Friday, June 22, 2007

Sriracha Sauce

Sriracha Sauce

wow! i always wondered what this stuff was and recently I found out. I've seen the bottles in restaurants I've worked in and never gave it a chance. In the past few weeks I've enjoyed Sriracha on lots of sushi- I highly recommend it. But trust me, it's hot and spicy!

Pommery Pop Pink Rose Brut Champagne

Pommery Pop Pink Rose, Brut Champagne Split

I looooove champagne. I've seen this stuff quite a few times and I've always wanted to try it. It's pink and in a cute lil bottle- does it get any better?

Cup-A-Cake Cupcake Container

Cup-A-Cake Cupcake Container

There is just something so cute about cupcakes. I love um. I can't get enough cupcake stuff lately. I know it's been a "trend" for a while, but there are really some creative cupcake things out there. These are unique and affordable.

Visit to purchase.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Passion Fruit Caipiroska

Passion Fruit Caipiroska
makes 6 drinks
from Food and Wine magazine, June 2006

3/4 cup frozen pure passion fruit puree, thawed
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 6 limes)
1 1/4 cups vodka
Garnish: 6 thin lime slices

Stir together all ingredients in a pitcher until sugar is dissolved.
Pour over crushed ice. Garnish with a lime slice.

Thanks to Tastespotting for another great recommendation!

FLOR Carpet Tiles

Modern, modular carpet tiles and area rugs for Do-It-Yourself ease - FLOR Modular Tiles

I saw these on 190 North a few months ago and I thought they were great. The houndstooth pattern is adorable. I think they're pretty affordable as well. One day, when I have my own place (and money), I'm gonna get some of these babies. (via FashionKitty)

French Bull Dishes

French Bull Dishes

These dishes are cute. I swear, everyday I find about 10 sets of dishes that I want to buy. I know it would probably be a waste, but there are just way to many awesome dishes sets out there. Check out the rest of the designs here. The barcelona design is my favorite. (via FashionKitty)

Strawberries, Brown Sugar, & Sour Cream

This is a delicious combination. Strawberries, brown sugar, and sour cream. If you've never tried it, I highly recommend it. I usually don't eat it this way but the presentation is fabulous.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Garlic Scape

I had never heard of Garlic Scape until I visited Taste Spotting. According to Moscow Food,
"Garlic scapes are said to have a milder flavor without the hot garlic bite." I'm sold. Garlic Scape Pesto sounds great.

What would you use Garlic Scapes for?


Glaceau Smartwater

i always feel good when i drink this water... and it doesn't hurt that jennifer aniston is endorsing it now. love her!

Did you ever buy a product based on who was appearing in their ads?


Cute Little &%&#@ Shirt

Locher's shirts are adorable. I would definitely pay $70 for a shirt like this.

I can just see some little old lady telling me she likes my shirt, "the embroidery is beautiful. what does it say?". "Uh, um, uh.... cute little pucker?"

What would your cute and sorta offensive shirt say?


Apple iPhone

The day the iPhone arrives is getting closer and closer. I'm very excited! I haven't decided if I'm going to buy it yet. I really would like to, but I think the second I cough up the $500 for it, a better phone will come out. Then again, does it really get much better than this???

My favorite feature is the fact that you can choose what voice mail to listen to instead of going through all your saved messages.

I'm a little weary of the keyboard/touch sensitive feature. But Apple has yet to let me down so I guess I'm going to trust them.

Are you going to buy the iPhone?


This is a call to action.

I am tired of seeing the same talentless faces showing up all over the place. I'm especially talking about certain females who seem to always get photographed without panties or always seem to be the center of controversy.

Ok, if you still don't know who I'm talking about...
Britney Spears
Paris Hilton
Lindsey Lohan
Katie Price aka Jordan

Stop photographing these "ladies". Yo, paparazzi, that means YOU. Don't follow them around anymore.

Britney has zero talent. I saw her live years ago and walked out of the show saying "that was NOT her singing!". Her life is pure corruption and I really wish her well. She had potential to be something but SHE messed that up. SHE made her own decisions. I don't feel sorry for her.

Paris Hilton. I have so much dislike for her. What has she done? I've heard guys (shocking! guys told me this) tell me that she's a smart business woman and she knows what she's doing. Oh so is that why all her business accomplishments are always in the news?

Lohan. I'll admit, I loved The Parent Trap and Mean Girls. Can't really tell ya what else she's been in, yet I can name over 10 guys she's been "linked" to (and by "linked" I mean linked). What an arrogant, selfish little girl. She needs a mom to put her in her place.

Katie Price aka Jordan. I really gave her a chance. I wanted to like her so badly but alas, she too failed me. The latest incident involving her poor blind son getting injured by a falling mirror is just sad. I feel bad for him but it's obvious to me that he wasn't being watched close enough. He was supposedly with the nanny at the time. Where was mommy? I know she's 9 months pregnant but I do believe most pregnant mothers are capable of watching their children. I don't understand.

Do you agree with the list?
Who else should we add?

Old Town Tortilla Factory

I read about this place before I visited Scottsdale and finally dined there about 2 weeks into my month long stay. The Poblano Mariscos was excellent! It could quite possibly be the greatest dinner I've ever had.

I went back a few nights later with my boyfriend who was visiting me and again I ordered the same dish. The fresh tortillas are different nightly and come with different spreads.

My only problem was that I ordered a french martini that was not so good. The server asked me what was in a french martini. I didn't know if he was inquiring for himself or the bartender. I listed the ingredients to the best of my knowledge (I'm not bartender). I'm guessing he rattled off the list to the bartender and he poured accordingly. My first sip was pure vodka. I gave the drink 3rd and 4th chances to redeem itself but I had no such luck. I wanted to send it back but thought it would embarrass my boyfriend so I simply ordered a virgin peach margarita. It was sooooo good! As was his margarita (we're not tequila fans but this was a great margarita). As for the fate of the french martini, I convinced my boyfriend to drink it and after a few sips, he too agreed that it was not good. When the bill came, it was marked as a "smirnoff martini"- NOOOOOO! They butchered my beloved, but the food is sooooooo great, I'd be back in a heartbeat.

French Rabbit Wines

French Rabbit Wines

I am so attracted to the packaging of this wine. I'm not a big wine drinker but I want to run out and buy this stuff simply because of the packaging. Tetra Pak seems to be packaging some good stuff these days. I wish I still had a family member who worked there. Nice work.

Has anyone tried it?

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