Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Now, I've recently found out what the numbers that you see on fruit and vegetables at the grocery store mean:
- A four-digit number means it was conventionally grown
- A five-digit number beginning in “9″ means it is organic
- A five-digit number beginning in “8″ means it was genetically modified
Wow... that's good information to know. I will certainly keep my eyes open for a little number 8 and avoid it at all costs.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I was reading the Washington Post and found that they hold a Peeps Diorama Contest. This is the second annual, since last year's was such a huge success. Here are the rules:
- Think of a scene - current, historic or future.
- Get you some Peeps
- Get a shoebox or like-sized box
- Create a scene
- Take pix of your creation
- Send to the WashPost by Saturday, March 2.
- Winners will be published on Easter Sunday.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
We wandered through the frozen food section, admiring the pot-stickers and laughing at the bottles of Pocari Sweat, Japan's favourite drink, which apparently tastes like 7-Up. Not that I am actually going to try it, especially when it's kind of cloudy looking white liquid. We were in the tea aisle when we stumbled upon this horror:
Really, I can't think of anything I would be less likely to want in a non-carbonated beverage than artichoke. The ingredients list includes "artichoke extract, sugar and water". Apparently, it's from Vietnam. I googled it and most listings of it were on food blogs. One person said it tasted like Southern sweet tea. Not going to try it, so I will have to take their word.
My blog-buddy, Kitchenography, loves artichokes more than anything. Wonder what she'll make of this? Artichoke canneloni, yes. Artichoke drink, not so much...
On a brighter note, they did have the most gorgeous miniature Italian eggplants. If you look on the right of this picture, you can see their size in relation to the Brussels Sprouts next to them.Seriously, if you've never been to an H-Mart, take a wander on over there. It's quite a lot of fun. Baltimore's is on Route 40 West and Rolling Road, diagonal to the Double T Diner.