Power Bars to the People But Not Mommies

Man cannot live on power bars alone. Yeah? Tell that to the billion dollar industry that has given the chocolate bar the best damn facelift in history (barring Katharine Chancellor’s on-camera visit to the OR on The Young & The Restless, circa 1984). Talk about dystopia! Originally, the concept of the protein shake, the power…

O Canada

While exercising my A.D.D. on youtube I stumbled upon a food channel from the land of my birth.  Once upon a time we Canadians were considered more polite and innocent with a dash of hick on top, but now thanks to the internet and Amazon everything is pretty much homogenized. As such, our oft mocked pronunciation of…

Meet Mrs. Jetson

I always wanted to be a Jetson, even if Mr. Jetson, would on occasion, act like a misogynist pig. That cute, colorful precursor to Star Wars gave us a peak into the future -microwave oven and all!  Mrs. Jeston, my alter ego, never broke a sweat when it came to dinnertime. Once the arduous task…

Zaatar

I can’t tell you what it is, because no one really knows, save Ottolenghi. Zaatar is a combination of herbs and sesame seeds and salt and olive oil commonly found in Middle Eastern cooking. It adds color, texture, a little bit of healthy and tons of flavor to anything from chicken to potatoes to pizza. In the…

Eye Spy Google Glass

High tech industry consultant Baum + Whiteman foresees “a not-so-distant future wherein waiters use face-recognition software combined with Google’s next-gen eyewear to identify everyone at your table—and make personalized menu recommendations.” As in “You fat cow, you are so not ordering that again”, or “Aren’t you the jerk who returned your order 3 times and left…

Touchy Touch Screens

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of touchscreen ordering. I went out for lunch a few weeks ago with a friend. I went out to chat, show off my new sun glasses and be served, not work. But work it was. My friend was practically finished his stir fry as I was…

Cauliflower Revolution

“Cauliflower” I learned on a site called takepart.com is (and I quote) “cropping up in everything from pizza dough to porridge as an alternative to grain-based flours.” I wouldn’t have given it a second thought were it not for our last visit to my brother’s. My children are tall. The two I was traveling with…

Airline Overbooking

Say I invited you for dinner and upon arrival informed you, you didn’t have a seat. Imagine if you paid for that seat in advance, and I had lead you to believe, by official email with confirmation number and everything, that I would be delighted to see you at exactly 9:50 am. And yet when…

Potato Salad Revamped

Whoever came up with the idea of potato salad as a summer picnic necessity was either a prankster or a silly billy. A heavy, bland winter vegetable doused in mayonnaise loves nothing more than going rancid in the heat. And don’t forget to add a gut stuffing egg. What weren’t they thinking? That said, I…

Mango, Avocado & Melon: A When To Purchase Guide

They’re too hard when you need them, mushy, brown and icky tasting by the time you remember them. Avocados, mangos an melon can be so cruel! Is there an intelligent way to minimize the heartbreak & waste? Why yes there is! Here’s how to buy & store some of our seasonal goodies: Avocado: Has avocados…