curgoth: (Dancing Monkeys)
( Feb. 16th, 2010 11:20 pm)
Recipe one: dinner.

My jaw is still messed up, so I wanted something that required little to no chewing. [ profile] neeuqdrazil was nice enough to put out some lentils and rice to soak throughout the day for me this morning (I was late because I decided to iron. I hate those pants.)

My plan was a simple lentil and rice porridge with some veg of some sort - the lentil are soaked, and hence should melt away after some boiling.

Well, between being an hour late due to traffic and pants this morning, and the need to get more toilet paper (not optional!) after work, I got home at 6:30, and need to leave to dance class by 7:45 at the absolute latest.

So, I put the lentils and rice with water, salt, "curry powder", 4 garlic cloves and about half as much chopped ginger in a pot and set it to boil. I then grabbed a wodge of frozen spinach bricks from the freezer and microwaved 'em. When thawed, the spinach went into the pot too.

Unfortunately, by 7:20, it was all still far too un-porridgey. So I panicked and put it in our blender on purée.

Now I had steaming hot dark green paste of roughly peanut buttery consistency. It tasted lovely, and was easy to eat, but looks... frightening. I have a container of it in the freezer now for emergencies that require green protein paste.

Recipe two: post dance drink.

1 part agave syrup
2 parts lime juice
4 parts tequila
fill glass with soda water

Sweet and mellow - unsurprisingly, tequila and agave syrup merge together on the pallet.

In other news dance class was good, though [ profile] mycrazyhair wasn't feeling quite awesome. For my own part, I feel like I'm finally getting it - while dancing with an experienced dancer, I "read" that a lift was available, and smoothly lifted her. Later, after working with a guy and then meeting him during the open dance part of the class, he asked if I'd dance with his (I assume?) girlfriend, since I was, in his words, "really good". I would not describe myself as really good, or even good yet, but I feel like I'm actually starting to get it. Maybe some day I'll feel comfortable enough to actually try a jam!
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( Aug. 23rd, 2009 09:08 pm)
So, [ profile] neeuqdrazil is sick. Boo!
I drove us back from Kingston, and was drifting to sleep, so I stopped for awful, awful Horton's coffee. How can people drink that stuff?

Since getting home at around 5, I have gone to the store, and bought a large quantity of vegetables.

I've also hit the LCBO and stocked up on cheap whisk(e)y from Ireland, Canada and America.

I've run a load of dishes through.

I've installed a set of shelves including a wine rack in the boot closet. I've also torn my right knuckle open, but the bleeding has at least stopped.

I may want to get to shopping up that basket of carrots and the bunch of celery, and maybe consider dinner that is not made of distilled malted barley.
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( Jun. 4th, 2009 12:55 pm)
I have been a mail-orderin' fool, of late.

I got a shipment of taboo absinthe from BC last week. Added to the new brand the LCBO carries, I now have three kinds. Some time in the fall, I think I need to have a Girls Gone Wilde party (tea and absinthe! Victorian/Steampunk dress encouraged) and do an absinthe tasting. And really, three glasses should be plenty for just about anyone.

I also finally got my copy of In A Wicked Age, an Indie RPG that I got to try out at ACUS.

Finally, I also got notice that the Freakangels stuff I order a month ago has finally shipped.
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( May. 3rd, 2009 09:09 am)
"The Sante Wine Festival will not be operating in 2009, but please visit for other great events happening in the Bloor-Yorkville community. "
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( Jan. 31st, 2008 10:49 pm)
More blood. Today it didn't even wait for me to go to bed.

The computer I have had for less than a week, even after it's first re-install of windows, still seems to be losing time. A lot of time. Enough that it makes the computer close to sueless, once it gets going - dropping 3-4 hours overnight because it keeps hiccoughing is not useful. I predict arguments with support and having to ship it back some time soon. Pity.

I have been craving curry pasta with tomatoes and chickpeas, but I haven't been able to face a trip to the store on top of everything else. So tonight I made do with what I had (though starting to make dinner at 9:30 may not have been the best choice)

I ended up with a sauce made of onion, garlic, ginger, spices, frozen peppers, frozen peas, frozen spinach, and a mixture of pure soy protein powder and chickpea flour. the result was... weighty. I had no tomatoes and no chickpeas - I will have to add those to the list of things to always have on hand.

On the Good list;

* Got a couple guilt gorillas off my back on work stuff (by staying at work past 7pm)
* Lizard snuck in home before me and left me timbits
* My last ebay purchase arrived - I has tie pins
* I managed to do a fair bit of dish washing
* I've had enough water and alcohol that I might actally sleep once my nose stops bleeding (even if I am on to the Old Krupnik because I'm out of sippable rum)
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( Jan. 22nd, 2008 09:40 pm)
I juat got home at 9:30pm.

The good;

* bought and installed new wiper blades on the car
* got more windshield washer fluid
* got gas
* got groceries for tonight's dinner, my new recipe night contribution, and liz' NRN contribution
* got wine and sherry
* the new desktop ZIM! should arrive at the office before noon tomorrow

The bad;

* hip sore again, so workout was short. I blame lunges, and will try not doing them to see if that helps.
* I am so freaking tired that I don't have the energy to cook anything. But, if I don't, it will rot before it gets cooked. So, off to work I go. I think there is something weird about having to stay up past my bedtime just to get dinner ready. At least there is wine!
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( Nov. 21st, 2007 06:18 pm)
I just realised - turning 30 is a perfect justification for buying a 30 year old bottle of scotch. I think I will use some of my day off next week to hit the scotch room at the Summerhill LCBO.
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( Oct. 26th, 2007 04:52 pm)
No boots for me. Both of the places I tried looked at me like I was insane - they don't make equestrian riders in my size, and therefore they don't make gear (like the dressage boots I wanted) in my size either. Or something like that.

On the plus side, I finally returned empties top the beer store, for the first time since they started taking non-beer bottles. No one in the store was there to buy beer - only drop off empties. I came away with almost $10, and the guy behind me at at least twice as many bottles as I did. Weird.
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( May. 8th, 2007 10:12 pm)
Apparently, I am *not* indestructible?!?!

Bed now.
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( Mar. 19th, 2006 07:17 pm)
The best part of a hangover is how good you feel when it goes away.
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( Mar. 19th, 2006 06:08 pm)
Yup, that'd be a hangover. Not the worst I've ever had by any stretch - among other things, there's no bagpipes this time.

On the plus side, my leg seems to be almost completely recovered.

Today has been predominantly a day of napping, with a side of laundry. Still to do: take out the past month or so of recycling.
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( Feb. 26th, 2006 10:11 pm)
New drink of the night.

Take three green chilies and a good sized hunk of ginger, slit, but do not chop the chilies. Drop into a mickey of vodka, leave for a few weeks - it should turn yellowish. You now have green chili vodka.

Fill a martini glass with ice, and pour in some sake.
Shake 1.5 oz of green chili vodka with ice.
Dump the sake and ice out.
Strain the vodka into the slightly sake'ed glass.
Here, one should garnish with something clever like a that basil leaf, a slice of ginger or maybe a sprig of cilantro or a curry leaf. I had none of these things, so I just drank it naked.

The vodka was spicy, but not lethally so - the flavour of the chili and ginger was still very present. This worked much better than my previous infusion attempts (blueberry, cranberry and vanilla, none of which quite worked).

I need a name for this drink, though, besides just "green chili martini"
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( Oct. 23rd, 2005 05:08 pm)
Best Buy won't fix the ipod because it's still under Apple's warranty - this means I have to send it to Apple myself, pay the $40 shipping, then take the invoice back to Best Buy who will get a cheque for $40 mailed to me. Behold the convenience of getting the extra service plan from Best Buy.

I have Warrior Port. It's not bad, but a little sweet.

I am going to try to make "God Funeral Wine" ala Neil Gaiman's Anasi Boys tonight - the flavours described are "bitter", "rosemary", and "salt" (from the tears of virgins, natch)

My proposed recipe:
1 bottle of cheap red wine
"some" inexpensive port (i.e., warrior port)
kosher salt
angostura bitters and/or gioia bitter (weird Italian thing I picked up at the store - very bitter, but also sweet)

I'm a little worried about the entire thing ending up too sweet, which is why I'm considering leaving out the gioia, even though it's the right level of bitter. I had also considered using the orange or lime rind with the white left in, but I think the citrus flavour would kill off the rosemary. For similar reasons, I'm leaving out the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg I'd been pondering adding. The idea is to heat the mixture so that the rosemary flavour comes out - the port should make sure that the end result is potent

I also started a green chili and ginger infused vodka. We'll see how that works out.

I need to remember that I have to make my yoghurt cheesecakes tonight.

This may be the worst spicy tuna roll I have ever eaten - mushy tuna that has obviously been frozen, and hot sauce. I can taste the hot cause, (beyond the spiciness) and can't taste the tuna. This is what happens when you buy grocery store sushi.
curgoth: (Red Hair Smile)
( Jul. 31st, 2005 01:41 pm)
I have decided to start a new thingy of the indeterminant time period - Iron Bartender.

I have often talked about holding an Iron Bartender party, but I've never been able to generate enough interest (and, more importantly, drinkers) to pull it off. However, after [ profile] much_ado's recent post asking for a drink to go with the name "Chinese Fire Drill", I've decided to put my party game on the net.

This is how it works - I will post a drink name, and a theme ingredient. Come up with drinks that work with the name, and try to work in the theme ingredient if possible, though it's not a requirement - fitting the name is more important.

The drink for this round is "Thunder and Lightning". The theme ingredient is blue curacao, because I believe I have two bottles of it right now.
curgoth: (thorn-crowned sun)
( Jan. 31st, 2005 09:55 pm)
13 hour day today at work, and I've been requested to be in at 8:00am tomorrow - which is always my goal, but I don't always make it in right at 8:00.

Tomorrow promises to be another long ass day, too.

On the plus side, I am finally home, and I have finally managed to make a good Manhattan, as opposed to what I normally end up with (a strong Manhattan). Out of gin for martinis though, so no more until after car, when I can buy booze again. It'll be interesting to see what I'm drinking in April - I may be down to juice mixed with schnapps and other sweet liqueurs. Club soda may become a good friend. Improvisation ho! For the time being, though, there is still whiskey and vodka.
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( Apr. 4th, 2004 05:05 am)
Home from the ElizzAllanna bday thigny at the Phioenix.

After spending 90 mintes wating, peope finally showed up.

drank enough. Hydrating now.

11am will be early today to go to dim sum. I will survuve.

Didn't do anythgin I shouldn't have done. Some day, I'll finally snap, and cetain people will be uncomfortable. But honestly, I seem to retain X amount of slef-control to the point where I retain memory. So if I recall something, I was probably 90% sane, if a bit impulsive. By the tiome I start doing things I don't think I should do, I am usually drunk enough to have blacked out.

But, X, and Y, and perhaps Z are safe, because I am a poltie drunkard.

Water is my friend.


I habe a very long post floating aroundin my head about being a person who exists in the interstices of various subcuktures. So, be warned, I'll prolly post some kind of melancholy angety thingy in the next week. Right now, thoguh, watewr is my friend. One litre down, time to refill.

Maybe I shoudl try to sleep at some point. Or, at leat stop typig stufg into this post.
curgoth: (southpark)
( Jan. 2nd, 2004 01:42 pm)
state of the monkey report )
I have had somewhere near 30 "standard drinks" this evening. And yet, I don't think I did much thatr I w9ould condider beyond the pale this evening. I am staying up drinking water for while,so that I don't die of death and booze.

It might be argued that I hav too much self-control since I didn';t do "X" "Y" or "Z" despite having consumed amost enbnohg alcohol to kill me.

If anyone woyuld liek some excess self-control, I have more than I need or can use.

Hrm. I will prollty throw up before I go to sleep. How unfortunqate. Botheer. I am not current;ly weraing trousers.

At least I am guaranteed to not vomit on my trousers, since I dinbd;t bring a bakup pair.

I am almosty asleep0 one way or another.

Much love and affecvtion andf smhooces and more is offereed to [ profile] neeuqdrazil and [ profile] tafkar. And I should add that that is rewly fuckign hard to spell right now.

I sstop nopw be uzcar spellin g ihs hard,
curgoth: (pink)
( Mar. 1st, 2002 02:40 pm)
Pez was mentioning that we should have a drunken party some time soon.

Which got me to thinking about something I've been meaning to do for some time now.

Iron Bartender

The basic premise is this; a group of people get together. Everyone takes a turn as a "contestant"; whether or not contestant compete against each other, or just go one at a time depends of how many people you have, and how competitive folks are feeling.

Regardless, everyone except the contestant(s) decide on a theme ingredient (alcoholic or not), and the contestant(s) have to make one or more drinks based on this.

Portions should be small to keep people from getting drunk too fast.

Everyone has to drink what the contestant makes; this should discourage theme ingredients like vinegar and Tabasco.

All drinks must be given names. Someone may want to write down recipes if a drink turns out well.

Drinks should be as close to unique creations as possible; rum and coke is not a worthwhile use of iron bartender.

Comments? questions? Screams of horror?


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