The Cooler (Wayne Kramer – 2003) A-

01/30/2005 – Great performances by Macy and Baldwin and everyone else really, including the extras.

Advertisements

Open Water (Chris Kentis – 2003) A

01/30/2005 – Fantastic and dead creepy. What we are really scared of when we think of sharks. The documentary feel adds an extra dimension to being stranded in the water with really zero possibility of rescue.

Pretty in Pink Pickles

Red Onion Pickle 

Every so often something very simple turns out to be utterly amazing. Like these gorgouse red onion pickles. They are so crunchy, sweet, sour, cold and refreshing I am almost done with the whole jar in one week! The original recipe is from The Zuni Cafe cookbook, but you can find a very good adapted recipe right here. The original recipe asks you to add a star anise pod to the brine, and I suggest you do that. It really adds an extra dimension of flavor to this addictive pickle. My favorite use so far is on cheese sandwiches, but I am looking forward to trying them on a nice thick juicy burger or a good Cochinita Pibil with corn tortillas.