All posts tagged: ideas

How competition shows keep you in a box.

Do you watch competition shows? Baking and cooking shows. I can’t stand them. That’s why I watch them. When I saw the advertisement for Beat Bobby Flay, I couldn’t wait to tune in. Sadly, it didn’t involve a baseball bat so I changed the channel. I recently just finished Blown Away on Netflix. It’s a competition show with glass blowing artists. I love glass art and have enough vases in my house that my funeral is going to be awesome. Glass is so beautiful and to be able to work with it is no easy task. I had the opportunity to work with a glass artists and let me tell you. Glass work is no joke. What I hate about these competition shows is that they ask you to make something from your creative perspective and then they critique you on it. I don’t understand this. “I like what you did here Alex. I just wish you would have used a different color or done a different shape.” Get the fuck outta here. It’s like asking …

Peanut Butter & Beet Cookies

Before you dismiss these cookies. Bake them and give them to someone and ask them their opinion. 12 out of 10 people usually don’t identify the beets. There is always that asshole with a superhuman palate that can identify the beet. I refer to these people as acquaintances. The majority will think its raspberry or some kind of fruit. These people I refer to as clients. I too was very skeptical when I heard of the peanut butter and beet being a good flavor combo. If you only knew how skeptical. When someone eats their toe jam and tells you something is a good flavor combo. You’re bound to be hesitant. But I’m always down for trying something new so here we are. Still not going to try toe jam. Call me crazy. The first run through of these cookies was quite impressive. People loved them and of course there was that one annoying girl who knew the beet flavor immediately. The majority of the test occupants thought it was some kind of fruit of …