And the Winner Is...





ok, before we get to that part...I just wanted to post a pic of gus eating ice cream. notice the crazy eye. anyway...The winner of the drawing was Nell! Congrats. I was thinking that since I have to approve comments before I post them, that you could give me your address in a comment and I just won't post it and will mail the pan promptly. I'll give you a week or so to contact me. If I haven't heard from you in a week, I'll draw again.
ok, otherstuffs: Made some mole before I went to chicago and it turned out really well. I think that a lot of people just assume that mole has to be eaten with meat, but we had ours with some roasted sweet potatoes and it was glorious. other pic is a stir fry with beef and green veg with oyster sauce. I have been loving using the wok on the gas stove. It gets so hot and is a great addition to the kitch. The little box of sweets you see is from an indian shop called sukhadia. they were amazing, and I had to use all of my self control not to go overboard. some of them were like a shortbread that took crumbly to a whole new level (but in a good way).
was in chicago last week. followed mames there on a business trip. I had some spare time to myself and enjoyed walking around and watching all the peeps. spent a day with sister erin, had my first chicagodog (was a big fan, which was surprising because I always thought they were out of control with the toppings), mames won a free flip camera (expect some video footage soon!), and ate a 25 dollar sandwich. also went to the art institute (which further cemented my dislike for modern art) and goofed around in the old stock exchange. I had a pretty busy time there and felt like I saw a lot of the city. the glorious fountain photo (this one shot by mames) you see there was from my "glorious fountains of chicago photo series:)" It's gonna be big...
also, went to an amazing kitchen supply store there. they had a lot of awesome hard to find knife makers and lots of cool kitchen stuff. picked up a new steel for my knives. I bought the mac black ceramic steel that has had the interwebs abuzz. I love it. With just a few passes on this baby my knives were back to razor condition.
also also, went to IKEA and bought hardware and lighting stuff. getting close on the kitchen. countertops and a sink in three weeks. Cabinets are all in now. hope to be back in full kitchen awesomeness by august.
DISH recommends: Black ceramic steel mentioned above. I can't stress enough how awesome this thing is. I would definitely categorize it into the must have column if you are serious about cutlery.

5 comments:

Erin said...

Mames ate a 25 dollar sandwich?!? How'd I miss that one??

I have to say that it was GREAT GREAT GREAT having you two in Chicago! I had a blast traipsin' around the city... and Northwestern Cutlery is probably my new favorite place in the city. A link for the curious:

http://www.northwesterncutlery.net/

I have one critical comment to make, though, Steve: I don't think it's Modern art that you dislike so much, I think it's Contemporary. Because technically, The Old Guitarist is Modern, and I know you dig that one. Contemporary art is that which has been produced after WWII through today. So the Art Institute's "Modern Wing" is actually about 1/2 Modern & 1/2 Contemporary. Confusing, for sure.

I sorta love that I can't get enough of most contemporary art, and it really gets your goat! Yay for the freedom of personal taste! :D

the DISH said...

touche. also, I ate the 25 dollar sandwich. it was on the last day we were there and one of mames' reps was paying. my fries came in a little fryer basket. cutester...

Beerorkid said...

Ice cream rules

marfyc said...

Oh Gus, that ice cream looks CRAZY good! (and love the crazy eye!) Nice fountain pic, Amy!

marth

Nell said...

I've been meaning to let you know that I received the "everyday pan with lid". You were right -- it has tons of life left to it! Thanks for sending it. I will put it to good use. Best wishes.