Friday, February 22, 2008

Don't these look scrumpious? And all the possibilities of what you can put in them makes your head spin. (around and around and around...eek)
Aebleskiver are a delicacy, supposedly invented by some Dane back in history. They are like a waffle or a pancake formed like a tennis ball. The name makes people believe that there are slices of apples inside, which is correct-if you put apple slices inside!
You can find them served several different ways. The most common way is with powdered sugar sprinkled over them and then topped with raspberry jam. Sometimes people have ventured to ask me how aebleskiver were invented and here I am always at a loss, because it is a very old invention. One theory is:

Back in the good old days, when the Vikings were roaming up and down the coasts of Europe and the waters of the Atlantic, one band of these Vikings had been particularly hard hit in battle, so, when they got back on their ship with their horn helmets and shields all dented and banged up, they decided to have one of their favorite dishes to help them regain their strength ---- pancakes!!
In those days they did not have modern conveniences such as frying pans, so, they greased their shields and poured the pancake batter on them over the fire but, guess what!

More info from Wikipedia and more with a video!
Some ideas for different fillings: Bisquick recipe for pancakes, sausage, cheese, apple filling and maybe a little chocolate. The possibilities are endless, from meats to vegetables to fruits and assorted cheeses.
And I love the pan that you cook them in. But reading about the pan I realized that they are tiny - donut hole size. Oh well I guess you just eat a lot of them. Although in the photos of the aebleskiver they look big (and delicious).

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Some thoughts

"In retrospect, Earl should have married his other cousin."

Catharsis (Κάθαρσις) is a Greek word meaning "purification" or "cleansing" derived from the ancient Greek erund καθαίρειν transliterated as kathairein "to purify, purge," and adjective katharos "pure or clean" (ancient and modern Greek: καθαρός).Dramaturgical uses The term in drama refers to a sudden breakdown or climax that constitutes overwhelming feelings of great sorrow, pity, laughter or any extreme change in emotion that results in the restoration, renewal and revitalization for living.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Mercury retrograde?

Mercury Retrograde - Could this be the source of my problems?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


I feel lost without a clear goal to make an income. If I had money to make things happen it wouldn't be a problem. I should have quite the incentive though to make something work so that I will be able to get out of my present job. I'm getting desperate enough that I'm thinking of any job so long as it's not this one.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ah Ha

Well I am back again almost a year later. I was thinking what the heck doing the blog thing when virtually no one reads it - ever. But then I thought - oh, I have lots of friends now that will read it (especially if I make them).

And what a year it has been. Dorothy's house has landed. Haven't completely figured out where I am but doing pretty well. Except for my dear sweet little baby Misha who's buried in a f-ing hole.

Here is a very tasty and super easy din-din idea from Wegman's:

Three-Cheese Ravioli with Baby Spinach & Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce Serves: 4 Active Time: 10 min Total Time: 15 min

  • 2 pkgs (9 oz each) Italian Classics Three-Cheese and Spinach Ravioli (Dairy Dept) prepared per pkg directions, keep warm (any ravies will do fine)

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 bag Fresh Baby Spinach

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 container (13 oz) Italian Classics Arrabbiata Sauce (Dairy Dept) *see notes below...

  • 2 Tbsp Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

    Add basting oil to large skillet or braising pan on MEDIUM-HIGH. Add spinach; season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook 2-3 min until spinach is wilted.
    Add sauce; bring to simmer. Add ravioli. Simmer 2 min to heat through. Transfer to serving platter; sprinkle with cheese.

    Recipe featured in Wegmans Menu Magazine, Fall 2007 and Holiday 2007

I just made a quick and simple arrabiata sauce-sauteed garlic in olive oil, added at least 28 oz. can tomatoes, lots of basil and oregano, then the key ingreedient: crushed red pepper (to your taste), some tomato paste. Simmer down! I also think that olives would be very tasty in this.

Just before everything is done I added the spinach roughly cut to the hot sauce to cook it.
Crusty bread, vino, maybe a salade and voi-la!

And now a little multiple choice question:

All about being... (Choose only one)
A.) In charge
B.) Pissed Off
C.) Fucked
D.) Fucked over
E.) All of the above

Yes this was posted before but though it worth repeating.

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