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The Martian: Elevating the Source Material

All too often, the book a film is based on becomes the default watermark for the story being told. And why shouldn’t it be? After all, it existed first, doesn’t that inherently make it the ideal form of the story? Continue reading “The Martian: Elevating the Source Material”

Vegetarian Street Tacos

This is a spin on a standard street taco, except I’ve substituted the meat for mushrooms and a bell pepper. This is another one of those dishes that you could easily add pork or beef to if you’re not interested in keeping it vegetarian. Conversely, you could drop the cheese and make this a vegan street taco. Continue reading “Vegetarian Street Tacos”

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

Players: 1 to 8

Time: 60 to 120 Minutes

Cost: 40.00
Rating: 4/5 Stars

The day is July 4th, 2015 and six figures huddle around a map of London, ignoring the crackle of fireworks outside. There was a murderer on the loose and no time to waste. After all, what better way to celebrate Independence Day than to best England’s most famous detective at his own game. Continue reading “Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective”

Black Eyed Peas with Chard & Leeks

This one comes courtesy of my Chromecast which, when not magically presenting the latest season of The Walking Dead, rotates through images from NASA and various food blogs. If not for the high definition image of this beautiful dish, I would have never gone looking for a recipe involving black eyed peas – easily my least liked legume (and hip hop group).  Continue reading “Black Eyed Peas with Chard & Leeks”