelier! Tiffani cried and was quite upset when accussed of messing with oven temperatures and burners. What a bitch! That happened to me in culinary school, I hate people like that. Harold's shyness was discussed and several of the viewers wanted to know if he was single? He declined to answer. He finally said he was not single. I wonder if him and Stephen are together? Dave's famous line makeout about Stephen and Harold could it be true? I think there was quite a bit of drinking in the house. The truth about Tiffani's lies came out and the fact that she threw Miguel under the bus was proven on tape. Who do you think will win Top Chef? Dave, Tiffani or Harold?
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Top Chef renewed, finale expanded and reunion added!

Bravo calls Top Chef a hit. Tune in tonight for the reunion show of Top Chef on Bravo. The finale is extended to two hours and airs on May 17 and May 24 check your local listings or just Tivo it if you have it. I also found out that casting starts for the second season May 11 in Las Vegas. Who do you think the winner will be of Top Chef?

Top Chef Episode 9

They brought back the junk food for the quick fire challenge. Harold choose popcorn, Dave picked the nachos, Tiffani went with the corndogs and Leann went with the hotdogs. An hour to creatively make junk food into a culinary treat. Dave ran all over the kitchen and in his words, focused and crazy, it is entertaining to watch. I think he picked the easiest item to transform and make his own. Harold's ceviche popcorn looked elegant and did not even look like it contained popcorn. Tiffani's corndog looked like it would taste good, but I am partial to corndogs in general. I love food on a stick. I know you are thinking a chef likes food on a stick. Yes, we are just like everyone else. We eat at McDonald's when we want and than visit a five star restaurant without batting a culinary eyelash. Leann made a seafood hotdog it looked appealing, but I would not want to eat it. The least favorite was Dave, he was in too big of a hurry and Gayle Simmons from Food and Wine Magazine deemed it, a mess. Harold won the quick fire challenge and said he wanted to bring it and go to Las Vegas.
The Top Chef competitors gasp when they see the black truffles and very expensive wine. The black truffles cost, according To Chef Tom Collichio, a 1000 dollars a pound. At the market, the competitors gravitated towards the lamb. Big mistake! Dave decides not to do lamb and set himself apart. Tiffani starts cooking and she is bothered by a little noise from Leann and Dave grabbing a pot. I thought she had worked in a kitchen before? It's noisy its hot, if you cant stand it get out of the kitchen! Tiffani irritates me she is so cold and arrogant. For example, Tiffani said, Daves food is not very refined and no one finds him innovative. Well-slapped right in the face Tiffani guess who won the truffle and wine challenge Dave! Dave and Harold were safe and Tiffani and Leann sat at the judges table. Leanns cherry sauce I think was perfect to pair with the Lamb, wine and truffles. She used to many ingredients in her dishes and ended up detracting from the wine and truffles. Leann was my favorite to win the competition followed by Harold and than Dave. Unfortunately, Leann was told to pack her knives and go. Leann had pure intentions and Tiffani, obviously does not. What do you think?

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The benefits of working at Microsoft

I was messing around yesterday and I came across the benefit page for working at Microsoft. I got to the bottom of the list and I found the "best" benefit of them all. Check it out. "Free Beverages:
Choose from a variety of free soft drinks while working at Microsoft."

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How to select meat.

The secrets the chefs look for when selecting a good piece of meat, useful for this BBQ season! EAT STEAK not carrots.

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Can't cook? Employ the Intelligent Spoon

No amount of hours spent in front of Iron Chef and Good Eats will a good chef make, friends, but perhaps one might consider the employment of one MIT Media Lab experiment by Connie Cheng and Leonardo Bonanni: the Intelligent Spoon.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The World's Most Expensive

The McDonald sandwich - named after its creator Scott McDonald, the chef at London department store Selfridges - is said to be the world's most expensive.

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Photo Cupcakes: Have your face and eat it too!

An internet photo company gives a how to on an interesting evolution in the bakery. Just upload a picture and they will turn it into delicious iciing for you. Then feel free to put your face or anything else on your favorite baked goods.

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This Extreme Cuisine Reigns Supreme!

How many chefs use a laser, tanks of liquid nitrogen, and a vacuum chamber filled with carbon dioxide as important cooking tools? Or use helium, superconductors and a hand-held ion-particle gun to levitate food, making whole meals float before awestruck diners? Only one chef in the world does all of this, and more!

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Tonight we went out for Chinese Food!

Shrimp Chowmein! Sweet and Sour Pork! Wonton Soup!
Visit your local China town for the best Chinese food in your area. I love Chinese Food! Do you like Chinese Food? Comments Encouraged.