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My Pantry

I'm not going to arrange my pantry like a crazy. I'm not going to lie to you and make things fancy for the photos! This is the condition of my pantry, and I bet yours is pretty damn close.

I thought I’d make one of these, because I think it’s super important that you have a properly stocked pantry. If you’re new to cooking or think you dislike it, this will make it easier, and fun! Or something!

and in the interest of awesomeosity, I’m going to look for the best stock photos ever.

 

 

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 48,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 18 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


7 Facts Blogger Game

I looked everywhere for a sesame street reference, but this will have to do instead.

Well I’ve been tagged so I guess I have to participate! 😛

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Moving!

I can totally carry a chair on my head.

I’m going to be AWOL for the next week as we’re moving! Not far, just further into the city. But I’m busy packing and have most of my kitchen in boxes right now! Basic food and takeout for now! See you soon!


It’s only a game.

I think this picture says it all.

 

I’m just gonna take a quick break from food posts to post this.

 

As some of you may know (or may not know), our hockey team made it to the 7th game of the stanley cup finals against Boston.

 

We lost. And many fans (or some would say non-fans) decided it was a great idea to destroy the city.

 

The riot was worse than the one we had in 1994. For the same reason. Losing a hockey game.

 

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Happy Vaisakhi!

Some of the entertainment!

I live in a very multicultural – major city. It’s busy and clogged, but one great thing about it are all the awesome festivals and celebrations!

This Saturday I went down to the Vaisakhi celebration down on Main st.

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You like? Then Like me on Facebook!

I’ve finally gotten around to getting my Facebook Page for this site together. I’ve had it half done for ages, but finally took the time!

Raptor Toe Facebook Page <– click it!

And if you like this blog, please like! I’ll post a bit more on there as I do here, especially while I’m out and about at restaurants/coffee shops, etc.



New Banner!

The joys of having an artist as a boyfriend!

Hope you like it!


How are you when you’re hungry?

For me, I’m extremely irritable. But I have a love affair with food, and get frustrated when people don’t take hunger seriously.

It’s probably some sort of addiction and I should go through some therapy. But for now let’s just say I’m “passionate”. I get angry. Belligerent. I really lose self control. It’s very odd.

But then I also know some people who can go all day and be fine.

How do you cope with hunger?


Chocolate-Peppermint Thumbprints

Yum!

It’s cookie season! Not that any time can’t be cookie season, but we’re all about excess this time of year. Someone brought this AMAZING cookie edition of Fine Cooking magazine, filled with many different delicious cookie recipes. So I went with the Chocolate-Peppermint Thumbprints, since I somehow happened to have ALL of the ingredients at home.

Recipe after the jump

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Christmas Gifts for your favourite foodie!

I always love those top 10 lists of gifts to buy or favourite things, so I’ve decided to make my own!

I work at the Gourmet Warehouse, and there are a few things people keep calling for.  In no particular order..

Hit the jump for my top 10 list!

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Two more drawings from Michael!

Chemo fight scene!


A few drawings from the tablet of Michael Bielaski.

"Well, that could have worked out better"


“detox” day 3

So far so good! Few headaches, but other than that a-ok. Michael seems to be enjoying it aswell. Especially the fruit/yogurty breakfast.

Tofu Stirfry!

It’s difficult cooking without salt, and very very little oil. But I think I’ve dealt with it.

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If it ain’t broke (Red Dead Redemption mini-review)

 

Mike

During the hype buildup of the past few months, I was too busy drooling over the gorgeous visuals and lavish attention to detail to stop and question, ‘Is this actually going to be something new and unique from Rockstar?’. I guess that’s a good thing I didn’t think of it, it saves me from feeling like a fool once I play it and realize it’s the same old thing. Continue reading


Thor Movie Spoiler!

Mike

From the Latino Review comes a glimpse of the Destroyer, a persistent and stoic foe for Thor. Originally forged by Odin, its constantly manipulated by Loki, Thor’s half-brother, and in the movie is sent to Earth to destroy the outcast Thor… I wonder if I could have written that to sound less soap opera like… ahh well. Continue reading


Secret Avengers Guessing Game Conclusion!

Oh Marvel, you wily bastards.

So a couple months ago, Marvel ‘revealed’ the new lineup of the Secret Avengers.

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Mike

Simply put, if you’re a comic book fan that isn’t watching this show, you’re missing out.

Hot dog, this show is great.

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Aliens vs. Predator review Pt. 4

“You’re all gonna die. The only question is how you check out. Do you want it on your feet? Or on your fuckin’ knees… begging? I ain’t much for begging! Nobody ever gave me nothing! So I say fuck that thing! Let’s fight it!”

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Beautiful Butterflied-Chicken

Lee

I’m gonna be blunt with this. I LOVE chicken.  If I could pick one meat to eat for the rest of my life it would be chicken (Lamb is second…sorry lamb, its not you, it’s me). So I’m always incredibly excited when I have the time to make a roast chicken. There are generally three ways I go about it.

If I really have a lot of time, I like to brine my chicken for a few hours. I just mix a salty concoction and add some garlic, a bay leaf, pepper, paprika and whatever dried herbs I feel like; and submerge the chicken for however long I have.

If I feel like taking the time and am feeling pretty patient (I’m a leo, patience is fleeting), I like to put some herby delicious butter under the skin.

If I have all time in the world, am well rested and feelin’ good. I do both.

Fly into my belly!

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Aliens vs. Predator review Pt. 3

Now THIS is a campaign.

Mike

Finally, I feel so much better about spending that money after going through the Predator campaign. It doesn’t completely erase the stain on my memory of the Marines, but it goes a long way. They could easily make a standalone game for the Predators with what they have here, its very solid.

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Pegboard Wall Organizer

So I’m a regular reader of Apartment Therapy, as we live in a tiny apartment and I’m always looking for ways to spruce it up, and any creative ways to save space. A while back I came across instructions on how to build a peg board wall organizer. I thought it was the greatest idea ever, and decided to plan to have one once we moved to the new place.

Well now we’re in the new place, and it was time to set it up!

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Aliens vs. Predator review Pt. 2

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Aliens Vs Predator Review Pt.1

 

Mike

 

Come on! Come on! Come and get it, baby! Come on! I don't got all day! Come on! Come on! Come on you bastard! Come on, you too! Oh, you want some of this? Fuck you!

Welcome to pt.1 of my Aliens vs. Predators review for the Xbox 360.

“All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal’s a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps!”

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