Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Things I Heart: Black Truffle Oil

I fell in love with truffles in France last year.  I'd never tried them before and I'm not really sure why that is.  I think truffles and I had simply never crossed paths.  Maybe it's an American thing.

The Foodie knows I ate my weight in truffles in Paris (I also ate my weight in ice cream and baguettes.  This explains a lot of things).  Because he is a sweetheart, The Foodie gave me a bottle of infused black truffle oil a few months ago.  I've been keeping it in my refrigerator and doling it out as sparingly as Scrooge McDuck hands out money.  Actually, the flavor is really strong and a little goes a long way.

In general, I like to use truffle oil with foods that already have an earthiness to them like lentils and potatoes; however, my friend the Rock&Roll Singer (not to be confused with the Rock&Roll Drummer -- try to keep up) swears by truffle oil on popcorn.  I think I'll have to give that a try soon.  You never know.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Little R&R

Now that the weather is finally cold in Little Rhody, I thought we ought to review the necessary items for winter illness first aid (you can read about them in more detail here).  I've been availing myself of these remedies for the past week or so due to non-stop headaches.  I'm not quite sure what is causing them, but I have it narrowed down to allergies, rapid weather changes, dry heat, forgetting to wear my tinfoil hat to keep the aliens from accessing my brain, or a combination of those factors.

Regarding the shameless self-promotion: just because when I'm feeling rotten I don't post much new material, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be reading when you're feeling rotten.  Just sayin'.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cat-Foiling Beverage Device

The cat likes to drink out of my water glasses. She has plenty of her own water, it's just a little thing she likes to do.  If the glass is full, she sticks her head in and sips delicately. This bothers me a little.  If the glass is too empty or too narrow for her to reach the water by sticking her head in, she dips a paw into the glass and licks the water off it.  This bothers me a lot.

So, for those times when I can't keep an eye on my water glass and repel any little furry invaders (such as when I am sleeping), I have invented the Cat Foiling Beverage Device.

Genius.  I haz it.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Help Wanted: Sandwich Artist

I was excited when I saw the link to an ad for a "Sandwich Artist" on Craigslist.  After all, how many can there be?

Then I saw the ad:

Sandwich Artist (Subway)
The owners of Subway in Exeter, RI are looking for EXPERIENCED Sandwich Artist who has worked at a Subway previously and left on good terms. Compensation for the position will be based on level of experience. Please respond to this ad and/or apply online if interested.

Oops.  Different kind of artist.