October 17, 2011 • Comics, Fiction
So as always, New York Comic Con was an absolute blast.
We had a great time this year, meeting Quirk fans, marveling over the costumed cosplayers and trying to nab as much swag as we possibly could. Best sellers at the convention included Geek Wisdom, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, and... Crafting with Cat Hair. People just couldn't believe it was for real. Crafting with Cat Hair flew off our table and come Sunday, we were sold out.
You can check out some of our favorite costumes in the video above, and in our Flickr gallery.
See you next year, con goers.
October 12, 2011 • Cookbook: Baking
Inside the Brooklyn Kitchen
To celebrate Stacy's awesomeness and the release of her first cookbook, The Cookiepedia, the Brooklyn Kitchen is hosting a special cookie tasting demo on October 22nd. And if sampling delicious cookies wasn't enough, the Brooklyn Brewery will be supplying beer for the afternoon. Beer and cookies? Best. Pairing. Ever.
Cookie Tasting Demo @ the Brooklyn Kitchen
October 22nd, 2011: 2pm - 4pm, FREE
The Brooklyn Kitchen
100 Frost St, Brooklyn NY 11211
October 4, 2011 • Cookbook: Drinks
Happy Vodka Day! It is time to toast our Russian comrades for discovering a way to turn potatoes into booze. To celebrate this delightfully drunken occasion, here are two of our favorite recipes from Duane Swierczynski's The Perfect Drink for Every Occasion.
And since this is October, I thought it appropriate that we pay a little homage to the dead. The Antichrist is a drink that will damn your soul, liver and memory.
½ oz. Everclear
½ oz. Bacardi Rum (light or gold)
½ oz. Absolute Peppar
3 dashes Tabasco sauce
Mix all liquors in a shot glass, then add the Tabasco on top.
September 30, 2011 • Crafting
“Specializing in sweets and snacks, Mei Park has been crafting customizable food jewelry since 2006.” So reads Mei Pak's bio in the back of Microcrafts, which features tutorials on how to make her famous mini cupcakes, tiny lollipops, and itty-bitty chocolates, each of which are made using multicolored polymer clay.
If you swing by her store, Tiny Hands Online, you can browse through a number of her bestselling charms, rings, earrings and necklaces, many of which actually smell like the food they are inspired by. That maple syrup drizzled waffle necklace, pumpkin pie ring, and donut charm bracelet actually smell just as good as they look.
Tiny Hands Online
PS: Oh, and scope out this fabulous video of Mei via RAW: Natural Born Artists. I've pasted it after the break.
September 28, 2011 • Cookbook: Baking
With back to school days now in full swing, you may need A+ snacks to put in your little one's lunch pail, or for a quick nibble after school. Here’s one that will definitely win top honors… easy-to-bake Bacon Cheese Muffins.
The crisp bacon bits, mixed into the wholesome muffin goodness with melted cheese inside is sure to make this a winning treat!
September 28, 2011 • Cookbook: Drinks, Handbooks: Literary Figures
With its psychedelic gigantic mushrooms and tempting “Drink Me” tag, how could anyone, never mind just Alice, resist taking a sip from this fantastic flask? That’s right. They couldn’t. And neither could you. So drink up.
Lori, the creative mind behind the Etsy shop Kitschville, crafts a number of unique flasks, from Powerpuff Girls to these pulp-esque best friend designs. All of her bottles, packed with literary references or not, feature graphics printed on treated, water resident, heavy-duty vinyl.
Alice in Wonderland Flasks @ Etsy