Low carb cooking. Fennel, grape tomatoes, onion, celery, garlic, parmesan, feta, and rosemary. Add olive oil, salt, pepper, bake everything but cheese and tomatoes for 20 minutes, add the rest and bake for 10 more minutes.  Top with an egg.

Low carb cooking. Fennel, grape tomatoes, onion, celery, garlic, parmesan, feta, and rosemary. Add olive oil, salt, pepper, bake everything but cheese and tomatoes for 20 minutes, add the rest and bake for 10 more minutes.  Top with an egg.


Meet my munchkin cat, Basil.  I crocheted a bowtie for her last night and she hasn’t ripped it from her neck yet!  Impressed?

Meet my munchkin cat, Basil.  I crocheted a bowtie for her last night and she hasn’t ripped it from her neck yet!  Impressed?


spencermadsen:


photo of a page from a million bears taken by james brown  




Wait.  I’m really sad now.

spencermadsen:

photo of a page from a million bears taken by james brown  

Wait.  I’m really sad now.


Made buffalo chicken chili for dinner this evening.  Turned out quite well.  Especially delicious if you top it with some crumbled blue cheese.

1 pound chicken
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can white beans
1 onion
1 carrot
2 stalks celery
2 cloves garlic
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Blue cheese
Salt and pepper

Cook the chicken, set aside.  Throw vegetables in some heated oil and cook 15 minutes.  Add garlic and cumin, stir one minute.  Add broth, tomatoes, chicken, beans, hot sauce, paprika, oregano, cayenne.  Add a bit of salt and pepper and crumble on some blue cheese.  Yum!

Made buffalo chicken chili for dinner this evening. Turned out quite well. Especially delicious if you top it with some crumbled blue cheese.

1 pound chicken
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can white beans
1 onion
1 carrot
2 stalks celery
2 cloves garlic
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Blue cheese
Salt and pepper

Cook the chicken, set aside. Throw vegetables in some heated oil and cook 15 minutes. Add garlic and cumin, stir one minute. Add broth, tomatoes, chicken, beans, hot sauce, paprika, oregano, cayenne. Add a bit of salt and pepper and crumble on some blue cheese. Yum!


My munchkin cat, Basil, wearing a Christmas sweater I knit for her.

My munchkin cat, Basil, wearing a Christmas sweater I knit for her.


Food Network’s Guy Fieri visited Toronto last month to film at several locations for Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.  Immediately after I heard he had filmed here, I basically ran to The Stockyards to see what he ate.

Apparently, he sampled just about everything on the menu, so we’ll have to wait and see once it airs which menu item the episode featured.

I also heard through the grapevine that his giant stencil and signature on the wall were done without the restaurant’s knowledge.  I LOVE DD&D, but sometimes it’s really hard to love Guy.
During my time at The Stockyards, I tried the chicken fried breakfast burger, which came with a poached egg atop, and a zesty sauce underneath, and the whole thing was smothered in a light hollandaise.  Wonderful.

Food Network’s Guy Fieri visited Toronto last month to film at several locations for Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.  Immediately after I heard he had filmed here, I basically ran to The Stockyards to see what he ate.

Apparently, he sampled just about everything on the menu, so we’ll have to wait and see once it airs which menu item the episode featured.

I also heard through the grapevine that his giant stencil and signature on the wall were done without the restaurant’s knowledge.  I LOVE DD&D, but sometimes it’s really hard to love Guy.

During my time at The Stockyards, I tried the chicken fried breakfast burger, which came with a poached egg atop, and a zesty sauce underneath, and the whole thing was smothered in a light hollandaise.  Wonderful.


Pen sketch I did at work of Tard, the grumpy cat.

Pen sketch I did at work of Tard, the grumpy cat.


I draw pen sketches of Internet cats at work.

I draw pen sketches of Internet cats at work.


Homemade Thai breakfast. Rice, chicken broth, chicken thighs, ginger, garlic, celery, cilantro. Loveliest chef boyfriend! (Taken with Instagram)

Homemade Thai breakfast. Rice, chicken broth, chicken thighs, ginger, garlic, celery, cilantro. Loveliest chef boyfriend! (Taken with Instagram)


Feeling ambitious on a Sunday afternoon?  Make a homemade tofurky!  A vegetarian turkey made from seitan (vital wheat gluten).  This is how mine turned out after hours of work.  Just over 5, to be exact.  I also made the veggie gravy, using standard household items.

Here is the recipe I followed:

http://harekrishnawomen.wordpress.com/2009/11/26/seitan-turkey-recipe/