Archive for November, 2011

Potato, celery root and bacon soup recipe

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Review by Brian
Potato, celery root and bacon soup recipe

Potato, celery root and bacon soup recipe

Came across this recipe while trying to warm up from some cold weather. Yum!



Serves 4.


1 celery root
3-4 large red-skinned new potatoes
3 slices bacon
1 medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
4 cups chicken stock (homemade or store-bought low-sodium) + 2 cups water
Leaves from three celery stalks, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp fresh black pepper
Kosher salt, to taste
1 Tbsp chives (optional), for garnish

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DeathSpank3: The Baconing

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Review by BetterThanAndrew

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So The Vegetarian and I recently tied the proverbial knot. One of my groomsmen gave us an XboX 360 as a wedding gift, informing me “Now that you’re all ‘grown up’, you need a grown up gaming system” (We have a Wii). After hooking it up and getting it online, I searched around for some downloadable games, since we owned none yet for the console. I hit up XboX Live’s featured titles page and I was presented with “The Baconing”. I of course accepted this as a sign and proceeded to check it out.

Apparently it’s the third in a series of action RPG spoof games. Deathspank, our hero, is bored because, by virtue of his immeasurable badassery, he has vanquished all evil contenders from his kingdom. He decides to put on all 6 of the Thongs of Virtue (spoils of war from the last game) and accidentally summons the Anti-Spank, his supernatural archnemesis. From that point on, you have to complete a series of quests in order to gain access to “Bacon Fire” which, is the only thing capable of burning the Thongs of Virtue, allowing you to defeat the Anti-Spank.

Make no mistake that this game doesn’t represent a renaissance of gaming by any means. The graphics are layered 2D, the engine is mediocre and there’s a lot of recycling of cut scenes. On the plus sides, it’s ridiculous and cheeky with lots of wacky costumes and hilarious dialogue. While the pro gaming reviews on it were not so kind, the user reviews were 4 stars on average. If you’re looking for some bacon themed time to kill and have a funny bone and or a PS3, XboX 360 or a PC, you should check it out.