August 19th, 2003

The gentleman is always properly dressed

Antipasti – It’s What’s For Dinner

Tonight’s the last session of my second pottery class at BCAE, and Kim has asked us to make a potluck supper of it. Since it’s lunchtime, I’m hungry, and I want to amuse myself, I thought I’d share what I brought:

  • ginger-marinated garbanzo beans;
  • green beans roasted with vidalia onions and garlic and drizzled with balsamic vinegar;
  • cooked-until-just-soft bell peppers in a red-wine vinagrette;
  • gorgonzola cheese with crusty bread; and (because I could)
  • a loaf of banana bread.

I’m a firm believer in the principle of leisure with dignity, and I hadn’t dusted off Molly Katzen’s, A Moosewood Cookbook in a while.

I'll be working on finishing up some pieces as well (with any luck, I'll have bisqueware to glaze tonight) and deciding on whether I'll stay with this studio for a while longer or throw my hat into the larger ring at the Mudflat. Both have things to recommend them right now, so it will be an interesting decision making for me. Wish me luck.
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The gentleman is always properly dressed

On spreadable goo

Hellman’s mayonnaise is clearly superior to Cain’s.

And don’t even talk to me about that Miracle Whip stuff. Pre-packaged products that use "Whip" as a noun are warning you of unnatural flavors, textures, or both (or worse!)* Miracle Whip tastes like mayonnaise mixed with old bologna. I can’t understand why you would want to add that flavor to anything that you’re about to eat.

(Your results may vary.)

*Ok, semi-tangential aside... I have issues with bologna and mayonnaise eaten in tandem. My mom seems to think it has something to do with her getting really ill on a bologna and mayo sandwich she had while carrying me. I don’t know. I just know I have never liked the combination. I grok wrongness there.

Cool Whip was just something one of my crazy aunts tormented me with when I was a kid. Let me tell you, you haven’t lived until you’ve had a Cool Whip sundae, my friends. (Just for clarity, that’s a scoop of frozen non-dairy whipped topping with Hershey’s Syrup and NO ICE CREAM.) Woo! :P
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