Tuesday, October 16, 2007

so is it 'my' city yet?

I go through phases when I’m ok with the fact that the only wildlife anywhere near me is a squashed worm on the sidewalk, and then other days I wake up and I’m so depressed about the lack of trees that I have to immediately drive to the nearest home depot and lurk in their potted palm section. I think this explains why I have like 8 potted plants in my office. Anyways, this weekend when I woke up instead of making breakfast I decided I was going to start taking advantage of the new coffee bean a few blocks away, and I even remembered to NOT walk on the block with the dumpster that smells like hot Tijuana cesspool at noon. So I walked to the coffee shop, got my latte and sat around for a few minutes trying to guess what language these people were speaking and watching the news, then I walked home. Then I realized I was wearing a camo waffle-weave long sleeve shirt. Maybe I should have left that one in FL.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Vodka watermelon

I started making these at parties where there are those annoying girls who say things like "I don't drink...... I'll just eat the fruit..."

yeah, ok, you do that ;)

1 liter of cheap vodka
Medium sized watermelon
3 limes
1 bag of sweetened coconut flakes

cut the watermelon in half, use a melon baller to get all the yummy redstuff out.

let the bite-sized watermelon balls sit in a colander as you hollow out the rinds, so some of the natural juice drains off

put the balls in 2 ziplocs and add 1/2 a liter of vodka to each bag o melon. Let this glorious mess sit in the fridge overnight. Or don't, whatever.

when you're ready to serve it, pour one of the ziplocs into an empty rind (presentation is everything) and top with the juice from half a lime and a handfull of sweetened coconut flakes (you might have to top it off again as it gets eaten).

The best way to rescue the balls of glory from the watermelon - vodka lake that forms as people eat these seems to be (after intense, careful study) bamboo skewers for shish kabobs.