Shrimp Chips

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2011 at 10:41 pm

A friend of mine brought me a bag of prawn cocktail flavored and BBQ crisps. The BBQ was the standard smoked paprika blend you find on US chips. The prawn cocktail though? That was pretty new.

First, UK or US, I’m not a big chip fan. If I can’t tell they used to be a potato, I’m definitely leaving them alone. These though…surprised me. The cocktail flavor was the strongest and first . You don’t catch a hint of prawn until the very end, and even then it was faint.  Being a seafood fan, I was a little disappointed, but I have to admit they were enjoyable. If I ever make it to the UK, I’d definitely pick up a bag.

I’ve got some marmite in the cabinet too, but after seeing it named on CNN’s World’s 50 most delicious foods list, I’m waiting to get some marmalade to try it with.


How to fix your mac and cheese

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2011 at 1:48 am

Here’s an excellent article from Saveur on what cheeses work best for the ever popular side. Cheese choice solves all those issues of clumpy, greasy, chewy and just plan bad. So…







Pecorino Romano



Goat cheese

Stan’s doughnuts are on their way!!

In Desserts, Shipping, Sweet on July 13, 2011 at 1:20 am

I am SO excited about this. There aren’t many doughnut dealers out there that ship (none that I know of that ship their yeast leavened stuff), so when I found Stan’s site after a disappointing doughnut hunt on Florida’s west coast, I was ecstatic.

What’s even better is that I’ve had Stan’s on site in California AND sampled them after toting them back to Florida myself, so I’ll get a good feel for what shipping does to the little rings of glazed happiness. Teehee.