Thursday, October 30, 2008

We Call It Brotherly Love





Also this made me laugh. Just once, but it was a good one.

Also this is crazy.



Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Andy Warghoul


Um, Like Your Smile is Totally Ruling Me Right Now - Japanther


Starstruck - The Kinks


The Philosophy of The World - The Shaggs

The Chair That Squeeks - Rapture

Let's Go Get Stoned - Ray Charles


Bees - Caribou


People, why aren't you rioting in the streets? Before this year is over I may have to start some shit. For now, I am content to bake and eat too many cookies. I'm pissed though, make no mistake. I just watched a terrific program on art stuff, The Mona Lisa Curse. More specifically it was about the problems with contemporary art. My god it felt good to hear someone very intelligently say out loud what I have been thinking and boring people with for five years. However, it was very depressing. I had to look at dogs in halloween costumes for a full half hour to calm down from my state of completely rational but unfocused rage. I really wish I could use my words more gooder than I do, because I would be a great art critic. As it stands now shouting "FUCK this shit!" doesn't cut it. Fuck you, shark in a tank. Fuck you unmade bed. Fuck you turd in a glass box. Fuck you Campbells fucking tomato fucking soup. You are symptoms of a fatal disease. Begone, thee horrid manifestations of empty minds and greedy pockets. Argh! Angst! Burn it all!

Phew.

Cookies.

Kara's Favourite
MOCHA COOKIES
Makes 5 dozen




4 oz (4 squares) bittersweet chocolate

1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup unsalted butter

4 eggs
1½ cups sugar

2 tablespoons instant expresso powder or instant coffee granules
2 tsp vanilla 3/4 cup flour ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium saucepan, slowly melt unsweetened chocolate, the first chocolate chips and butter over low heat, stirring occasionally, not allowing the mixture to bubble.

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and coffee granules until eggs are pale and yellow. Add vanilla.

Separately, stir together the dry ingredients. When the melted chocolate is smooth and still hot, fold it into egg mixture, then fold in flour mixture. Add the mini chocolate chips and stir. Let batter stand for 15 minutes.


To form cookies, use one spoon to scoop out about half a spoon of dough, a second spoon to scrape the dough onto a baking sheet, twelve cookies per sheet to allow for spreading.

Bake 8 – 10 minutes until puffed and shiny on top. Do not over bake.


Have you carved your turnip yet? No? You fail.


Wahaha! Sinister.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Oh My Gourdness!



Mon Dieu - Edith Piaf


Not Going Anywhere - Keren Ann

Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy

It's so lovely outside. Smells like wood and leaves and very crisp air, mmmdang. When this weather comes along it makes me crave my Nanny's "mush" so badly. I knew it was coming, so I prepared earlier in the week and bought a turnip, some potatoes, a big ol bag of carrots and some of the cutest onions I have seen all year. And tonight I set about, making mush!

Nanny's Mush

5 carrots
3 large potatoes
1 turnip

Roughly chop every thing up and boil until tender. Drain. Mash it all up with a little butter, salt and pepper.

Carmelized Onions

6 small onions or 3 large
2 Tbsp butter
2 tbsp oil

Heat butter and oil in a thick bottomed pan. Add onions and a pinch of sugar and salt and slowly cook over medium heat. Cook until onions are caramel coloured, this could take 30 minutes to an hour depending on how long youre willing to wait. I like doing it for an hour.


I just returned from running to the store because this meal cannot be eaten without fresh white bread. On my merry jaunt home with a baguette slung under one arm and a pomegranate in my hand I stopped to shoot the shit with some neighborhoodlums. Said hello to the owner of the second hand shop who looked like a fat and contended owl in his round rim glasses, sitting in front of his halloween racks. Got molested in the street by a couple coworkers who had just finished closing up shop. And now, Im home, and its warm and the apartment is spotlessly clean and filled with the smell of carmelized onions. I'm a happy girl.

Mush, fresh bread, carmelized onions, and the thing to complete it- a whiskey and gingerale. This meal is my nan, and eating it makes me happy and sad and comfortable all at the same time. And hungry. So Im gonna shut the hell up and eat this. This makes enough for 4 or 5 people by the way. Or just one person, over the course of 3 or 4 days, wa ha ha ha!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dans Le Toilette de Dianne


Wachooouoooo I wish I could sneeze a rainbow cloud friend out of my unicorn penis too. How could anything be happier. Anyway. Instead of my homework Im going to listen to THIS MUSIC

Why Can't I Touch It? - The Buzzcocks


Hometown Unicorn - Super Furry Animals

Lily and Parrots - Sun Kil Moon


Think Locally, Fuck Globally - Gogol Bordello


Moustache TV - Atom And His Package

Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - The Smiths


And make THIS recipe! HA! Take that, succeeding in life!


Chocolate and Lemon Madeleines
from Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme/Dorie Greenspan

1/2 cup + 1 tbsp (70 g) all-purpose flour
3 1/2 tbsp. Dutch-processed cocoa powder, preferably Valrhona
1/2 tsp. double-acting baking powder
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp (90 g) sugar
pinch of salt

grated zest of 1/4 lemon
2 large eggs - at room temperature
6 1/2 tbsp (100 g) unsalted butter - at room temperature


Sift together flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Set aside. Put the sugar, salt and lemon zest into a bowl and rub everything together with your fingertips until the sugar is moist, grainy and very aromatic.

Using a whisk beat the eggs into the lemon-sugar until the mixture is blended. Squish the butter through your fingers to create what is called a pomade and add it into the bowl. Still whisking, beat in the butter just to get it evenly distributed. Gently whisk in the sifted flour, stirring only until the flour is incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Press a piece of plastic wrap against the surface of the batter and chill it overnight before baking.

When you are ready to bake the cookies, center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 425F (220C). Butter a 12-mold madeleine pan, than dust the molds with flour, tapping out the excess.

Divide the batter evenly among the madeleine molds. Place the pan in the oven, insert wooden spoon in the door to keep it slightly ajar, and immediately turn the oven temperature down to 350F (180C). Bake the cookies for 13 to 15 minutes, or until they are domed and spring back when pressed lightly. Unmold the cookies onto a work surface than transfer them to a rack to cool to room temperature.

Keeping:
Madeleines can be kept at room temperature in an airtight tin for about 2 days or frozen for up to 2 weeks.

Pierre Herme tip:
An overnight rest in the refrigerator is what gives these madeleines their characteristic bump in the center. If you’re in a hurry, chill them for an hour - you won’t get as pronounced a bump, but cookies will bake better for the chill.


Sweet Christ there is one of those Lolcats things for everything, even vague Proustian references.

In Other News: Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Chocofucked


Holy shaz, the government just sent me $150 for no foreseeable reason! It obviously hasnt been listening to what I've been saying behind it's back. Nice! Time to go score some drugs!

Its just after 1 and I'm skipping math class to write this. Well, I did go to math class but I just absolutely murdered a test and had to hightail it out of there. Fucking math! So now Im home and overwhelmed again. I had a most needed fantastic Thanksgiving weekend but spent it mostly dicking off with the fam and laying on the dog and baking all sorts of stuff thaaaaat I did no homework. And now Im in a dire situation. Oops. Oh well, I do what I want and the consequences are my own. God I'm a jackass at times.

I have some great recipes from Thanksgiving to put up here but Im too lazy to unpack my bags and find them so fuck you, I'll do it later. Now I quickly bang up two projects worth 20% and 60% of my marks respectively before work. Woo, Bloody, Hoo. But first, some toast.

Bye!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

With a Hee and a Ho


Kara at School and Work!

Kara for the couple of hours a day she is not at school or work.


Southpark has helped me express my inner turmoil. Least it can fuckin do, really!
Listen to this stuff, it will make the snake in your stomach get up and join the circus. The circus of CRIME!


Little Richard - Hurry Sundown.mp3

Garnet Mimms - As Long As I Have You.mp3

Tennessee Ernie Ford - Call of the Wild Goose.mp3

Wanda Jackson - Funnel of Love.mp3


Chris Kenner - Sick and Tired.mp3

Billie Holiday & Lester Young - When You're Smiling.mp3



Most of these were plucked from the branches of the gnarled old sexy tree that is Spread The Good Word!

Check it out, it's so most excellent.

By the way, that snake chick is apparently Princess Python, a.k.a Zelda DuBois, "on and off member of the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime... Former member of the Clown Masters of Menace, Serpent Squad, and the Serpent Society." According to Eric Gilette she has a SpiderMan Fear Rating of 1....Bad. Ass.


After listening to this stuff for an hour and doing a bit of dancing about in my underpants, I feel gooood man. Real gooood. Gonna sleep! CPR course bright and early in the morning. So next time your heart stops upon being sos truck by my beauteous self, I can get it going again. Don't worry so much about it. Handled. Goodnight stinkwads!



Yeah Man Its Cool



I don't know why people do these things.....



Apparently you've all seen this before, but just in case.. Quality. We made bread in class today! I took home 2 loaves of delicious white bread and a huge bag of cloverleaf buns for a couple bucks. Theres nothing more sexy in the world than fresh baked breading cooling on a wire rack. Oh wait yes there is-- its my new skill of cracking an egg with one hand! Fuckjesus I'm Pro now! YeeeAAARGH!

Gosh.. I've had a really lovely evening of cleaning with no pants on and singing loudly along with Mr. Jeff Buckley. We can both belt it out pretty much the same. We're good. Maybe Im a little better, but he's dead, Ive had more practice, I won't split hairs. I love my brother to death and dying but its REALLY nice to spend an evening in my favourite manner: the without pants manner.

Anyway its 1am and I have to get up for work at 6am and theres only 5 am's between them so I got to fold up my leaflets and petals and become periodically dormant during the absence of light!

Goodnight, sexpots

Friday, October 3, 2008

Sleepy Buns



Ha ha ha ha ha. I just typed BIG FAT WEINER in capital letters into google images and pressed enter. That is picture number one! It pleases me.

I'm tired THUS therefore I'm typing in grey. Oh how the frustration was mounting today! But its amazing how the simple act of someone else washing the dishes for you while you're at work can clear that out. Feels good in my stomachular area. Thankyou my dear!

Speaking of stomacheses, mines fucking crammed with buns. Buns I MADE! We started on breads this week. Soft rolls tied in a variety of knots. Scrumptious. I would post the recipe here now but its all in grams and I know that can be annoying if you're a By The Cup kinda person so when I make them again for myself I'll convert it and put it up. I'm doing really well in baking class. During I am dead focused and don't even notice the 4 hours pass. Afterwards there is almost a buzz when I leave and take off my hat and jacket, have a product in my hand and know I spent my day really well. And then I go to work, POO!

No I like that too.. I'm just really tired. Anyway, I should go to bed. GoodnighT!

Ane Brun - Lullabye for Grown-Ups