Friday, May 4, 2012


Adam yauch A.K.A. MCA of the Beatie Boys passed away today at 47.

Thanks for fighting for my right to party.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Cheswick

Finally! My second installment in my Cuckoo's Nest series of paintings, Charlie Cheswick.


The first in the series was a painting of Jack Nicholson's character, R.P. MacMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the 1975 movie based in the Ken Kesey novel of the same name. Sydney Lassick's portrayal of the neurotic Charlie Cheswick makes him one of the most endearing character's of this classic movie. It was much better than his role in the Vanilla Ice epic, Cool as Ice but that is a totally subjective appraisal. To see pictures of the process of the painting check out the orange kid's flickr photostream in the artwork set. I now leave you with video of a still image of Mr. Cheswick to the tune of Jack Nitzche's Medication Valse from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Delicious Kimchi

I've finally done something blog-worthy this year. After a trip to the local Korean food store I visited my Mom in Morden where I made my first attempt at preparing one of my favourite side dishes, Kimchi. Following the recipe and tutorial from the wonderful Maangchi and with the help of my Mom and Rae Rae, I now have enough kimchi to last me months. I made only one third of this kimchi recipe producing enough kimchi to fill 4, 1 litre ice cream containers. Below are pictures of the kimchi making process.

Cutting up the cabbage

Chopping up the napa cabbage.

salting the cabbage

Preparing to salt the cabbage.

adding pepper flakes to the porridge

Mixing the kimchi paste.

adding sauce with green onion and carrots to the cabbage

Combining kimchi paste, chopped green onion, julienne carrots and cabbage after rinsing the cabbage well.

delicious kimchi

Finally after about 2 hours, I have delicious kimchi. The kimchi will get better after about a week in the fridge where the fermentation process does it's magic… providing it lasts that long.