Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Handpresso – Espresso Anywhere!

when i saw this gadget i just had to post here. thanks to

Do you despise the office coffee machine or simply have no space in your kitchen? The Handpresso Wild is brilliant solution to both. A must have for caffeine junkies, the Handpresso offers a simple way to make espresso no matter where you are. There’s no need for batteries or electricity. Simply pump up the handle, add a bit of hot water from a thermos or kettle and in seconds you’ll have a delicious pick-me-up. Available on its own or in a sophisticated Outdoor Set, it’s perfect for business travellers tired of bland hotel coffee. The Handpresso Outdoor Set comes in a handy shoulder bag which includes a thermos, four unbreakable espresso cups, and space for napkins, coffee pods, sugar and spoons! Available from ‘I Want One of Those’, the Handpresso Wild with have espresso fanatics frothing!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

how to make latkes / potato pancakes

i''ve been eating these all my life and i have never gotten tired of them. this is a pretty good and simple recipe with a good no nonsense video. enjoy.

Note: just be careful when you fry them. they are wet, and oil is hot!!!!

Adapted from Marlene Sorosky

Total: 30 mins
Active: 30 mins
Makes: About 24 pancakes

1 vitamin C tablet
2 tablespoons hot water
2 1/2 pounds peeled russet potatoes
1 peeled onion
2 tablespoons matzo meal
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Vegetable oil, for frying
"\Applesauce\ and/or sour cream, for serving optional"

1.  Place vitamin C tablet in a small bowl with hot water and stir to dissolve. Shred potatoes first
using the shredding blade and then the metal blade of a food processor (or use a hand shredder).
Add to vitamin C mixture.

2.  Shred onion in the food processor just as you shredded the potatos; add to potatoes. Add matzo
meal, eggs, salt, and baking powder and stir until incorporated.

3.  Pour 1/4 to 1/2 inch of oil into a large frying pan and heat over medium-high heat. Once oil is to
temperature (you can check by sticking a wooden utensil into the oil and seeing if bubbles form),
spoon 2 tablespoons of the potato mixture into the hot oil. Do not crowd the pan. Flatten latkes
slightly with the back of the spoon.

4.  Fry pancakes until golden on both sides, turning once. When you reach the end of the batter, pat
the mixture with a paper towel to remove excess liquid.

5.  After frying, remove the pancakes to paper towels to drain. Season with additional salt and serve
with applesauce and/or sour cream, if desired.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont)

if this is the face of american socialism, let's see more of it. i am proud to say i voted for this guy.

Newsroom - Video/Audio: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont)