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Day 164: Happy Thanksgiving!!

25 Nov

Hello everyone!

Today is Thanksgiving (in America, that is)… where we celebrate sharing by eating a ton of really-bad-for-you foods. Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing… the works!

So in honor of this gracious turkey day, I wanted to post the recipe for the most amazing turkey I’ve ever had!

(curtious of What’s Gaby Cooking)

Roasted Turkey Breast

This is the picture from the site

Ingredients:

Brine:

1 turkey breast, bone-in, about 5 to 7 pounds, skin on.
16 cups ice cold water
1 1/4 cups kosher salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar

Seasoning

3 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
1 tbsp rosemary leaves, chopped
1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon black pepper, crushed
2 tbsp Sea salt

Directions:

Place turkey breast in a large zip lock bag; place in a large roasting pan or other large container (just in case the bag leaks). Add the salt and brown sugar to the bag, and then close the bag and seal. Place in the refrigerator for 12 hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 325°.

Remove turkey from brine and pat dry. Discard brine.  Place on a rack, breast side up, in a large roasting pan. Rub the turkey with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, along all other herbs and garlic. Make sure to rub it over and under the skin. Place a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the breast, not touching bone. Roast at 325° for about 2 hours until turkey breast registers 165-170°.
Serves 8 to 10.

Enjoy! And check out Gaby’s website! She’s got some amazing looking food on there!!!

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Day 116: in which we discuss the wonders that is Wondermark

13 Sep

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

David  Malki’s web comic “Wondermark !” is one of the of the most amazing things I’ve ever looked at.

Basically, it is created using those old victorian drawings that are stock photos, but the situations are all modern-day issues. It’s clever, often kind of manic and silly, but always funny!!

The comic below is quite possibly my favorite strip of them all.

Go check it out. It’s amazing. And hilarious!

Click here for more Wondermark !

Here’s some more of my favorites:

Squid

Emo Ape

Ants!

Homework

Loud Rhino

Day 75: Girls With Slingshots

3 Aug

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

So, I’m a nerd for webcomics. I’ve featured two of my favorites so far (Johnny Wander and Cardboard Life), but tonight I wanted to feature another that I just adore.

Warning! Some of the stuff on this comic is NSFW, but it’s still great :)

Danielle Corsetto, a petite webcomic-ette, created Girls With Slingshots in 2004 and has been updating it every week day since! Featuring a fiery red head named Hazel and her big n’ busty best friend Jamie, this comic deals with the stressful life post-college and pre-rest-of-life! Oh, and there’s an Irish-Spanish cactus that has a travelling mustache.

I’ve been reading this comic for almost a year now (and I just reread them all over again a few nights ago!) and it never fails to make me unhappy! I love all the characters, and I can see myself in Jamie (which ROCKS!)

Check it out!

(click the comic below to go to the newest one!)

Jamie and her hair :)

(also, as a special treat, check out her hilarious poster that she designed!!)

Day 49: My Cardboard Life

8 Jul

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

Just like yesterday, I said in my blogpost that I’d mention more information about URBAN CRAFT UPRISING, so here it is

  • This saturday and sunday (July 10th & 11th) at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
  • Free admission!
  • Come look at neat projects from cool indie artists from around the nation (including SchmancyCake SpyFigs & GingerMonkey Sock MonkeyUgly Babygo robot!, and many many more!)
  • Raffle, prizes, craft demos, and much more!

Come check it out! Also, I’ll be volunteering on the Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm! Come say hi to me!

Also, I will have a special blogpost coming up next week sometime, but it’s a surprise! Get excited. GET EXCITED. But not too excited.

Okay, so for today’s post I have two things

1. After posting the documentary yesterday, my mother requested that I mention at least something about a movie called Animals Are Beautiful People. Basically, the movie is a fake documentary about a lot of real and semi-fake animals. While it receives a lot of controversy for animal cruelty, it was something I laughed at as a child. Besides, the 70s were a different time.

Here’s a clip from it (one of my personal favorites)

2. Last week, I showed you one of my favorite webcomics (called “Johnny Wander”). Today, I bring you another webcomic that makes me smile.

My Cardboard Life tells the story of a small square of Cardboard named Colin and his friends Pauline (made of paper) and Polar Bear (made of cloth). Each day they get into antics with their other friends, like a ladies man band-aid, a sponge with foil life, and, of course, CARDBOARD CARL (or Colin’s dad).

The reason I like it so much is because it is a different kind of comic… Each panel is made up of paper, cardboard, cloth, socks, band-aids, leaves, and really anything to make it look like a little world. It’s imaginative and adorable!

Here’s one of my favorite comics of the past couple of days!

Click the picture to go check out more!!

Day 46: Cake Spy

5 Jul

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

So today I bring you one of my favorite Seattle artists! Her name is Jessie Oleson, and she is responsible for the most adorable cupcake drawings ever.

She has done work for tons of magazines, companies, and (more recently) festivals! But she is also in charge of a website called “Cake Spy,” where people review bakeries, cupcakes, and recipes, as well as perform “experiments” in the field of baking. It is friendly, amazing, and just adorable to look at!

Click the picture below to check out their website! It makes me so hungry that I can’t look at it too long!!

Also, check out her artwork at the URBAN CRAFT UPRISING (this saturday and sunday at the Seattle Center! There will be more information on this thing tomorrow :))

Day 40: Johnny Wander

29 Jun

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page (located underneath the giant title) for more info on my project. Also, please sign the guestbook! It’s also located in the top right hand corner.

Today, I’m updating fairly quickly, mostly because I have to get ready for a hard night of work.

For about 3 or 4 months now, I’ve been following a cute webcomic called “Johnny Wander”. It is an autobiographical account of a bunch of comic artists/writers/designers as they go through daily antics. Because of the crunched time, i’ll show you one below, but if you’d like to see more, go to their website!

Enjoy!

(via Johnny Wander)

What is your favorite webcomic?!

EDIT: I can’t pick a favorite, because I love them all, but John’s “Johnisms” crack me up!!

Day 36: Pillow Fight

25 Jun

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info about my project.

Today I have a short amount of time to post so I’m gonna just jump right in.

I present you with probably my most favorite cartoon when I was a kid: The Powerpuff Girls. Call it stereotypical, but the girl power and epic-ness of this show totally spoke to me as a little girl. I loved Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup (as well as the charming Professor), and I was OBSESSED. I had beach towels, CDs (which I STILL own!), action figures and dolls. It was intense.

Even now, I love this show. It may not be the greatest thing ever made in the world, but it brings a smile to my face everytime I watch it.

Today, I bring you a game from Cartoon Network all about the PPGs, called Pillow Fight. Basically, you pick one of the girls and have a two minute pillow fight. It’s silly, but fun and I hope you enjoy!

Click the link below to play the game, and click the picture to watch some clips from the show!

THE GAME IS HEEEEERE