Tuesday Open Thread
July 24, 2012 7:02 AM - Open Thread - CGar


Monday Open Thread
July 23, 2012 7:24 AM - Open Thread - dibs
GM


Weekend OT
July 21, 2012 7:33 AM - Open Thread - dibs
One more day of vacation on the Cape.....


Friday OT
July 20, 2012 7:54 AM - Open Thread - More4Less
Drizzling, cloudy, etc but still way better than oven-like heat.


Thursday Open Thread
July 19, 2012 6:36 AM - Open Thread - InsertSnappyNameHere


Wednesday OT
July 18, 2012 8:05 AM - Open Thread - dibs
"President Obama has based his entire reelection campaign on a vicious, dishonest assault on Mitt Romney's business career. The real question for President Obama is this: if Bain Capital is so bad, why have you taken nearly $120,000 in donations from them?" said Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul. "President Obama's actions are the height of hypocrisy."

http://news.yahoo.com/romney-camp-calls-obama-taking-bain-donations-height-004505337--abc-news-politics.html


Tuesday OT
July 17, 2012 8:09 AM - Open Thread - dibs
My daisies, hydrangeas and black eyed susans...


Monday Open Thread
July 16, 2012 7:42 AM - Open Thread - CGar


Partridge's Bow Tie Pasta and Shrimp
July 15, 2012 8:53 AM - Food - Cobble B. Hiller
Partridge's Bow Tie Pasta and Shrimp

I've had something similar at one of my Bay Ridge favorite restaurants, just can't remember which. It is easy to make for company as the timing is not critical. This recipe will serve 2 if that's all you are eating, or 4 with a salad and dessert!

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
7 med Bella mushrooms
Fresh peas about 15 pods
4 to 6 cloves of garlic
1/3 lb pre-cooked peeled shrimp
1/3 to 1/2 cup heavy cream (you decide the calorie content)
1/2 lb bow tie pasta
1 sprig of fresh tarragon
cracked black pepper and
salt

Prep
Shell the peas and place in small bowl.
Using a paper towel "brush" the mushrooms of any soil. Slice mushrooms.
Separate 4 to 6 cloves of garlic from the head. Leave the skins on.
Pull tarragon leaves from sprig. Roughly chop.

Cooking
Bring a large pot a water to a boil. Add salt (about a 1/2 tsp).
Snip garlic cloves on the pointy end to allow for ventilation (this will prevent explosions). Place in oven proof ramekin or pyrex bowl. Drizzle with olive oil until skins are coated. Bake in toaster oven at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool.
In a large frying pan, saute mushrooms in olive oil for 4-5 minutes stirring frequently. Squeeze garlic from skins and slice. Add garlic, cream, peas cook another 5 minutes. Add cooked shrimp during the last 2 minutes of cooking.
While sauteing the vegetables, add pasta to boiling water and cook 'til al dente. About 10 minutes. Drain pasta. Add pasta to frying pan with vegetables.
Turn off gas. Add tarragon, salt to taste and plenty of cracked black pepper. Stir everything until well coated. Serve!!!


Weekend Open Thread
July 14, 2012 12:36 AM - Open Thread - CGar


Friday Open Thread
July 13, 2012 7:03 AM - Open Thread - CGar


Thursday Open Thread
July 12, 2012 6:48 AM - Open Thread - CGar