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April 9, 2008

Wild Horses. And, um, Passover


One of my dreams in life- you know, when I'm not thinking about finding the perfect affordable little house in Brooklyn (ha!) or winning the lottery- is to own one of the above horses. The Carousel (A Cavallo) was a project built for the 2007 Burning Man by Hyde Power Systems, located down the street from us (also see here). I have zero interest in Burning Man but boy, I would have loved to see this thing in action. I think the horses are now used when Hyde Power Systems has a party, so they are often out on the sidewalk in the morning or over the weekend. I want one for our living room.

In other news/inquiries, Alexis and I are making a brisket for Passover. Any suggestions for a different kind of recipe? I always like to blend tradition with a little extra spice.

And yet other news, they have changed the B61 route label on Red Hook-bound buses. The destination now reads: Red Hook/IKEA Terminal. Nice.

Posted by callalillie at April 9, 2008 9:25 AM | Random , Red Hook


how did i not know that you celebrated passover?

first, before we discuss recipes, we need to discuss coca cola... kosher for passover coke has cane sugar in it, not high fructose corn syrup. it's amazing. i plan on hording a few six packs.

second, you do know there are few tam tams this season?

third, do a web search for some sephardic recipes; they're always spicier and more middle eastern than the ashkenazi ones i grew up with.

Posted by: alyssa at April 9, 2008 10:14 AM

Here's an idea: It's a pot roast recipe but you can easily switch it out for a brisket.

Posted by: at April 9, 2008 10:25 AM

"Celebrate" might be stretching things a bit. I prefer "an excuse to gather and to eat."

Posted by: corie at April 9, 2008 12:17 PM

Hm. The last time we cooked a brisket we rubbed it with Mike's homemade chile powder and slow smoked it over hardwood for hours and hours, but that whole grilling/smoking thing is probably not an option for you guys...?

I guess my first impulse would be to do a fairly classic braise with red wine and reconstituted porcinis or cepes (with the strained soaking liquid added in), baby root vegetables and lots of fresh herbs. And then I'd probably do my version of Suzanne Goin's horseradish cream to serve alongside - Wheelhouse horseradish, salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice whisked into some creme fraiche.

And now I'm hungry.

Posted by: jenblossom at April 9, 2008 12:49 PM

As someone who grew up in an Orthodox Jewish household, I can verify for you that the dictionary definition of "celebrate" regarding all Jewish Holidays (except Yom Kippur) is "an excuse to gather and eat". So it sounds like you can safely say that you're "celebrating" Passover.

Posted by: Dave at April 9, 2008 2:10 PM

I see we have the same goals. Win the lottery and have a house in New York. Except I want one in my friends apartment building in Greenwich.
Like that is ever going to happen.
Have a nice week

Posted by: judy at April 13, 2008 3:03 AM

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