Archive for August, 2005

Kitty Corner, Episode 2
Monday, August 29th, 2005

Kitty Corner

This Tuesday will mark the airing of the second episode of Kitty Corner, a monthly BCAT program featuring local cats. Kitty Corner is a half-hour-long cuteness overdose.

Sprout opened the first episode as a tiny kitten, so I’ll certainly be tuned in this week to see what other cute cats frolic to Casio beats on Brooklyn’s own cable access network.

You can watch Kitty Corner on the television or via BCAT’s live internet feed.

Tuesday, August 30th
11:30 AM and 7:30 PM
Channel 34 (Time Warner Cable) & Channel 67 (Cablevision)

My Moon
Friday, August 26th, 2005

My Moon Shrimp Casserole

Serving ostensibly Turkish fare, My Moon’s overpriced food doesn’t live up to the decor, and its patrons present another example of the reprehensible risks of rapid gentrification.

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McCarren Park Green Market
Sunday, August 21st, 2005

McCarren Park Green Market Vegetables

Part of the city’s green market program, the McCarren Park green market graces the corner of Lorimer and Driggs every Saturday, affording a quality, reasonably priced alternative to bland, expensive supermarket fare. This market has become a fixture of my weekend routine, and the need to get there while the selection is still good is the most pressing factor getting me out of bed before noon.

The following are a few of the regular highlights of the past month:

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Fusilli In Cherry Tomato Sauce
Saturday, August 13th, 2005

Fusilli In Cherry Tomato Sauce With Steak

Inspired by a post on The Amateur Gourmet, I stopped by the local green market today to pick up ingredients for a summery cherry tomato sauce.

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Dry-Rubbed Spicy Ribeye Steak
Saturday, August 13th, 2005
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 tsp cumin
  • 1/3 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/3 tsp dried basil
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 boneless ribeye steak, 1 1/4 lb
  1. Mix spices in a little Gladware container, shake up until mixed.
  2. Rub dry mix into steak, cover tightly with plastic wrap, refrigerate for 4 hours or so.
  3. Remove broiler pan, rub with a little olive oil, return to broiler.
  4. Pre-heat broiler.
  5. Broil at furthest setting from heat about 6 minutes per side, until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.
  6. Remove from broiler, cover with aluminium foil, allow to rest to complete cooking and so the juices settle.

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