Posts filed under Food

New York

Taxi drivebyWe're just back from New York, and the Flickr set is now up. Thanks to my old camera crapping out on me I'm now the proud owner of a Sony 200. So the first few photos are when the I could get the CCD in the old Canon point-and-shoot to work.

Our trip was full of great sights, shopping, food and drink - much downtime was spent at the Campbell Apartment sipping Manhattans and my new fave, Sazeracs. We also happened to be there at the same time as Marc and Eva, so we had fun hanging out with them, including a dinner with Pere and Isabel in Williamsburg. Foodwise, we gorged ourselves on everything from a cool little Phillipino cafe (Bayan), and a very nice Korean/Japanese place (Busan) that had just opened around the corner from our hotel (Apparently it's so new that they don't even have a web listing anywhere! How can I promote them if they don't have a web address?).

Posted on February 24, 2009 and filed under Drinks, Food, Photos, Travel.

Cooking with Coolio

It looks like I'm not the only one combining an interest in music and cooking. I give you... Cooking With Coolio on My Damn Channel. Featuring mood music, disco balls, dancers/ho's and recipes such as Soul Rolls and Swashbucklin' Shrimp, how has this priceless piece of entertainment passed me by until now? My favourite touch is Coolio's eschewing standard cooking measures in favour of 'half a dime bag of Seasoning Salt'.

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Cookin' With Coolio #10: Soul Rolls

Posted on October 18, 2008 and filed under Food, Site Design, Tunes, Web Weirdness.

Recipe & Playlist: Jamaican Jerk Chicken

We're heading out to Arto and Hannele's now for a bbq, and decided to bring Jamaican Jerk Chicken to grill. We've done it only once before and absolutely loved it. The only reason we haven't done it more often is that the combination of habanero chilis, onions, and other spices creates an almost painful eye-scorching, nose-running, choking, coughing vapour in the kitchen. So to the great outdoors it goes! I've basically taken the recipe exactly as it appears here. For real jerk-iness make sure to poke some holes in the chicken (we used pointy Japanese chopsticks to pierce the breasts). * 1 tablespoon Ground allspice * 1 tablespoon Dried thyme * 1 1/2 teaspoons Cayenne pepper * 1 1/2 teaspoons Freshly ground black pepper * 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground sage * 3/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg * 3/4 teaspoon Ground cinnamon * 2 tablespoons Garlic powder or fresh * 1 tablespoon Sugar * 1/4 cup Olive oil * 1/4 cup Soy sauce * 3/4 cup White Vinegar * 1/2 cup Orange juice * 1 Lime juice * 1 Scotch bonnet pepper (habanero) * 3 Green onions -- finely chopped * 1 cup Onion -- finely chopped * 4 to 6 chicken breasts

Since many of the most popular posts on the site are either recipes or playlists, I've decided to combine it into a 'Recipe and Playlist' feature. These songs go along with the Jamaican vibe (including the islands other more famous 'herb'), and some about the main ingredient. So cook up some spicy hot chicken, put on the grooves and enjoy!

Posted on July 26, 2008 and filed under Food, Tunes.