Friday, May 26, 2006

sliders and crappy beer

"Vampire" To Protest White Castle's Garlic Sandwich. Fo real. Why doesn't he go after Emeril for gosh sakes, then?

In other not-so-gourmet food news: The 50 worst beers. Eva! I haven't had most of these, fortunately. I'm glad to see Bud Light on there. That stuff is EVERYWHERE, and I just don't get it. *dodges stones from overly-loyal St. Louisans*

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


I just went out for lunch at a bakery cafe nearby called Le Bonne Boucher with my mom. I had a lovely roasted vegetable (eggplant, zucchini & red pepper) sandwich with a thick slice of Havarti Cheese on 7 grain bread. It came with a very generous bowl of fruit. A very nice lunch indeed on a sunny, warm day.

As we were waiting to pay, I spotted a wall of Meringues! I love those meringue cookies you get at the grocery store, so I asked how much these were. 48 cents!! And they are about the size of a dinner roll. Good deal! I got two. One chocolate and one vanilla. I ate them back at my desk. Oh man, so light, that bit of crisp and marshmallow-ie soft middles. I can't stop thinking about them. I could eat a dozen.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

random foodness

-Tiny tiny sculptures of people interacting with food as the landscape. Fantastical!

-Today Slashfood had a post about the ”popener”, a name and product that made me giggle. I sent it to a couple of friends, and Kelly went the extra mile and clicked on the Spartacus link on the site where the popener is sold. The only Roman Gladiator to cook! Apparently it’s a show/going to be a show? What the?!

-Last night I made a simple, cheap, healthy-like dinner (those are my specialty). I cooked some cous-sous, added a can of butter beans, a can of diced tomatoes (drained) and a can of Glory mixed greens along with some garlic and onion powder, cumin, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. Mixed it all up, put a blob of it on my plate, sprinkled low-fat Mexican cheeses on top and nuked it to melt the cheese. I served it with salsa. It was yummy. The greens really add a nice smoky-sweet flavor. I know it sounds strange. A “fusion” of Moroccan, Southern US, and Mexican. Hey, my kitchen is a melting pot, what can I say?

-I am currently drinking Old Speckled Hen Ale. It’s quite delish. Rich, but not in that dark-beer way. Kind of nutty, but still refreshing. I think it’s a bit on the expensive side, but heck, Jack bought it, and it’s really yummy. If you’re up for a beer splurge, I’d recommend it.