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July 30, 2005

music wanted

Filed under: music, life — suzanne henderson @ 2:47 pm

A while ago, I lost all of my mp3 collection. This was a pretty impressive collection while still probably minor compared to most of my friends. Now, I am not a big music fan, but I did realize the importance of music once I no longer had it. So, what I need now is to catch up on some albums that I am missing. In theory, I will buy these some day, but it takes me so long to get around to that. I’ll start the list in the meantime.

Are You Shpongled Voices on the Verge: Live in Philadelphia Oceania Fragments of Freedom

[Jess Klein] (especially “Flattery”)
[Beth Amsel]
[Erin McKeown]
[Fat Boy Slim]
[Nanci Griffth]

and more once I think of it.

flavor combinations

Filed under: cooking, food — suzanne henderson @ 6:45 am

I have been working out in the kitchen lately and I am finally remembering to track my progress with the camera and a post. This was the first meal I seriously considered and planned the entire menu. I wanted all of the flavors to play well together and learned that I need to work on this concept. I was trying to keep everything fairly light and summer-y. Upon initial consideration, each dish sounded like it would work well to suit my wish and balance the meal as a whole. I missed out on a few key ingredients in the cucumber salad and it threw the balance off. However, it was still a great meal.

The menu:
Chilled Peach Soup
Cucumber Salad
Parmesan Twists
Roasted Salmon with Tomato/Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

The meal took all afternoon to make, mostly because the majority of it either needed to be made ahead of time to chill or because it could be made ahead and I prefer to have no more than 2-3 dishes needing attention at a time.

The Chilled Peach Soup was my main focus of the meal. I planned everything around this dish because it sounded so tasty. Sadly, I waited until the end stages of prep to take pictures. You start with four (4) pounds of peaches, pitted and chopped, simmered in several cups of white whine, honey, and lemon juice for half an hour. Then begins the tedious task of getting it pureed enough to make it through a sieve. I tried both the food processor and the blender to process the soup; the blender worked the best (a surprise to me since I typically feel my food processor can do everything superior to the blender). I need a better sieve, one designed for tasks like this versus the one used almost more for sifting purposes. The soup turned out rather “savory”, as Chris put it. It was sweeter than I expected it to be and more suited for an after course than a soup course. Not quite dessert, but close enough that there is no need for dessert later.

The cucumber salad took a while to make but was extremely simple. Peel, seed, and slice the cucumbers. Salt and rest in a sieve under a bag of ice water for an hour to remove excess moisture. I didn’t read the recipie close enough when selecting this dish, otherwise I would have realized that the rice vinegar and the toasted seasame oil seasonings would be very overpowering for the whole meal. The smell of the toasted sesame oil was rather pungent throughout the kitchen for the rest of the afternoon, something I found to be quite annoying and put me off from wanting to eat much of the dish. It tasted okay, but I doubt that I will make it again or that the leftovers disappear any time soon.

The Cheese Twists were simple and tasty. It used puff pastry dought, brushed with an egg wash and sprinkled with grated gruyere and parmesan, chopped thyme, and salt and pepper. Cut into long strips, twist, and bake for about 15 minutes. Simple and quite tasty. Do not store leftovers in a plastic bag, it steals away their crispyness that makes them so addictive.

The seasoning for the roasted salmon took a while to make. It had at least 10 spice ingredients that needed ground into a powder. I started with the mortar and pestle, but switched to the mini-processor to get the task done faster. There were still things that needed an initial grinding before adding to the processor, but I couldn’t imagine actually grinding all of it by hand. It made a lot of seasoning and had I been smart I would have saved part of it instead of using the entire batch to dredge the salmon in. It was hard to throw out the leftovers after spending so much time making it. The seasonings worked well with the salmon, which was roasted skin up in a hot oven. This allowed the juices to mix with the spices and turned it into a textured glaze instead of a dry seasoning. It was quite yummy.

The Tomato/Red Pepper Sauce didn’t make it into any photos other than the final one. (The final dinner picture happened only because Chris had the sense to remind me that I would probably want a picture; by that late in the day and the process, I just wanted to sit down and eat.) It was supposed to be made from fresh tomatoes , skinned, seeded, and chopped, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it at the end of the day–canned tomatoes to the rescue. I added roasted red peppers to the recipe, something that turned against me in the overall menu. The tomatoes and peppers are cooked in oil until reduced and then a wine, cream, and shallot reduction is added along with thyme and seasonings. Then add a stick of butter and viola, a delicious sauce full of red pepper flavor. In the menu, it overwhelmed the overall flavors and didn’t match well with the cucumber salad. Also, the salmon only needed a small amount of sauce and it probably would have worked out much better if I had left out the red peppers altogether. But I find them to be quite yummy and am looking forward to the dish I make with the leftovers.

The dinner went well and it was very enjoyable, despite my inability to match flavors better. I have company coming next week and we shall have at least one dinner next week to the same calibration. This being my first attempt to make such a complex meal, even with most dishes having simple recipes, and I must say that I did a great job.

July 29, 2005

food and reading

Filed under: books, food — suzanne henderson @ 6:47 pm

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I’m still on a [food] [book] kick. I’m in the middle of three of these books and had some observations that I felt like sharing. I was able to find everything at my local library except for [The Artful Eater]. The first one, [Fork It Over], by [Alan Richman], is rather popular right now and I had to get in line on the hold list to get a copy. [The man Who Ate Everything], by [Jeffery Steingarten] has been sitting around on the shelves mostly untouched. The last returnstamp date says ‘Nov 29 2004′. Obviously there is no mad rush to read this one, not surprising since it is 8 years old. Steingarten does have a newer book (2002) that was sitting on the shelf waiting for me to return for seconds.

I eagerly started in on [Fork It Over], having just set down the entertaining and tasty [Garlic and Sapphires]. It is a collection of essays that was published in [GQ] magazine on the topic of food. This small point should have stood out a little more upon initial interest in the book. It didn’t take long for the book to get off to a bad start with me. The writer is arrogant, plain and simple, and talks so little about food that I wonder why he even bother’s considering himself a food critic. Now, here is where I should have realized that his audience for these pieces are GQ readers and maybe this style of writing is personally suited to their tastes and expectations of both men as writers and food. The essays are tedious to get through and I’ve left the book lost on tables and couches several times, not interested in finding where I left off. I will give it my customary attempt to complete the full book before totally ruling it off the chart of worthwhile reading, however, the due date quickly approaches and there is a whole line of people waiting to sink their teeth in. Maybe they will find it more worthwhile that I have, maybe they read GQ on a religious basis and feel that adding a pompous character to the typical dining experience will make this a treat to devour. Or, maybe they’ll pick it up, happy it has finally arrived, and also sit and gawk at the brutish nature of the author and the seemingly disregard for the expectation that the articles be about food.

I was reluctant to pick up [The Man Who Ate Everything]. It wasn’t because of the sour taste left by Richman’s book, but because the book didn’t look exciting. It’s paperback cover looked like it’d be shoved to the back of the shelf and forgotten. The ‘National Bestseller’ heading made me delay even longer, having found that claims like that, printed on the actual book, typically mean that the book needs help and it cannot stand alone of reputation but simply get by at the mere suggestion that if many people bought it, it must be good. Luckily, I found this book listed on another food website or food book review, so I knew that someone took the time to read and suggest it. And, when facing the opportunity to read more from [Fork It Over] or to head on the new and hopefully better things, I finally started reading.

Now, Steingarten is a great food writer. The articles are not always about the tastes of food but they do relate to food in every way. And, he seems completely interested in all things about eating and he conveys this with little trouble. The writing is so down to earth and easy to linger through. I feel that I could easily invite him over for a tall glass of ice tea and to discuss what new creative projects he has set out for. For example, he doesn’t just write about food in the simple tasting way, but really delves into his topics and offers up his own minorly-political commentary to boot. There is an entire article on catsup, not something I typically have an interest in, but in the methodological approach and witty syntax, it was an enjoyable adventure to embark on. He writes with the simplicity of the average person, there is no need to cater to some imagined stereotyped reader, but to write for the masses about the masses of food. I’m loving this book and hope to add it to my collection some day.

I have not forgotten about [The Artful Eater]. I am still working my way through it bit by bit, far more enchanted by it now than I was in the beginning. It must have been my bad mood talking before. This is a charming book, suited for quiet moments of life reflection and when you want to take your time. I find it to be the perfect before-bed-ritual-reading book because, along with the serene cover, the words float carefully through your mind and stir up subtle responses. I’m working on it one page of one article at a time and plan to finish it at a very leisurely rate.

July 23, 2005

Dove’s campaign for beauty

Filed under: news — suzanne henderson @ 9:32 am

Dove’s Campaign for Beauty is a series of ads featuring “real women” with real curves. A new marketing strategy also aimed at increasing women’s self esteem and responding to women’s requests that companies start featuring realistic women in their ads. They used six women, none of them models, to pose for their newest campaign and it seems to cause a great bit of stir. However, it seems that some people, a lot of people, don’t feel that real women should be advertised as beautiful. For them, air brushed super models are the only way to go, regardless of how unrealistically attainable their beauty is or of the negative social implications that it places on young women, teenagers, and preteens.

In Dove ad campaign a real knockout , a Chicago Sun-Times report states:

One word comes to mind when I see those Dove ads — disturbing. And disturbing quickly morphs into frightening when I see the ad while waiting for the L at the Merchandise Mart. There — in all of their 4-foot-high glory — are the ladies of Dove more lifelike than I’d like to see in my advertising.

Really, the only time I want to see a thigh that big is in a bucket with bread crumbs on it (rim shot here).

I seems a few other fellow reporters at the Chicago Sun-Times also jumped on the bandwagon, screaming out their distaste of “disturbing” ads by Dove. It looks like there are people out there ready to call them on it too:

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Excuse us, but what the fuck gentlemen? Did a woman with a little junk in her trunk break your hearts? What the hell is it to you if a company uses women who have a tummy to sell their product in their underwear? It isn’t that Chicagoist thinks we should each subscribe to some carbon-copied ideal of what is considered beautiful—what melts your butter is what melts your butter, after all.

But that’s not what this is about. This is about your use of the words “unsettling” and “disturbing” followed by other choice terms such as “chunky.” This is about you three excusing yourselves for your ignorance with some lazy argument centering on you just being “a man.”

The ads are causing a stir in the media but they are also causing a stir among women. There is the complaint and recognition that dove is using this campaign to sell yet another fat-product, “firming cream”. Who buys this stuff? While I applaud the use of real women with real curves, because I like to applaud my own every now and then, I still know that beauty companies still have their bottom line in mind. Even while graciously promoting the boosting of self-esteem of women, it is still a mixed message when it is a product the reminds us that while we should feel more comfortable in our skins, it still isn’t good enough.

Aww, beauty and the media, something that will probably never go hand in hand, because it is in the eye of the beholder and our society has a long way to go to reverse the guerrilla marketing that has forced wafer thin models into our definition of beauty. And, as the country fights the ever increase battle of weight and obseity, it may never happen. When so many people are making new belt holes, that impossible ideal will probably grow stronger and further enforce those expanding waist lines, because, if size 1 is what it takes to be beautiful, why bother trying to lose weight if you know you’ll never look that good?

July 20, 2005

drowning in ideas…

Filed under: life, geek — suzanne henderson @ 9:51 pm

i need a flow chart or some organizational ideas…. pretty quick. so, i’m finally taking the time to do something with this site even though i know that it will be rather short lived since the semester will start up and then i’ll be drowning in deadlines and pta meetings again. and so, i need to figure out what to do. i thought i would just combine everything because that it what makes sense to me, it is easier for me to just pour everything here because it is who i am. i am a person who likes to read [books], make [art], do [geek] stuff (well kinda), go to [burner] events, enjoy my [family], [cook], and a whole lot more.

However, I don’t know the best approach. I feel like pulling in all of my [fishy] content, but can’t even begin to imagine how to do that. I sort of envy how [rob|rob carlson] has all of his content in one place but then, epistolary doesn’t serve the same purpose that xixstar or fishy needs to. Looks like I need to work on defining that purpose a bit more and figure out the best method for sharing this information with the world.

I like these cute little sites with the three little columns and all the information all nicely bundled, but that isn’t going to happen. i want to say what i want to say and then go on with whatever else there is to do. aww. to much to think about right now, i’ll just finish setting up [NetNewsWire] and see if I want to use it or not. If I do, looks like I’ll no longer need to open endless browser windows just to catch up on a few things. Of course, I kinda like doing that too. But, maybe then I can stay on top of the things I like even in the middle of the semester.

In life news: I managed to get [xixstar] and [fishy] fully functional before a dinner of mac and cheese with broccoli and a side of asparagus. as i was getting my glass of water, i looked out the window and noticed a turtle striding past my car. after alex and i had finished, we went out to see just how far the swift fellow had gone and took a few pictures in the too-little evening light.

Blog of a Bookslut

Filed under: books — suzanne henderson @ 9:20 pm

Blog of a Bookslut

So many things have caught my interest lately. I’d grown so tired of blogs that I’d almost given up on even opening a browser every day. But since i’ve had time to turn a few pages this summer, I’m catching up on some reading. I’m finding the book slut to be a good source of suggestion.

July 19, 2005

Burn Barrel

Filed under: art, life — suzanne henderson @ 11:00 pm

I updated the burn barrel article I wrote, here is an image from it. I made it for [Spring PDF|Playa del Fuego] and am still very proud of it.

Garlic and Sapphires : The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise

Filed under: books, food — suzanne henderson @ 1:33 pm

Garlic and Sapphires : The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl

I just picked this up on 7-day loan from the library to supplement my other readings. So far I’ve made it through the first chapter over lunch and it looks very promising. I think this is her third book on the subject of food, hopefully they are not a prerequisite for this one.

Oh, and I’m also finding more little treasures in [The Artful Eater] as I occasionally pick it up and read more.

July 18, 2005

Book Review: The Artful Eater

Filed under: review, books, food — suzanne henderson @ 6:48 am

The Artful Eater

Current book that I’m reading and that I unfairly nitpicked last night. I’ll give it another chance since I’ve given it a few more glances and it has peaked my interest a little more in light of a little less crabby mood. However, I should still go pick up a another book at the store to read on the side.


I never really finished the book but still found it worthwhile. It is a book best suited for the moments when you’ve a small span of time to spare and don’t want to spend it doing nothing. All of my other food readings have provided me a wealth of information and this book added very little to my knowledge. Of course, if I was new to food it would be an informative rescource.

July 17, 2005

book quest

Filed under: books, food, life — suzanne henderson @ 9:41 pm

Finally went grocery shopping today. I get cranky when it doesn’t happen for a couple weeks, though it is as much my responsibility as anyone else’s. So, there is food in the house. I made banana muffins this afternoon, didn’t use any ingredients that came home from the store, and they turned out… edible. Chris likes them and agreed that they taste healthy, which I guess is the point, I think that they are awful, but I don’t really like banana bread to begin with. They didn’t look terribly inviting right out of the oven, just your average healthnut muffin.

In looking up websites today, i found a book that sounded pretty neat, [The Artful Eater]. The library didn’t carry it and I got all cranky about it because they didn’t carry that nor any of the other books that I was also looking for this afternoon.

We ended up going out to eat at a little place in… some no-name neighborhood in Columbia (because I wanted fettucini alfredo, and we were hoping to find somewhere besides [pasta plus] that serves a good bowl of pasta) and then went to the book store to pick up some books.

We first went to [Daedalus Books] in [Columbia, MD] to check out their selection. While their selection is limited, the discount prices are worth checking out. Chris walked out with several new books for under $40. And at least one of the books would have listed for that much at our next stop: [Borders]. At Borders, I found the book that I wanted and nothing more. I’m feeling a little overwhelmed by spaces right now, so the rows and rows of books were a bit too much. I was happy to get my book and just wander around without intent until we were ready to leave.

But, it turns out, that I don’t think I care too much for the book I have. I’ve read a few of the essays from it and I’m not all that impressed with what I’ve see. I guess I have just watched too many [Good Eats] episodes and read too many things by [Alton Brown] and that this author isn’t able to hold my interest as he, rather dryly, doles out the historical and gourmetical qualities of basic ingredients of food. I’ve already had my modern-Americanize-flash-media attention-deficient-disorder catered dose of similar information severed to me in a far more tasteful platter and I don’t have a snooty snout that needs to pretend that I need fine dining airs to make my basic ingredient knowledge feel more complete. Not to say that it isn’t a really neat book, I’m just cranky and frustrated that I’ve gone to so much trouble to get a book that appears to be a dissapointment. If it had be any other day, I’m sure I’d be appropriately amused by the author’s essays and have said it is a quaint additions to a cook’s bookshelf for the curious visitor to stumble upon.

July 16, 2005

listening to dogs barking

Filed under: life — suzanne henderson @ 5:56 am

I’m feeling lost in the world again, maybe it is all this rain, or maybe it is being lost in prompts and files and watching myself rm -r so much of it all away. taking away so many things that have collected over time. taking away so many things that have just gathered in corners, collected cobwebs, and picked up dust along the way. i don’t know what it is, but i’m feeling the strain of it all the past few days. chris has been gone, at work, in florida, and i’ve missed seeing him around. i’ve missed having people at the dinner table, i’ve missed feeling like there is even a reason to cook. i’m just slipping a little and i know that, but i can’t help feeling like life is so annoy at times like this, when it is the rinse and repeat cycle again, when ‘friends’ show up around dinner time and you realize that you’re not having a conversation but are merely a mirroring board for the words that they want to get out of their mouth. sigh. it’ll eventually change, or at least, i pretend that it will. i don’t want to live in this house but there is no where else to go right now. it is a good place to live and it has a lot of great reasons to be here, but i’d still like to not feel like i’m juggling everyone else when i feel like i’m having a hard time just keeping myself up in the air. i do appreciate that i have the option to live here, very much i do, and wish it didn’t feel like such a chore to make it work out better at times. but i guess i should just chew on the silver platter a bit and shut the fuck up for a while.

July 15, 2005

learning something new

Filed under: geek — suzanne henderson @ 10:06 pm

there are all these basic things that most of my friends would consider basic, back of the hand knowledge, that I am just now finally grinding into my mind. like how to tar and compress up files. now, it isn’t all that complicated, but for some reason, it seemed like it was for a couple of years, sheeesh. well, so nothing fancy about what I’m learning, just tiddly-bit stuff, but I like it just the same. a lot of changes taking place and many file names are changing, so prolly gonna end up having everything broken for quite a while, but I don’t think I really care. Considering that everything is just linked up by stupid spam type search engines anymore, what does it matter?

July 14, 2005

yes, everything is broken

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 7:28 pm

I thought that I would do this the nice and neat way. Making sure everything works and looks nice before bringing in the new, but I’m impatient. So, the world gets a broken site while I work on it. Mainly because I like to work on live pages so that I can see things as they are supposed to be. A fault of mine, I know, but that is just how it is going to be. So, the world will survive, I’m sure of it.

July 11, 2005

return from camp

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 1:15 pm

Alex and I made it home, a bit dirty, a lot tired, and greatly enriched for the experience. I now understand the magic and necessity of camp in a child’s life. For 2 weeks, the children had complete space to simply ‘be’. Games and silliness and childish enjoyment were the name of the game all day long. Even as they gathered for daily chores of kitchen cleanup, dishes, or bath house clean up, it was done with laughter and singing and such high energy that maintained that magical status. I was amazed at what I saw and at what camp means. Children need this and I know that Alex will go back again and again so that she can feel like she has complete ownership of space and time for at least 2 weeks a year.

The cooking was a lot harder than I expected it to be. There we 5 cooks and we cooked for about 130 people, campers and counselors. Breakfast and lunch was split into shifts of just 3 cooks, but dinner took all 5 of us to get it made. I worked and worked and worked last week. I’d find that I has been standing from 6am to 10pm when I’d finally head to my tent for some rest. When I wasn’t making a meal, I was doing some extra baking: making about 35 dozen cookies or 14 loaves of bread. The only draw back was that there was no space for the adults to escape the children (the counselors fall into the category and they too enjoy the magic of camp, except a summer long period of it). Next year I will be more prepared.

So, I’m home and finally feel rested. I’ve had so many moments of insight and inspiration for writing, but no real chance to sit and get it out of my head that they have fallen away. The week in the woods atop the “mountain” was wonderful and pulled so much out of me, but I have only the pebbled memories of imagination left to consider instead of actual words to lay out. So many times inspiration comes when I’m not where near anything to write, or not near my computer to type since writing by hand is physically uncomfortable, and I think I need a voice recorder to try and capture some of those moments.

July 2, 2005

a fine night out

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 8:47 am

Chris and I went out on a date last night since I’ll be out of town for a week. I got a little dressed up to which Chris got even more dressed up. He sure cleans up well. :) We made reservations at [Cafe de Paris] in [Columbia, MD]. It is a nice little place, we got a glass of wine at the bar as our table was readied for us, a nice shiraz for me and something french for chris. I’ll eventually learn wine and to remember the names, for now I’ll simply enjoy drinking it still.

The restaurant offers a special that include an appetizer, main course, and dessert. We got that but I was sad to hear that they had just sold out of the shrimp and scallop appetizer that I wanted, so I settled for a caesar salad–not much of a comparison, really. For the main course I got one of the chef’s specials, a fish dish that sounded so wonderful I couldn’t pass it up. Mostly impressive because I don’t really like fish but the description was amazing and Chris urged my desire to order it. I was not disappointed at all. Wow it was yummy. I wish I knew what kind of fish it was; it reminded me of a cross between salmon and tuna. Dessert was okay, creme brulee, but a little too crispy on top.

We had plans to go see a movie after dinner as well. However, halfway through dinner I finished my first glass of wine and instead of simply getting another glass we ordered a bottle of something very interesting, again I don’t recall the name. And, by the time we were done with that and all the food, a movie seemed like over kill on a wonderful evening.

So now, Chris has run off to VA to check out some machining machinery “for work” though I wouldn’t be surprised if something comes back for his workshop as well. It is kinda cute to see him talk about going, like kids going to a toy store. And he and his buddies were trying to get all coordinated to go together, so adorable. And now, I must finally pack for my trip and get on the road as well. I need to be there by 1:30 but I think I’ll aim for noon instead.