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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Your Sunday Stud: Daniel Caesar Sandoval







My name is Daniel Sandoval and I am from a small country town in West Texas that nobody has ever heard of. I enjoy modeling, writing and composing original music, playing the guitar, acting, running, working out, expanding my business, my family, and having the time of my life!

All Hallows' Eve

Samhain, which is the pagan name for this time of year has evolved into what we now know as Halloween, a unofficial holiday that runs the gamut from emulating monsters and fright nights to people running around in costumes parading up and down streets and drinking themselves silly in bars. It’s the perfect excuse for men to put on dresses or gay priests to wear tutus. It is not in its origins quite all that.

The Apostolic tradition usurped this pagan festival and turned into All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days. (Hallows = Holies or Saints; E’en = Eve)

The late Scott Cunningham wrote quite a few books on Wicca and Paganism in his short time on the earth. And since this is the time of year to remember those who have passed on let’s recall what he had to say about it.

At Samhain … say farewell to the God. This is a temporary farewell. He isn’t wrapped in eternal darkness, but readies to be reborn of the Goddess at Yule.

Samhain also known as November Eve, Feast of the Dead, Feast of Apples, Hallows and All Hallows, once marked the time of sacrifice …

Samhain is a time of reflection, of looking back over the past year, of coming to terms with the one phenomenon of life over which we have no control – death.

…On this night the separation between the physical and spiritual realities is thin.


This is from Scott Cunningham’s Guide for the Solitary Practitioner. Check out his bio with link to the right.

This is the time to remember all of those who have gone before us: our forebears and all of those who have paved the way. It points the way to what all the world’s religions are about – the rhythm of life. God and the Goddess go through a yearly cycle of death and rebirth that reflects what humans experience in the Four Seasons.

But, hey, if wearing a pink tutu and scurrying about on Christopher Street or Castro Street or Spruce Street floats your boat, go for it! You can always remember those who have gone before. It’s a cycle after all.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

Goodnight Beefcake: What's Easy For Two Is So Hard for One



Avoid the maddening crowd



Have a party for two



Getting Ready For a Saturday Beefcake Night


Saturday Beefcake: Jakob



Most certainly worthy of wrestling angels ...



Climb up that ladder to paradise!


Your Saturday Beefcake Main Course: Like Buttah




Someone named ALex from Kevin McDermott Photography. Nothing more eros inducing than sun bleached blonde fur on tan thighs. Something that was imprinted from looking up at lifeguard stands from an eight year old's viewpoint ...

Saturday Beefcake Afternoon Delight




Saturday Beefcake: More Chili, More Sandoval


We found this on About.com and need to spice up Saturday afternoon some more with more Daniel Sandoval




Ingredients:

•1 lb chicken, cut up into small chunks (I like to use boneless breasts for their "ease" and lower fat content)
•1 cup chopped onion
•1 can (or the equivalent) chicken broth
•2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
•2 tsp Cumin seed (ground will not withstand long cooking as well)
•1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
•3 -15oz cans white beans (great northern or cannellini), drained and rinsed
•1 or 2 chopped red, green or yellow bell peppers, or combination
•jalapeno chili peppers, fresh, jarred or canned, optional or 'to taste'




Preparation:
In a 4 or 6 quart crockery cooker combine the chicken, onions, chicken broth, garlic, cumin and oregano.
Let cook awhile on low (approx. 3-5 hours, depending on your schedule)
Add drained beans.




Now here is the important part if you don't want mushy chili.. Add the bell peppers and jalapeno peppers (if using) no earlier than the last hour or hour and a half before serving.




Top each serving with shredded Monterey jack cheese and or broken tortilla chips if desired.

Saturday Beefcake Afternoon Delight: White Chili


We are posting a an old favorite, a simple turkey chili recipe with one hot new favorite, Daniel Sandoval



Navy Beans, 500 grams/one pound, cooked to tenderness, retain liquid
Ground Turkey, ground, cubed or shredded 500 grams/one pound
Chili Peppers, heat to taste, diced, about a half pound
Chicken Bouillon, dry, three tablespoons
Onions, two medium, chopped
Garlic, minced, two teaspoons
Cumin, whole, two tablespoons
Monterey Jack Cheese, low fat, shredded
Extra Virgin Olive Oil





1 Brown turkey, drain.
2. Combine in a slow cooker or a large pot, the turkey, chili peppers, bouillon, onions, garlic and cumin. Stir
3. Cover. Cook for several hours. Adjust heat and seasoning.
4. Top with shredded cheese.

Saturday Beefcake Brunch


We have taken some liberties with Donald Link's Chicken and Bacon hash!




Ingredients:

1 medium russet potato, peeled
Sea Salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 strips thick-sliced turkey bacon, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage or thyme
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Ground black pepper
1 1/2 to 3 cups shredded cooked chicken, preferably barbecued
Olive Oil
2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup chicken broth or water
1/2 bunch scallions (white and green parts), thinly sliced
Flour for dusting




Method:

Cut the potato into a small dice and place in a small saucepan. Cover with 2 inches of water and add a generous pinch of salt. Bring the potato to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer until tender, 13 to 15 minutes. Drain the potato and set aside.




Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and sauté until the fat renders and bacon is lightly browned but still soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the onion, celery, garlic, jalapeno, sage, paprika, cayenne, black pepper, and a sprinkling of salt and cook, stirring, until softened and fragrant, 4 to 6 minutes.




Add the chicken and broth and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently to break up the meat, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the potato and continue to cook, stirring well to break up the pieces (they will help bind the mixture), until the liquid has completely been absorbed, 4 to 6 minutes. Taste for seasonings, adding more salt and pepper as desired, and stir in the scallions. Allow the mixture to cool (for fastest results, spread the hash on a baking sheet and refrigerate.)




Form the hash into 3- to 4-inch patties. Heat the oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the hash patties on both sides with flour, then add them to the skillet and fry until golden brown and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

A Fine October Beefcake Morning!





Best way to start your day ...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Feature: Stewart Lewis


Hey Big Apple Peeps! and beyond:

A note to remind you of the second Out in the Round songwriter series I am hosting upstairs at The Stonewall Inn. the first one was a huge success, it was a dream come true for me...thanks to all who came!




Out in the Round
Thursday November 4, 2010 7pm
Stonewall Inn (upstairs)
53 Christopher St. New York City
w/ Tom Goss, Brandon Anderson, and comedian Joanne Filan!




Stewart Lewis is also a featured artist on November 29, 2010 at King for A Day!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Gay Thursday: Ann Mccue, Brian Gaskill and Tonya Watts



Go here to vote. It's on Logo's Top Ten videos.

Gay Thursday

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Wednesday Word: Tina Kaye's talent


Tina Kaye could not be more honored to support such a worthy cause and is thrilled to be in the company of such amazing talent. And speaking of talent, after having just closed a very successful run of Chicago staring as Velma Kelly, we are so fortunate that Tina Kaye is able to join us for Brother, Brother! King for a Day. A top NJ Musical Theater performer known for her sultry voice & sexy character roles, Tina's theatrical credits include: Triumph of Love, Nine, Rent, Little Women , Into the Woods, Noises Off , The Scarlet Pimpernel, Children of Eden, Cats, Aida , Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease as Rizzo, and West Side Story as both Maria and Anita on separate occasions. She would like to dedicate this performance to her cousin Ralph who she knows is watching down from above—smiling.

Talent
a special and usually inborn ability. Synonyms: aptitude, bent, endowment, faculty, flair, genius, gift, head, knack.