Category Archives: Chow

sunday night food po.rn: brunch edition

mmmmmm… pancakes with homemade blackberry sauce aaaahhhhhhggggggg….  :^O…..


sunday night food po.rn: comfort edition

yeah, that is homemade mac and cheese, and, yeah, it f^<%in’ ROCKED!

sunday night food po.rn



missing my summer pasta sauce.

nom chicka nom nom!

Best. Birthday. Dinner. EVER!

Greatest.  Wife.  EVER!!!!!!!!!

mmmmm… giving thanks for brussel sprouts

You Can Put An Egg On It…

I have always had this fantasy of having my own Food Network show. I would call it ‘Better With An Egg.’ Let me give you a little background… I have this peculiar food habit. Often times, while enjoying a good non-breakfast meal, I cannot help but envision the left-overs as either an egg scramble, or with a fried egg on top for breakfast the next morning. I’ll give you a couple of prime examples: Last night, I cooked a fat ribeye on the grill, and the wife made broiled fingerling potato fries and sautéed spinach. As I was in the midst of this delicious dinner, my mind kept drifting away from this juicy steak (sorry veggies!) that I was chowing down, towards just how good this all would be in a scramble. And let me tell you, it f@#$in’ rocked! I threw in a dollop of pesto with the leftovers this morning, scrambled it up with 5 eggs, and mmmmm!  Lucky for me, my wife is open-minded and somewhat adventurous when it comes to food, and I have definitely taken her into some unchartered food waters. ‘Well, I have never tried steak and eggs before.’  

The other perfect example is pizza. I LOVE pizza the next morning with a fried egg on top. It only makes it more nutritious, AND delicious! I guess my FN show would be somewhat limited, so maybe I could have Bobby Flay or Tyler or Rachel Ray guest each episode with their favorite egg-left-over-concoction.

Am I just weird to have this food preoccupation? My friends are aware of my predilection for egg-mixes, and are always amused, turning towards me at a meal and saying, ‘This is great, but it sure would be better with an egg on it! Then they laugh.  Only, most of the time I get excited and think ‘Now, why didn’t I think of that?’

Perhaps a restaurant might be a better idea…



 ©2008 Babble of Consciousness

  Just got back from a long weekend in Seattle.  What a great city!  We really lucked out with the weather – mostly clear, and even sunny at times!  A friend we visited up there assured us that this weather was, in fact, a freak occurrence.  The view from the top of the Space Needle was amazing, mountains and water all around.  I got my inner rock star on at the Experience Music Project, which is kind of like a mini R’n’R Hall of Fame West.  If in Seattle, and a music freak like myself, it’s a do-not-miss.  The food also rocked up there.  We had many great meals, stuffing ourselves like any good heathen on vacation should.  My wife carefully plotted out a food based itinerary, and she did not disappoint.  From the happy hour sliders and Alpine Martini at Cascadia, to the goat cheese-lavender fondue and coconut cream pie at the Palace Kitchen, to the pain au chocolat at Cafe Besalu and all the local and Belgian ales on tap at the Old Town Taproom, it was a foodies delight.  Another thing I really loved about Seattle was just how friendly everyone I came into contact with was.  I mean genuinely friendly.  And maybe I just happened to not run into anyone having a shitty day, but it was refreshing.  Fun city.