Tuesday, June 24, 2008

my dream

Apparently I blog in my dreams.

I had one of those weird dreams last night. I don't remember all the details but I do remember that for some reason I went on a last minute trip to Ecuador.

I remember debating in my dream how I would blog about this.

I debated between two options.

Title 1: did i mention...

Title 2: btw...

Post: I'm in Ecuador!!!

How weird am I?

Oh, and btw...did i mention...

I'm in Texas!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

almost famous

Check it out! Points for anyone who can spot Quinn in the video.

Click here to watch. I keep trying to embed the video in my blog but the code isn't working.

p.s. Quinn is the producer for the second game featured, The Color of Doom.

Friday, June 06, 2008

my new obsession

Grilled fruit. I can not explain how delicious this is. I've grilled up some peaches twice this week. I looked at tons of variations and finally came up with this creation.

Halve the peaches. Sprinkle generously with sugar. Let them sit for a bit while the sugar dissolves. Grill the peaches flesh side down for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then turn over and grill for about 1-2 minutes more. Take them off the grill and then drizzle with molasses. Serve with crème fraîche. I don't think I had really ever had crème fraîche before as it is not widely available and because of the cost is mainly used in high end cooking. So I decided to make some of my own. It is sort of a lighter tastier version of sour cream. It was totally worth it. I was the perfect compliment to the grilled fruit.

Crème Fraîche

To make your own is very easy. Using a glass container, start out with heavy cream (i actually just used regular whipping cream and it was fine). Then add buttermilk.

I added 2 tablespoons of buttermilk to my one cup of cream. I stirred it up a bit covered it with plastic and then let it sit overnight at room temperature. Everything I read assured me this is perfectly safe and that the good bacteria cultures in the buttermilk help stave off the bad ones. About 16 hours later it was a thick delicious cream.

I plan on making it all the time now. I plan on trying this with nectarines, plums and apricots. Yum, yum!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

finally finished!

My task for the last three days has been to go through a list of around 200 game development studios, find there website and find out if they are hiring. I didn't think it would take me this long but it did. That was one time consuming process. But I'm happy to say, I just finished and mailed the list off to Quinn!