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It’s October & That Means…

Posted in Coffee & Tea, Food & Drink, Humor, Society on October 3rd, 2015

Deep-Fried Pumpkin Spice Latte
Deep-Fried Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s October and in America that means it’s pumpkin spice everything. Also, since we dearly love to deep-fry just about anything, we now have Deep-Fried Pumpkin Spice Latte because….well, just because that’s how we roll in the US of A. 😉

Now the question is how do we incorporate bacon into this. Perhaps that will be answered soon.

Related Reading:

The Pumpkin Spice Handbook Fall 2015
The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes
The Coffee Trader: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Let's Pretend This Never Happened
People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges

Paraguayan For Lunch?

Posted in Food & Drink, Society on August 28th, 2015

Paola Rios making fruit salad
A Little Paraguayan For Lunch?

Yeah, I’m thinking some Paraguayan sounds like a great idea for lunch. The only problem I see with that is that Paola Rios isn’t available for takeaway.

Related Reading:

Babe Ruth: Legends in Sports (Matt Christopher Legends in Sports)
Paraguay (Bradt Travel Guide)
Organic Cookbook: Healthy And Delicious Food Recipes Which Are Organic, Vegeterian, Gluten free and Nutritious And  Easy To Cook (organic food, food recipes, nutritious food)
The Kitchen
At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay

Bloody Hell Mary!

Posted in Food & Drink, Humor, Society on August 26th, 2015

Bloody Marry Brunch - And I do mean the whole brunch right there in and on a glass
Bloody Hell Mary!

I think that just about everyone who knows me knows that I’m very much not a follower of the weight-loss and fashion cartels religion of “American Obesity” and that I have exactly zero issues with the normative American trend of large and luxurious meal servings. Still, some things that I find manage to strike even me oddly, as if some restaurants have chosen to attempt to prove that Reductio ad Absurdum isn’t a fallacy after all.

And yes, I also know that creative garnishes on Bloody Marys is a thing, a meme or trope even, and a way for venues to differentiate themselves from their competition. But let’s actually list what this particular Bloody Mary is “garnished” with:

  1. Lemon & Lime
  2. Celery
  3. Olives
  4. Cocktail Onions
  5. Pickled Jalapenos
  6. Shrimp
  7. Pepperjack Cheese
  8. Chicken Wings
  9. Bacon Strips
  10. Waffle Fries
  11. Sliders

This is most assuredly the drink that eats like a meal. 😉 And indeed, it looks like a quite tasty and satisfying brunch, lunch, or after work snack. The only thing that makes me twitch – beyond the extremity of it – is that most Americans are conditioned to not “drink their meals” and would be compelled to order and eat a “normal” meal with it.

Related Reading:

Bloody Mary, Book 2 Mary: Unleashed
The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
The Rose Society (A Young Elites Novel)
The Dining Room.
The World's Best Brunches: Where to Find Them and How to Make Them (General Reference)