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{thirsty thursday} — blue crab, old bay, and fat tire.

6 Sep

here’s my “true fat tire story” —

so… by now you probably all know that i got promoted at work – and if you didn’t, now you do 🙂

it’s a good thing. added stress is always annoying, and with management usually comes more stress… but i decided that on my shifts, there will be none of that, no drama, no “issues,” no stress.  that’s just how i roll.

i digress.

so, after my promotion, i was all like “i want to buy myself a congratulatory meal!”  and so, the first thing i always go to when i want to treat myself with food – is seafood.  i love love love me some seafood. anything that’s been in the ocean, really.  but my favourite go-tos are shrimp, crab, scallops, or salmon. mostly shellfish, mostly delicious maryland blue crab meat. i have been craving them ever since i made my homemade potato chips… when i visit NYC in october, i’m actually considering making a day trip back to the bay, to mow down on some chesapeake catches! Continue reading

{thirsty thursday} – pan-seared sea scallops w/ an old-school abbey ale

23 Aug

did i mention how i got promoted?!

so, when something BIG happens, i like to celebrate with food. and since i can’t eat a dozen maryland blue crabs right now, i opted for other aquatic delicacies…

a huge pile of freshly steamed wild-caught pink shrimp, colorado sweet corn on the cob, and delicious pan-seared sea scallops.

i take a lot of pride in being able to make really really good scallops.  tender, juicy, melt-in-your-mouth amazing scallops!  i call them “meat marshmallows” — so delicious! i’m really missing both the accessibility and lower cost of seafood from living on the east coast… this meal wasn’t cheap. but hey, i just got promoted, and so i wanted to treat myself!  i deserve it!

if you’ve never tried to make your own scallops because you’re scared of screwing up, i’m here to take away that fear my friends.  it’s really very simple to cook them, just keep it like most things should be in life –

low and slow. Continue reading

another non-traditional holiday dinner

9 Apr

so, even though i don’t really celebrate holidays anymore, i still love to eat the foods associated with each holiday… or at least make up some sweet variation of my own for that particular holiday. for example, i totally made a corned beef and cabbage type meal for st. paddy’s day with shoestring potatoes instead of mashed potatoes.  and oh boy, you should’ve seen me on new years day…  i had the entire day’s meals planned from the moment we woke up.  i was determined to create good energy in this home by starting our meals off right in the new year.  so far, so good. 🙂 Continue reading

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