HOPE-HOWSE (http://www.hope-howse.org) joined with the Laughter Yoga movement and the Levity Project during the Annual Laughter Yoga International conference 2010 in Albuquerque, NM.
Pondering the incompatible ( to me) pairing of fish and cheese, with the exception of a rich, voluptuous absurd lobster dish, such as Lobster Thermidor with a light gruyere crust maybe, that still I would not cook, but might sample. Grilled mussels do well with grated cheese, too. Neither of the aforesaid strictly speaking are "fish," of course.
(Lobster Mac Cheese seems to be a "thing" these days, I have noticed. Rich beyond comprehension, not that I've tried any... )
Anyway, I was pondering this when I came across the video recipe showcased below on The Guardian by Chef Tristan Welch. It's for mackerel baked with bits of mozzarella, beets and green onions. Oy! Mackerel is an oily fish, terrific smoked, but again, it's rich, and culinarily certainly has no need of additional protein in the form of lovely and adorable mozzarella. No, Chef, no!
Let me know if anyone tries it and adores it.....
If you can find this place, Linger Lodge, nominally in Bradenton, Florida, you'll be glad you brought the entire family, kids, aging Aunties and all. There truly is something for everyone, even laundry nuts. Since this is a campground/RV park, you can toss your scummies in a machine while you wait for your order of frogs' legs.
The Lodge is set on the Braden River, alive with fowl and gators--they had not yet woken up from winter when we were there--and the kayaking is dandy. You can rent a log cabin, sheets provided, or park your RV. Or simply eat at the restaurant, and then stroll past assorted dead animals, preserved lovingly by a former owner, the taxidermist.
"Gardener's World" tv presenter Alys Fowler fondles spuds at Ryton Gardens, Warwickshire, on the UK's National Potato Day, fiddles about re varieties, and spotlights the views of Scots potato grower and promoter, Alan Romans. Honoring the powerful potato has been one of our key missions since 1975, when we established The Potato Museum, an endeavor that recently led to our development of an exhibition called "Spuds Unearthed," on display for several months at the US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC.
(Video courtesy guardian.co.uk)
We stopped in at an eccentric little citrus grove yesterday, and bagged masses of Temple oranges and pink grapefruit. A sample Temple was sliced and ready for tasting. Yes! We got a bucket for $9, filled with maybe 40 fruits. As always, we should have bought more...
The Temple, a cross between an orange and a tangerine, may have originated by chance first in Jamaica, in 1897. Or not. These beginnings are tough to pin down. But Temples do well in Florida, and elsewhere in the world, but not so well in California. Winter Park in Florida may well have been the birthplace of today's Temple. Read more here, and then take a gander below.
NB Foodie restrained herself from fooling around with the globes pictured. This is a "family" website, after all. ( ?!?)
Big ideas---Stacked greenhouse food-growing, with recycled water, passive and active solar, and use of aeroponics and hydroponics, soil-free.
Excellent graphics, fine use of sub-heads, clear language, loads of white space.
But---Despommier refers to "nutrients" that will both nurture the plants, and provide the consumer with what she/he needs for health, but there is no definition of these. What are they and from what are they derived? Are they or are they not "chemicals?"
Terrible blog slacker that I am of late--blame my new preoccupation with an exhibition we are working on--I stumbled across this video on how candy canes are made. Love it! And I started wondering how engineers end up working on candy cane manufacturing, instead of, say, olive oil bottling or tennis racket manufacture or whatnot.
Ever- alert Son of Foodie sent me this link to a video on The (UK) Guardian site that lets you, the lucky viewer, see how to make the seafood stew with shrimp, lobster and scallops destined for Obama's Inaugural lunch in Congress on Tuesday.
And for uber-detail on all things foodie that can be linked to the O, take a gander at Obama Foodorama. ( Tks to fellow blogger Kathy who writes the terrific What Do I Know? in the UK, along with others, who notified me about this.)
Apparently earmuffs were invented by a Mainiac but those are not needed
at the mo' in the rain-soaked state. Our favorite Down East farm
couple, John and Sonya, are working long days to bring produce to the
vegetable-deprived of urban Maine. Watch Sonya unveil the current CSA
offering in the latest videogram from local tv reporter Sharon Rose of
( Go to the upper right corner.)
"Mocked for not finishing his waffles, he ( Obama) has made a joke about his newfound willingness to drink beer in blue-collar bars and sop up the gravy at working-class diners. After he lost the Pennsylvania primary to a beer-swilling, whisky-downing Hillary, Obama mordantly announced to his staff, "OK, now I'll eat anything." This week's Newsweek cover story is about Senator Obama and his team.
So many silly issues, dumb attacks about nothing--I wonder how many of those who voted for G.W. Bush because they thought he was the kind of guy they'd like to have a beer with have actually had a beer with him during the past eight years. Please contact me, wherever you are.
Meanwhile, if you haven't had a politically incorrect laugh lately, take a gander through That Hillary Show, my new personal favorite web offering. The most recent video is up top, wherein Hillary urges Bill to keep drinking with the denizens of a bar in West Virginia. The creation of the clever and focused Rosemary Watson, it features a dogged, yet addled Hillary fighting on, and on, and on. The show has finally had some play at the NYTimes and The Atlantic--wish I had blogged the link earlier because I have been enjoying these for some time.
( This YouTube pic of Rosemary at left is lousy, but all I could find at the mo'.)
Anyone who finishes without vomiting is a winner," says the young dude on YouTube. You thought he was referring to Senators Obama and Clinton, right?
Wrong! In my ceaseless quest to find rich foodish material for this blog, and to honor America's democratic process and the IN and NC primaries tomorrow, I explored YouTube's offerings re "eating in Indiana," and "eating in North Carolina."
Most of "Indiana eating" was at the State Fair, with the usual sausages and deep-fried testicles and what-not. And too many shots of depressingly fat Americans.
So-- I chose to share with you instead this vid view of the Krispy Kreme Challenge, a 4 mile race held at NC State in January, wherein the runners are urged to chomp down and swallow a dozen KK donuts at the 2 mile mark, then continue on to the finish line. 12 donuts, 2400 calories, some running, loads of retching, and all to benefit Children's Hospital.
What's not to like? Alas, the local and very earnest tv peeps reporting on this offbeat story have worked diligently to make it extraordinarily dull and lacking in humor.