Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blogger Brunch At Nexxt Cafe The Prequel

This is me, being totally fascinated by a bunch of friends I'd never met before. Local blogging icon to my right... Kudos to my friend Danny Dillon, owner of Shampology Salon and Supply on 39th in btw NE 2nd and 1st in the DD ( that is Design District, to see the other type of DD's you have to cross the causeway to SoBe) who not only hand sewed me extensions ( real hair) onto little hair clips, he also put them in for the 3rd time ( you have no idea what a klutz I am) and blew my hair out, all while we ordered from The Daily and drank red wine..... The day before this amazing brunch that Gus of invited me to....More about that tomorrow...

Becca's Chicken Marsala Recipe


4-6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup all purpose flour
5 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp shallots, minced
2 cups sliced crimini mushrooms
2 tsp fresh rosemary
1/2 cup chicken stock
4 tbsp butter, cut into cubes
2 eggs, beaten in a bowl with milk
salt and pepper to taste

Pound the chicken breasts to a 1/2 inch thickness. Cut them into smaller pieces.
Heat saute pan over medium/high heat. Dip the chicken breasts, into the egg, let excess drip off, then dredge chicken in flour. Add olive oil to pan and then add chicken. Cook for about four mins on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside to drain on a paper towel covered plate. In the same pan over medium heat, add the shallots, mushrooms, and rosemary. Cook for about two minuntes or until aromatic. You can add a little more olive oil if the pan gets too dry, I usually do. Add the marsala wine and boil down until the liquid is reduced by half. You can fugure this out by paying attention the the ring the sauce in the pan makes on the side of the pan, as the sauce reduces, a line will stay where it used to be.Otherwise, just guess. Then add the chicken broth and boil the whole thing down until half of that liquid remains. Remove pan from heat, whisk in butter cubes until smooth, return chicken breasts to pan and simmer for a minute or two on the burner after you turn it off. I like to serve it with mashed potatoes.


And this is what I performed

Wild Child

I snuck out, an audacious child
cracking open windows, slipping out at night
swearing and spitting, irrefutably wild
traipsed your backyard, just tonight.
Angry thing, confrontational, high or blind.
A girl like that is fired by spite
whatever she’s trying to find.

I smuggled my way into many hearts
thugs, poets, unpolished jewels
wore Goodwill or Gucci to play many parts
switching cliques, blond hair then black, and schools.
Relying on being wanted to keep that self defined.
A girl like that wears tit shirts too tight
Je ne sais quoi
All she finds.

I’ve ridden bareback, men and horses
reins and crop in my left hand, sky in the right.
Breaking the last wild impulses, guiding the courses.
Temptation whispers in the night
And our hips smack, and slap, and grind.
A woman like that is a phoenix, alight
And will learn from whatever she finds

The Bohemia Room

“More than JUST WORDS ( Sorry Barack)”

Hit me with your best poem! The Bohemia Room, the performance poetry weekly event hosted by the lovely Ingrid B. moves to Tuesday night and a new venue this week at sexy Cielo, 3990 Mary St, in downtown Coconut Grove. “It’s a man’s world” will feature spoken word artist Komplex, who stopped by to post “Bohemia Room is one of the dopest spots in the country, Its been a long time. Daddys coming home.” There is always open mic time, and poets of all forms are welcome. “At the end of the day, it’s about people sharing their thoughts,” said Ingrid. Simone Hylton and Da Youngsta, will be celebrating birthdays that night as well. “Thank you for creating and maintaining such a beautiful experience for the people of Miami,” says regular Honey LaRochelle. Doors Open at 8 PM. Free Admission until 9. After that, $10, and hey – that’s less than a Corona on South Beach