Mono-Couture

Mono-Couture

People love to slam Monsanto and mono-culture in this province. Well people who live in the city. For all the faults that accompany this farming practice, there’s got to be pro’s, no? Like the weed free, 500 acre vista of yellow canola flowers in my neighbors field.

A Raw Food Diet

A Raw Food Diet

This is my friend Chris Kendal. He is a raw food enthusiast. I heard the hardest thing about a 100% raw vegan diet is telling your parents you’re gay. Naturally I kid to deflect from my fears about my own lazy ‘diet’ which is three parts coffee and bread and one part taste based impulses. Chris recently indulged my curiosity and answered some burning questions I had about his experiences eating this way. You can view his website the-raw-advantage.com for even more information. As for my diet, just eat like Micheal Phelps with a hangover.

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Design loves irony

Design loves irony

Troy showed me one of these fine looking travel mugs the other day. Smooth ceramic with a soft rubber lid. Its reminiscent design also lends with curbing my Starbucks habit, which actually has nothing to do with their specialty coffees(my drink, tallmediumblendnoroom, pretty easy to recreate at home) but more to do with their cups. There must be some intangible quality about those cups that plays on the same ritualistic impulse that drives music nerds to enjoy listening to records, even though everything about them is a pain in the ass.

3 Bowls of Oatmeal, or Ghostface Killer’s Hustler Diet

Urban Homesteaders

Urban Homesteaders

Usually I would think the latter part of March would be a great time to plan for a summer veg patch, but with minus 10 weather and feet of snow in the yard, maybe I have extra time for R&D. Here’s a book I picked up on gardening recently. Well more than gardening, these guys call it ‘urban homesteading’  They teach you how to grow all kinds of vegetables and fruits in a small city lot, even raising chickens.  They may get a little preachy about how everyone should be living like this and there is no excuse not to, but that may be due to there SoCal locale where mother nature hovers around 21 degrees.  They have some pretty cool projects for saving and distributing rain water, and also ways to grow on balconies or in apartments. It’s kinda like gardening for hipsters. That said it would likely be good for mother earth to make ideas like this hip.

The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City (Process Self-reliance Series) like around 10 bucks on amazon.

Polenta Fries

Polenta Fries

As an extra special treat, Sushiro is offering yummy polenta fries with curry mayonnaise this weekend.  Supplies are limited, see store for details.

Kitchen Gadgets, Juicer

Kitchen Gadgets, Juicer

 

Our new chrome orange juicer.  It’s great for brunches when you’re feeling organic scones, fair trade coffee and bourgeoise.

Gore’s Famous Takee Outee

Gore's Famous Takee Outee

Those progressive minds behind Sushiro are at it again. Introducing  100% biodegradable GMO free & bio based take out containers.  The engineers at TaterWare.com have figured out a way to squeeze a potato into the shape of one of those homely styrofoam flying saucer looking clam shell deals.  I’m not sure if you’re spending all that time and cash innovating those containers, why wouldn’t you make them pretty?  Imagine these done in the takee outee noodle box style?  That’d be tight.  Personally I’ll give it a green thumbs up when they make organic 100% biodegradable GMO free & bio based take out containers.  Y’know you got to keep it real.

Ps. Those people at Sushiro are good folks, real salt of the earth types, y’know?

Spicy Mayo, Meet, Jake Dart

Spicy Mayo, Meet, Jake Dart

On my latest trip abroad i met Jake. When we met, I was a little bashful, of his seeming ease with all the homies, but I was quick to ease, with HIS ease…with the bottle.  This guy could drink.  I don’t mean he could drink tonnes and tonnes of beer. No more some one who could dress would be complimented for his ability to get dressed super fast or to wear a whole lot of clothes.  Jake did it with style.  While I was attempting to get my proper buzz on with under-alcoholized beer after under-alcoholized local beer, he knew when to switch from beers on the beach, to pre-dinner cocktails, to vino with dinner, and cocktails later to keep the evening ascending.  Never seeming bent, always on point.  Kinda like he’d been on vacation his whole life, but remained ever enthusiastic.  One day after a harsh bender in a surf town called Jaco, I caught him post morning surf sesh at the hotel bar ordering a Bloody Mary.  Of course!  In this photo, Jake and his special lady friend Roey, were headed out to San Jose for the flight home.  Without a doubt, Jake disappears only to reappear ready for the 5 hour road trip with a mitt of these canned Rum and cokes.  Classic.

Todd’s Famous Coconut Picture

Todd's Famous Coconut Picture

This picture just looked to stylish to leave out.