Daily Archives: November 9, 2012


I hear there is some big movie opening today. I’m not a big Bond fan, but I cannot deny that Daniel Craig is worth staring  at for a couple of hours.

Alton Brown decided to celebrate with the perfect martini on his Facebook page

Skyfall – Midnight Tonight

Fill a martini glass with some crushed ice and set aside.
Set one cup of crushed ice into a cocktail shaker.

Pour in a 1/2 ounce of vermouth and swirl it around, making as much contact as possible with the ice.
Using a strainer, pour the vermouth out.
Add 2 1/2 ounces of gin and stir well to combine.
Remove the ice from the chilled glass and add 1 olive.
Using the strainer, pour the gin into the serving glass.Cheers!
Let’s wrap this up with a reprise of Adele (h/t JeffreyW who posted it the day the song was released):

Breakfast Pr0n


Sure, you can have anything you want for breakfast!  This one has pinto beans cooked with ancho and chipotle chili powders and a bit of smoked ham hock.  Rolled up with the beans is a fair handful of shredded cheddar that melted nicely.  It’s plated with hot sauce and crumbled queso fresco with a sprinkle of diced sweet peppers for a garnish.  Those fresh habaneros are pretty, but deadly.  I think if one was diced finely and cooked with the beans the result would be hot but bearable.