Archive for July 2005

Garlic Lime Salmon

It’s been awhile since I made Chicken Saag with the intention of trying a new recipe each week. I haven’t given up, i’ve just been busy/lazy.

Made this for The Lovely Wife tonight, it’s possibly the easiest thing I’ve ever cooked, and one of the tastiest.

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 4 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound king salmon fillet
  • lime slices
  • What you do:

  • Start preheating the broiler.
  • Combine the oil, lime juice and lime peel, onion and garlic. Shake. (I used a cocktail shaker.)
  • Place salmon fillet skin down on some foil.
  • Cover with your mixture.
  • Stick it in the broiler about 2″ from the fire for 5 minutes. (Blackens some of the onions. We like this. If you don’t, start lower.)
  • Drop it to 4″ – 6″. Liberally apply more goo.
  • Cook for about another 10 minutes until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Garnish with lime slices.
  • The end result was great, the best part being the onions, which have soaked up all the limey/garlicy goodness. That, and the fact that the whole thing took me about 30 minutes total to put together.

    Like Ice Is Cold

    The lovely wife is now online at Like Ice Is Cold. She’s not sure what she’s going to do with the space yet, and she’s a little intimidated thinking everyone will have high expectations. All I’ll say on the matter is this – you’re already coming to my site, and she’s smarter and prettier than me. Also, I’m fairly sure she will rule the Earth with an iron fist someday, and you might want to be on her good side when that happens. So drop by her site and leave an encouraging comment. She’ll appreciate it, and, in the long run, it might keep you out of the camps.

    Freakish Animal Thursday

    Two links from Snopes… I give you the adorable and the horrible.

    Draw-a-Pig

    Drawing a pig tells you something about yourself. Click on my drawing to go to the test.

    OK, honestly, the test is pretty silly, and all it really tells you about yourself is how apt you are to waste time on the internet. I just wanted to post my pretty, pretty pig.

    PostSecret

    Postcard art project secrets. PostSecret. Betcha find at least one that hits a little too close to home.

    Busy Week

    Posting has been light as of late; I’ve been busy. Or tired. Or tired because I was busy. I’m not sure. Anyway, I am now starting a 3 day weekend, so, to catch you all up on the fascinating topic that is ME…

    I’ve been reading:

    Heavy:
    – “A Problem from Hell : America and the Age of Genocide”

    Light:
    Monstrous Regiment (Discworld Novels (Paperback)) – “Monstrous Regiment” – My first Discworld book. I’m almost hoping it sucks so I won’t be stuck reading the other 3624 Discworld books.

    Online, with pictures:
    – explodingdog.com

    I’ve been watching:

    Wonderfalls - The Complete Series – “Wonderfalls” – Clever, funny, cancelled. Bought the DVD. Good stuff.

    I’ve been not winning:

    MegaMillions, Texas Lotto and Texas Scratch Offs, yet I keep playing.

    I am retarded.

    Busy Weekend

    Friday was Enrique’s birthday at the 121 Bar. He is now 33. There is a slim chance that, by today, he is no longer hungover.

    Saturday was James’ birthday at Opal’s. James is now 30. He is English and can drink more than Enrique.

    Sunday was a day of rest, as god intended.

    Monday was the 4th of July, with drunken fireworks for all, as our founding fathers intended. We invited James, the aforementioned Englishman, over so we could soak him with waterguns in a condensed 30 minute recreation of the Revolutionary War. Taxation without representation is tyranny! Then I burnt the crap outta my thumb with a sparkler. Damn thing was like a blowtorch. Ouch.

    If a three day weekend leaves me with anything, it’s the feeling that work is for suckers with no money. Like me. And you.

    LBJ Invented the Internet

    Pulled from the NPR show On The Media:

    “I think we must consider new ways to build a great network for knowledge – not just a broadcast system – but one that employs every means of sending and of storing information that the individual can use.

    The country doctor getting help from a distant laboratory or a teaching hospital; a scholar in Atlanta might draw instantly on a library in New York; a famous teacher could reach with ideas and inspiration into some far-off classroom, so that no child need be neglected.

    Eventually, I think this electronic knowledge bank could be as valuable as the Federal Reserve Bank, and such a system could involve other nations. It could involve them in a partnership to share knowledge and to thus enrich all mankind.

    A wild and visionary idea? Not at all. Yesterday’s strangest dreams are today’s headlines, and change is getting swifter every moment.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

    I heard this listing to “On The Media” in my first podcast, which I believe to be the future of broadcasting. Which means it’ll go nowhere. I thought the iPod was a terrible idea.