Showing posts from March, 2016

Interview: A Chat With my Musical Crush, The Bicycle Opera

If you read my reviews for Mooney On Theatre (and if you're not regularly visiting Mooney on Theatre, you should start right now), you may remember my review of The Bicycle Opera's Shadow Box in 2015. It was my first opera, my first time seeing any sort of performance in a bicycle shop, and it was a truly unforgettable experience!

This year I was lucky enough to ask The Bicycle Opera's co-founder Larissa Koniuk a few questions about their new production, Travelogue, part of the Toy Piano Composers nine day Curiosity Festival.

Travelogue is two nights only, so get your tickets now (details at the bottom).

Recipe: Bacon and Kale Potato Salad

Are you ready for the yummiest, most decadent potato salad ever? Sure, it has kale in it, but... well... you'll see.

I came up with this a few weeks ago when my friend was coming by for dinner. The kale was more of an after-thought, and honestly... it was added in because it was about to expire. My friend absolutely LOVED it, so I made it again last night because I love her!

This recipe is equally delicious in vegetarian style. Simply omit the bacon (and cook the kale in olive oil).

Bacon and Kale Potato Salad Ingredients:
- 5 or 6 medium potatoes - use whatever kind you like. I've used both red and yellow and both were equally good. Cook whole with some bay leaf and 2-3 cloves of garlic, drain and cool. Save the soft garlic cloves for the dressing. Once cooled cut the potatoes into bite-sized cubes.
- 1/2 lb or so of bacon, cut into small bits and cooked until crispy (I use kitchen scissors and just cut it right into the frying pan). Drain and SAVE the bacon grease in the pa…