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Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I made donuts the other day. I was inspired by the memory of walking to the train when I lived in Park Slope. There were two women who sold little donuts in the morning on their stoop. I never bought them, sadly, but they did inspire me to DIY this Homeric delight.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I am naming the salad below in honor of my favorite little dog Leroy; he's a dog with a lot of love and character and I used to live across the hall from him in Memphis. Today on my way to work I bumped into him and his owner Jeff. They now live in Greenpoint. What a small world huh? It was a great surprise and really made my day.
What you will need:
Thin sliced pork loin chops
a green pepper
sherry wine vinegar
red pepper flakes
What to do:
First you will put all of your meat in a pan. On one side you will sprinkle the meat with adobo. On the other side you will sprinkle it with salt and pepper. If you only have salt and pepper, use that. Turn heat on medium high and cover. Then wash and slice your green pepper and heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in a new pan. Then throw in the peppers and cover. Clean your mushrooms and also slice. Rinse and dry the salad and set aside. Then put the mushrooms in the pan with the green peppers, add cumin, cayenne and salt to taste.
Next, turn the meat and leave uncovered for a minute or two. Slice the avocado and sprinkle over a teaspoon of vinegar. When chops look about done, then raise the heat very high for a bit over a minute to brown. Don't burn them! Use your nose and your gut to know when to turn it off. While the pork is browning set up your plate: salad greens first, then the avocado slices followed by the sauteed vegetables with their liquid. Leave the plate and remove two chops, or one if you got larger chops, and slice up. Put on top of salad and finish with olive oil and red pepper flakes.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Below my definitive list of where your cute ass should be the next few days:
SHOWS ON 2/16 (THAT'S TONIGHT!!!)
El Perro Del Mar and Taken By Trees, Le Poissson Rouge 9PM, $15
This show is all about beautiful female voices that are airy but also plush like velvet. Check out Taken by Trees' spin on Animal Collective's My Girls (she inverts the idea).
Wavves, Brooklyn Bowl, 8PM TBA
I like Wavves' punchy distortion. They make me want to bop my head and hop around like an awkward rabbit.
Bear Hands, The Studio at Webster Hall, 8PM, $10a/$12d
I know about these guys from Will, who just discovered I have this blog, so I'm giving you props, in case you read this.
SHOWS ON 2/17
Class Actress, Brooklyn Bowl, 9PM, Free!!!
If you like Chairlift, I really think that you'll be into Class Actress and the line up generally.
El Perro Del Mar and Taken By Trees, Knitting Factory, 8PM, $12a/$15d
Okay, so you have plans today, no problem. You get another chance to check these ladies out. Lucky you!
SHOWS ON 2/18
Freelance Whales, Bowery Ballroom, 8PM, $12a/$15d
Imagine me making gansta *Queens* signs with my dainty little hands.
SHOWS ON 2/19
Secret Machine, Bear in Heaven, and Mon Khmer, Glasslands, 8:30PM, $12a/$15d
Bear in Heaven is the highlight here, at least for me. If my life was made into a movie or the subject of a highly acclaimed TV series, Lovesick Teanagers would be on the soundtrack.
Dirty Projectors, Linlcon Center-The Allen Room, 8:30PM, $40.00
Okay, so everyone is talking about these guys and you've got some money in your pocket, so go see what all the talk is about.
Xylos, The Studio at Webster Hall, 8PM, $8a/$10d
Xylos boy/girl vocals are infectious and I think they have a knack for lyrically capturing a moment, see: "You want to know him, but he just like your face/takes down your number, he'll ask you on a date/but there's nothing wrong here, granted you like his face too/when you're drunk you tend toward loneliness you do..."
SHOWS ON 2/21
Mates of States, The Bell House, $16a/$18d
Bright, poppy music, the perfect annecdote to February in New York.
SHOWS ON 2/23
SHOWS ON 2/26
Regina Spektor and Patti Smith, Carnagie Hall-Issac Stern Auditorium, 7:30PM, $30 (for Tibet)
SHOWS ON 2/27
Morning Benders, Market Hotel, 8PM, TBA
SHOWS ON 2/28
Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, Cameo Gallery, 8PM, TBA
I also owe Will for knowing about Shilpa. She is small, but her presence and voice completely fill a space. It's crazy, off the chain even, as Beth would say.
Right on Dynamite, Knitting Factory, 8pm, $10
Cute, charming guys making good music. Need I say more?
Okay, so my goal is to sqeeze in as much of this as I can, hit me up if you want to check any of this out.