Findings

Henrik Zetterberg Lookalike NHL Ads

The first one took me by surprise. It looked like Zetterberg but seemed a little too raw to be from the NHL offices.

I got in touch with Greg DeLiso of Munrovia Pictures, the creative force behind the ad. He was very cool and uploaded his Zetterberg ads to AdHack.

Then the second Zetterberg ad landed — Henrik Zetterberg on a job interview.

Greg tells me there are a few more to come, which I’m looking forward to.

Stay tuned, sportsfans.

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Food

Purloined Restaurant Spring 2009 Menu

Brent at bat with a baguette of his own making

Author’s Note

Purloined is a fictional restaurant based on my home cooking and whimsy. If I did have a restaurant, this would be the menu. Though I couldn’t stand cooking the same dishes night after night.

All of these items, or at least the ideas for them, have been stolen. From cookbooks, newspapers, TV shows, restaurants. In this grazed world, everything is fair game as a source to be purloined.

We’re taking reservations in the Comments.


Starters

Crostini Platter • basket of French bread crostinis • head cheese pate • herb butter • ginger-rhubarb compote • select cheeses

Fire-Grilled Asparagus • platter of asparagus • drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil • zest of lemon • select flatbreads

Fire-Grilled Bell Peppers • fire-grilled red, orange and yellow peppers • savoury humous • chilled tzatziki • select flatbreads

Vegetables and Dip • seasonal cut veggies • daily dips

Ants on a Log • celery sticks • peanut butter • Sun Maid raisins

Kettle-Popped Popcorn • salted and drizzled melted butter

Bowls of Cheezies • Hawkins’ Cheezies • 3 blue bowls

Chips and Dip • Old Dutch Rip-L chips • onion dip


Salads

(all salads served with crostini and select cheese)

Stripped Ceasar • sliced romaine lettuce • extra-virgin olive oil • aged parmesan • rosemary croutons • lime-juice vinegrette

Candied Beets and Salmon • sliced candied beets • candied chum salmon • mixed greens • slivered pecans • grapefruit vinegrette

Charred Leeks • fire-charred baby leeks • extra virgin olive oil • minced shallots • zest of lemon • herb butter


Lights

Quinoa Stew • sauteed aromatic vegetables – carrots, celery, onions • simmered vegetable stock • toasted quinoa • lemon-thyme finish • served with crusty French bread

Grilled Cheese Sandwich • melted Quebec aged cheddar • melted aged gouda • thin-sliced rosemary bread • served open-face with ramkin of cocktail sauce

Back Bacon Sandwich • basil pesto • aged white cheddar • thin-sliced tomatoes • romaine lettuce • toasted multigrain bread


Mains

Bus-Driver’s Baked Eggs • daily fresh ingredients • breadcrumb-herb crust • Yukon Gold pan fries • thick-sliced rye toast • strawberry-rhubard jam

Pan-Fried White Chinook Salmon • peppered lemon butter • • pan-fried mashed potato drops • ratatouille

Spice-Crusted Pork Ribs • maple syrup rubbed baby-back ribs • roasted spicy rub crust • baked Yukon gold potato • fire-grilled asparagus

Boiled Dungeoness Crab • hand-caught in local waters • served in 2 halves • clarified dipping butter • spring salad greens

Venison Loin Medallions • bed of wild rice • dried blueberries • port reduction • fire-charred leeks

Beef Prime Rib Bones • thyme braised • fire-grilled spice crust • wilted swiss chard • Yukon gold pan fries

Hog Burger • fire-grilled pork patty • wine-softened onion rings • melted ementhal cheese • radicchio leaves • spring greens salad with raspberry vinaigrette


Finish

Hot Daily Crisp • fresh seasonal berries • cinnamon-granola crust • French vanilla ice cream

Pa’s Special • French vanilla ice cream • cinnamon-candied pecans • warmed maple syrup

Blackberry-Vanilla Milkshake • Hand-picked blackberries • Mexican vanilla extract • vanilla-bean ice cream • spearmint garnish

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Uncategorized

The World’s Funniest Joke

You spent a year trying to find the world’s funniest joke. Could you tell us the joke that won?

Two New Jersey hunters go hunting. After a while, one of the hunters clutches his throat and falls to the ground, his eyes roll back, and he’s lying there motionless. The other one picks up a cell phone, dials 911, and says, “I think my friend is dead! I don’t know what to do!” And the operator says, “Just relax. Calm down. The first thing to do is to make certain your friend is dead.” There’s a pause — then a gunshot. And the hunter gets back on the phone and says, “Okay. Now what?”

From an article on FastCompany.com called How to make your own luck.

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Food

100-Mile Diet Episode on Foraging for Crabs in Vancouver

100-Mile Diet crab dinner preparations.

Last summer we spent a day filming some footage for a web episode of Food TV’s show The 100-Mile Diet called Adventures in Foraging. Today that web episode went live.

Here’s the summary:

Friends Chad and James are hosting a foraging-themed dinner party, and set out to catch their main course: dungeness crabs that they will grab by hand. But when it won’t stop raining, and they can’t find the crabs they’re looking for, they have to come up with a new plan. Will they be able to catch anything to serve for dinner?

Here’s the link to see the video Adventures in Foraging.

Credits

Director/Editor: Hart Snider
Camera: Hart Snider
Assistant Director: Kate Walker

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