Frog's Leap - Sauvignon Blanc I'm not the biggest SB fan, but this one was great: fruity and light, perfect for a summer day. Paired wonderfully with Food and Wine's Honey-Tomato Bruschetta with Ricotta.
Robert Mondavi - 2001 Chardonnay It's not my fault...Jeff picked it (he's been on a Mondavi kick). It's ok, but nothing overly exciting. I have an inherent dislike for big-name wines (I have the same issue with best-selling books), so my critique may be a bit biased.
Toad Hollow Vineyards - 2002 Chardonnay Love the label; hate the wine. It starts off sweet, almost syrupy (which is curious since the Web site states the residual sugar is less than 0.2%), then finishes with a weird taste I can't identify.
Being a POW is not a qualifier for being a good president.
Having a vagina is not a qualifier for being a good vice president.
Being or having been in the military is not the criterion for patriotism.
Please allow Bristol Palin and her baby-daddy to quit holding hands. We get it - they're a wholesome pregnant teenage couple brimming with family values. Enough.
Please (PLEASE) put poor baby Trig down! Nobody wants to be held that often, that long, or by that many people.
Stop politicizing birth defects, disabilities, disorders, and diseases.
The statement, "We believe in... government that doesn't make your choices for you, but works to make sure you have more choices to make for yourself" is in complete opposition to your stance on overturning Roe v. Wade.
You cannot attack your opponent for being a celebrity, when one of your candidates is on the cover of People magazine.
Praising a woman for making a choice that you support her not having in the first place is hypocritical.
To celebrate 10 years together, Jeff I went to dinner at Bazin's on Church. The restaurant is owned and operated by Chef Patrick Bazin and his wife, Julie. Before Bazin's, Chef Bazin was most recently the Executive Chef at The Occidental downtown.
Rating: 2.5 or 3 stars (We couldn't agree)
Overall thoughts: We weren't disappointed, but we also weren't wowed—the restaurant has potential; it's just not there yet. The food was okay, with a couple hits and several misses. The quality of the ingredients was great, and the flavor combinations were intriguing and sometimes inventive, but several times the dishes didn't live up to their promise (and we don't need, nor do we want, arugula on 75% of our dishes). Although we don't regret eating there, I don't see us going back.
I just came across this potentially perfect product: PB2.
It's powdered peanut butter, that has all the flavor of peanut butter (or so they claim), with significantly less fat and calories.
Through a unique process created by Bell Plantation that does not involve the use of any chemicals nor does it alter nature's balance in peanuts, over 85% of the fat is removed from the peanuts. Essentially, the oil is squeezed out of roasted peanuts and what remains is our famous powdered peanut butter.
I am a huge fan of peanut butter, and I eat it quite often b/c of my hypoglycemia, but I hate how many calories it contains. Could I have actually stumbled onto the perfect solution?
Not only could I eat peanut butter without the calorie impact, I could also easily bring it with me anywhere I go: hiking, camping, etc.
I placed an order today and should receive it within a week or so. Update/product review to follow.
Just came across this exciting <wink-wink, nudge-nudge> little product: OhMiBod
"Simply plug OhMiBod into your iPod®, iPhone® or any music player and it automatically vibrates to the rhythm and intensity of the music. Let your body feel the vibrations as you get down with your favorite tunes."
I've just forayed into uncharted territory...I've purchased medicine from Canada, eh.
For over a week I've been getting horrible sinus headaches, eh, so I went to CVS to buy some allergy medicine. I use Drixoral, as it works the best for me; better than any other allergy medicine I've tried (prescriptions included). However, CVS is out of Drixoral, as is Drugstore.com and Amazon.
So I do a Google search to find out what's going on and find a forum with filled with people freaking out over the absence of Drixoral. My people. Several folks had called the manufacturer and learned that production has been halted for at least a year while they change production facilities (hosers). I'm fucked.
Several people suggested buying Drixoral from a Canadian pharmacy (apparently they've had success at this), so I figured I'd give it a shot too. I just placed my order.
Can't say I'm completely secure that I'll be getting actual Drixoral, but what's the fun in life if you don't take some chances, eh?
So, if I start sewing Maple leaf flags onto my backpacks, swilling beer, and watching hockey, you'll know why. It's the drugs, dude.
Picked-up some yummy kettle corn (Colonial Kettle Corn) this morning at the farmer's market which was just begging to be made into a cookie, so I gave it a go.
Using a basic drop-cookie recipe, I incorporated into the dough some kettle corn that had been ground in the food processor, then rolled the dough balls in a sugar and salt combination (to keep the salty/sweet experience of the kettle corn).