The Super Saiyan version of the Saiyan sketch. More fun Sketching. This is only level one, as the beard isn't super long. Ha!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
What if I were a Saiyan?
I do love Akira Toriyama's legendary series Dragon Ball Z. In it the hero, Goku, belongs to a warrior race called 'Saiyans', that hail from a planet called Vegeta. Goku grows up on earth, and becomes its greatest hero, saving the planet numerous times from various villains. since this is not a blog post about Dragon Ball Z, I'll leave off with just the basics, and simply state that this drawing is a pencil sketch inspired by Toriyama's style. It's pretty rough, but has a very nice feel to it, and it may work it's way into my avatar repertoire in this state. I'm already looking to do a colorized version of it, but that'll be a drawing for another day. Till then enjoy this!
Friday, September 2, 2011
|Official Waffle King Logo: |
This year, I had something special for the menu. Last year, I wowed the ladies with the debut of my now famous Chocolate Chip Waffles. This time, I looked to take my game up several notches. Being the food lover/ 'Foodie' that I am I had been on several of my patented Food Adventures which introduced me to all kinds of incredible eats. One particular run brought me face to face with The Buttermilk Truck and their infamous Red Velvet Pancakes.
|Red Velvet Pancakes: The ButtermilkTruck|
|Test Batch Batter|
|Test Batch Stacks|
|Red Velvet and Regular Waffle batter side by side|
The actual run went very smoothly. I pre made the batter at home and dropped it off at the church the day before, so it would be good to go in the morning before the ladies arrived. I also made regular waffles while at the church, so I could get a good jump on the next day. I was itching to try out my new four slice belgian waffle iron by Cuisinart, but it would have to wait till the next day.
|Batch one. Lookin good!|
I'll have to say that I was very pleased with the results from the Cuisinart iron. My previous attempts to provide a good waffle maker for use at the church produced only cheap failures. I was looking for a multiple waffle maker with the durability and reliability of my tried and true single waffle maker by Toastmaster. Results don't lie. Cuisinart's model Rocked!
As the ladies rolled in, most initially asked for the regular waffles, but those 'in the know' requested the day's special: Red Velvet Waffles. As the first few orders went out, it didn't take long for others to recognize that there was something special going on. After all, there was a bright red spot on some plates that caused all eyes to focus in, and each brain try and comprehend what was going on. As the olfactory input reached their sensory receptors, cries for 'That Waffle' began to rise up all over hallowed Parmes Hall!
|Red Velvet Waffle with Cream Cheese Butter and dusted with powdered sugar|
Before long I had run out of time and waffle batter. Everyone who had one of the Red Velvet Waffles loved them, and those who didn't get one were just a bit upset that didn't know about the 'Special Menu'. The 'regular' waffles were still a hit, and some chocolate chip waffles were even made...on special request of course. Plans are already being made for next year's batch, and I even got a special request to make some for my sis Oana when I visit Brisbane next! Until then, only God knows what will be the next tour of tastiness for
The Waffle King!