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For the love of GOD!

March 3, 2010

Make this right now.  NOW!

Beet Hummus from Simply Recipies


My first recipe as Zoe Skelton.

February 2, 2009

Blast the super bowl and long live chicken noodle soup! Prepared with one hip against the kitchen sink, hopping to and from the fridge. This is just what I wanted.

1 free range, organic vegetarian chicken boiled, boned, chopped
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1-2 large sweet onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ head of celery, chopped leaves and all
4 large carrots, chopped
1 Tecate
1 lrg can of tomatoes (I used fire roasted)
3 cups (ish) chicken stock (free range!)
1 cup (or more) whole wheat egg noodles
zest of 1 lime
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp cumin
kosher salt/ black pepper to taste
½ cup chopped cilantro

Add oil to a large hot pot. Sweat onions in oil.  Add garlic and celery to soften.  Add remaining ingredients except noodles and cilantro. Simmer until the carrots are softened.  Add excess broth if desired to make a looser soup.  Stir in noodles and cook for about 20 minutes.  Just before serving, stir in cilantro.

Andy’s Rothko

September 6, 2008

Drawn on iPhone with Scribble.

Blogging from iPhone

July 22, 2008

Did you know you can blog wearing latex gloves with your feet on an autoclave bin? Well, I can anyway.

Andy and Me.

May 20, 2008

In Sausalito.

Oven pot roast.

April 19, 2008

3 lb chuck roast
½ cup flour
Salt and Pepper
2 tbs olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
2/3 cup red wine
1 tbs fresh thyme leaves
1 cup carrots, chopped
6 small Yukon gold potatoes, chopped
2 tbs flour

Apply salt and pepper to all surfaces of the chuck roast. Mix together flour, salt and pepper in a large ziplock bag. Place roast in bag, seal, and shake to coat. Heat olive oil in oven safe pan. Brown the roast on all sides until dark and crusted. Remove meat from pan. Add onions, stirring until just soft. Deglaze pan w/ red wine. Place roast back in pan with onions, piling some onions on top of the roast and leaving some under it. Add fresh thyme leaves. Cover tightly. Place in oven at 280F for about 2 hours. Remove and reserve pan drippings if liquid layer is more than ¼ way up the side of the beef. Add carrots and potatoes. Recover and cook for another hour or until the roast is falling off the bone. Remove roast and vegetables from the pan. Remove about ½ cup of the pan drippings and whisk in flour with a fork. Bring remaining drippings to a simmer adding beef broth if necessary to obtain desired volume. Whisk in flour mixture and allow to thicken, simmering over low heat. Serve over meat and veg.

As it turns out, Lunch and Dinner are very tasty steers.

The Undepants Conspiracy

April 18, 2008

I’m constantly searching for the perfect pair of underwear, and I’ve never found anything that comes close. It must be cotton. It must be roomy enough to not be uncomfortable, but not so loose as to give the dreaded “sag butt.”

You know the movie “Conspiracy Theory” where Mel Gibson has been brainwashed and he’s tracked by the purchase of A Catcher in the Rye? I fear that at some point I was stolen by some sort of nefarious agency and brainwashed in to thinking every time I walk past a bin of underpants, I must stop and buy some. Just in case. The perfect pair could be lurking in any store.

The job hunt.

April 15, 2008

I’ve been looking for a new job for the last several months. The trouble is that I’m attempting to move into the ultra-desirable Austin job market. Life scientists are pouring out of the University of Texas faster than biotech firms in the area can hire them. Plus, everybody and her dog wants to live there. The result is months of resume writing, interviewing, and turning down offers that would actually be insulting to peanuts.

The latest interview process is turning out to be quite the pain. A day long interview and a lecture topic that keeps getting changed has me wanting to follow my Plan Z.

I think that I could be serious Waffle House short order cook material. I already know how I like my hashbrowns and everything. (Scattered and smothered)

I’m not the knowing one.

March 17, 2008

Don’t know what that means, but I’ll get back to you.