Sometimes there’s no better way to reward yourself than with a proper bar of chocolate. Mast Brothers’ fine craft chocolate bar, the Fleur de Sel, will provide you with the perfect chocolate escape. The dark cocoa and sea salt melt in your mouth in salty and sweet harmonic ecstasy. The best way to end your night, we promise. Great as a gift for yourself or someone you’d like to pamper. As a bonus, the wrappers are lovely and elegant, the cocoa is organically farmed, and we’ve heard dark chocolate has anti-oxidants. At least that’s what we tell ourselves while indulging.
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Check out what your favorite writers were ingesting/imbibing as they penned works of literary genius. Who knew that oysters, vinegar, and canned meat could inspire such brilliance. If I ever publish there will be a container of hummus, a cup of iced coffee, and a bottle of red wine next to my name. [Laphams Quarterly] Keep reading »
“[Crickets are] their favorite thing. They ate them like Doritos, and they wouldn’t stop. I had to actually ban the cricket eating at a certain point because I was afraid they were going to get sick from eating too many.”
—Angelina Jolie explains that Pax and Maddox have more adventurous palates than most kids their age and absolutely love the taste of crickets. Well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Last year, Angie said that she was into eating cockroaches. I wonder when the kids will graduate to bigger bugs? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
When I was growing up, one of life’s greatest pleasures was going over to my grandmother’s house and making Coke slushies and microwaved s’mores. These days, I can still make s’mores when I’ve got the hankering, but my homemade slushie cravings have long gone unquenched because I lacked the proper device — but not anymore! The Slush Mug is back, baby! This retro mug miraculously turns your favorite tasty beverage into frozen slush thanks to the highly scientific “Glaciercore.” Plus, now that I’m of age, I can use it to make alcoholic versions of my old favorites. Jack and Coke Slushies, anyone?
Getting a tattoo as an homage to your favorite celeb is so 2010. The hot new thing to do is recreate that celeb’s rear end in crumpets. Fifteen thousand crumpets and the manpower from 12 dedicated crumpet-ers honored Pippa Middleton, depicted in her bridesmaid’s gown. Artist Laura Hadland used over 100 jars of Marmite and jam in her ode to Pippa’s patoot after the world’s most famous sister-in-law won a Beefeater Grill contest of women whom Brits would most like to “wake up to breakfast with.”
According to a new study, if you want to eat less of your giant plate of food, use a giant fork. Researchers at the University of Utah found that fork size affects people’s food consumption when eating large portions by making them feel as if they are making a more significant dent in their meal. “People do not have clear internal cues about the appropriate quantity to consume … They allow external cues, such as fork size, to determine the amount they should consume,” said researchers. Really? Have we gotten to the point where we need a large fork to stop us from gorging ourselves? What if we just served ourselves an appropriate amount of food and stopped eating when we were full? Just a thought. [Live Science] Keep reading »
On a recent boiling hot summer day, we were on a stroll, dripping with sweat from head to ass to toe, craving something cool and refreshing. An answer to our prayers came in the form of a woman selling what she called paletas (also known as “Mexican ice pops”). Not your average popsicle, these babies are packed with fruit and other fresh flavors in wicked combinations like mango-chile, horchata-strawberry, and dulce de leche. We were in heaven. Imagine our delight when we discovered that there was a cookbook — called Palepas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice & Aguas Frescas — filled with recipes for these easy-to-make treats. Now all future cravings can be satiated in our — and your! — own kitchen. Hallelujah!
Really, this burger recipe is my take on the Juicy Lucy which is what a burger stuffed with cheese is commonly called. I’ve added a little heat with the inclusion of jalapenos and cayenne into the meat, opted for an English Muffin instead of the usual bun, and topped it off simply with a slice of ripe tomato. So, now it’s the Juicy Lucca, although she wasn’t allowed to have any because it has onions in it. Obviously, you can adjust this recipe so that it’s for as many people as you want, but in true Random Single Gal Recipe style — and considering it’s Independence Day — the following is if you’re just cooking for one. (Also, as I live in an apartment with no outdoor space, it’s also tailored to a stovetop griddle pan.) Happy 4th of July! Keep reading »