Just for Photo Lovers: Food!

I was out browsing food blogs for new recipes when I was totally distracted by the most amazing food photos I have ever seen. The blog belongs to writer Michael Ruhlman and the photos belong to his wife, Donna. I haven’t had a chance to read the blog yet, but I will definitely be back to do so.

I have a weakness for black and white photography and Donna uses the medium like a master. Sheer eye candy!

You can find the photos at http://blog.ruhlman.com/ruhlmancom/food-photography/.

How does this work again?

I am still trying to get used to this version of WordPress.  My other blogs are built on different versions.  The difficulty with this one is that for some reason, when I add HTML code, it erases other text!  It’s frustrating because this blog was meant to be a self expression vehicle that could work in the limited time I have to spend on it.  Can we say “Argh!” boys and girls?

Three Days to Dead

Just read the first chapter of Kelly Meding’s’ new book, Three Doors to Dead.  This is a new urban fantasy series by a new author who I think is going places. The first chapter is definitely intriguing.

Argh! And I have to wait til November to read the rest? Noooooo!!!!

You can read the chapter here.

No word on a Kindle edition yet, but the paperback is available for pre-order at Amazon.  It comes out November 24, 2009.

Currently Watching: Leverage S1

Leverage Season 1


I missed this the first time around because it airs at the same time as one of my favorites, Criminal Minds.

I enjoy crime shows and mysteries, but especially enjoy shows that are both extremely well written andfunny.  This show does both really well. Just a few episodes in, I know already that this is going to be one of my new favorites.

Currently Reading: What We Eat When We Eat Alone

What We Eat When We Eat Alone

What We Eat When We Eat Alone: Stories and 100 Recipes by Debra Madison and Patrick McFarlin is an interesting look at how we eat when we are alone. I am finding myself surprised at some of the differences between the way men and women approach this. Sometimes I eat like a man and sometimes like a woman….

The book is as much a narrative as it is a cookbook, and there are only about 100 recipes in the book. Many of them are Southwestern. I’ve already found a few new polenta recipes to try.

This book is available in a Kindle Edition.

Update: This was a enjoyable and very personable book to read.  The drawings in this book are absolutely delightful and add so much to the reading experience.  The chapter on seduction meals is quite humorous and a must read.

The book had some interesting recipes that I plan to try. I would have preferred less Southwestern recipes; I think the book had too many.

Philly Meatball Sandwiches

One of my favorite quick versions of a classic sandwich.

Difficulty level: Easy
Total Time: Less than 30 minutes

1 pkg cooked meatballs
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, sliced into strips
4 French or Hoagie Rolls
4 oz. shredded mozzerella cheese*

In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil. Meanwhile, heat meatballs in microwave until hot.  When vegetables are almost tender, add meatballs to skillet.  Spread cheese over mixture and cover.  Heat for 2 minutes, then let stand until cheese melts. Serve on Rolls.

*You can substitute cheese whiz for a more authentic Philly if desired.