Sunday, October 25, 2009


GiGi's Cupcakes,
Chattanooga TN

Lime Margarita and Texas Chocolate cupcakes from GiGi's. Such pretty frosting-- until the cat got curious about what was in the box and knocked it off the counter. The box landed upside down with all the frosting squished to the top.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cooking with Dog

...because a dog hosts the show. Shame on you for thinking otherwise!

Notice that at the end, the ingredients are dredged through raw eggs before being eaten. An interesting cultural difference.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009



11550 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 879-8010

This Houston Vietnamese restaurant scores a 9.5 out of 10. Loved it!

Delicious pho, the signature vietnamese dish, is a meat soup that is eaten by adding fresh sprouts and herbs to the broth with a squirt of lime and your choice of sauce.

Fresh spring rolls. Herbs and shrimp wrapped inside sofened rice paper.

This dipping sauce is a flavorful combination of sweet and spicy.

Greens and sauces for you pho. Freshly made limeade and hot tea to drink.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Making Fun of the Rich

This house is for sale in the Chattanooga area for 4.9 million dollars.

To which I can only say one thing: "Suck it Beverly Hills!"

You know you have too much money when a helicopter is required to get a complete view of your house.

The living room has a very modern feel. If your last name is Flintstone or Rubble.

The kitchen is heavily laden with that wonderful, finger print attracting substance know as stainless steel. Ideal for a kitchen if you're not the one cleaning it.

A round bedroom. If only it rotated.

With so many chairs, I am gonna assume this must mean the house was built as a refuge for orphaned children, probably with cancer. The owners are now selling it because they have managed to place all the poor, parentless children with families. I am sure this is correct because why else would someone need so much space for a single family.

Is anyone else thinking "Beam me up Scotty" right now?

White chairs in the dining room. The help must just LOVE these people.

And white chairs in the living room.

The following must be imagined as being said in the voice of Thurston Howell III: "Muffy darling, I don't know WHY the help keeps quitting. After we bought those black mastiff pups and had the red wine gala to celebrate, they all just left! Makes absolutely no sense to me. Oh bother Muffy, I just spilled my chardonnay"

Because they wanted to recreate the look of the Northgate library in their own home. (This is only funny if you live in Hixson Tennessee)

The house is described as being designed with Frank Loyd Wright influences. I have been to many FLW houses in my time and was not impressed. Very poor tippers.

Roman pillars... so this must be the vomitorium?

Ok now I hate these people. An indoor pool.

This view makes me feel less bitter. It's looking a little Holiday Inn-ish from this angle.

And by the way, Capitalism: A Love Story is playing this week at both the Rave and the Bijou. Saw it yesterday and loved it!

Friday, October 2, 2009