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The “Oops” Olympics: Going for the Gold

August 1, 2012

The Olympics are well underway, transfixing people around the world. While nothing of that scale can go off without a hitch, there have been some major gaffes this year.

Did anyone notice a strange woman in street clothes marching with the Indian team? Apparently the Olympic officials didn’t, until she was spotted in the midst of the group clad in jeans and a red hoodie, as they all marched in their bright yellow garb.

Security also proved to be a challenge, when the privately contracted firm hired to handle this, acknowledged that they could not provide the amount of guards they originally committed to. Thousands of military personnel, some just back from Afghanistan were recruited to fill the gaps.

When the women’s soccer competition kicked off, the South Korean flag was proudly displayed on the jumbo screen. Too bad the team was representing North Korea, who they are currently at war with.

Police accidentally misplaced the keys to Wembley Stadium, forcing them to have to change all of the locks at the football arena, after a team from Scotland Yard failed to find them.

While the list goes on, from televising rows of empty seats to misstating athlete’s countries of origin, none of these are quite as bad as some of the gaffes made by our very own Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney and his team.

Today, while in Warsaw, Poland, Mr. Romney was questioned by the press about some of his travel faux pas. His press secretary promptly lashed out saying,” Kiss my ass, this is a holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect.”

While the English are enjoying a little self deprecating humor and laughing at their mistakes, the Republicans will just do what they always do: blame it on the black guy that lives in the big, white house.

Yeah, I went there..”oops”!

photo: Glasshouse Images

Unrecipe of the Week: Super Bowl Edition

February 2, 2012

With the Super Bowl just around the corner, we are thinking about more interesting things to serve than chips and dips. If you are looking for a more upscale crowd pleaser, these savory Parmesan “cookies” could be right up your alley. You can make the dough in advance, and just slice and bake them on Sunday.

Savory Parmesan Biscuits

Place 1 stick of butter, a cup of grated Parmesan cheese and a cup of flour in the bowl of the food processor. Pulse until the ingredients come together easily to form dough.

On a lightly floured surface, form the dough into a log, about 1 ½ to 2” diameter.

Wrap in plastic and refrigerate  for a couple of hours, or until you are ready to bake the cookies.

Slice the log into ¼” pieces and place them on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 325 degrees until the biscuits are firm, and remove the trays from the oven. Raise the oven temperature to 500 degrees, and bake the biscuits for a few minutes longer, until they are golden brown in color. Cool on a rack and enjoy!

* Get creative: For variety, toss some fresh herbs into the food processor when making the dough. Rosemary, thyme, and black pepper are great add-ins.

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Unrecipe of the Week’s Superbowl Mash-Up

February 4, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday is just days away and Super Bowl food is as much a ritual as watching the game itself.

Here at Indigo Jones, we thought we would publish an “Unrecipe Mash-up” of some of the recipes we have posted previously, as an upgrade to the junk food that is usually served at these gatherings.

Here we go….

If you like chips and dip, why not try Hot Artichoke Dip with Garlic Pita Toasts? (1/22/10)

Don’t wait for cold soggy pizza to be delivered, when you can be enjoying Mini Puffed Pastry Pizzettes with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese. (12/26/09)

Instead of peanuts, how about delicious Spiced Nuts? (11/11/09)

Why eat Buffalo wings with creamy blue cheese dressing, when you can enjoy baked chicken wings with Chinese BBQ Sauce? (10/13/09)

It’s all easy to prepare, yummy to eat, and better for you than the greasy processed foods they replace. Just add beer and enjoy!

photo: Glasshouse Images

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