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Seattle's food forest
Controversy over bottle of 2000 Charmes by Dugat last night...Drank at GSI 33rd w usual geeks...Daniel O...fully off wag,Trimbach, Josh Reynolds, Victor....Dugat...? Bad man? Tough after many Gouges...
all in this tea can be streamed on Netflix.
Fried soft shell crab, lettuce, tomato, guacamole, with wasabi garlic lemon zest mayonnaise.
decoy strawberry rocks
Had home made kale chips tonight. 1 bunch of kale. Washed, dried, chopped. Put in two baking pans spread out not overlapping too much. Sprinkled olive oil and salt. Popped in oven at 350 for (?) 10 mins. (keep an eye on it. We didn't and it over cooked slightly but not burnt. Sill real good, perhaps actually a desirable result.) they should crunch. great as veg w diner or snack w drinks!
tomorrow is national doughnut day.
Egg cooked in a Scanpan titanium-ceramic non-stick pan (plain): some weird hybrid between fried and poached egg. Some sticking, but the pan is allegedly immune to metal cooking tools, which I used. White, firmness to taste, no real browning at moderate heat; yolk, kinda warm and runny.
Next up, the depleted yolk omelet (because omelets should be at least pale yellow).
[The photographer accidentally ate the dry-poached egg during staging.]
alex, there's a wine bar on the block?!
noticed i get buzzed from one glass of wine but not so much (which is a good thing) even after a couple of water downed whiskies. heres one explanation.
Why is it that I can sip bourbon all afternoon long and never get more than a slight buzz with little impairment, but let me have a tall Sierra Nevada with lunch, and have a bomber of Stone IPA every 2 hours after that and by 6pm I am totally blitzed? Why?
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The short answer: Carbonation and your pyloric sphincter.
The long answer, high concentrations of alcohol in the stomach (I think ~17% +) causes the pyloric sphincter to shut, blocking the passage of alcohol to the small intestine where it is more readily absorbed -- so your bourbon is pretty much just sitting there giving you a nice even keel buzz. However, carbonated beverages (such as beer, champaign, bourbon and soda) actively relax the pyloric sphincter allowing the full effects of the alcohol to hit you hard and fast. Huh, well, that wasn't so very long now was it.
This response brought to you by me, your local, "I've got tomorrow off and only two months of freedom until Med-School starts so I just poured a hole heaping handful of bourbon into what was left of my coke, pyloric sphincter be damned."
95 seconds to bike to the whole foods in ideal conditions. just needed to note that for future laziness. unfortunately i can spend $95 in about as long.
hunter angler gardener cook. I am especially interested in those meats and veggies that people don’t eat much any more, like pigeons or shad or cardoons. I have nothing against good grass-fed beef or a head of lettuce, it’s just that others are doing just fine writing about those foods. I’m trying to walk a less-traveled path.