Marble[wo]man Blog August 11-19, 2011

Tuesday, August 11, 2011

Bring Home Birthday

August 6, 2011

To celebrate my niece's ("I'm over a quarter century years old") birthday, she asked if we could gather at Nana's house for a meal. I purchased a half bushel of #1 crabs.

Half Bushel of #1 Crabs.

Unfortunately, I was beholden to the kitchen gadgets that I had forgotten at home, so I availed myself to the pots and pans that were within reach, at hand.

Pots and Pans at Hand

I had made the baked macaroni and (3) cheese the previous evening. I even remembered to bring the shredded hardened curd to sprinkle over the loaf during the reheat.

Baked Macaroni and (3) Cheese

Getting the crabs from the basket to the boiling water took some acrobatics, and some hunter-gatherer technique.

Acrobatics Crabs

Once the crabs were cooked, they were joined on the kitchen table with grandmom's 'falling off the

Crans and 'Falling Off the Bone' Beef Ribs

bone' beef ribs, her 'boulder' potato salad and cold chicken wings, auntie's 'cute' couscous, her mommy's

Grandmom's 'Boulder' Potato Salad, and Cold Chicken Wings, Auntie's 'Cute' Couscous

avocado dip (not pictured) and 'double' baked beans--and cousin's corn.

'Mommy's 'Double' Baked Beans, and Cousin's Corn

One chocolate and one lemon cake, accompanied with Neapolitan ice cream--we had for dessert. There were not enough candles for both cakes, so the chocolate was blazed, however both were devoured. Presents were not necessary, a nice to do. I did not. Having cooked over the past twelve hours, I took a snooze--budgeted.

An early evening--there was plenty of epicurean swag for everyone to bring home a plate (or two), bladder baggies for ingestion during the week.

Friday, August 19, 2011

In House Insights

When creating a recipe, I am uncertain as to whether or not I am being influenced solely by cultural ethnocentrism(s), current event(s), personal issue(s), moral dictate(s), fetishistic curiosity(ies), opportunistic happenstance(s), latent discovery(ies)--or by alchemical amalgamation.
Mushy Love
Olive Oil
Chopped Onion
Tomato Medley
    -- grape
    -- heirloom
    -- globe
Lime Juice (fresh)
Beech Mushrooms
Long Hot Pepper (rings)
Parsley (air-dried, minced)
Beaufort Cheese (blocks)
Sardines (plain water)
Inept empiricism is helpful. My recipes are subconscious impulsions evolved from fancy--utilized referential cravings.
Tartine Salad with Speckled Eyes
Shredded Chicken (steamed, chilled)
Chives (diced)
Tomato (diced)
Tamarind Sauce

Tiny Cheddar Cheese Wheel (wax removed)
Clementine (peel removed)
Sesame Seed Crispbread
Chocolate Chip Cookies
I cannot say that I am a person who is big on food preparation or presentation. I have more of an appetite for taste(s)--less for appetizing treatment(s).
Marmorean Goulash
Pork Ribs
  -- olive oil
  -- sea salt
  [sautéed thoroughly once sauced]

Frijoles Negros (from a can)
  [cooked wet to dry]
Ingredients: Pork Ribs; Frijoles Negros

Pine Nuts/Garlic (crushed/minced)
  [pan-toasted lightly]
Tomato (diced)
Dried Mint (crumbled)
Coconut Cream (liquid)
Ingredients: Pine Nuts, Garlic; Tomato, Dried Mint, Coconut Cream

Corn Tortilla Cheddar Cheese Melt (microwaved)
Picante Sauce

Iced Tea with Mineral Water
Marmorean Goulash
Marmorean Goulash

By exposing my recipe psyche, I celebrate the demographic challenge of maintaining provincial provisions.
Feel free to exercise thought by sending me an email regarding preparation nuances.You may eat easy when you eat ingredients. (Disclaimer)
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