Raspberry Cool-down

by Steve, May 23rd, 2009

I don’t know what else to call this, especially after drinking one. Check it out:
1 pint frozen raspberries from last year’s harvest
3 ice cubes
3 shots vodka
4 fl. oz. club soda
3 T. sugar

Blend the hell out of it, and share it with your lover on the front porch in the sun after a day of yard work.


by Steve, May 19th, 2009

Poncho Sanchez at Montreux, 2004


by Steve, May 17th, 2009


Rice noodles with peanut sauce

by Steve, May 16th, 2009

1 package rice noodles
chopped vegetables (onion, carrots, broccoli, etc.)
tofu or meat
oil for stir fry

Peanut sauce ingredients

4 t. oil
1/2 onion, minced
5-10 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t. chili powder
2 T. sugar
2 T. rice vinegar
3 t. soy sauce
1 c. water
1/3 c. peanut butter

Soak noodles in very hot tap water. Cover and set aside; soak for 20-25 minutes. Put minced garlic and onions, oil and chili powder in a blender or food processor; make a paste. Heat this in a sauce pan until it just starts to sizzle and brown a little. Add peanut butter and water; simmer for 10 minutes.

While sauce simmers, start stir frying tofu/meat and vegetables.

Add more water to sauce if it gets too thick. Add sugar, vinegar and soy sauce; bring back to simmer.

Drain noodles and add to stir fry. Sear them a little (may need to add more oil and turn up heat. Add peanut sauce, mix well and serve. May garnish with chopped peanuts, fresh chopped green onions, fresh cilantro, and lime wedges.

Burghability: how’s your playoff beard?

by Steve, May 15th, 2009

Hey yins guys, I got more beer! (For my Pittsburgh family… go Pens!)

St. Johns Parade 2009

by Steve, May 13th, 2009

Pretty boring around here lately, eh?

Well here are some pix to liven things up, from the 2009 St. Johns Parade:

Giving it up for Jesus

See the whole set on flickr.