Monday, October 31, 2011
Days of the dead can last two days, 3 days or even 4 days, and in some places like the Andes or Los Angeles, even longer. Around our house we start celebrating on Halloween through to Nov. 2. This is one of the most important and widespread Native American holidays still observed! So how better to celebrate than to play Robert Rodriquez's portion of Grindhouse--it's zombies....with barbecue!!
This is really my favorite way of enjoying Blavod, it's a black take on the traditional dirty vodka martini--I just sort of made it up.
THE DARK AND DIRTY
2 oz. Blavod
1 tbsp. Black olive juice (I like Kalamata olives)
Black olives for garnish (again Kalamata)
Small splash dry vermouth (optional)
Chilled martini glass
Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add in the Blavod and black olive juice, splash in a little dry vermouth if using. Cover and shake until the shaker gets really, really cold. Strain into chilled martini glass and garnish with at least two of the black olives (I like lots of olives!).
Well, Daily Beast top blogger Andrew Sullivan as a gateway piece on his blog about "real zombies"--you know the kind that are supposed to be found in Haiti, such as is featured in The Serpent And The Rainbow--which despite that it claims to be based on a real story, it, in fact, 99% fiction. Anyway it's interesting and can be found here.
THE BLACK LAGOON
The original to this is combined with a rosemary-lemon syrup, other variation have popped up with mint & lime--so use whatever herb and citrus combo (or herb and any fruit combo). The syrup can be made either by infusing herbs in sugar water syrup at low temperatures on the stove, or infusing the herbs and citrus peels in already prepared sugar syrup in the fridge.
2 ounces of the herb-fruit syrup
4 ounces Blavod
2 tsp. fresh citrus juice (lemon or lime is best)
Combine these in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Pour into two glasses filled with ice and top with soda. Alternatively you can strain into four glasses with one or two ice cubes and serve as "straight" drink.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Here's the deal...Weena is really a smart cat with a movie predilection of her own, but she is also incredibly interroant of other cats...well other beings wouldn't be too hard a stretch, up until recently she hated delivery people! But as a fellow animal she really is loads of fun to watch movies with...she just loves movies with a bit of "the old ultra-violence." We rescued a mom kitty with a litter of three kittens, which didn't set well with Queen Weena from day one! Mom and one kitten have found homes....that means she still has to "deal" with two baby cats....poor, poor Weena! She only owns her own DVD collection....she's not spoiled or anything.... This Blade movie is also a favorite of our Chartreaux kitty Zahn, which is really why I put it on... Below is one ridiculous interview with Weena after kitten rescue.
This is the English language film, not the German one. The two films are not the same movie. Rather than have a dub, Herzog just made two separate films, one in his native German and another one in English, and they definitely do not track scene by scene! Below is the trailer for the US
|Director Werner Herzog|