Check out this lolcat (ok, really it's a lolgoat) that E* made!
**** EDITED: Click picture to vote for it over at the website!!! *****
iz funny, no? Then plz for u to cast ur vote.
I've discovered a lot of great new artists recently. But the dirty little secret is that the majority of them only became known to me through commercials. I know. Makes me feel like a sucker of the capitalist machine.
Anyway, the silver lining is that after getting those commercials stuck in my head, I ended up researching the artists and even bought some of their work. The first example of this was Ingrid Michaelson towards the end of last year - only in her case, I first heard the song on Cast-On. Followed shortly thereafter by the Old Navy commercial of course.
Then last month Erich and I heard the new Mac Air commercial...and we were instantly hooked. Both by the product and the song. And thus we have our new favorite artist.
Meet Yael Naim.....
I finally got fed up enough with the outrageous price of fresh bread in bakeries. Erich is a sucker for Firehook's bread in particular. But we consider it a luxury that we rarely indulge in.
However, over the past several weeks, I've been following the RealityTour of no-knead bread making, partially based on a recipe in the New York Times that I had actually bookmarked MONTHS ago. His successful experiments were very inspiring!
So last weekend, I picked up some yeast and got down to business. Unfortunately, after letting it rise for about 16 hours, I decided to read through the rest of the recipe and suddenly remembered why it was I had never tried the recipe before - it requires a cast-iron pot w/ lid or dutch oven. Neither of which live in my kitchen. Doh! So about 2 hours before the dough was supposed to be moved to such a vessel, I started frantically researching for alternative containers.
Results were a little inconclusive, but deep within this site I found a couple of reader comments from people who had improvised using oven-safe pots and mismatching lids (in one case, it was simply an inverted oven-safe bowl. So I plunged ahead with renewed confidence in my spaghetti pot and metal lid (Calphalon says its oven-safe up to 450).
This week didn't start out so well.