Monday, January 31, 2011

Something In The Meantime

Well my new compubox has arrived but fate has seen to it to leave me injured and not in the shape to get things to where they should be and thus I shall leave you with a taste of one of my favorite records of the last year. Enjoy, if you can.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

He's Still The Best Mayne

If you've been coming here for a while, you would know that I pretty much can't not post any new Eli material. This is no exception.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

And So It Begins (Mixtapes)

I made a promise to get my best of 2010 record list(s) up earlier this year. My hands are kind of tied at the moment as I'm sans computer and thus can't analyze the records of last year. What I do know for sure is that these two mixtapes were the best that dropped last year. There is only gonna be a #1 spot and there are two occupants of said spot. First off is Odd Future and I got introduced to them by a few blogs and I haven't been able to stop listening to them ever since. Young kids doing something new and being relatively ignorant while doing it. All of their other projects have had my interest peaked in the same fashion. When they drop an actual record it is gonna be game over.Next up is J. Cole. I slept on his first mixtape and still have yet to listen to that record. From the first spin of this tape I was hooked, great beats and a chill flow did it. Dude seems a little more real life and relatable so that helps as well. There is a good chance that will change soon as he's fittin to blow up. I don't doubt that his actual debut is going to be mindblowing if this tape is a forecast.The rest of the lists will soon follow as the computer situation is on the mend.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Apple Packercakes

Or something like the title! ha. It was conference championship games this Sunday in the glorious world of the NFL so food and friends were combined to celebrate this occasion. Here is a little more dressed up pic of the aforementioned pancakes, as compared to the one in the link. These are really apple cinnamon ginger pancakes. It was a basic pancake recipe, that served 4 people really well, with two granny smith apples grated into the batter along with about 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger, a teaspoon of cinnamon and some fresh grated nutmeg to taste. They were then topped off with some whipped cream I came across in a local organic food coop that was almond and cashew based and it turned out amazing. Pour a little pancake or maple syrup on there and you are living your life.
After seeing the outcomes of the games, the Super Bowl looks to be an exciting game in which I may or may not need the Packers to show up and win me some cash!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Nostalgia/Hilarity Overload

This was just something I could not pass on posting. I doubt it needs more explanation than just taking the exact time alloted to watch the video.

Friday, January 14, 2011

$5 Lunch

It is pretty rare to get a combination of a cheap and delicious lunch sometimes. I have cracked the code to this particular safe at a hole in the wall joint nestled in the corner of a shit strip mall with nothing else good around it. Luckily they had signs by the road or else I never would have dreamed of investigating this particular location. What I'm talking about here is Desi Pizza & Sweets and it just happens to be one of my favorite lunch spots now. I get the same thing every time I go and it's under $5 with tax. Can you go wrong with that? Nope! My meal of choice is the 2 samosas with chickpea curry and I included it in a beautiful take out container for your viewing pleasure.
I am completely convinced they have some sort of magical spice that both fills you up and makes you crave the food at Desi. It doesn't look like a huge meal but it is always more than enough for me. The fresh veggies and tamarind on this concoction make it damn near perfect and the spice it has rounds it off quite nicely. If you happen to be in the mood to spend a touch more than the aforementioned $5, you could grab a can of Dr. Pepper to go with your meal. The research on this combination of products have deemed it to be the dynamic duo with a 100% success rate upon replication. Enough rambling though, I think the Desi sweats are talking...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Time For Some Of That Sticky Icky

But I'm not putting anything like that in the air, more like in my stomach! My cousin took part in a business venture of supposed tasty proportions and I had no choice but to sample her wares when vegan cinnamon buns were on the menu. It's not everyday that you run into an all cinnamon bun spot, but Jonnies Sticky Buns is just that so why not check out the menu and indulge your sweet tooth? I know that I certainly did today and a vegan sticky bun just happened to be on my personal menu.
It is not every day that one can find a cinnamon bun that fits the vegan lifestyle here in Winnipeg so this is a great new option and they have many other buns as well for those that have a wider breadth of consumption, if you will. If you're looking for something to do on January 29th, why not look for this?
Why? Well, obviously you'll be attending their grand opening and supporting a good new local bakery.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I'm At The Pizza Hut, noooooo

I'm at the Taco Bell, what? Well, Taco Bell was the inspiration for this post and it was a great excuse to quote a really fun song. It is the first weekend of the NFL playoffs and I thought it was the perfect time to veganize a burrito I had been seeing on Taco Bell commercials, ad nauseum, leading up to this glorious first weekend. It looked extremely simple as it was ground beef, nacho cheese and corn chips. I merely took veggie ground and cooked it up with some onions, jalapeno and red peppers, cumin, chili powder salt and pepper then added some canned tomatoes and finished it with some fresh cilantro. Some Teese nacho sauce and some crushed up corn chips and we were officially in business. The outcome
just happened to be so delicious. Loved this due to the relative ease as well as the serious lack of clean up. Don't get me wrong, the flavor was first and foremost but I was merely adding other benefits to get you in the mood.

On another note, Ukrainian xmas came and went and didn't get documented. It was great as usual and a good time spent with friends. It might just be bigger and better next year so throw your name in the hat and maybe you'll happen to partake in a traditional meal of eastern european greatness.

Monday, January 3, 2011


New SnacksNew vid
And more of my favorite new to me show
A pretty nice way to end the new year holiday weekend.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year?

Well this may seem like a recurring theme here, but this is how my 2011 started en route to Babylon.
The Beast was slightly worried
Made it to the border, went through the usual song and dance of questioning only to find out that the roads were closed and that if we continued on we would be fined. Needless to say, the return trip home was much the same. I know it's the only the beginning, but fuck you 2011!