This makes me so so happy

breakfast_club_danceDo yourself a favor and watch this. At least twice. Borrowed from here (love her) and watched several times over on Youtube

It’s someone’s clever remake of Phoenix’ song lisztomania done to a mash up of brat pack movie scenes. Sentimental and rad.

Sammy Baker Davis Jr approves!

-Rush

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May 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm Leave a comment

I’m mad about French!

I am having a great time reading about Julia Child’s experience in France in the book Julia Child My Life in France Highly recommend and it has gotten me to want to try all these proper french recipes!

My first attempt was at a classic beurre blanc and I followed the recipe that Julia mentions in the book. It is oh so good and very simple to make. Also goes great on anything! Poached salmon and green beans were the vessels I used but I would be willing to bet that beurre blanc would be awesome on steak, potatoes just about anything!

Ok so the recipe:

I halved the normal recipe as it was just for me. And sadly I was able to easily eat all of this, including one whole stick of butter, in 2 days. Yum.

Over a heavy enameled saucepan heat up:
1/8 cup of dry white wine (recommend drinking while doing this as well)
1/8 white wine vinegar
1 small shallot finely chopped
and cook until reduced by about half and is thick. then the fun part!
add in one stick of cold butter, one Tbsp at a time over very low heat and mix thoroughly. Add some salt and black pepper (they say to add white but I simply HATE white pepper) The sauce will become thick and rich. The whole process takes less than 10 minutes and the result is out of this world good.

Enjoy! My next attempt will be a Bouillabaisse (as in the book right now she is in Marseilles and enjoying all the seafood). I’ll post on this when the time comes.

I didn’t take my own photo of my meal but it almost looked like this. Except that mine was salmon instead of scallops. Use your imagination.
beurre-blanc

Rush.

April 28, 2009 at 10:55 am 4 comments

outside lands lineup annouced

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check the line up here

haven’t decided if i’ll go or not this year after last years shit show. but luckily its just steps from my apartment…maybe i’ll just listen.
~french

April 13, 2009 at 9:57 am 1 comment

Palm Springs countdown: 11 days

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More polls !!!

_Rush

April 7, 2009 at 10:25 am 2 comments

Palm Springs Countdown: 18 days !!!

The girls of 27 North Congress circa 2005 are all headed to sunny Palm Springs (that’s in California, not Florida) in a mere 18 days and I think it’s high time we start thinking about some important aspects of the trip. Namely, what we will be cooking and eating. Oh and drinking.

_Rush

March 31, 2009 at 12:49 pm 1 comment

black miroir-noir

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arcade fire is set to release a much anticipated documentary, april 6th. miroir-noir is directed by vincent moon. arcade fire is one of my favorite bands and i believe will stay that way permanently. see them live. check it out, i definitely will be.
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March 30, 2009 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

Gansta’ Dinos

How funny are dinosaurs? Very funny. Some bones dug up in Montana (story here) show a gang of Triceratops chillin’ in the valley ready to go pop someone’s ass when a big ol’ flood came in and killed em. Motha’ nature ain’t got nothing on these prehistoric monster lizards! Thug life!
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And yes these graphics would be more impressive if I had photoshop and could have cripped out my dino like I wanted but I don’t. So deal.
_Rush

March 24, 2009 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

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