I Try Ras el Hanout

#715 of 1001 Foods to Try Before You Die         I have decided that I am going to tackle the aromatics section of the list. I figure aromatics ship easier and I can make recipes at home for the fam. Much easier than say trying to ship a weird type of fish…

What am I eating? Pimenton de La Vera

#680 on 1001 Foods to Try Before You Die I finally found something I can get my hands on to try. Pimenton de La Vera is a smoked Spanish paprika. It is used in pretty much everything in Spanish cuisine. Which mean that I am sure I have had it before at some point. I…

Graphic Novel – “Habibi” by Craig Thompson

“The Sufi saint Rabi’a Al-Adawiyya was seen carrying a firebrand and a jug of water – the firebrand to burn Paradise, the jug of water to drown Hell… So that both veils disappear, and God’s followers worship, not out of hope for reward, nor fear of punishment, but out of love.” ― Craig Thompson, Habibi Awards Harvey…

Graphic Novel Review of “Punk Rock Jesus” by Sean Gordon Murphy

Awards IGN Award for Best Comic Mini-Series (2012) #15 on CBH – Best Graphic Novel’s of all Time About From the pubisher, “A reality TV show starring a clone of Jesus Christ causes chaos across the U.S. of the near future in PUNK ROCK JESUS, a new graphic novel written and drawn by Sean Murphy, the…

I Try a Boston Cooler

Once again, in my attempt to try the unusual I came across a “recipe” for this drink on one of my favorite sites, atlasobscura.com In a section called gastro obscura people write in on local favorites of their homes. A Northeastern treat of the US is a soda shake that is made from ginger ale…

I did it! I listened to Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs Ever

In 2004 Rolling Stone Magazine came out with a 500 greatest list. Over the years I have tried to listen to a few songs here and there from the list to broaden my own horizons. It has been an experience. Some of the songs were life-affirming, others not so much. That is the thing with…

Have You Ever Had Peanuts in Your Coke?

Weird right? I come from a family with quite a few southerners. My dad is a out and out southerner from East Tennessee. I have tried many southern staples from his childhood: ice box cake, ham hock and lentil soup, hard cake, but until recently I had no idea that this was a thing let…