May 25th, 2005

Ice cream makers

Who has an ice cream maker and would you recommend it? I suppose I can just steal my sister's but it makes things to icy for my tastes. I don't remember what kind it is. Speaking of which...

I dined at Counter the other night and for the first time I was really disappointed with their food. They have a good brunch (although on the pricy side) and they have a good BBQ tofu sammich but I think the goodness might end there. I decided to splurge on an $18 entree: Grilled Polenta with asparagus and sorrel mushrooms in sorrel cream sauce. The polenta tasted like frozen french toast, I can't think of any other way to describe it. Oh, but the reason I'm saying this is that I also had strawberry shortcake and the little scoop of ice cream it came with tasted like shaved ice. So if you go there, stick to the sammich (NOT the seitan burger, which is decent but you can get a better one at Kate's Joint for a fraction of the cost). And the chocolate hazelnut parfait is good, too.

RIP pictures of cats

Let's get it out in the open because I know what you are thinking. You don't want to look at my cats anymore. You know, I totally understand and believe it or not, I sympathize! Unless your cats are doing something incredibly cute (wearing a hat? nuzzling with a dog?) or incredibly amazing (curing cancer? studying Newtonian mechanics?) then I don't want to look at your cats either. So I am putting a moratorium on cat pictures. Right after this.