Monday, September 20, 2010

surf and turf

due to the recent finding of high cholestrol, I decided to make a low fat surf and turf bbq.
first layer: coals, soaked alder chunks (super longs purchase), two bricks (deflect heat), soaked corn. While the your food, marinating and such, soak your chunks and corn.

below i positioned the coals on one side to heat and smoke the chicken thighs hotter, while the red snapper smokes slower, since it will cook faster. and the corn gets some of the juices from the dripping seasoning of the fish. once everything was position i closed the top and let it smoke. the bottom air vents, all the way open and the top vent closed and away from the direct heat.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

art and food

this weekend was full of food, fun and a little bit of art. Saturday morning I helped Kelsey Nicholson take down her show at Michael Rosenthal Gallery. We enjoyed some delicious and beautiful lattes next door from Four Barrel coffee. Kelsey is a wonderful bay area artist and a lover of dogs. Look out for other upcoming show by clicking on her link above. I thank Kelsey for keeping me motivated about making and thinking creatively these days.

Lately most of my creativity has been in designing mugs and cooking. Last week I through on some grilled cheese sandwiches on the bbq, filled with heirloom tomatoes, soaked in balsamic and oil, cabot cheddar on some wheat bread. And yes people grilled fluffer nutters on white bread! It was actually really delicious!

Monday, September 6, 2010

invisible city walking tour

The walking tour was rad. Posting up on the 5th stop under the overpass was a lil windy for monty but, the foot traffic was awesome. The coffee bike caffeinated "tourists" before finishing the tour. Everyone said it was to have some coffee before wandering to the next venue. Thanks to Dafna Kory for documenting these sweet pictures. Please check out her jams at She's a cool and inspiring women for anyone who aspiring to start their own business.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

temporary mural

coffee bike time! Amy Rathbone is putting up a temporary mural in Oakland underneath hwy 24. Unfortunately I can't remember which street somewhere like 30th or 34th and Telegraph. So on your way to the art murmur tomorrow night stop by and have some delicious coffee i roasted. See you there. Have fun arting!