Friday, November 27, 2009

Just one huge box...

FeatherStone Farms. You are changing my life!

FeatherStone Farms. How do I love you? Organic-check. Convenient-check. Element of surprise-check. I love you, Featherstone Farms.

Four weeks ago, I got my first box of veggies (or weggies for my German friends). I am part of a CSA, I don't know what that stands for but I think it stand for Convenient Surprise Awesome. I shouldn't say I got my first box, more we got our first box. Well my first box, M and A's like millionth box. They fired their last box sharers for negligence and invited me to join. I jumped at the chance. Fresh, organic, local produce, picked packaged, chosen and delivered for me? Yes! For the fall, we get one box every two weeks. And then in the spring, a box a week until….the fall!!! Hooray. I love it. And it cost like $9 a week and I don't have to go to the grocery store.

I also love learning about new foods. I learned parsnips are not awesome in curry, but great in potpie. Horseradish greens are not lettuce and the space water vegetable is really a version of cauliflower.

And…I made a pie. From an entire pumpkin. It was pretty easy. Messy and I couldn't find my big knife so for a while I thought there was a murderer in my apartment but I still made a pie. Ok, I bought the crust. But I made a pie. First pie ever. It was ok. I didn't love it. And I made whipped cream. The instructions said hold the whisk like a dagger, I thought, "How many whipped cream makers know how to hold a dagger?" I assume all of them, because I know how to hold a dagger. But, man, no one holding a dagger wipes in in circles around a bowl for 20 mins. Ow. I know why there needs to be a dagger to plunge it into my chest for not having an electric mixer.

Pie. You happened.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ok, So I have been lax but here is a teaser! or a trailer!

Culture of Doing Things!

I have not forgotten about you, I've just had a large bout of.....doing things! Like my show tonight (we'll see who comes......wink wink). And Monday Night Comedy Show and WI adventures with an almost burning car, beets, bonnets, Tassels(not for curtains...again wink wink) and tutus and Featherstone Farms, GRE, audio tests and mind reading horses and tabby cats and hens, Parry Hotter and bright teeth.

More to come!!!!

At least I keep twitting about stuff.

Monday, November 9, 2009


The most MInnesota thing in the world.

The church Bazaar. 

Knitted hanging towel things (I know what I mean my mom has one). Crocheted doilies and lopsided washcloths. fleeces hats in the shape of dachounds. \

But first we purchased the required lefse to blend in with the bazaar dwellers, there is nothing more Minnesotan that a Lutheran( I think I might have been Lutheran) church bazaar armed with a bag of lefse. 

Oh, wait. yes there is something that makes it even more Minnesotan. That would be the honey mustard table conversation:

We taste the mustard.
The table woman comes over.
Woman: You girls try the mustard?
Me: Yes, it is good.
Woman: Oh, but is has quick a zip too it huh? 
(the mustard tasted like mustard)
Woman: But think of what that would be like on chicken fingers.

The novelty of 'zippy' foods. 

And after consuming a caramel roll and pecan pie, I learned that those two sweets are very similar with their nuts and the caramel or caramel like paste. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Culture of Eating Things: CRAVE

I went to CRAVE for the first time last night. I was really excited and well dressed so of course I ordered the weirdest thing on the menu.

I didn't mean too, originally I as excited about the beet salad and other FRESH VIBRANT AMERICAN food but then I saw they had a sushi menu sitting in the middle of the table. I was very please by all the amazing rolls, I couldn't decide what I wanted. 

Then I saw it.

The Dragon Wraps. Tuna, unagi, avocado something else, something else and something else all wrapped up in an egg omelet wrap. 

Egg omelet wrap? I ask myself. That means I must eat it.

So I ordered that and spontaneously decided I needed a spider roll as well. I

Beautiful and delicious! The Dragon Rolls are the perfect appetizer of part of a sushi-escape like mine, so soft and fresh. The egg omelet was like a crepe without the holes and crunchy edges, but thicker and warmer. 

I was impressed with the Spider roll too, I enjoyed the legs of the soft shell crab creeping out of it too. 

And the Sweet Peach Tea was good, but gone too soon and the Molten Chocolate lava cake was predictable and regrettable.

And the restaurant was really dark. Indoor patios, what do you expect?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Part 1

Halloween collage of textures!

Undercover cop? Sexy Lady Bug? Prostitute? Bride of Frankenstein?


Hey! Twitter is here guys! I invited him, I've been meaning to invite Twitter to The Culture of Doing Things party for a while and we finally connected and here he is! Make Twitter feel welcome!