Wednesday, April 16, 2014

( that dum dum dum sound thing )

h/t JMG
On July 5, 1989, the "Seinfeld Chronicles" aired on NBC for the first time and 25 years later, the Cyclones will celebrate the "show about nothing" that has left an indelible mark on popular culture. The first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a Keith Hernandez "Magic Loogie" Bobblehead.  In addition, there will be non-stop Seinfeld themed entertainment from beginning to end. Yada yada'll have an awesome night.
Here's a look at some of the things we have in store for the evening:
The options for in-game entertainment are endless and are sure to change between now and game day.  From "No Soup for You" after a visiting player strikes out, who knows, maybe the staff will even dress in velvet from head to toe

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Great Easter Lamb Recipe

 Round and round from my facebook pal and brand new hero ( DID YOU KNOW SHE RAN FOR THE US SENATE FROM SOUTH CAROLINA ON THE GREEN PARTY LINE ? ) The one time pride of GPTV now Charleston grande dame , Nathalie Dupree via Marie Nygren's blog. Mrs Nygren of coarse married to one time king of Atlanta restaurant owners and my one time boss's boss's boss, Steve Nygren. She is also the daughter of LONG time Atlanta restaurant diva, Margret Lupo of Mary Mac's fame. So this lamb comes with some real Southern Cred!

The Nygrens moves south of ATL and whipped themselves up a , from the looks of it, just idyllic rich folk hippy commune called Serenbe, which does look lovely. Here is a link to her blog:

( looks like a fun read, only dipped into it tonight )

When Nathalie Dupree and I get in the kitchen together, it’s pure laughter. The woman is just a force to be reckoned with: She taught cooking for decades, has been featured in The New York Times and is the founding chairman of the Charleston Food and Wine Festival. Years ago, Julia—as in Julia Child—suggested that Nathalie should write a book on Southern cooking. She now has 15 of them to her name, two of which have won James Beard Awards.
Nathalie has so many different titles and awards, but when it comes to me she’s just a big mother hen. She knew my mother well and feels proprietary about me, but also loves to tease me—especially about the fact that I don’t allow microwaves in my home.
She’s like a favorite aunt—the kind who comes and takes you out for an adventure, which we certainly had during her recent visit for the Southern Chefs Series. She did a butterflied leg of lamb with Dijon mustard, rosemary, ginger, garlic and soy sauce from her book New Southern Cooking. People who don’t normally like lamb loved this dish. And the best part is that it’s easily replicated at home—and perfect for Easter.

Butterflied Leg of Lamb
From New Southern Cooking by Nathalie Dupree
These days, butterflied (boned) legs of lamb are available at the supermarket.  Usually they come in an elastic web, which should be removed.  Open up the lamb and spread out to roughly resemble a butterfly.
8 ounces Dijon Mustard
2 tablespoons rosemary, chopped or crumbled roughly
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons peanut or other oil
1 whole leg of lamb, bones removed, about 5 pounds before boning
Mix together the mustard, rosemary, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and peanut oil . Smear over the lamb, on both sides, and marinate in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
When ready to cook, prepare a grill or the broiler. Remove the lamb from the bag, with the marinade, and cook on the hot grill or under the broiler 15 minutes on each side. Test for doneness. (I prefer my lamb rare.)  The lamb should be dark brown or black around the edges, rare inside. Don’t worry if the marinade burns…the meat will still be delicious.



I think this is an old website and the grand old thing has been sold for eons, but it is - the perfect sofa.

Take Your Mind Back .....

I came across this great little photo gallery from the AJC of my old stomping grounds Midtown Atlanta. From the Hippy 1970's to the high rise gentrification of the late 90's . I cant seem to get any to upload here so just go through the link. Some great pics, enjoy.

Flashback Fotos: Atlanta's Midtown from 1970 to 1990

The Guest That Would Not Leave

Winter is having a very good time here in the scenic Finger Lakes of upstate New York - he just does not want to leave. After a weekend of delightful shirtsleeves weather, we all woke up to some snow this morning. When I took Koda out first thing today it was sleet/snow/rain/hailing - just a great big mess . Also windy so the little pellets of ice hurt my face - it was mostly an inside day today.
Going down to a record low tonight - but as you can tell from these flowers, its al little to early for the freeze to do any real damage.