Same red table. Same window. Different cup of awesome.
Did another little S24O this weekend. Left from work, and rode with Tad to Tin Fish at Lake Calhoun, where we met up with Marcus. We ate a pile of fried food, and then pedaled off to Carver Park Reserve. The sky was clear and perfect the whole ride. We made crazy good time – Calhoun to Carver in just over 2 hrs. Tad’s single speed forced him to maintain a higher speed for cadence … We got to camp, and got the fire going, and then the rain hit and we huddled under Marcus’ tarp and drank. We ran out of scotch in a shocking hurry, so Tad and Marcus rode out to a liquor store and got a 12 of Heineken. We sat under the tarp and killed it. Loads of fun. The fire survived the rain, and we were able to cook our food after the rain passed. I basically made a giant hot dog out of a Kielbasa and a demi-baguette. Rocked. The rain had turned the campsite into a muddy bog, which made things very slippery, but surprisingly no tipsy campers took a fall. Hit the hay in a dry tent, and had a decent night. Rode out in the morning, coffee in Excelsior, and home by 10:30am.
Yes, Urban Bean is just fine.
Since Keebler is making Samoas now.
Urban Bean. Rocks. Very civilized.
I made an apple pie. I peeled apples, sugared them, and made a rustic crust. I used Alice Waters’ recipe, which is brilliantly simple – flour, butter, water. But here’s the key – it has to be cold butter, cut up and cut into the flour. Cold butter yields a supa-dope flaky crust that you can’t buy in a store. Anyway, here’s my crust, of which I was legitimately proud.
Take THAT Marie Calendar!
There are many things I love about my wife. But, up there on the list is the fact that my two favorite cookies are the ones she makes. A plate of cookies like this is awfully hard to beat.
I get to put whatever I want here. In this case, that means I'm posting my dinner menu from this evening.
I made sable fish with a miso and sake glaze; brown short grain rice; and a medley of beet, turnip, and brussel sprouts, saute'd in butter with hazelnuts, shallots, thyme, and garlic. I would have taken some pictures, but we ate it so damn fast I couldn't manage it. Suffice to say, it was “DEEE-LISH-US” as my 2-yr old would say.