Wait for the Monsanto Reference

Bill Maher speaking truth to evil corporations and giving us all perspective.

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A Gourmet Weed Dinner at Hunter S Thompson’s Ranch

This seemed like the perfect follow up post to the peanut butter ice cream with salted peanut brownies.  For those of you who make infusions to cook with pot I thought the sunflower seed oil advice was fascinating.

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Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Salted Peanut Brownie

IMG_4330This is one of the most gratifying recipes I’ve come up with in a long time.  Sure it’s getting cooler outside, but somehow, for me, anytime is a good time for ice cream.

I’d seen a recipe for Peanut Butter Ice Cream that was made in a fairly traditional way by making a custard Continue reading

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Ethiopia

OK so when are we going?

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Star S’mores!

There is a plum hazelnut oat crumble in the oven.  I was going to make Pollo con Arroz, but instead I’m going to bed.   It’s been 3 weeks now and my allergies have taken over my life. I never use to have allergies.  Now, I have them, as well as a Neti pot and Bee pollen which I put in protein fruit drinks because they are the only thing, other than soup, I want to eat. Apparently Bee pollen is good for everything, but especially allergies.

Hopefully soon I’ll be back to my old self cooking up a store and sharing my travails with you, instead of feeling like my head is going to explode and that the most strenuous activity I can muster is rolling over.

This new Sesame Street video made me smile and it is food related.

Tell me, what foods do you most crave when your feeling sick?

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Fed Up: Corporate Food, Obesity in America and Our Addiction to Sugar

This is a very powerful trailer for a new film about the obesity epidemic in America and how corporate food adds sugar to everything.  The point here and it’s a point I try to make on a daily basis is that this is all about processed food. Cook at hope and for the most part this problem goes away.  But as they point out we are addicted to sugar and work too hard and have children who have been successfully marketed to that it’s just easier at the end of the day to let me eat a yoyo or go to McDonald’s.  It’s a sad state of affairs.  So what will one more documentary about the horrible situation we find ourselves in do?  Just the trailer reminds me of Super Size Me.  Sure it garnered a lot of press but 7/11 still sells big gulps.  I’m not saying it pointless, I’ll go, but you have to wonder, is it already too late?  In a system where oversized capitalism is the rule of the day and everything is about profit what is going to stop this?  Is it even possible?

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Ruin Bars in Budapest

IMG_3882Most people who hear about Szimpla, the first and most well-known ruin bar in Budapest, know of it as a place to drink, see music or films, hang out and party.  I found out about it because I was looking for a place to eat and it was recommended.  By the time my friends and I got there it was past time to eat, and food is more or less an after thought, at least at night.  They do have a legit cafe but it’s more a during the day thing. And it would be a good place to have a nice lunch in or sit the garden courtyard.

First off you may be wondering: what the fuck is a ruin bar? Well it’s very much as it sounds, an abandoned old building, that is pretty much ruined, that has been taken over by counter-culture types and transformed into a bar/club.

I see it as a legacy of the soviet era where the country fell into disrepair and people were poor. No investment was made in maintaining infrastructure, many buildings were abandoned and left to decay.  It’s a credit to the entrepreneurial spirit of the folks of Budapest that not only have they found a use for these empty shells of buildings, but they have brought life to them. Szimpla is often called one of the best bars in the world by those folks who like to make list about such things.  IMG_3884The night we went to Szimpla we also went to another bar, which was usually at one address, but had taken over this new place, it was kind of confusing, but fun and once we found out the real address we were suppose to be going to it was easy to find.  Most of the ruin bars are in the 7th district which is the old Jewish Quarter.  At night Continue reading

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