Archive for the 'Favorite Things' Category

Favorite Flavor Pairing

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Oooooo just had a pint of Prince Pücklers ice cream that was half pistachio almond, and half strawberry. It was a perfect pairing!

Favorite Mug

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Have you seen my cat butt mug? It’s one of my favorite coffee cups. As any owner of a black cat knows, they have prominent tushes that they like to show off. I bought this mug about a year ago at the Sur La Table up in Portland near Powells. Having lived with it for [...]

Alice Medrich’s Melting Chocolate Meringues

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

The online food forum, eGullet recently put forth the postulation that the average cookbook will only have 7 recipes make its way to its owners table. Fondling my newest cookbook, Alice Medrich’s Bittersweet, I can count off three recipes I’ve made in the last two weeks, and I can easily think of four more that [...]

Sweetriot Cocoa Nibs

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

You know what’s cool about receiving PR when you have a food blog? They usually follow up with yummy stuff! I was contacted by the company Sweetriot and given a sample pack of their chocolate covered cocoa nibs. Fun to play with and nibble on, the nibs come in a variety of chocolates (50%, 65%, [...]

Threadless T-Shirt

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Thanks to Ted for giving me the heads up about this shirt on threadless. Its a good example of humour that exhibits itself when appropriateness is not an issue (er, or maybe its is and that’s why its funny?)! The Know Your Meats is Kind of cute too.

Eugene, Oregon Food Destinations

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

This entry is part of the Food Destinations Project. Check in to see if your upcoming vacation spot is highlighted by one of our eaters! If you were to pop into my world at the University of Oregon, these are my show-n-tell spots for some of the best eats in Eugene! Most of them are [...]

The Smell of Desire

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Oh yeah- that’s their name: Demeter Fragrances! This perfume compnay used to be very trendy 10 years ago or so. I remember fondly sniffing their laundry scent as well as some of their cocktail inspired scents. They are currently heralding the 50th aniversery of Play-doh with a special release perfume. I’m more interested in their [...]

Sweet Candy Sushi

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

How to guide now up. The combination of sweet tidbits and fake food has long held my fascination, especially when it comes to sushi. The masterminds at Kooki-Sushi have my everlasting respect with the production of their amazing morsals that trick the eye. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at my own fakery, and [...]

April Fools Food Fun

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Megan of Not Martha just posted some fabulous April Fool’s food projects up on Ready Made. Reading over these fantastic recipes for vanilla pudding dessert pot pie and mashed potato cupcakes makes me even more sad that this sacred holiday is on a Saturday. My poor co-workers will feel so left out! The family fun [...]


Friday, March 17th, 2006

My neighborhood grocery store carries many socially responsibile/ambitious items. My latest find to realize I’m fondly attached to are Eco-bags, unbleached 100% natural cotton draw-string bags. In particular I have a couple of their Produce & Grain bags floating around the kitchen. These bags are great for storing vegetables, and for use in draining items [...]