Monthly Archives: October 2011

When you give a mouse a honey caramelized onion…

What could be better than caramelizing onions in honey? Possibly nothing. However, there is a potentially close runner up: Onions caramelized in honey AND whiskey! Throw some potatoes in there, some Italian parsley, a holly amount of salt, some more whiskey, and then fry up some beef, make some flour tortillas, and SHABOOM! Your life becomes a spiraling realization of yum and all yumness in this world.

The whiskey added an acceptionally nice flavor to the potatoes especially, but cooking them with the onions was key. The sweetness of the honey balanced out the bite of the whiskey and the Italian parsley made it fresh… did I forget to mention the Crema Fresca? Oh goodness! Don’t forget that, or the wine, for that matter. 

 

Honeyonionchickencheesepuppies

So here’s what we did (Dolo and I…):

Sauteed the onions in olive oil and honey, cooked the chicken in white wine with a few random seasonings, and then broiled the bread with goat cheese on it, and then compiled it all into one outrageously delicious little sandwich. My inspiration came from Sevilla, when I ordered something similar around midnight in one of the town plaza’s with a glass of oaky red wine. Ooh baby. I have to say I am completely satisfied with the replication of my wonderful Andalusian experience. (Yes, that means we drank wine with these puppies as well… given.)

Madam and Evening: A Living Dream Installation, Coming Spring 2012

Created as a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and the Colorado College Drama and Dance Department, Madam and Evening is a living installation conceived by Dolo McComb and Arob Dickerson. It is an exploration of the profundity and absurdity of the role of dreams in the human experience, presented through  mediums of dance, theater, film and other interdisciplinary art forms. Coming March 24th in 2012 to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. 

Farewell Summer, Hello School.

Glamour Gods of the Hill

Glamour Gods of the Hill

So here I am. Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado College Campus,  in an old, elevatorless four story mansion-dorm, working as an RA, thinking as a student, slaving as a dancer, creating as a choreographer, being responsible (ha! or pretending) working a desk job, and living out each bottle of wine like it was my last.

Highlights from this fall so far have been dressing up fabulously for school dances with my friends:

There was no theme, we're just CC students.

Also, I had the  a fantastic opportunity to go on a school “field trip” for my first block class. Where did we go? Oh, just Portland for the weekend.

My dear friend David acting responsibly and maturely in our hotel room.

It was a class titled “History of  Contemporary Performance,” and so it was only natural that we go to the  TBA festival in Portland to see the most recent contemporary performances that were happening in our day and time.

Outside one of the theaters we went to. We saw four performances in two days. Awesome.

Once that block ended, I headed west.

Having a five day vacation every three and a half weeks during the school year just isn’t  fair  for the rest of the  world. Sorry. But here’s how its done:

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO

My friend Colin and I left campus just a few hours after our classes ended, threw some things in the Jeep, picked up some fishing equipment from my house, some Mushrooms from the grocery store, and then drove into the Colorado front range.

We went for a two night loop in the Lost Creek Wilderness. The leaves were absolutely magical. Let’s hear it for the Aspens.

Glory

Our mushrooms came into play after hiking all day on our second section of the loop. We found a campsite next to the  creek, heaved off our boots, and began to eat, nap, sit, drink tea, nap, eat, and then make rose hip-hot chocolate before going beddy bye. 

Freshly picked rose hips. They surrounded our campsite and they make a great tea.

On our final day we packed out, and then made our way towards Cedaredge, CO to visit my grandparents.

"If you ever have the means, I highly suggest it. It is so choice." -Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Colin and I were very adamant in tell my grandparents that WE would do all the cooking. For many reasons, this made Colin and I happy to be able to cook and bake. We made scrambled eggs, trout, Colin made bread and a strawberry rhubarb pie, and I made Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. The trout was fun because we had a incredible time fishing on the Grand Mesa, up behind my Grandparent’s home.

Colin's backwards "J" made me realize that I'm not the only one hopelessly confused in life.

It was lovely to visit my family and spend time on the ranch. And just a fun side note for those who are familiar, you all know that wooden puzzle that Granddad has sitting on the bookshelf? Well Colin and I solved it. Ha! My WHOLE LIFE has been spent thinking that it was actually impossible. Granddad said he’d give us $10 bucks if we solved it. So we made some money.

It wasn't easy!

We left the ranch feeling rested and relaxed- just about perfect. On our way out, we stopped at the Cedaredge Applefest: Yum.

My second block class is now in motion. Its a whole other story in and of itself. But as a preview, check out my professors:

Eiko and Koma