Banana Sushi

Banana Sushi


Maranatha Dark Chocolate Almond Butter
Homemade Maple Sea Salt Pistachio Butter
Pistachio Nuts
Dried coconut

Check out the recipe and more photographs here.


Source: Fit Foodie Finds


Just One. Or Five.

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Find Sea Salt Caramel recipe and Image (Karen Herzog) @ isoline.com.


Thank you The Sensual Starfish

Where are the hotcakes!

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Drip Maple is a small Canadian Syrup company.  “In the cold North, we’re born to appreciate the small things. With the short few months of summer fleeting, we have a long & cozy hibernation to enjoy the simple pleasures of Mother Nature. Maple is our choice and we have scoured the land to bring you the very best certified organic & delectably delicious maple syrup possible.”

And DON’T MISS this clip…mouth watering.

 


Image and idea Source: swissmiss

My Zen. Is My Zen.

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It’s Saturday, late afternoon.
Dinner out? Or eat in?
I take inventory of the fridge. Eyes pan from the top shelf to bottom. Not feeling it here.
I take inventory: Sweat pants. Shower-less. Shave-less. Matted hair.
Eat in.
I grab a pencil to scribble out my wish list.  I’m about to hand it off.

No chance. You’re coming.
Why?
I’m not listening to you complain that I didn’t get you what you wanted.
Oh, come on.

The K’s are in the car.
You could have put a hat on.
I could have stayed home.
(Silence)
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Spoon Please. No Sharing. Step back.

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Thank you Carol.


Tested. Conclusion: Evil.

ben & Jerry's ice cream


Ben & Jerry’s releases four ice cream flavors with gooey ‘Core’. The four new flavors are:

  • Hazed & Confused: chocolate and hazelnut ice creams with fudge chips and a hazelnut fudge core
  • *That’s My Jam: raspberry and chocolate ice creams with fudge chips and a raspberry core
  • Peanut Butter Fudge: chocolate and peanut butter ice creams with mini peanut butter cups and a peanut butter fudge core
  • Salted Caramel: sweet cream ice cream with blonde brownies and a salty caramel core

Source: NY Daily News


* DK favorite. Thank you Rachel. Exactly what I needed.

MMMmmmm Marmalade

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I tripped into this recipe catching up on the week’s papers. My eyes locked in on Marmalade. And I HAD to have it.  The NY Times piece by Melissa Clark was titled: Sweetness is Found In a Slice. The recipe was for British Marmalade Cake. (Who knew the Brits could bake?)

“This beautiful, tender, citrus-scented loaf cake filled with bits of candied orange peel is everything you want with your afternoon tea. The key is finding the right marmalade; it needs to be the thick-cut (also known as coarse-cut) marmalade made with bitter oranges, which will be laden with big pieces of peel. Look for the British brands in the international section of your supermarket if the jam aisle lets you down. (And not give up and use the neon orange marmalade that’s more like jelly.) Your reward is a fine-grained, not-too-sweet cake that will last for days well-wrapped and stored at room temperature (if you can manage not to eat it up all at once).”

Bottom Line: Skip the tea. (Sacrilegious for you Brits, I know). Grab a fork, a glass of cold milk and belly up. THIS IS BLOODY GOOD.

See Recipe below: [Read more...]

To come so far, to taste so good

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Often a sweetness comes
as if on loan,
stays just long enough
to make sense of what it means to be alive,
then returns to its dark source.
As for me,
I don’t care
where it’s been,
or what bitter road it’s traveled
to come so far,
to taste so good.

~ Stephen Dunn


Credits: Poem – Thank you The Sensual Starfish. Photo by Andrea Tomas via Journal of Nobody
More Stephen Dunn: Is that a Path or a Rut?


It’s all about balance

Krispy-Kreme-donuts


I love donuts. I love Kristy Kremes. I need fix.  This ad is genius.


Source: Gasp4.com


Running. With Boom Boom Boom.

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6:30 am.
27° F.  Sunny.
It’s Day 9.
9 straight days of sinus headaches. Nasal drips. Hacking. Energy levels not firing. Fatigue. Blahhhhh.
9 straight days of rotation between bed, couch and Kleenex box. And, this party is not yet over.
ENOUGH.
I gear up and head out the door. Time to man-up.
Croupy cough. Unshoveled sidewalks. Black Ice. All be damned.
This train is coming.

I’m flickin’ through my playlist. Bocelli? No. Click. Handel? No. Click. John Legend? No. Click. Sade? No. Click. Peter Gabriel? Solsbury Hill. Stop.


↓ click for audio (Peter Gabriel:  “Solsbury Hill”)



Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Eagle flew out of the night
He was something to observe

My pace quickens. That’s right. This Eagle is flying.
Sun sparkling on the snow layered with the morning frost.
Geese, out of the water, perched on rocks in the cove.
Even cold for their a**es. (Wonder if geese get hemorrhoids?) [Read more...]

Running. With Lust.

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5:14 am.
I tap open the weather app.
23° F. 
I glance out the window.
Dark. DARK.

The morning is the hardest time. It is hard enough anywhere for a man to begin the day’s work in darkness…One may be a long time realizing it, but cold and darkness deplete the body gradually; the mind turns sluggish; and the nervous system slows up in its responses…But I must not dwell on it. Otherwise I am undone.

~ Richard Byrd

I stare at the ceiling.
Go later. There will be light. It will be warmer.
I pull the comforter tighter.
Zeke sighs and nuzzles closer.
Who are you kidding? Get up and out.

I climb out of bed.
Needing the pull of inspiration, I take a new route.

The master said:
You must write what you see.
But what I see does not move me.
The master answered:
Change what you see.

– Louise Glück, in Vita Nova

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What chance do we have against this Evil? Zero. Nada.

chocolate potato chips


“To the age-old question of “what do women want,” Lay’s thinks it has an answer: Chocolate-covered potato chips. This month, Lay’s is rolling out milk chocolate-covered potato chips. The chipmaker says the salty-sweet combo is tailor-made for young women, who apparently can’t get enough of the stuff. Lay’s senior director of marketing, noted: “the increasing popularity of chocolate-covered snacks among our target audience, millennial women. … They are looking for those more indulgent, savory/sweet combinations.” The product’s debut will officially be a trial run, but the product could become a permanent part of the Lay’s arsenal if shoppers love them. As for other chocolate-covered chip combinations, “the possibilities could be endless,” says Saenz. (Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek: “Men Like Potato Chips. Women Like Chocolate. Who Will Like Chocolate Potato Chips?“)

The possibilities could be endless.  Right. Got it.  May this NOT come to a store near me…Please.


Source: Thank you Steve Layman


New Research Confirms…

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Chocolate. Now. Full Stop.

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Todd Masonis, the co-founder of  Dandelion Chocolate, a beautiful little chocolate factory/shop on Valencia Street shares some tips on tasting chocolate in a post titled the Art of Tasting Chocolate Mindfully.  Here’s a few excerpts of his tips (along with my editorial comments of course):

1) “The first step is to slow down. Before you rip apart the packaging and dig in, take a moment to read about the bar…Chocolate makers think through countless decisions and this is our opportunity to share our perspective. Even the physicality of our packaging should draw you into the chocolate experience. In our case, the handmade cotton paper should feel soft. Like our bars, the slightly imperfect screenprinting should reinforce the touch-of-the-hand craftsmanship that goes into each of our bars….”  (DK: Really.  Slow down, huh?  Hmmmm. Let’s try step two.) [Read more...]

I want this

Jell-o Orange 1

Jell-o orange 2


Low calorie too!  Source: Find additional photos and recipe @ How to Make JELL-O Oranges by Amber Atizado.

If all else fails. Resort to shame.

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July 1, 2013. First day of 2nd half of the year.

Add 200 pounds to that little puppy up there and that would be me. Head bowed in shame.  Or perhaps he’s trying to find his belly button.  In which case, I’m in huge trouble.

I hit a new low. Or a new high depending on your perspective. 30 pounds over collegiate playing weight.

Suit pants are now snug. Feeling “things” growing over my belt loop.   This discomfort plus increasing levels of humidity = a radiator that’s steamin’ and going to blow.

More in. Than out.  More in. Than out.  More in.  Than Out. [Read more...]

Pie. Period.

Macadamia Key Lime Pie.

Two new twists on an old summer time favorite – shortbread cookie crust and the addition of chopped Macadamia Nuts.

Smooth.  Sweet.  Tangy (but not overly so).

And, crunchy.

Calorie count?  If you need to ask, move on.

HIGHLY recommended.

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Macadamia Key Lime Pie


Source: Taste of Home

Raspberry Twist. On an old classic. Lapping it up.

Pancakes

The story was titled: Martin Picard’s Fried Pancakes with Warm Maple Cream Syrup.

My Food-dar Radar was SCREAMING. STOP!  READ!  Goodness ahead.

Martin Picard, is a Montreal chef, who has devoted his newest restaurant, Cabane à Sucre Au Pied de Cochon (in English he calls it Sugar Shack), to celebrating maple syrup. In the article, he shares a recipe for deep-fried pancakes with a warm cream and raspberry maple syrup.

The story here, in my opinion, is not Picard’s pancakes.  No. No. No Sir.  Way, way too much work.

Go ahead and make your usual pancakes.  From scratch.  Aunt Jemima.  Whatever.

Make the syrup as instructed in the recipe below.  Only recommended change: Double up (or Triple) the raspberries.

If there is a God, he eats his pancakes with WARM CREAM AND RASPBERRY MAPLE SYRUP.

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da Vinci: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. YES!

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Source: themetapicture.com

Breakfast: Fruit is good for you

Strawberries filled with Cheese Cake


Small bites of Cheesecake filled Strawberries. Fruit for Breakfast.  So, tell me.  Can it get better than this?


Image Credit: Thank you Mme Scherzo

Reversion to the mean…

My post this morning listed 14 SuperFoods to extend your life – - what heroic intentions.  And now, we’ve reverted to this.  90 seconds of awesomeness.  Now we’re talkin’…

Rouge By Carte Noire – Michael & Philippe – QUAD from QUAD on Vimeo.


DK Foodie Rating: 4.5 out of 5. (Discount for inability to taste and smell)

Yep. On point.

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Source: iwastesomuchtime

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The Pre-Game Show

Kick off pre-game with Stuffed Cheesy Bread:

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AND

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Is it possible that I could have missed this?

John E. Smith @ StrategicLearner informed me in his post that yesterday was National Cookie Day. Who knew?! What John failed to mention in his post is that unlike other major celebrated holidays which last a day, this holiday is to be worshipped for the entire month (and seems to have started a few days before Thanksgiving). Let’s get started…

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Image Credit: Wierdinabadway

The countdown is on…

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Instant saliva manufacturing gif.  I can taste this…


Source: Thank you food gifs