Category Archives: Foods

Chew on this

Does chewing gum make you more attractive?

Beldent Gum conducted a social experiment and concluded that yes, in fact, it does. Take a look below.

Sorry, Beldent. It wasn’t the gum that made the chewing twin the more attractive choice. It was the total lack of animation on the carbon copy’s face!

The gum chewing twin was making eye contact with the study participants and had facial movements — all signs of life. The other was stoic, corpse-like, and a bit unnerving.

So, don’t increase production at your factory just yet, Beldent. (Although I’ll admit, this whole thing is a really good ad.)

Southern comfort

You don’t know or appreciate the mother’s milk that is iced or hot tea…

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…but that ain’t none of my business.

I know I am a little late to this meme, but I had to take a shot.

Green thumb

Did you put a zucchini on your neighbor’s porch today?

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lf you’re a gardener, today was a national holiday devoted to casting off the excess veggies from your harvest.

So I hope you paid it forward…

In produce.

Crackers!

I sometimes envy bloggers who have gone the ‘photo a day’ route…especially when I’m tired and finding it difficult to string words together into a pithy theme.

But then I look at the really good ones.

Let’s face it — even if I grabbed my phone (because I’d be using my cell instead of an expensive camera) — I wouldn’t do the subject justice compared to some of the talented folks posting pics online every day.

One of my favs is a former student. You may not be able to see her photos on Facebook unless you’re lucky enough to be her friend, but she has a great eye and sense of humor.

Here’s a fun one from earlier this year entitled “Survivors”:

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Gotta love Goldfish…

Happy?

What does happiness look like?

McDonald’s says this:

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He’s the new mascot for their Happy Meal.

New to the States, I should say. He’s been repping the kid’s menu in France since 2009, and Latin America and Europe since.

I think he looks a bit like the Kool-Aid mascot who crashed through walls when I was a youngun. But many online  find the meal mascot a bit scary…and are creating memes to prove their point.

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Yeah, I feel you.

Tiny treats

I’m taking a class at NYU this fall and ordered my textbooks from Amazon. When a delivery arrived this morning, I broke open the box, expecting to see books.

On top of the air bladders was a thank you note for my order with two small sample packs of Mike and Ike.

mike and ikes I thought this was a new Amazon policy, which I — a sugarholic — was immediately behind.

But once I dug a little deeper, I realized the shipment was actually an early birthday gift from Peeps & Company, which makes Mike and Ike (and Peeps, as you might imagine).

orange peepsI was lucky enough to receive both!

But I still think it would be a great idea for Internet merchants like Amazon to include a candy surprise in their shipments.  It was only a tiny package — maybe 8 pieces — but it still put a smile on my face.

It’s the little things…

Forward my calls

I’m spending Friday in the Cheetos Room.
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Thanks to the brilliant mind of American artist Sandy Skoglund for making my dreams come true.

(If Cheetos aren’t your thing, she also created a bacon room.)

I feel sick

“Nothing is sexier than a sharp, happy mind atop a lean, healthy body. Few foods are able to deliver this promise like kale.”

50 Shades of Kale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is wrong on SO many levels.

No.  No.

NO.

Towne treat

I had adult cotton candy at dinner tonight. What made it adult?

The maple flavoring.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMaple cotton candy is on the dessert menu at Towne Boston. It has the same consistency as any other cotton candy you have ever eaten — and looks a bit like attic insulation — but the maple flavor is so much better than anything a vendor ever tossed at me at the bottom of the eighth.

That doesn’t mean we didn’t play with it.  It was awfully fun to shape the wispy treat into little pads of sugar.  I even dropped it into my hot tea, just to see how fast it would dissolve.

Answer:  really fast.

Gourd-geous

About this time every year, I am amazed at the pumpkins that folks create.

Not the pies — although I appreciate those, too — but the pumpkin carvings that I see on porches, stoops and online. They just get more extreme and extraordinary every Halloween.

In fact, I saw one today that touched my inner gourd.

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Girl! I hear that.