07 November 2007

Let the food theme continue

Talking about food over the last couple of blogs yielded me quite a few comments and emails. I’ll try to respond to all of them – with some pictures.

Here I go…

Uncle Jemima’s Pure Mash Liquor

My last post included a picture of a beer. A few people asked about it and although a hilarious guess by Dwight Wannabe, I was not drinking Uncle Jemima’s Pure Mash Liquor.

I was drinking a St. Bernardus Abt 12, a Belgian Abby Ale.

True to the slogan (and a 10.5% alcohol content), St. Bernardus does in fact Bring Heavenly Nectar Within Reach.


I love spaghetti. It is my favorite dinner, mostly because I can have a meatball for breakfast the next day. That’s right; my love for meatballs surpasses my love for spaghetti. This picture shows Sunday night’s dinner (on the left) and Monday morning’s breakfast (one of the meatballs on the right).


Have you ever heard of a Rambutan? What about lychee? Or longan?

I’ve been hooked on lychee since we went to Kauai in June (tasty dudes, they sure are). Ever so often lychee shows up at Trader Joe’s or the Soulard Market, so I’m always on the lookout. On Monday, I spotted an intriguing looking fruit with a spiny exterior - Rambutan. Once I read it was related to the lychee, I was sold.

My humble opinion: It’s a little expensive and a lot of work for a little bit of fruit. But if you love lychee, it’s totally worth the effort.

Homemade Fixins

So you won’t get the wrong impression, there’s more to my diet than frozen pizza, watermelon, coffee and beer. We make a lot of home cooked meals.

Yesterday I made homemade chicken and dumplings. (My friends and family won’t believe me, so of course, I took a few pictures.)

In addition to the dumplings, I also made (from scratch) The Best Fudge Brownies Ever. They really were the best ever!


  1. I see you stick chocolate chips in your brownies, too! Double the pleasure!

    I've been writing about food a lot myself lately. It's starting to scare me, because mine is not a food blog.

  2. Wow, you're such a chef! I wish I could be more like you and enjoy spending time in the kitchen! Awesome job on the fudge! MJ has a fabulous easy fudge recipe as well. I think she says it takes something like 15 minutes!

  3. This looks delicious!



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