In the Pigpen No.4: Random Friday Ramblings (and our Contest Winner!)

TGIF! I’m a scotch underwater with lots on the plate in both the work and play worlds this coming week (note new biz cards above, whAt whAt), so I’ll take a quick sec to ask for forgiveness if things slow down here for a bit. Seems we’re long overdue for a completely schizo Pigpen roundup, so before I go: 1) Wanderlust. Yep, that quirky movie with Paul Rudd at his awkward best and Jen Aniston. Have you seen it? No? Let me tell you: do it. Well, ok, don’t do it if you’re sensitive to language or raunch. Clearly I’m affected … Read More

Almond-Stuffed Dates with Bourbon Bacon Jam

First, a note of extreme thanks to everyone who participated in Cook Taste Eat & Whole Food’s Everyday 365 Coconut Milk recipe challenge. The Pig & Quill’s Chiles en Nogada didn’t quite make the cut, but it was an honor to be included with such talented foodies in the voting round. I know many of you committed special time to spreading the word via Facebook and email, and it was greatly appreciated. Perhaps most entertaining: Chris is actually a bit disappointed by not having to eat raw tomato. The volumes spoken by that sentence… Sunday funday. Hope yours has been a blast. Ours has been incredibly satisfying. And … Read More