Saturday, January 30, 2010

it's cold outside

after my morning brazilian jiu jitsu class, which was brutal btw, i went back to the union sq farmers market to pick up the Moscovy duck i paid for earlier, from Quatro farms. I can't comment on it yet as it's in fridge for tomorrows dinner * more on that later, but i can comment on their whole chickens that i buy regularly. DELICIOUS!!! and yes, i roast a nice chicken. few things are quite as satisfying as a good roast chicken...and i succumb to it weekly. also picked up some eggs from them. next stop Terhune farms where i bought some Honeycrisp apples, they've been around at the market for a coupla years and their a great variety. sweet and u guessed it...crisp! and then headed over to 3 corner farms where i picked up a rack of lamb, and some of their exquisite cheese. a Brebis, and a Camenbert. Thing is about these folks, that their lamb is superb. best i've ever had. but they also make fantastic cheese. so good, i'm sure they could easily just do just that, and only that...that's how good the cheese is. lastly i went to look for some bacon...but everybody was sold out, so i picked up some bratwurst to go with the waffles marcia made from scratch (as she always does). so, as you can was a good food day. roasted the lamb with a coating of breadcrumbs, olive oil, mustard, rosemary and black pepper. also made some polenta to go along with it. awesome.

tomorrow's looking great too...will let you know how the whole duck comes out !!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

bowling HISTORY....kelly kulick

i grew up bowling. carrying my ball to lanes, eventually getting a locker. winning super cool (to a kid) trophies. going to pro shops, getting my first cool shoes, finger tip drilling. watching bowling tournies on t.v. as a kid. seeing legends like Earl Anthony and Mark Roth and marveling at their accomplishments. my high game is 247 ! high 3 game series 603 !(of course...when i bowled that 247). i haven't kept up with bowling over the years (it's prohibitively expensive in NYC) but every now and then i'll watch a little on T.V. and yesterday i happened to luck out and witness history in the making! **Kelly Kulick became the first woman to ever WIN a PBA tourney!!! and she did it in style crushing her worthy opponent Chris Barnes. This wasn't just any tourney tho, this was THE TOURNEMENT OF CHAMPIONS !!! a major in bowling.

so BIG BIG PROPS to KELLY !!! you GO GIRL !!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

book review - INCREDIBLE CHANGE-BOTS by jeffrey brown

chee chu chook~! choo chee chuk !! (one of the sounds change-bots make when they "change" to another form). they're "more than just machines", incredible change-bots are sentient being machines from the planet of Electronocybercircuitron ! if you think that's mouthful, then get ready for a brainful of robots that change from robot form into vehicular form at will! and struggle with the 2 party system much as we do here on earth! if this sounds familiar in anyway (errr the part about machines that change)... it should for this is a loving homage to the Transformers toys and cartoons of the 80's. only spun in a fun and intelligent way counter to the Michael Bay Transformer movies which continue to gross gazillions of $$$.

This epic tale of love & war & betrayal, good vs evil, cool and not so cool has it's teams and players : Awesome Bots & Fantasticons, and the humans which help them.

i love this book, Jeff's adoring treatment of the subject and his unique humor prevails in this sort of cosmic tale. plus the art rocks...

be prepared to be converted!
published by Top Shelf productions

Monday, January 11, 2010

top secret info... HOTWIRE #3 ARTSHOW feb 12th longer a secret. on FEB 12th , i will host the HOTWIRE comix anthology opening party at my gallery in Brooklyn! free drinks from 6-9pm !!!

check it out!