So, I'm trying to get a quota of interesting cooking in before I get sent to Vegas. Yesterday, I harvested some daylily buds and made a stir-fry with lamb, daylily, and fresh mushrooms from the farmers market. If I'd been feeling more ambitious I'd have made a real nice dish with a ginger-black bean sauce, but bottled sauce did work in a pinch and it was pretty good except for the soggy brown rice. I am SO switching back to jasmine rice... the brown rice turns out better when I don't follow the directions.
This morning, I decided to offload some of the excess strawberries I bought on Friday (also at the farmers market) in the form of a sweet omelet. No, not one of those super-fancy fallen-souffle deals; this was more like a flourless crepe, not too
sweet and pretty darned tasty. Warmed, sliced, fresh strawberries are so much nicer than gloppy pie-filling stuff, which I've come to loathe.
Yesterday I completed two more must-see goals in the Metro Detroit experience-- a tour of the legendary Rouge Factory
and a trip to the top of the Renaissance Center
. Seeing the First Wonder of the Industrialized World gave a huge boost to my inner technology geek (though the official presentations on the tour are whitewashed beyond credibility), while being at the top of the tallest building in Michigan was pretty amazing. I could see the spoke-like outlay of the city, with the main arteries of Michigan, Jefferson, Woodward, Gratiot, and Grand River spreading out for miles and miles and miles... I swear I could see the city lights of Mount Clemens off in the distance. We were above helicopters.
Also, while Coach Insignia
is a place I'm absolutely going back to for dinner, I'd sure hate to be a paying guest on the night of a wedding reception. There's nowhere to run from the music. I'm sure we annoyed people.
Maybe I'll use the FE big bang as an excuse to finally do steampunk!Archanea, but I'd want a collaborator because I am not doing that on my own.
But that way I can finally get a picture of Merric with goggles. And Linde. Steampunk Linde. Mmm.
"The Art of Manufacturing" (a short film shown at the Rouge tour) is like Koyaanisqatsi
as filmed by Disney. Makes you wonder what might've happened had Henry Ford and Walt Disney joined forces to create one empire of fantasy Americana.
-x-Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
remains awesome beyond comparison.