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This Week Online – January 27, 2014

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Food, Geek Culture, Movies/Music/TV | 0 comments

I hope everyone is enjoying the Winter weather across the country. I know I’m glad the kids are back at school today. Here are some fun things I found online this week:

Please enjoy, and check back often!

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This Week Online – November 11, 2013

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Food, Geek Culture, Movies/Music/TV, Web Shows | 0 comments

Hi folks! Time for the round-up of fun things I found on the Internet this week.

Enjoy!

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This Week Online – November 6, 2013

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Food, Movies/Music/TV | 0 comments

I’ve found a few entertaining things online in the last few days.

Enjoy!

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This Week Online – October 1, 2013

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Comics/Webcomics, Food, Games/Video/Board, Geek Culture, Movies/Music/TV | 0 comments

Hello all -

Here’s tidbits from the Internet that I’ve gathered over the last week. I hope you enjoy them.

I’ll be back Thursday with a link to the new episode of Tabletop!

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This Week Online – Sept 23, 2013

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Food, Geek Culture, Kickstarting, Movies/Music/TV | 0 comments

Hola folks -

This week had wide ranging things of interest. I hope you enjoy!

  • Do you eat meat? Are you a vegetarian? Do you think about the impact of what you eat and how you eat on your health, your community, or the planet? This is a well-written and well thought out article on what it means to be a conscious carnivore.
  • Two key members of House Lannister from Game of Thrones appeared on Sesame Street recently. Enjoy Peter Dinklage (singing!) and Lena Headey!
  • Did you back Neal Stephenson’s videogame kickstarter? It was all about creating a realistic motion capture sword fighting game. I’m a huge kickstarter participant and I remember looking at this. I thought to myself, I’ve been mad at Stephenson since he stopped writing good books, so I’m not going to back this project. Petty, really. Well, now I’m glad I didn’t back it. Definitely a lesson in the pitfalls of kickstarter investing and in thinking about where you decide to put your money.
  • Have you upgraded to iOS7? Do you know about the privacy settings that you need to enable STAT?
  • Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are awesome. And their friendship is a thing to envy. Truly, these two are way up on my list of people I’d invite to a dinner party.

Enjoy these tidbits. I’ll be back tomorrow with a review of Riddick!

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Avgolemono

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Food | 0 comments

You may not know what this soup is if you don’t eat Greek regularly. Think of the most splendid homemade chicken-and-rice soup you’ve ever had, add a lemon flavor throughout the broth, and make it creamy as well. That’s avgolemono! It’s really fantastic, and now that the season is changing to Fall and the weather is cooler, I am craving soups!

avgolemono

 

1. Roast a whole chicken (3-4lbs). I like to rub mine with olive oil, stuff with an onion and a lemon (and maybe some rosemary), and pepper liberally before roasting.

2. Make stock with the roasted chicken. I like to add onion, parsley, celery, carrot, bay, leeks, peppercorns, garlic, ginger, thyme, and anything else that is starting to look old that is kicking around in my veggie drawer. Throw it all in a pot, cover with water and boil for an hour. Strain everything out of the broth and reserve all of the chicken meat.

3. Put the broth back on the stove and add 2/3c arborio rice (or 1/2c orzo). Cook 30 minutes. Add all of the chicken meat back into the broth.

4. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 eggs and 1/2c lemon juice. Pour 2 cups of (slightly cooled) broth very slowly into the bowl, whisking continuously. Once incorporated, add the mixture back into the soup pot and stir to blend throughout.

5. Add 1Tbsp salt and 1tsp pepper.

I’ve found this recipe makes about 12 cups of soup. It freezes really well, so if you decide to eat half and freeze half, you’ll have easy soup to have again in the future.

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