Monthly Archives: February 2009

Cool food gift


For my birthday, my friend Kara gave me a “Mobile Foodie Survival Kit.”

The contents of the kit include: basil, cayenne, cinnamon, ground cloves, curry, dill, garlic powder, ginger, mustard powder, nutmeg, onion powder, oregano, paprika, pepper, salt, soy sauce, Tabasco sauce, thyme, and wasabi powder.

This would be great to take on a camping trip or if you’re traveling and staying someplace with a kitchen. Thanks, Kara!


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Part 4: It’s my birthday so I’ll eat what I want to

Every Thursday is “Girl’s Night” at my friend Ellen’s house. Ellen usually cooks, but tonight our friend Mahnaz made Indian food for dinner. She had taken a class on Indian cooking and wanted to test her skills. Here’s what was on the menu.

Chicken tikka masala

Dal made with red lentils

Raita with cucumber and tomato and naan

Since it was my birthday, I brought dessert, which was a rainbow cake from Kauai Family Restaurant. The flavors are guava, passion fruit and mango. (For those keeping score, this was the third piece of cake I had today!)

This delicious dinner was a great end to a food-packed day. Happy birthday to me!

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Part 3: It’s my birthday so I’ll eat what I want to

In the afternoon, my co-workers surprised me with an ice cream cake from Baskin-Robbins.

It was a two-layer round cake. The top layer was vanilla ice cream, and the bottom was strawberry ice cream. The two layers were separated by a delicious chocolate cookie crust.

The cake had my name written on it, which was awesome because I haven’t had a personalized birthday cake since I was a kid.

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Part 2: It’s my birthday so I’ll eat what I want to

For lunch, my friend Lynn and I went to Dick’s Drive In. We both had a Dick’s Deluxe, fries and a Diet Coke. I also had an extra cheesburger. I know–gluttonous. But it’s my birthday!

After Dick’s, Lynn and I went to go pick up my birthday cake at Kauai Family Restaurant. While there, I bought a slice of haupia cake because it’s so good, and I wanted dessert.

Haupia cake is white cake with haupia coconut pudding between the layers, frosted with a gelatin whipped cream frosting, and topped with coconut.

Lynn hates coconut, but I insisted she try a bite of the cake, and she loved it. That’s how good Kauai Family cakes are.

It was a delicious lunch. Thanks, Lynn! This song is dedicated to you.

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It’s my birthday so I’ll eat what I want to.

For breakfast, I made my own breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and cream cheese. Yum!

Oh, and I ate some prunes. I’m getting old. And I need fiber. But seriously, prunes are delicious.

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Carla lovers of the world unite!

Just in time for tonight’s Top Chef finale, Mindy Montez at Television Without Pity presents “4 Reasons Why Carla Would Be the Best Top Chef Winner Yet.”

I’m pulling for Carla too. Her wacky persona has been a bright spot in a dreary season 5 for Top Chef. And girlfriend has shown that she can cook. Hello–Jacques Pépin said she had skills.

Good luck, Carla, and hootie hoot!

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Dear Madeline,

Thank you for your inquiry. As per your notification, please be advised that Ciclón – Tequila Spiked Rum has been discontinued in the United States as of January 2008, due to varying consumer tastes preferences and legal restrictions.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valued patronage.

Best Regards,

Roseann Brown
Consumer Services Department
Bacardi USA., Inc.

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