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Tetris Is Among Us

So today is my post on baking and although we (Boscar and myself) made these a couple of months ago, I’ve been sitting on this post, waiting for the right time to present it. Well, no time like the present hey?iphone1-002

Tetris Brownies – we made em, they were delicious. Funny thing is when I went to grab the recipe, I googled Tetris brownies again and a post from none other than Little Brother author Cory Doctorow about the brownies came up. He found the Tetris brownie recipe/idea from another blog – Fraske Designs. I wont go into specifics about what we did (it would be the same recipe both Doctorow and FD used). I will say however, it was a messy scene but fun to do.

The hardest part of making the brownies is the uniformity of the pieces. To make them all somewhat equal size shapes we broke a ton of toothpicks in half and used those like a grid on the brownies. Once cut we painted them different colours and placed them, simple as that.
Here’s a video of Tetris (brownies) being played………..ha
                                                    Oh what a world it is………….
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I feel a need to link Digi-Cult – for people who need to scratch that true video game itch. They also have really well put together posts about current technology prospects many ‘geekier’ people will find interesting. No offense is meant by ‘geek’, I consider myself waaaaaay too nerdy for my own good.
 
So that’s it, that’s me. Can we keep this blog alive kids?
If you’re looking for me, find me at my MySpace music page or listen to some other junk I did on Soundclick. I’m praying you also see my name on a remix cd come February (released worldwide via Universal no less). That’s all I can say about it for fear I’ll jinx myself. I’ll update news on that at said MySpace account when news is available. Stay tuned and stay healthy.
I know it’s hard to include my personals in a Food blog but I’m shameless. Sorry.
W
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It’s not Bayside, it’s Seaside

Zack, A.C, Lisa, Screech, Jesse, and Kelly loved the Max. But this ain’t high school. If it were a vacation though, the ‘Saved’ gang would be more than happy hanging out at Klay Talay – the best Asian cuisine in the world – located at El Dorado Seaside Suitesin Mexico. Klay Talay is Thai for ‘by the seaside’ which is quite the clever name.

klay-talayI know it sounds a little strange: The best Asian food is located in Mexico. You’re just gonna have to trust me. Unless you’re going to the orient, this is THE best!!

Klay Talay’s menu is your traditional Asian food restaurant, with all the dishes you might expect. Stuff with rice for example, or dishes with noodles. Ha – I’m just kidding, but they do serve noodles and rice (who doesn’t).

Honestly though, they serve a blend of traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes that do not have words to describe their excellence, they must be eaten to fully understand the yumminess. I’m not a fan of sushi but I have it on good authority that the sushi at Klay far surpasses anything we have locally. Don’t know what it is, I guess they know what there doing.

If you’re going on vacation give this place a shot. You won’t be disappointed, besides Klay, there is a wide variety of restuarants to be chosen from at El Dorado Seaside. Man, I’m starting to feel like one of their representatives……..

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to check back. Starting Monday, it’s super awesome baking week at DD and we have some wonderful things planned throughout the week (Tetris anyone?). It’s been lovely,

W – no Bush, just me.

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Hi all, fresh-foods-fruits-vegetables

Almost the weekend again. Time for some fun. Before that though, lets talk about Vegetarianism.

Well it is a choice that suits my current lifestyle (wait didn’t I eat chicken yesterday?!). Um, for the most part it isn’t all that hard to eat fruits and vegetables, it’s just hard to buy them (I don’t wanna go back to Safeways).

I bet people would eat more fresh vegetables if there was a drive thru grocery store. That would be convenient. I can imagine sitting in line (with my grocery list), making some poor sap run the isles while I moan and groan that “these are the freshest strawberries you could find?”

That store would have disgruntled employees, I know this……

Wow, I just googled drive thru grocery store – Someone stole my idea!!! Smart cats….but, they only sell canned goods and staple items it seems – I guess they knew about the strawberries.

Nice thing about vegetarianism is that there is still many options available in the ‘fast food’ department. Subway and Pita Pit still work for ya, you just need to mind the meats (ie. don’t freakin’ order them). Actually, Extreme Pita proudly displays an “only veggie side” of their grills (as to please the veggies out there).

I applaud people who can abstain from one of the food groups, the problem is some of that animal product is just too tasty. Don’t pass it up – pass it over!!

Ya’ll be safe, eat well, be merry. Till next time,

W with 6 eh’s – Y, because I said so……..

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My Pizza

In this week’s topic we explored restaurants that we found and enjoy. I would like to talk about a couple of my favorites with you as well. Maybe you’ve been there…pizza

If you’ve been keeping up with this blog you know that I am in no position to be hippity hopping between restaurants right now. I am getting better though……But if I was to eat something right now that I really really loved it would be MY PIZZA in Nanton, Alberta (they’re old school, there is no website, just a phone #). How dare they not have a website.

It is comparable to the Lethbridge franchise TOP’S PIZZA. Same locally owned situation, family ran atmosphere and characteristically, the same type of pie. It’s amazing. If you are ever driving from Calgary to Lethbridge, get the number and phone once you leave Calgary’s city limits……It’ll be worth it.

And by no means is it related to the newfound My Pizza franchise thats popped up in the United States. They probably found out about this guy and stole his ingredients – or his super awesome pizza style!

mongol_orduI also can’t say enough good about the Mongolie Grill. I love being able to put what I like on my dish, and not eat junk I don’t like. I also like that I can see my food being prepared. Who knows what people have done to my food in the past, but not at Mongolie – they’d have to taint the buffet containers.

The restaurant in Lethbridge is never busy and I love that about the place (the owners might not like that though). The only gripe I hear from people is that it’s expensive – DONT PUT SO MUCH ON YOUR PLATE!!! Just cause those things are full of food doesn’t mean you have to shovel it into your bowl……

Such is life, indulge in excess. I might actually chance my sensitive belly with some Mongolie soon. Who knows….

Either way, it’s time for me to go eat something. Kids, be safe this weekend, and remember to eat food that you love because you can. See ya next time.

W

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Why is My Chicken Orange?

The definition of the word organic: “Developing in a manner analogous to the natural growth and evolution characteristic of living organisms; arising as a natural outgrowth” (actually that’s definition 9, thanks Dictionary). What does this tell me? If food is organic it should be helping me live? Okay.

Soooo, what does it mean when the chicken is organic? It wasn’t fed steriods, cool, i’m okay with that. Tell me this, why is the meat orange? How many carrots does it take to kill a chicken?

Or what about fish. Everyone loves fish……….Nope!

Fish marinate in their urine their whole lives and I don’t like urinary marination. Unless, garlic pee…….no thanks still too much.

Organic is to diet as spandex is to wrestling – there but not essential. I know (as does most everyone) eating right and eating properly is the key ingredient in natural health management. But sometimes it’s hard to eat 100% healthy. I don’t always have the time to hit the grocery store so how am I expected to FARM!! Lets be honest, would you drink milk if someone was always spouting off about mama’s booby factory – NO! Keep the breast milk at the dairy factory so your mom can keep her day job.

In Star Wars I bet you could eat whatever you wanted………not so much in Store Wars.

Do not go to the darkside of the Farm my kiddies!!!!!
Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween

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I’m Lighter Than Last Week

This isn’t going to be much of a post. I’m currently recovering from having my gallbladder removed. That was my fad diet. I lost 5 pounds on the ‘take the gallbladder out’ diet.

It was quite an amazing thing to lose weight. Thanks surgery. No Atkins or anything of the sort. I do follow the cigarette diet from the 20’s though. Actually, I am ‘dieting’ right now. haha

I can’t help but feel if someone doesn’t want to diet the old way (excercise with proper meal intervals), the new ‘fad diets’ are sure to be unsuccessful. I know it takes longer than sending a text or an email but the old way is definitely better than the new ways…

Look, because of my gall situation it feels like I am participating in a trendy new diet anyways. Vegetables, fruits, no cheese, low-fat, low-sugar, no junk – it’s like I don’t know who I am anymore

I’ve changed, I’ll admit it. It’s not you, it’s me……..I’m different now.
I don’t want the same things that I did *cough* 2 months ago.
I guess I just needed a change. Oh food, why do you do this to me.

Okay, I’m sore, don’t wanna sit here anymore. Need more medication. Oh snap! No it’s not Raven, it’s the new fad diet i’ve been looking for – PILLS. I know it works, i’ve seen it done.

See you guys next week when I’ll have regained at least 35% more mobility. Till then, have a great weekend

W

I need my bed

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It’s Friday – Finally

What up newsies,
The weekend is finally upon us. It’s time for drinks and dancing (or preperation for surgery) – WOOO!!!!

If you read last weeks Friday post you’d know my gallbladder is being removed. Well, come Monday afternoon I should be a couple of pounds lighter. Thanks Gallstones!! Some diet!?!

It’s too bad my gally had to poop out because I could’ve enjoyed some of this culture food we talked about this week. I’VE EATEN BRIGADEIRO, IT’S DELICIOUS!! I wouldn’t dare eat one now – But watch out in a couple of months! Fans of yummy should really try these, sooooo good.

And ya know what? I’ve never eaten any of those West Indian dishes but I’d rock em all. If I’d known about Roti and how to make it I probably would’ve eaten that the last couple of months. I think that would’ve been good for me…….and I can already envision Doubles outside of all the bars – people stumbling out to order, asking for a Double Doubles.

I have to say no to Sushi though. I am in no way a part of the hipster Sushi Dictatorship (unregistered trademark c/o Kenny Bloggins). It’s seems like the thing right now is to eat (and love) Sushi. I can almost feel the people shaming me for not enjoying Sushi. Hey, what can I say?

I’m seafood friendly, that’s right. I would rather watch it swim than sizzle. I am not a Seafood Rights activist, so you can kill as many as you want, I’m cool. Just don’t hassle me about not rockin’ the sea wrap….

Like someone used to say, give me rice, give me vegetables (or something like that, I’m not sure). Everyone can enjoy their fish while I hop on the George Foreman and cook some Chicken.

Holy grilled chicken Batman, this is tasty!!

Well, before I go, I have to say, Alberta is truely weird……………

I’m born & raised in AB and I just can’t fathom why we have so many strange attractions. I didn’t even realise we had Giant Food until yesterday. If I’m not mistaken we also have a Star Trek ship (in Vulcan, no less), a large golf putter, a badminton racket, and seriously there’s too many too mention. Click HERE for a look. What a place.

Well, I think my time is up. Stay tuned next week when we’ll be discussing Fad Diets. NEW DISEASES HERE WE COME!! Till that time, stay healthy,

W (I’m the new one, Bush is almost gone)

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