Monday, October 11, 2010


Breakfast – home
1 glass grapefruit juice
Oatmeal with golden raisins and brown sugar
2 cups coffee

Lunch – home
Grilled cheese (whole wheat bread, mozzarella, arugula)
Sausage soup with cannellini beans and cabbage
Cortland apple

Dinner – Momofuku Noodle Bar
Fried Chicken Dinner:
Southern- and Korean-style fried chicken, mu shu pancakes, sauces, herbs, etc.
Pork buns
Roasted corn with miso butter
Sauteed bok choy in pork broth
Cold noodles with Chinese sausage and candied cashews
1 bottle Lone Star

Dessert I
– Veniero’s
1 truffle button

Dessert II – Momofuku Milk Bar
1 cornflake, marshmallow and chocolate chip cookie

Sunday, June 28, 2009


I have been cooking up a storm lately and have nobody to talk to about it.

Homemade yogurt with flax seeds, honey, and granola

2 Nature Valley bars and a handful of peanuts

2 gyros made using a Cook's Illustrated recipe:
Pita, Spiced lamb patties, vegetables, and tzatziki (made from more homemade yogurt)
The recipe was really great. Instead of strips of lamb off a vertical spit, like restaurant gyros, you make patties out of lamb meat, spices, and ground pita, then you sauté them. The texture of the meat is more like well-seared sliders than normal gyro meat (next time I'll make the patties thinner for a better crust/insides ratio).

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Don't Worry

I kind of stopped for awhile but I am totally back to eating a shitload of saltines all the time.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Return to Saskatoon

Diligent foodreaders may recall my trip last December to Saskatoon, a fantastic wild game restaurant improbably located in a strip mall on Haywood Road, between Cecil's Shoe Repair and Physical Graffiti South Tattoo.

Tonight I went back for seconds. And friends, they were anything but sloppy:

three slices, bread with cinnamon butter
house salad with vinaigrette
grilled zucchini and corn
garlic mashed potatoes
kangaroo a l'orange

First things first: as much as I enjoyed last year's grilled yak, the kangaroo was even better. It had the appearance and texture of beef, but it tasted more like an exotic poultry (ostrich, of which I've eaten exactly two bites ever, comes to mind). The sweet orange demi-glaze nicely complemented the kangaroo's natural flavor without overpowering it. Best of all, my mom was totally grossed out by the whole thing, so more 'roo for this guy!

I do have a few minor criticisms. First, my cut of kangaroo meat did not include a discernible pouch (which, in a perfect world, would have been filled with Stove Top stuffing). Second, Saskatoon's wild game sausage appetizer did not include kangaroo sausages, which Wikipedia refers to, adorably, as "kanga bangas."

Speaking of Wikipedia, here is a fun, possibly true fact I learned today:

"There has been recent discussion from the kangaroo meat industry about attempting to introduce a specific culinary name for kangaroo meat, similar to the reference to pig meat as ham and pork. In 2005 the Food Companion International magazine, with support from the Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia, ran a competition hoping to find a name that wouldn't put diners off when they saw it on a menu...

"The three-month competition attracted over 2700 entries from 41 nations, and the name australus was decided on December 20, 2005. Other finalists for the name included kangarly, maroo, krou, maleen, kuja, roujoe, rooviande, jurru, ozru, marsu, kangasaurus, marsupan, jumpmeat, and M.O.M. (meat of marsupials)."

There you have it, foodreaders. Tonight I dined on jumpmeat!

My mom had the scallops.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Two slices from city pies (cheese, mushroom)
Honest tea (green)

Spaghetti with tomato sauce, mushrooms, spinach, basil
2 Damlas


Blueberry muffin - late breakfast/late lunch (I slept in)

Seared duck breast with some french horn mushrooms and shallots
This was an experiment which resulted in the smoke alarm going off multiple times during Zachkay's writing club meeting. Sorry Miranda and Lydia and others! It came out decently.

Vanilla ice cream with a cookie.

Friday, November 09, 2007


Blueberry muffin

Book Party
Mini crab cake
Mini pizza
Mini hamburger
Mini brussel sprout
Mini tomato with guacamole inside

Auction House
Bud light

I was hungry when I went home.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Oatmeal w/ maple syrup
I graduated to non-instant oatmeal.

Some pretzels + diet coke

Thai Market (delivery)
Daikon cake appetizer
Noodle dish that was basically pad see ew with duck
Thai iced tea

That pretty much wraps this one up.