goodness, nerd

WoW food

Diminutive Roommate had the incredibly nerdy idea of having a dinner where all our friends who used to play World of Warcraft get together and eat dishes from recipes in the game.  It’s an idea I’ve heard tossed around, but when Diminutive Roommate sent me an email about it a couple months ago, it stuck.  We’ve send emails back and forth about this.  I made a list of possible recipes we could recreate without too much difficulty.

Here are the foods I chose, my imaginary experiences of them while I played WoW, and how they could be recreated IRL:

I hear shark fin soup it's delicious. dammit.

Spice Bread– something involving cinnamon
Brilliant Smallfish– any fish with white meat, smoked with salty seasoning.  I’m thinking halibut.
Crispy Bat Wing– I have no idea what we could do with this other than fried chicken wings.
Beer Basted Boar Ribs– pretty easy to make, I picture these piping hot and a little bitter.
Goretusk Liver Pie– any meat pie will do, obviously liver and onion would be best.
Blood Sausage– something really dark and spotted; should go to the Farmer’s Market on Fairfax and 3rd for this.
Redridge Goulash– a hearty meat/pasta/vegetable stew; hard to screw up.
Murloc Fin Soup– shark fin soup would be perfect!  If only it weren’t totally unethical and illegal.
Soothing Turtle Bisque– one of my favorites. Turtle soup does exist and sounds delicious, but it sounds horrifying to prepare.  Might just have to go with a fish bisque of some kind.
Dragonbreath Chili– I figured the spice of this wouldn’t hit you until you swallowed.  Boyfriend’s famous spicy chili might be perfect.
Spider Sausage– a narrow sausage with white meat and a tangy taste, in my mind’s eye.
Tender Wolf Steak– ribeye, bloody with very basic spices.

To drink:
Captain Rumsey’s Lager– lager is a warm color, so I think of the hazelnut blend sold by Rogue.
Thistle Tea– it’s basically grass tea, so I think of this as a green tea of some kind.

Game over.  This shit is happening.

goodness, life

A simple meal


I’ve been making myself really delicious dinners recently.  It’s not that I don’t love ramen.  I do.  I love ramen.  But it was time for a change.

I’ve been eating these delicious sandwiches: olive bread, brie with herbs, rotisserie chicken, lettuce, tobasco sauce.  Toasted.  Eaten.  Amazing.

Last night was simpler.  Spicy sausage, fried egg, toasted hunk of olive bread with butter, wine.  A few weeks ago, dinner was spicy sausage, cheese, wine.  Hearty, simple, delicious.  I’m going to have to do this more often.

Boyfriend and I went to the Red Lion in Silverlake months ago, and had beer, sausage and potatoes.  It was one of the best meals we’ve had together.