Monthly Archives: April 2010

I’m blue (da ba dee da ba die)

First of all, I’m not turning into a Smurf or a Na’vi or anything. Secondly, no, I have no idea why I’m turning blue. Yesterday I was doing my usual exercise after work (walking fast uphill on a treadmill) when suddenly my finger felt funny. Looking at it, I noticed it was kind of swollen, but I figured that maybe I hadn’t had enough water or something. I slowed down, drank some water and waited… no change. We finished, went home, and I decided I’d cook dinner (had a Chicken Alfredo of sorts planned). I tossed the chicken in the microwave to finish defrosting it and started chopping some broccoli. Well, I guess I should make that tried to start chopping broccoli. Continue reading

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Oreo Schmoreo

Is there any cookie more American than the Oreo? Something about that sweet filling and slightly salty chocolate cookie just appeals to many of us here in the US. Now, it turns out, that’s not exactly the same worldwide. For example, while China loves them, they have a less sweet version, wafer version, and when the Oreo was launched in the UK in 2008, it caused a bit of a controversy: Continue reading

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Yogurt – Not just a Yoda parody

First and foremost, this isn’t a “how to make yogurt” post, mainly because I’ve never made it from scratch. This post, however, is about the yogurt 99% of you eat: The stuff from the store. Lately yogurt has become the “in thing” and not only do you have the normal everyday stuff, you have things like Activia and Danactive on TV all the time with their advertisements. So, in this post I’m gonna go through a couple of things Continue reading

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Mmm… you can taste the machinery!

I don’t know if any of you caught the small blurb in the NY Times, but it turns out that the US eats more processed food than any other country. Period. In fact, it turns out that even some people at the USDA realize that the average American doesn’t really care what goes into their mouth. According to Mark Gehlhar from the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS): Continue reading

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KFC: Return of the Double Down

You heard it here first, folks. The Double Down, of which I posted about before (be sure and check it out) is about to hit KFC nationwide:

The KFC Double Down is Real! No Fooling. @ KFC

The new KFC Double Down sandwich is real and it’s coming April 12th! This one-of-a-kind sandwich features two thick and juicy boneless white meat chicken filets (Original RecipeĀ® or Grilled), two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel’s Sauce. This product is so meaty, there’s no room for a bun!

The Double Down comes in two versions: Original RecipeĀ® or Grilled and the nutrition information is below. Continue reading

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Sandra Lee: Great chef or greatest chef?

There aren’t really any great chefs any more. Everyone seems to pick a niche and stay there, be it “sustainable” seafood or “eating local,” these so-called chefs aren’t innovating, they’re just appealing to the lowest common denominator. Not Sandra Lee, though. Sandra Lee is a true domestic goddess. While other “chefs” might brag about learning from another chef, or great cooking school, Sandra has no problems admitting that the only training she had was at a recreational two-week course at Ottowa’s Le Cordon Bleu. Hell, she even tells people that she didn’t complete it: Continue reading

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