Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I've needed to get this recipe to a friend, now it's up here for all of you to enjoy, so MAKE THEM.

5 oz. semi or bittersweet chocolate
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
8 oz. unsalted butter
3 tbs. cocoa powder
1 1/2 tbs. instant coffee powder
3 large eggs
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 ts. vanilla
1/2 ts. salt
1 c. flour
course sea salt

Preheat oven to 350.

Chop chocolates, cube butter and melt in a medium bowl set over a double boiler until smooth. Mix in cocoa powder and instant coffee until smooth. Cool slightly.

While chocolate is cooling prepare your pan. Spray a 8 in. sq. pan with cooking spray. Press two pieces of foil into the pan leaving a few inches overhang on all sides, spray with more cooking spray.

Whisk the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt togeather in a medium bowl. Whisk in chocolate mixture, then fold in flour until just combined.

Pour into prepared pan and spread into the corners with a runner spatula. Sprinkle with desired ammount of sea salt and bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs sticking too it.

Cool on a wire rack for two hours. I like to chill mine over night before cutting as to make nice, clean 1 inch squares.


Monday, June 28, 2010


from our garden, we carefully and ceremoniously cut it in half and ate it for dessert.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I can't wait for this stupid movie to come out.

Friday, May 21, 2010



Be My Wife

What makes a good playlist?

This is something I've been thinking about. A lot.

The playlist will be for my wedding, when I marry my dream girl.

Should I try to appeal more to the people who will be listening or to myself?

What is my Grandmother going to enjoy more, Needles and Pins covered by The Ramones? Or the original by The Searchers?

Breathless by X or Jerry Lee Miller?

Is Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart appropriate? I think it is? Or Maybe I'll play the most beautiful Raveonettes song which happens to have the line, "I close my eyes to hurt you, to leave you..."

My favorite Talking Heads song, Road to Nowhere? (Favorite because it is featured in the end credits of one of my most beloved childhood movies, Little Monsters featuring Fred Savage and Howie Mandel, pre OCD.) Surly not.

Is this too much Bowie? Drive-In Saturday, "Heroes", Oh! You Pretty Things, Queen Bitch, Sound And Vision, Be My Wife, Soul Love, Let's Dance, Modern Love, Absolute Beginners, Golden Years, Tonight, Young Americans.

Is Under My Thumb by The Rolling Stones as incredibly sexist as I just realized it may be? Am I OK with that? I think so.

Hey by the Pixies is a favorite but is not appropriate. No whores at the door of my wedding, PLEASE.

Love Vigilantes by New Order is about a guy getting killed in a war and never getting to see his wife and kid again. But it's so upbeat and danceable. I think I'll go with Age of Consent.

Can a song have the phrase fucked off in it?

One thing that is certain, you can definitely never have too much Bowie.

Thursday, April 29, 2010





I'm endeavoring to grow a garden this summer. So far so good in the lettuce department. Spinach and arugula, eggplant, red peppers, tomatoes and squash are also beginning to sprout. Check out parkseed.com, it's where I got my seeds. They split everything up in categories which made it pretty easy for me to figure out what would be good to grow in containers on our deck. I also planted delicata squash seeds which I picked up at Target, they are the only ones that never grew. So don't by your seeds from Target.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

We got a cat.

Her name is Lola, she's pretty awesome.