Mon, 21 Feb 2011

Couscous with poached eggs

Thanks to my boss Andrew for the idea for this one. Bring 1 cup of water to boil in a lidded bowl, dump in 1/3 cup couscous and some chopped celery leaves (any other kind of herb would probably work here, I just happened to have celery leaves on hand). Let it sit until all the water is absorbed, around five minutes or so. Add a pinch of salt, some pepper, drizzle on a bit of olive oil. Place on a plate. Poach two eggs, put on top. Enjoy.

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Wed, 16 Feb 2011

2011 Coffeeshop of Record Report

Ever since May of 2005 I've had the habit of designating a local coffeeshop as my "Coffeeshop of Record" — it's the place I always hang out at, and my favorite local caffeine establishment. Or, as I sometimes put it, "my drug dealers". Because I'm also that kind of person, I keep statistics of how much I spend there.

Shortly after moving to Ypsilanti I designated the Ugly Mug Cafe as my CsoR. This previous year's statistics (16 February 2010 - 15 February 2011) are:

It adds up, doesn't it? (This is the reason I keep track of it). But, the way I figure it hanging out at the Ugly Mug is my primary form of entertainment, and $7 a week is relatively cheap as those things go.

Notes for those who care: supplies I purchase at the CsoR do not count, e.g. beans I purchase at the Mug for use at home or at work are not counted.

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Sun, 06 Feb 2011


Or porridge, as some folks might say.

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