Friday, September 27, 2013

My Tomato Sauce

Start with good tomatoes, preferably meaty peeled romas.

You can take out the hard stem ends, but it's not necessary.

Sautee briefly some minced garlic in olive oil.

Add the tomatoes and more olive oil (about a quarter cup for a medium stockpot) and bring on medium heat to a low simmer. Salt lightly. Turn your light down. Add one eighth the amount of homemade tomato paste as whole tomatoes that you started with. If you only have canned tomato paste, you can drop this step.

Depending on the water content of the tomatoes, simmer for 1.5-2.5 hours.

When the taste of the sauce is just beginning to turn bitter and the flavors have been concentrated to their most delicious state, salt to taste and puree the sauce to desired consistency. Add more olive oil for a more rich, spoon-coating sauce.

Add Italian herbs or grated hard cheese as you wish.

Allow to cool and refrigerate overnight to further concentrate flavors.

One of my favorite beers, now on tap at 9SB

Monday, September 23, 2013

#BreakfastofChampions / Celebrity Sighting

And it should be noted here that Deleuzian scholar Michael Hardt likes Ninth Street's Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish!

Track of the Weekend:

Friday, September 20, 2013

I'm Winston Wolf, I Solve Problems

In one of the more celebrated scenes in film history, Winston Wolf helps two gangsters, Jules and Vincent out of a jam (see below).  At 9SB, we have our very own wolf, or should I say wolves - Tom and Valerie.  Both of these operators have been knocking out stressful jobs (like reprogramming a cash register, repairing drywall, untangling Christmas lights) without so much as a peep.  Thanks so much guys!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

32 Years of Funk

We had a "Celebrating 32 Years" event last Saturday at the bakery.  Here are a couple of standout tracks from the night spun by DJ Adam Rogers.

And one from DJ Sarah Carrier

Guest DJ SMG

Sunday, September 15, 2013

How was Your Garden?

Our garden was largely unproductive due to the heavy rains during the beginning of the summer.  But what Sungold tomatoes we did get were delicious - miniature golden goblets of sugary tomato goodness!

How was your garden this year?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Moment of Zen: Body without Organs

The bakery is like a body without organs, a surface whose primary functions have been exfoliated into a howling dimension.  Freedom, should we accept that nicety, is contemporaneous with existence, such that there is not a moment that we are not free, and becoming unbound, we skitter and oscillate between lunar poles.  What would it mean to conceive of a tangent to the surface of the Earth?  Would that tangent land you in a mixing bowl or upon a dough hook?  Perhaps in a vat of cookie dough or upon a crumb lying on the slicing room floor.

Monday, September 9, 2013

A new phenomenon at the Hunt Street Farmer's Market - Biker Bar (drink while you pedal)