Sambal Oelek

by Coltrane

Sambal Oelek is a spicy asian chili paste.  I like to use it instead of cayenne or tabasco — anywhere heat is needed.  Here are three quick recipes; one “Asian”, one “Mexican”, and one “Mediterranian”.  Sambal Oelek works great in all three.

“Asian” Sauteed Spinach

2 TBP Peanut or Canola Oil 1 lb Baby Spinach 2 cloves Garlic, […]

Recommended Game: Ticket to Ride - Europe

by Coltrane

Ticket to Ride – Europe

Title:  Ticket to Ride – Europe

Game Type:  Set Collection – Acquire multiple cards of one color to build train routes in Europe.

Number of Players:  2-5

Complexity of Rules:  Low

Time to Play:  About an hour with 3 people, longer with more.

The concept:   The board is a […]

Russell Branyan

By Blaidd Drwg

He’s baaaaccckkkk! In the WTF move of the week by Jack Zduriencik, the Marines have traded 2 spare part minor leaguers for old friend Russell Branyan.

Despite the M’s first base issues, why trade for a 32 year old slugger with back problems when you are sitting 14 games back of first […]

Alton Brown's Diet, Granola Bar Recipe

by Coltrane

The diet that Alton Brown used to lose 50 pounds in 9 months:


Fruits, Whole Grains, Leafy Greens, Nuts, Carrots, and Green Tea.  Eat breakfast every day.

3 times per Week:

Oily Fish, Yogurt, Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Avocado.

1 time per Week:

Red Meat, Pasta, Dessert, Alchohol (one drink).


Fast Food, Soda, Processed […]

Recommended Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill

by Coltrane

Title:  Betrayal at House on the Hill

Game Type:  “Horror” Strategy Game

Number of Players:  3-6

Complexity of Rules:  Low-Medium

Time to Play:  About an hour

The Concept:  Players explore a haunted house.  As the players explore they trigger Events and Omens.  As more and more Omens occur it becomes increasingly likely […]

Useless Information from the M's Media Guide

By Blaidd Drwg

I happened to be leafing through the Mariners Media guide and I noticed this table:

Youngest Mariners to Make Their Debut with the Team

Player Age Debut Edwin Nunez 18 yrs, 315 days April 7, 1982 Alex Rodriguez 18 yrs, 346 days July 8, 1994 Felix Hernandez 19 yrs, 119 days August […]

Upcoming Events for Foodies

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Some upcoming events for foodies and non-foodies alike that may be of interest:

June 26th – Paella Cook Off at Treehouse Bar in Ballard. Never knew this event existed. For $25, you get to eat lots of paella and get 2 glasses of wine or beer. Sounds like fun.

July 10th […]

Jeff Clement, We Hardly Knew You

By Blaidd Drwg

With the demotion of Ian Snell last week, it got me thinking about the main piece the Mariners gave up to acquire Snell and Jack Wilson – Jeff Clement. The 2005 MLB draft was one of the best in recent history – 33 out of the 48 players drafted in the first […]

When Life Hands You Chicken Breast...

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I promised a recipe for the leftover chicken breast from the Chicken Soup recipe, so here it is – my take on my grandmother’s chicken salad, which, as much as I try, will always be better in my heart. The original recipe involved grating all of the veggies, using the chicken […]

The Secret Wars - Food Style

By Iron Chef Leftovers

One of the funniest food related things I have seen in a while…

From “Pearls Before Swine” on 5/13/10.