Monday, May 11, 2009

Cupcakes, crapcakes. WTF?

I'm back.

I've spent the last few days perusing vegan blogs. All I can say is, what the fuck? Why do a large % of people who claim to be worried about the shit they shovel into their bodies all seem to have multiple cupcake recipes on their blogs? My tween eats cupcakes, why are these vegan holier than thoughs eating sugary shit? Oopsie, sorry, some of them don't have cupcake recipes, they have cake and cookie recipes instead. Grow up.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

how lazy am I?

It's final critique for my Advanced Ceramics class, which means potluck time! The kid and I were in Los Gatos Tuesday, so we made our first visit to Icing on the Cake. We had some tasty snacks and bought a roll of pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough destined for the potluck.*

Baked the cookies this morning. They are nice, plump and not overly sweet. My only complaint is I was told their dough is good 10 days after preparation. At home I noticed the expiration date for the dough is Friday. They could have sold me newer product for $12+ per roll!

* My Sabra Veggie Liver and pita chips were not a hit last quarter.

Icing on the Cake
50 W. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

mollie's stoned

Found a couple of interesting items in Mollie Stone's refrigerated section. Sabra - maker of yummy hummus, veggie liver, pickles and the like has "To Go" single use containers with crackers.

Homemade Baby is organic mush for parents too lazy to mash a banana or cook a fruit/veggy in the oven until mushy. They even have their foods broken into three age groups and textures.

I find the need for this product offensive. Been there, making your own it isn't that hard to do.

Haven't had the guts to try the spelt matzoh I bought.

Mollie Stones
164 S. California Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Sunday, March 18, 2007

More movies that don't suck

I'd all but given up hope that all movies suck. I'd hit a good 4-6 week spell of watching crap. Then came Fast Food Nation. Now Borat and Word Wars. Three for three.

I'd wanted to hate Borat. My other half was born in Kazakhstan, so I expected nothing funny about the country. Instead Sacha Cohen speaks like a Slav and shows a town not filled with Kazaks. The film goes from bad to worse, showing how stupid Americans are.

Word Wars highlights 4 Scrabble Players preparing for the 2002 National Championship. I now appreciate for the intricacies of Scrabble. I have also found something scarier than computer geeks - Scrabble geeks.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce

I've read the book, now I've seen the movie. The movie did a good job creating a story based on a factual book. The major bad of the movie were numerous scenes that were slow.

Can't imagine people chowing down on meat after the slaughterhouse scenes.

Monday, March 12, 2007


You can't hate Ozzy or his wife Sharon. You couldn't look away from The Osbournes, it felt like viewing a train wreck in-progress.

Sharon writes about her life, and you wonder about her sanity, denial and ability to think. She loves having expensive jewelery in a cute case and gets robbed 3 times (time to ditch the cute jewelery cabinet, get a safe!) Ozzy cracked up on drugs and other women. Ozzy trying to stangle her. Ozzy in rehab more times than Britney Spears. Sharon porking out and getting a ring around her tummy to combat it. Sharon's showbiz dad taking advantage of her.
Nannies gone bad. Managing bands that didn't appreciate her work. And more...

saggar me this

Pulled these two out of a saggar firing last week. Saggar firings are low firing, and these pieces are not water tight. They were fired with banana peels, sea salt, sea weed, copper "dust," sawdust, pine cones and needles and wood collected from a friend's back yard. The piece on the right hand side was thrown as two pieces, the round clay body and the spout.

Since last week I've been visiting Whole Foods for banana peels, and purchased a large bag of cat food for the next firing.