Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2nd Alive @ Five

Hot Dog cart with a special Habanero Dog. More on this to come.

Reworked Traffic Cart into Ice Cream Cart.

Like the sign says, Kettle Corn.

Sara's Blue Ribbon Porkies.


Monday, May 25, 2009

Apple Tree Blossoms

The Apple Tree in the backyard has finally started to blossom.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Kitchen Confidential: TV Show

Just watched all 13 episdodes of this on Hulu. A really terrific show that seemed like it may have lasted longer and been even better had it been on HBO. Based on Anthony Bourdain's book of the same name. Lots of sex and lots of food. Check it out, it's free! (And for food and comic geeks, Bradley Cooper may be Green Lantern. Seems like a better Flash...)

Eli's "Big Mac" from No Sweat Cafe

Eli, Master Chef, preps my "Big Mac." He's still figuring out a name for this delicious beast.

It's like a Big Mac except made of fresh and organic meats, cheese and veggies. Very satisfying and filling. A very similar Big Mac flavor, but just better in every way. One of the best burgers I've eaten. An off the menu item from No Sweat Cafe. One of Eli's special dishes. The fries were cooked on the grill with a crispy outside and a soft inside. With special sauce, of course.

10 Lbs. of Crab Legs

I picked up 10 lbs. of crab legs today. They smell extremely fresh and very sweet. Crab Cakes? What to make...!?!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

1st Alive @ Five

The Staggering Ox Cart.

Roast Beef Clubfoot sandwich from the Ox Cart

Dippin' Dot.

Bread guts with ranch from the Ox Cart

Coney Island hot dog cart

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bert & Ernie's/Sommelier's Interior

I don't really like to sit under the wagon.

Sommelier's Wine Bar

Stir Fry....Again

Chicken Stir Fry.

The good wife.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

No Sweat Cafe

Without question the best breakfast in town, or most anywhere. I love the Rocky Montana, Bakery Ladies and the Stevedore.

No Sweat Cafe
427 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442-6954

My McGangBang

My version of the McGangBang. A southern style chicken sandwich inside a Big Mac. Tasty, yet disgusting.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cookbookshelf Take:2

Stuffed Jalapenos

Jalapenos stuffed with smoked cheddar and cream cheese, wrapped in bacon and grilled at 325 until the bacon has cooked.

Direct Mail Photo

Original photo without text. Wanted a nice shot of the onion, but something more than just seamless white, so I took it outside, popped a big piece of white foamcore behind and shot a strobe off it to make a nice white background. The overcast skies made a nice soft key light. I had shot this same photo earlier in the day, but the sun was so bright it started blowing out the onion.

The final direct mail piece with text and Allegra logo. If you live in Helena, Montana you might be gettting one of these!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Post 200 - Fruit Keebab

Banana, Pineapple, Strawberry & Apple to be dipped in Maple yogurt.

Mother's Day Brunch

What's better than making mom brunch? Mom making you brunch. First off mom made a spicy sausage casserole with cheese and jalapenos, berries with yogurt, brownies and fresh croissants.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Gold BBQ Sandwich

Chicken with Cattleman's Gold BBQ Sauce, Onion and American Cheese.

Friday, May 8, 2009

No-Dice Street Burger

How do we make a really bad cheeseburger? First, we buy pre-formed frozen burgers from the store, then we cook it until it is a solid black chunk and adorn it with some unmelted cheese, serve warm. From the Vigilante Parade. Helena, MT.