Food & Drink

A Recipe of Green Food for that Party

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A Recipe of Green Food for that Party

Dead on, you need something savage and green to take to that St. Patrick’s Day party. Sorry, that is all the Irish slang I know. I don’t understand the need to dye all the foods the color of the holiday, but that doesn’t stop me from baking, dyeing and shoving that cake right in my face!

If  you are thinking, “I can’t bake.” Yes you can and don’t worry! I have a simple recipe for Rum Cake that was my Granny’s “semi-homemade” recipe for the working woman with no time or is a terrible baker or a lazy ass like myself.

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Academy Awards 2016: Appetizers for Your Party!

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Academy Awards 2016: Appetizers for Your Party!

The Academy Awards are fast approaching. We are not attending, so we can eat what we want because we do not have to fit in that dress or tux! I personally love appetizers. I don’t like to eat a lot at once and appetizers are the perfect way to experience many different dishes in small bites. Here are some of my simple favorites that your friends will love.

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Two Geeks And A Podcast #Seven – Two Geeks At The Fair

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Two Geeks And A Podcast #Seven – Two Geeks At The Fair

Greetings glorious Geeks! On this weeks podcast Ashley and Anthony take off to the annual San Diego County Fair to see what kind of geeky trouble they could find. While among the fried foods, rickety rides, and blazing heat the podcasting couple throw down an epic challenge over carnival games that Anthony swears are rigged! Listen in as they dabble in the finest foods that the fair has to offer all while wishing all the geeky Dads out there a wonderful Father’s Day.

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Dinner is Coming – A Song of Sugar and Spice

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Dinner is Coming – A Song of Sugar and Spice

If you’re anything like me, you took a little extra time while reading George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire to visualize the passages in which he describes the foods of his world. He pays special attention to describing the meals in loving detail, encouraging my inner fatty to fantasize about shoveling all of that food into my face while sitting next to some of my favorite characters from the books.

Apparently Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer felt the same way, as they set out to recreate the meals described by Martin throughout the novels. The resulting cookbook, A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook, is quite delightful.

These ladies really did their research, converting original medieval recipes to accommodate the modern kitchen. The cookbook itself is organized by the geographical regions in Martin’s world, from as far North as the Wall, South to Dorne, and even across the Narrow Sea to Meereen and Tyrosh.  Where possible, the authors include the original medieval recipe as well as suggested pairings with other recipes to create delicious, authentic meals. I also plan on actually eating all of them – even the Honey Spiced Locusts and Fiery Dornish Rattlesnake.

I will be quite honest and include both opinions of these dishes’ taste and those of whomever I can find to eat these dishes with me. Chelsea and Sariann also have their own blog where you can find some of the recipes they are working on. They also give commentary and pointers on their recipes. I would like to do something along those lines, but you will be receiving advice and commentary from a complete, self-confessed amateur.

Oftentimes when I read a recipe, I find myself wanting a slightly “simpler” explanation of what is going on – the chef who wrote the recipe obviously knows what they are doing, but I don’t always know what they mean! Hopefully knowing that someone out there is picking up this cookbook for the first time, and learning to cook these dishes for the first time will encourage you to buy the cookbook and try it out for yourself!

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Comic Issues #100 – Geek Drinks

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Comic Issues #100 – Geek Drinks

It’s time to celebrate, cause we’ve hit 100 episodes!

Join our heroes and heroine as they celebrate this momentous occasion. What better way to celebrate than with resident podcast host and mixologist Anthony Silva? Join us for a journey into the land of Geek drinks. Also joining us is Leland Pierce Jr. of Movie Issues, who apparently attended Hogwarts and mastered the fine arts of Butterbeer. Plenty of fun and drinking awaits you, dear listener.

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