Category Archives: Food, Drink, Entertainment

Oh, Sweet Addiction

I found myself over the last couple of weeks being drawn to Trader Joe’s to pick up a dark chocolate bar filled with speculoos cream.  Heaven in a $.99 package.  Just the right sweetness, with just the tiniest hint of … Continue reading

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Swarms of Bees

Check out Lloyd’s Beautiful Photos of Some Fascinating Creatures:  Swarms of Bees.

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Stop the Inslime-ity! Clout to the Consumer!

If there ever was a moment when it became clear that the voice of the consumer is powerful, it was the recent “pink slime” incident.  When the inside dope on the slime was leaked, we responded: we stopped buying “pink … Continue reading

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I’ll be Darned: Whence Came Frito’s?

A really interesting and fun account of the history of Frito’s from Smithsonian Mag, and was tweeted by the really cool author and blogger, Mark Bittman. I might have to get some later today … no Frito fruit cake, though. … Continue reading

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AlterNet’s Five Food Stories of 2011

This is definitely worth a read — from USDA failures that are disturbing, but not all that surprising, to the surprising and (dare I say) plain gross. If we are what we eat…(shudder) http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/755867/5_outrageous_food_stories_of_2011/

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Memere Rousseau’s Tourtiere Meat Pie Recipe – Yankee Magazine

Feeling a little nostalgic for Mom’s pie and childhood Christmasses, so I dug up a recipe for one of my favorites — French-Canadian meat pie!  I might have to make one soon…or, maybe I’ll get lucky and Mom will have … Continue reading

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