Cookin’ Up Some Quack

Today I have a guest post from the design team.  Rich and Kim had a few friends over Rich and
Mike’s apartment and served them a delicious looking duck dinner.  When a bunch of friends get together like
this, it makes me wish I could be back in Boston
hanging out with them.  But in a few
weeks, I will be making them jealous with weekly beach trips so it isn’t so
bad.  Rich’s comments will be in green,
and I might make a few in black.

“Cookin’ Up Some Quack”

Kim, Mike, Steph, Alex, Amy, and I were the 6 party people
on Friday…  good thing there weren’t any more people than that, even
though I invited 5 other people who couldn’t come.  The amount of food
ended up literally being just enough and there was only 1 piece of Duck left
over.

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I sneak a, Chicken Tikka, Masala at a gala event

Oh chicken tikka, like spaghetti with meatballs and general Tso
before you, you have no cultural reference. 
The California
roll of Indian cuisine.  Created by an Indian
expat in Britain
to help western palates adapt to Middle Eastern flavors, Chicken Tikka Masala
is the most popular “Indian” food around. 
Since we hadn’t cooked Indian before, we thought it would be a good
starting point.  We didn’t have much time
to cook that night, but this recipe seemed so simple, what I had overlooked was
resting and marinating times.  Because of
this, our final product was slightly on the bland side but still really
delicious. Click below for more

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Beach BBQ

Today is the coldest, windiest, dreariest day we have had
here in Bermuda this winter.  Just when I was thinking the weather would
turn and we would be at the beach in a few weeks, we get this crazy storm.  I had coffee today for the first time in
months when I got in to work because the ride was so crazy.  Gigantic waves were crashing into the sea
wall and splashing upon the road.  Gale
force winds threatening to toss my bike like a child’s toy off of the asphalt
and on to the rocks below. 

To further warm my body and mind, and remind me that spring IS
coming here in Bermuda, I have decided to post
some beach BBQ pictures from last year. Click below for the rest of the pics

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Pad Thai – REVENGE

We had revenge on pad thai this past weekend.  I didn’t take as many pictures this time
because we had so many good ones last time. 
Also because once you get going with this dish in the wok,  you need to be focused and keep the
ingredients coming.  If you are serious
about trying pad thai, check out chez pim and read her page on it.  It may seem long, but you need to read
through it to get the idea of how to make this dish really great. 

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Pizza Party!

Last Friday, we had a few people over for a pizza party. We made 9 different pizza varieties and fun was had by all. In a month or so, I will be doing a real pizza post, detailing the cooking process, dough, and toppings. For now, I leave you with a few pictures of what the kids call “food porn” complete with the pizza upskirt.

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Failure – Pad Thai

It happens to everyone. Some days you just shouldn’t be in the kitchen. There are signs all around telling you it isn’t a good idea, but when you are really excited to cook you sometimes ignore them. Last Friday Mandi and I had BIG plans to make Pad Thai. We have been trying to eat less meat lately so we thought this would be a great meal because you can use tofu as the main protein. We have made a few different Thai dishes including a green curry so we thought this wouldn’t be a problem at all. Click below and see why it was.

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You say Chili, I say Ice Cream

On Sunday afternoon I was making some Chile-Chocolate Ice Cream. Rich emailed me saying that he and Kim were making Chili with vanilla in it. I really thought it was weird that we were making exact opposite foods. Click below for the story…

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New Year’s Eve 2007

This past New Years, about 30 of my friends got together and rented a ski house in Maine. A great time was had by all and there was only one trip to the emergency room! We were there for almost a week but the real party was on New Years Eve. That morning, Mandi, Kim, Amy, and me got up early (11) and took the half hour trek to the nearest grocery store. We began planning the hors d’oeuvres for the party that night. We collectively made over 9 different things throughout the night including teriyaki chicken pineapple skewers and jalapeno cheese bacon awesomeness but only 4 are shown here. Click below to see the food.

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