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Recs Du Jour: Amusingly Screamy Edition

Submitted by on May 1, 2007 – 1:53 PM20 Comments

1. So, I go into the TN dashboard, see who's linking to me, click on a link to some shteez called Yummy Turtle, and start reading a really long entry involving a) the author's Hobeyesquely pesty cat who, and I quote, "CAN FUCKING OPEN THE FUCKING BATHROOM DOOR," like, what is this website, and also, I feel that; and b) Chuck Woolery, sort of, and what is this website, dude? It's Angela, our Team SuperSnack inspiration leader (tm Bring It On). Her cat is evil, and she's hilarious!

2. This is a week old, and quite long, and one of y'all is going to tell me to marry Fire Joe Morgan if I love it so much, and I totally would but it isn't legal in this state. People: it's just good baseball writing. It's Bill Jamesian in its goodness. Albert Pujols hitting with a live cobra? Pro shit right there.

3. I ate a loaf of olive bread last night from Jesse's on Atlantic Ave. that was so good, I'm getting a little choked up just thinking about it. (I didn't eat the whole loaf. But I could have.) (And I ate it with goat cheese and blackberry jam from DeLucia's.) (IT WAS SO GOOD, YOU GUYS.) (That was the screamy part.)

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  • k says:

    I think there's a line forming to marry the Fire Joe Morgan guys. I literally have one of their posts about the Hall of Fame and steroids bookmarked on the home computer so every time I start to get into *those* discussions I can just say "this. read this. that's how i feel. end of story."

    Live cobra! Dengue fever! Oh, FJM, siiiiiigh. That's sexy writing.

  • Jenny says:

    "Anyone who ever wants to pitch to Albert Pujols over David Eckstein in any situation, including pick-up whiffle ball games at family barbecues when Pujols has dengue fever and Eckstein gets to use one of those over-sized red bats while Pujols has to hit with a live cobra, is a goddamn moron of the highest order."
    I had to stop for a minute after this glorious paragraph to catch my breath from laughing so hard. Beautiful.

  • trog says:

    Olive Bread… so good! I've never tried it with blackberry jam and goat cheese though, and will now have to. Thanks!

  • Kelly says:

    Olive bread with goat cheese and jam?


  • Sars says:

    No, not really. It's actually disgusting, and I only suggested it to fuck with you.

    …Yes, really. The flavors contrast with one another (salty bread, tart cheese, sweet jam) in a harmonious way. Some people hate goat cheese; those people could try it with brie and green grapes, or cheddar and a Granny Smith.

    Peanut butter and tomato on a sesame bagel, same principle, but don't knock it till ya try it.

  • If you like sweet preserves with cheese, keep an eye open for red pepper or jalapeno jelly. They're wonderful with cheese!

  • Rebecca says:

    Also delicious (but less classy): Havarti cheese with marmalade.

  • Marie says:

    OK, this was just hysterical:

    "This is not black magic, people. This is straightforward logic. Delivered in a exaggeratedly strident tones over a blog."

    If this guy (or guys) were a Yankee fan, I'd really be in love.

    I never would've thought of the olive loaf/goat cheese/jam combo, but now that it's been mentioned, it sounds delicious.

  • alivicwil says:

    Quince paste with cheese and bikkies/bread is my recommendation

  • bristlesage says:

    I'm with Lisa; hot red pepper jelly + sharp SHARP cheddar = love. Also a peanut butter and kosher dill pickle sandwich. I do love the sweet-salty combo, which is why I'm so fond of pineapple-pepperoni pizza, even though people make fun of me here in Chicago…until they try it. Mmmm.

  • Kate2 says:

    As one who used to eat peanut butter, jelly, and pickle relish on graham crackers as a kid (don't barf, it's awesome. and like Sars w/ the maple syrup in the snow thing, I tried it because I read it in a book. ha), I think I could get behind the salty bread/tart cheese/sweet jam thing.

    Except I hate olives, so I'll have to find an alternative bread. Like…. a giant chewy salt covered pretzel! mmmmmmm….

  • cayenne says:

    I'm with bristlesage (not on the pineapple pizza, tho – ickbleahptoo): the sharper the [white] cheddar & the hotter the red pepper jelly, the better. Also, I was at a place on Monday where they served baked camembert in phyllo with raspberry coulis (which is just runny jam, to my mind) with apple slices & naan bread for dipping; it was absolutely to die for…and maybe from, given the triple-cream content of camembert – but what a way to go!.

  • Julia says:

    Olive bread + goat cheese + blackberry jam = yum
    Olive bread + goat cheese + blackberry jam + a big fat glass of red wine = yuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Tracy says:

    My mom enjoys apricot jam and feta cheese on sourdough (sometimes with butter as well). I'm kinda meh on that as I don't care for the apricot jam, but it has the same salty/tart/sweet thing going on.

  • Nicole says:

    I absolutely agree with the pineapple pizza. So good with onions, green peppers and extra cheese.

    Feta and strawberry preserves on lightly toasted sourdough is heaven also.

  • bristlesage says:

    I am going to have to try the feta and strawberry preserves thing; my god, that sounds amazing.

  • Jess says:

    My husband is Brasilian and they do the whole sweet/salty thing too. They get a good salty cheese and pair it with guava paste. Guava paste is like a really thick jam. You can slice it, it's so thick. It's found in Mexican groceries or in a supermarket with a really good ethnic food section. My husband absolutely loves it! Sometimes they put the cheese and guava paste on bread or crackers but usually they just leave out the bread.

  • Red says:


    Have you checked out The Ladies… sports commentary blog?

  • Nicole says:

    Bristlesage–if you're feeling crazy butter the bread with REAL butter too. It is delish!

  • Marveen says:

    Peanut butter, bacon, and tomato sandwiches. WITH mayo & thinsliced cheddar. (You put it on whole wheat bread in the order of bread, mayo, tomato, cheddar, peanut butter, crumbled bacon, and then you broil it until the cheese melts.)

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