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Food

  1. One+ lbs. Beef Tenderloin
  2. Fresh Beef Bone Broth (Prepare in advance)
  3. One small Red Cabbage
  4. OneRed Onion
  5. Five cloves Garlic
  6. One bundle Dinosaur Kale
  7. Spinach
  8. Rice Noodles
  9. Butter
  10. Olive Oil
  11. Fish Sauce
  12. Chilli Paste
  13. Soy Sauce
  14. Hijiki, Wakame, & Kombu seaweed
  15. Button Shitake Mushrooms
  • Chop onion and saute in half a stick of butter in a large pan.
  • Chop cabbage and add to onion.
  • Tear kale stems from leaves, chop them separately and add the stems to the pan
  • In the background, have the broth heating up.
  • In the foreground, chop the tenderloin into cubes.
  • Brown meat  iron skillet on high flame + remove  from heat after turning once.
  • Crush garlic cloves
  • When onion and cabbage are pretty thoroughly sauteed, spread them  to the sides of the pan and in the open space in the middle, add a tbs olive oil, fish sauce, and the garlic (mind the flame is low)
  • Saute garlic combination two minutes + then mix together contents of pan.
  • Add to broth together with chopped kale leaves and as much spinach as you like.
  • Add seaweed + whole button shitake mushrooms
  • Let soup simmer and just before serving, add a handful of rice noodles.
  • Add meat separately so that it doesn’t heat beyond warming up in the soup bowl.
  • Add soy sauce and chili paste to taste.
  • YUM!

Music

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The Knife, Shaking the Habitual  <–read the great comic, End Extreme Weatlth!
“Within the album’s expanse, these are moments that alternately seethe and soothe, testing and prodding both the listener’s expectations and his or her patience. They also massage the album’s plentiful organic charges into a sonic puzzle with an almost symphonic reach, one that’s as challenging, bounteous, and ultimately unknowable as anything you’ll hear this year.”   –residentadvisor.net

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Food

  1. Spargel (White Asparagus)
  2. Red Potatoes
  3. Pork Chop
  4. Romaine Lettuce
  5. Lemon
  6. Olive Oil
  7. Salt + Pepper
  8. Garlic
  9. Butter
  10. Lindt 85% Dark Chocolate
  11. Assam Tea

–Prepare spargel (peel) and boil potatoes (peel after cooked)

–Steam spargel + saute chop

–Mix lemon , olive oil, garlic, salt + pepper and whisk vigorously

–Pour dressing over salad

–Serve chop with potatoes and pan drippings

–Saute butter in skillet and pour over spargel

–Finish with 1 square Lindt dark chocolate and a cup of Assam tea

Music

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“Had The Spectrum Between been released by anybody other than David Grubbs, it would garner instant critical acclaim for its impeccable songwriting and instant accessibility. The artist would be declared the new John Denver, and whimsical yuppies around the world would instantly make it a best-selling record. But this is David Grubbs. This is the man responsible for Gastr del Sol and 1998’s brilliant The Thicket.”    Matt LeMay, Pitchfork

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Food

  1. 1/2 Head of Purple Cabbage
  2. 1 Dozen Crimini Mushrooms
  3. 1/2 Yellow Onion
  4. 10 Cloves Garlic
  5. 1 lb ground bison or grass fed ground beef
  6. Viet Hu’o’ng Fish Sauce
  7. Baharat Spice Mixture
  8. Beef Tallow
  9. Organic Butter
  10. Basmati Rice
  11. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  12. Organic Romaine Lettuce
  13. Olive Oil
  14. Fresh Ground Pepper
  15. Sea Salt
  16. Eastern Beauty Oolong Tea
  17. Dark Chocolate

–Drop the needle to begin so Magic Sam is the environment.

–Begin cooking by rinsing 1 cup basmati rice a few times to wash off excess starch (until water runs clear) and then putting it on the stove in a pot of 1&1/4 cups water.

–Next, put a generous portion of beef tallow + butter in a separate skillet on medium heat.

–Chop 1/2 head of cabbage and 1/2 yellow onion and add to skillet.

–Toss to coat evenly in tallow/butter mix and then add a few tablespoons of Baharat spice mixture with an equal amount of fish sauce.

–Add meat and mix together with vegetables.

–Cover and lower heat to simmer.

–By this time the rice should have evaporated the water down to just below the rice line so it can be covered for 15 minutes on the lowest simmer.

–Chop mushrooms and sprinkle on top of what’s in the skillet and cover the dish and let simmer.

–Meanwhile, wash and chop lettuce and put in a bowl.

–For the dressing, squeeze and then mix 1 part lemon juice with 3 parts olive oil and add garlic, salt, and pepper (I use 1 lemon with 4 garlic cloves and enough oil, salt + pepper.  Then I keep the extra in a jar in the fridge for later).

–After the rice has steamed 15min, turn off heat and cover with a thick towel to absorb the steam so the rice ends up nice and fluffy (after approximately 10 minutes with a few towel changes).

–Meanwhile, crush 6 cloves of garlic into a little open space that you make in the middle of what’s cooking in the skillet so the garlic can simmer a minute or two in the juices before you stir evertything all together.

–Cover and simmer until rice is ready.

–Serve rice with baharat yum and a big lemon dressing green salad, Oolong tea to drink, and finish with a square of the dark chocolate of your choice.

Music

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Labels big and small have forsaken this type of honest and straightforward production, preferring to try concocting a higher level of funkiness through extravagent over-production, boring superstar guest appearances, and insipid studio practices such as prerecorded rhythm tracks and dipstick guitar solos punched in a note at the time. Forget all this jive and check out a track such as “You Belong to Me,” where the guitarist cuts loose with a restrained solo that sometimes dances ahead of the beat like a country fiddler while the band pumps away on a superb riff.  The players here, including the fine guitarist Mighty Joe Young, pianist Lafayette Leake, and a muscular rhythm section, are the best of the best. No information is provided on the songwriting, so the assumption is that these tunes are all originals by Magic Sam. None are too obviously adopted from standards, but the opening “I Just Want a Little Bit” was much copied by other blues artists.
by Eugene Chadbourne (from the blog: plain and fancy)

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Food

  1. four Red Potatoes
  2. one pound chuck steak
  3. five leaves Romain Lettuce
  4. Tallow
  5. Butter
  6. Olive Oil
  7. Spices

Place pot on stove and bring 1/2in water to boil.  Meanwhile, peel potatoes and cut into 1/8ths.  Bring water to lowest setting, drop potatoes in steaming basket into pot and cover.  Next, take a wide cup and put in 3tbs oil, lots of cumin + chili powder, a little less paprika, sea salt + ground pepper, and even less cayenne.  Also, add some worcester sauce or A1 or something else with vinegar.  Whisk mixture and then pour 1/2 on one side of grass fed steak, holding the rest for the other side.  Let meat stand a while.  Meanwhile, take an iron skillet and put it on highest flame and get it REAL nice and hot.  Drop in good bit of homemade Tallow and once melted add the meat.  Cook intuitively, maybe 4 minutes one side and 3 minutes the other, brushing the remainder of the oil + spices on the second side, then remove, cover, and let rest.  Next, pour water out of potatoes (they should be checked up on so they are fork soft, but not overly steamed) and then leave uncovered in order to dry a little bit.  Last thing is to take an empty mustard jar and put in 3 more tbs Olive Oil, 2 tbs red wine vinegar, crushed dried Basil, and salt + ground pepper (Garlic and Onions go a long way too, though this is the quick and dirty version).  Put top on jar and shake to the music.  Wash, dry, and tear up lettuce and pour as much dressing as you want over it.  Makes 1 serving salad and 2 servings meat + potatoes.

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“Elizabeth Walling could be Brighton’s answer to Fever Ray’s Karin Dreijer Andersson, with her queer masked costumes and avant-garde electronica. Her repertoire draws from sci-fi film scores, choral music, underwater life and the paranormal. The visual accoutrements – stark, monochrome videos, theatrical live shows – are striking, but the brooding, atmospheric scores on this debut are thrilling enough to stand alone. The Entire City is named after a Max Ernst painting, and Walling casts her metropolis as both comfort and threat; the safeness and succor of Concrete Mother becomes suffocating claustrophobia on Nest, with its suspense-filled percussion, and the war-like rush of the eponymous track becomes stark isolation on Changelings. The album feels all the more arcane for its nakedness, its mood shifting subtly from sensual and euphoric to eerie foreboding. Walling is both star and morphing other, warping breathy harmonies and siren miasmas into elegant cyborg operas. A stunning debut.”  –Charlotte Richardson Andrews, The Guardian, Thursday 14 July 2011

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