BosGuy cooks cauliflower (part 2)

BosGuy cooksThis past February I wrote about cooking cauliflower in this post. This past weekend I picked up cauliflower and decided I’d experiment with trying to make a version of mashed potatoes but in lieu of using the spud, I’d swap it out with cauliflower. The ingredients I used included: one head of cauliflower, one clove of garlic, 7 oz of plain Greek yogurt, skim milk (sorry – I didn’t measure), 1 tablespoon of butter, salt and pepper to taste.

Roasted cauliflower and garlicThe first step included chopping the cauliflower and roasting it alongside a head of garlic in the oven for 30 minutes at 400 F. I let the cauliflower and garlic rest for about 10-15 minutes to cool then I added them along with the remainder of the ingredients in a blender.

BosGuy cooks cauliflowerIn hindsight I should have used my little Cuisinart because the blender was too deep but after a bit of cursing I was able to get everything to work and puree the ingredients.  It was at this point that I added the skim milk to try and help with the blending process.

BosGuy cooks cauliflowerWhile I’m relatively happy with this cooking experiment there are a few things I might do differently. My mother suggested that I steam the cauliflower because it will add moisture. I’m inclined to agree and will try that next time.  Do you have a recipe for something similar? Tell me about it by emailing me or leaving instructions in the comments section.

Tremont Crossing

Tremont CrossingJust a few blocks from the South End in Roxbury (near the Ruggles T station) is Feldco Development’s, Tremont Crossing. The large mixed use development spans 8 acres near the Melnea Cass Blvd / Tremont Street intersection.

The project includes nearly 1 million square feet (SF); 438,275 SF of retail, 300 residential units, 200 hotel rooms, 233,784 SF of office space, 37,520 SF of museum space and 1,502 parking spaces.  I’m not sure when construction begins but this is a massive project.  The space has yet to secure a hotel but last week BJ’s Wholesale announced that they would lease 90,000 SF at Tremont Crossing. If the lease is signed BJs new store (and I believe the first in the city) would open in the spring of 2017. I’m curious to see who else might come to this development as it could make for a viable alternative to the overly congested South Bay shopping center.

More about Tremont Crossing here.

Scruffy Sunday

Scruffy SundayI bet his other half is busy making him breakfast in bed. Hint, hint Sergio.

Previous Scruffy Sunday Posts

Vintage ‘Tube

Last week I posted one of my all time favorite Sarah Silverman YouTube videos so it only seemed appropriate to follow up this week with Jimmy Kimmel’s response to her cheeky clip.  I hope you enjoy this 2009 video.

Have a great Saturday night.

Touch and See Room

Touch and SeeMuch thanks to David over at WGB for sharing this photo earlier this week. I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw the sign.  It actually made me think of this photo from March 2013, First Date.

Cathedral Station to open in a few weeks

Cathedral StationCathedral Station is posting photos on their Facebook page of the work they are doing to convert the former home of  The Red Fez restaurant into Boston’s newest gay bar.

You can follow their progress on their Facebook Page Here.

Looks like Cathedral Station will open around the same time the Trophy Room. Coincidence?

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Adam and AndyClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.