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Pandaren Month! Crab Rangoons

This one has a bit of an odd story behind it. My birthday was a few weeks ago, and I decided to head to Gadgetzan in Tanaris as part of the celebrations. While there, I came decided to wander through a few shops. I came across a very nice Goblin and we got to chatting. He was very interested in my little project here, and asked to sponsor it. I told him I wasn’t really comfortable without knowing his products a bit better so he gave me a free sample.

After the exchange (there were the usual customs fees, brokerage fees, a currency exchange fee to move from Stormwind gold to Bilgewater gold, and of course, a small fee for mismatched coins, as I had a few Ironforge coins mixed in) I was given a rather interesting can of Duskwood Style Dusky Crab Lumps, courtesy of Kwality Katch.

Kwality Katch! It says ‘Kwality’ right in the name

hmm…
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GUEST! Meal of the Week: Lemon-Lime Stormwind Shrimp

(This recipe is courtesy of my dear friend and brother Seratoph. Thank you for always being there for me)

Hey guys! Seratoph here. If you don’t know me, I’m a Kaldorei druid that’s also been doing a bit of bartending at the Golden Keg for a little while now. My life’s been pretty crazy but it just might be stabilizing soon. Not sure. But for now, I’m living in the woods and letting everything play out. And so far, so mixed. Mostly good though!

I’m filling in for Jax today because he’s been really busy and he is finally getting the rest he deserves. I thought during that time, why not make a little something to add to the menu?

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Meal of the Week: Ravager Dogs

So two very important things: Don’t expect anything that comes with instructions from a Laughing Skull Orc to be easy. And don’t expect it to come out pretty. This week’s recipe was Ravager Dogs from a good friend of mine, Korgraath Crotchgore, and it comes all the way from Gorgrond. Don’t ask him the story behind that sirname. Just trust me.

These dogs were ugly as fel, but man did they taste good. Unfortunately Korgraath’s instructions left a lot to be desired, so hopefully I can help you learn from my mistakes for this delicious dog. Crunchy with just a little bit of spice and an interesting fresh flavor, these are definitely worth it. I hope to revisit it later with a better method once I’ve experimented a bit more.

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Meal of the Week – Zulzadar Guacamole

So, while Pryn and I were struggling to make money last summer, we came up with the idea to try and scavenge interesting artifacts from the newly discovered island of Zuldazar. Long story short, she has an amazing tiara that doubles as an illusion-disguise, my pale ass got a nice tan (somehow my blond hair got blonder?), and we came back with a lot of really neat but essentially useless things. With the exception of these weird green tree eggs.

Now, I have a lot of troll friends, some of the most important people in my life are trolls (Love you, Zan!) but elf throats are NOT designed to speak Zandalari. So I can’t pronounce the name of this egg for the life of me. Avokoto? Avkato? I have no idea. But! My buddy Zan’juul DID show me how to make this AMAZING green egg paste stuff. It doesn’t taste anything like you’d expect and I’m told it’s very healthy, so what a great way to start the New Year.

And it’s going to be a happy and healthy New Year! Remember you’re not alone, you are amazing and I love you.

Seriously. You, person reading this, maybe on your little mage-square avoiding your actual work — maybe in your underwear winding down for bed or maybe trying to wind up for the day — I love you. You are why I do this. And I hope when you’re feeling down, you remember that Jax loves you.

And since this got weirdly emotional, I’m also here for anyone who needs it, just leave me a comment, find me on Twitter @jaxkol, or even shoot me a private email through the Contact page. For real. Does not expire.

Moving on…
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Meal of the Day – Mushroom and Spinach Risotto (Winterveil/NYE special!)

So back on the topic of New Year’s traditions. We have poultry so that luck will fly to you. We have something green or orange for money (bank notes and gold respectively). Last but not least, we have something that takes a little bit of time and a whole lot of patience. Colin says that of course, is to always remember that good things take time. The Tauren have their cake ritual, but in Dalaran, Colin says, it was risotto.

What are the traditions of your family? What do you like to do during the New Year?

I have to say that risotto was a bit daunting to  me. It’s always been the fanciest of the fancy, no one asks for risotto outside of ya know… High ranking people. But just  like doing a deglaze and a flambe, it turns out this really wasn’t that hard. Vynluthein helped out, but… well we’ll get to that.

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Better late than never!

Hey guys! Oh my Light, I thought Pilgrim’s Bounty was busy but man, that’s nothing compared to Winterveil! It’s been a lot busier than I expected and I’ve been making a ton of cookies and candy.

So very many cookies. So very much candy.

It’s made me lose a bit track of time. But no worries! There will be an update tomorrow, with Thursday back to normal. Stay warm everyone!

(Real talk, I’ve been down with pneumonia for the past week. It’s really kicked my butt. Sorry guys!!

Also, I can now be reached on Twitter @jaxkol . Hope to see you there!)

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Pilgrim’s Bounty Week: Roast Bird!

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So with sides that are so good they’re meals on their own, what do we do to make sure that they don’t completely steal the spotlight?

We make the bird damn amazing, that’s what! Butter, herbs and the not-so-secret ingredient BACON are going to make you a star. Is this bird good enough to end the War?

Yes. Yes it will. Prove me wrong.

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