Saturday, April 11, 2015

oppor tuna tee

At the high cost of fresh fish these days, albacore is making a comeback.

It is the only tuna that can be sold as “solid white,” 
and is often found in cans.

It’s paler in color than the sushi grade stuff, 
but grilled fresh it is just as delicious. 

And what it lacks in melt-in-your-mouth fattiness, it more than makes up in chewy structure and excellent taste.

And it grills beautifully, too. 
This time I served it with sautéed bok choy.

Whisk a little soy sauce with sesame oil, grated fresh ginger, ground black pepper and a tiny dollop of honey, and then add slices of scallion. 

Put the fish in the sauce and let it sit in the fridge for awhile.

Wash baby bok choy really well, cut in half the long way and then put them face down in hot olive oil in a wok. 

5 or 6 minutes and then turn it.

Now get your grill pan oily and very hot.
Three minutes on one side, two on the other and then take it off the heat.

Smokey, sesame, salty on the outside, and still like sushi in the center. 

DEE licious.


Friday, April 10, 2015

better even, than stealing home

With newspaper revenue tanking 
they’ll take any sales they can get.

Professional baseball has an advantage; they can block televised home games to ensure their stadiums fill.

According to a recent report in the LA Daily News, 70% of the LA basin is blocked from watching Dodger baseball on tv.

So the newspaper came up with a novel way to make their paper really worth buying!


They published a tutorial, believe it or not, 
on how to unlawfully get around the tv block.

MajorLeagueBaseball and TimeWarnerCable are outraged. 

They expect media giants to stand in each others corners.

But not only did the newspaper explain to their readers how to trick TimeWarner into thinking you are not a Los Angeles subscriber, they even published the link to an IP address-masking service that does it for you.

For $5 more a month, of course.

When the ship is going down, 
you find out who your real friends are.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

it must be in the swing

Jack Nicklaus is 75.

In his prime he was named the greatest golfer by Sports Illustrated; Golf Magazine; the Associated Press; Golfweek; GolfWorld; PGA Tour and GolfWeb; ESPN; British Broadcasting Company; and Today's Golfer.

His list of achievements is mind boggling.

In a tournament yesterday, he hit a hole in one.

Now here’s Tony Bennett and Diana Krall reminding us 
“The Best is Yet to Come.”

Swing it!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

pussy footing

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

back of the bus 

The fabricated rape story coming out of the University of Virginia is so messy it’s hard to know where to begin.
Jann Wenner, founder and at the helm of Rolling Stone since 1967 is on the spot for not firing his reporter.

Managing editor Will Dana 
is also under criticism in the press.

Fraternity Phi Kappa Psi is so outraged at being slandered internationally they are planning legal action.

While President of the fraternity Stephen Scipione has endured months of embarrassing scrutiny, and Fraternity spokesman Brian Ellis has had to live his life in the ugly glare of media accusation.

Men have been taking the heat for this.

But it was a woman writer, Sabrina Erdley, who could have and should have (but did not) vet her sources before she nearly ruined these young men’s lives.

And it was another woman “Jackie” who claimed she was raped seven times by seven different men before we discovered she’d made the whole thing up.

The US Department of Justice has stated 8%-10% of rape accusations in the United States were regarded as unfounded or wholly false.

It’s time for high profile women to condemn the women who created this disaster in the first place.

Before the media throws another man under the bus.

Monday, April 6, 2015