Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
is made of chocolate.
No, wait, my hearts
desire is chocolate.
Yes, I think chocolate
is my first love.
Ode to Chocolate
It's sweet and creamy, and such a great treat.
Yes, chocolate is something I really love to eat.
On ice cream, as gravy, in cookies, in cakes.
Chocolate is a real friend, it is never a fake.
Chocolate will listen to your troubles and trial.
It will never lie to you, or make you face denial.
Chocolate, will comfort, will pacify, will sooth.
Chocolate IS a perfect food.
So eat yourself so chocolate, no do not delay.
Yes, eat treat yourself to a chocolate souffle.
Make this day special, chocolate can't hurt.
Make sure you get your just desserts.
Monday, April 28, 2008
I just read Bindhiya's post and did a quick Google on "edible shoes" and look what came up! I guess they are a bit expensive at $40.00 each...but, you can eat them!! Although, I'm not sure I'd eat one of these shoes. They look too good to eat.
In case anyone wants to go shopping, you can find these shoes at Gayle's Chocolates.
Nice to join you all in the Wild Onion Cafe! Whoo hoo! :-)
Saturday, April 26, 2008
We are all tied of looking for that expensive shoes... So I told my mom to send some really comfortable Indian Kolhapuri Sandals for Suze :))...
Suze, don't worry if you lose one pair.. we have 6 pairs... and it is not expensive only expensive looking ...
I choose this one...
Have some sweets... Kylie this Party is specially for you...
come on everyone dance with some Indian music....
Happy Birthday Kylie!!! (That girl is going to be so ripped on sugar.)
Update: Do you realize I was so frantic I didn't even post a freakin' photo? Good Lord. Someone post quickly please. Don't make me come back here.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
My favorite Sweet of all time...nothing is like a piece of Soan Papdi... So Enjoy a Piece of it...with a good cup of Masala Chai...
Soan Papdi is made of sugar, pure ghee, wheat flour, gram flour, cardamom, almonds, pistachio, cucumber seeds... it is a traditional Indian sweet.
here is a simple recipe I find...I used to buy them from Indian store..
1 1/4 cup gramflour
1 1/4 cup plain flour
250 ghee (clarified butter)
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. Milk
1/2 tsp. cardamom seeds
1. Sift both flours together. Then heat Ghee in a pan.
2. Add flour mixture and roast on low heat till light golden. Keep aside to cool a little, stirring occasionally.
3.Now make syrup out of sugar, Bring syrup to 2 1/2 thread consistency Pour at once into the flour mixture.
4. Beat well with a large fork till the mixture forms thread like flakes. Pour onto a greased surface and roll to 1" thickness lightly.
5. Sprinkle the cardamom seeds and gently press down with palm.
6.Cool, cut into squares, Store in airtight container.
and My Tea
This warming beverage is easy to prepare by steeping spices in hot water and milk before adding black tea. It's not as milky as the chai often sold at American coffee bars. To make it richer, add more milk and sugar to taste.
4 whole cloves
2 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Black tea
In a mortar, crush the cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon. Transfer the crushed spices to a small saucepan, add the water, ginger and pepper and bring to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat, cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add the milk and sugar to the pan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the tea. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir the chai, strain it into a warmed teapot or directly into teacups.
Hope everyone will enjoy!!!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
I just had to share this with everyone. As you can tell Pokemon is very popular at my house.
This particular battle is the battle of Doom. I am able to let the battle ensue for a little bit, but
eventually I have to break it up. They get just a little bit too serious. Anyway, enjoy and have a
great weekend, Friends.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Well, Robyn sweetie, I think your birthday, although it's on Wednesday, needs to kick off today! I know how sometimes we can get in a bit of an existential funk around our birthdays, and I want to invite all our friends here to come and eat cupcakes together to celebrate the coolness that is Robyn and try to scare off the funk with our carousing! However, if we want to feel a little funky, that's okay too! But I'm turning up the James Brown and Hot Chocolate so we can get funky while we're feeling funky!
Robyn, the picture is of the cupcake that is especially for you--I just now picked it up on the way back home from walking Hedgehog to school--it's double fudge with a rich fudge glaze on top--these are the best cupcakes, so delicious and homemade (although not by me, but by a local bakery).
Now for the rest of us, check out this menu from the Magnolia Bakery in NYC. They're catering this shindig! You're in for a treat!
Come on in the Wild Onion and drop some birthday greetings, eat cupcakes, drink up, shake your moneymaker, and just generally beat back the blues in honor of our girl Robyn on her birthday week!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I really wish I could have figured out a way to just get the video to post to the page, but I couldn't. I'm not that computer savvy. So, I suppose this link the the video will have to do. I have to say, I am not a big supporter of the Bush administration, nor the war, but my heart does go out to the men and women of the armed forces and their families. I saw this and it made my heart ache, and it also made me feel just a little more at peace with the war. I may still not agree with it, but I do support our troops 100%.
I guess you will have to copy and then paste the link to your address bar. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it is worth the extra work.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Michael McDowell has a new nickname after a horrific crash during
qualifying. His new nickname is Michael McFlippin McDowell!!
The video is heartstopping, Michael drives for my favorite driver,
Michael Waltrip (go Mikie)!!
McFlippin climbed out of his car and waved to the crowd!!
done in recent years.
Mikie Waltrip finished 31st, hey I can live with that, and
David Reutimann the other driver for MWR fininished 41st.
Here is the video that has played thousands of time, so if you haven't
seen it, now you can. If you have seen it, just move on to the
rest of the Story ...
The Saturday Nationwide Race was won by
Kyle Busch, driving a Toyota
Jeff Burton, 2nd in a Chevrolet
Clint Boyer, 3d in a Chevrolet
Now to the REST of the STORY
The Sprint Cup Race was won by
Carl Edwards in his Ford. Here he is
doing his famous backflip!!
Jimmie Johnson was 2nd in his Chevrolet
Kyle Busch was 3d in his Toyota
Shift is over, emptied apron of "tips,
*grins really big*, it was a good night in the Checkered Flag room...
*slips on over to the dance hall to see what's happening*, and what do I see...to be continued...
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Monin Butterscotch features the essence of real butterscotch with a rich and creamy taste. Highly concentrated and versatile, Monin Butterscotch adds a luscious flavor note to mochas, lattes and other hot, frozen and chilled drinks.
Sticky Toffee SteamerWinner: Best New Product - Specialty Beverage at 2006 SCAA
1/2 oz. Monin Butterscotch3/4 oz. Chocolate Sauce8 oz. Steamed Milk
Pour Monin Butterscotch and chocolate sauce into a preheated mug. Add steamed milk and stir. Top with whipped cream. Drizzle caramel and chocolate sauce.
1/2 oz. Monin Butterscotch1/2 oz. Chocolate Sauce1 Shot EspressoSteamed Milk
Mix Monin Butterscotch, Chocolate Sauce and espresso in cup and stir. Fill with steamed milk and top with whipped cream.
Frozen Butterscotch Latte
1 1/2 oz. Monin Butterscotch2 oz. Scoop Vanilla Frappe Powder2 oz. Milk1 Shot Espresso, ChilledIce
Blend Monin Butterscotch, Vanilla Frappe Powder, cold milk and chilled espresso. Add ice and blend until smooth.
Butter Cream Steamer
1/2 oz. Monin Butterscotch3/4 oz. Caramel Sauce8 oz. Steamed Milk
Pour Monin Butterscotch and Caramel Sauce into a preheated mug. Add steamed milk and stir. Top with whipped cream. Garnish with toffee bits.
1 oz. Monin Butterscotch6 oz. Steamed Milk1 Shot Espresso
Mix Monin Butterscotch and espresso in a preheated mug. Add steamed milk and stir. Top with whipped cream.
Frozen Butterscotch Mocha
1 1/2 oz. Monin Butterscotch1/2 oz. Chocolate Sauce1 Shot Chilled Espresso2 oz. Milk1 Scoop Vanilla Frappe PowderIce
Blend ingredients for 30 seconds and pour into a glass or cup. Top with whipped cream, drizzle with Monin Butterscotch and sprinkle with chocolate shavings.
This looks Delicious. I am currently drinking Butterscotch Shots (yes real liquor), and it is delicious. No fru fru, just straight on the rocks. No shaking and no stirring. Anyway, I know this one is a little lamo for ya, but I thought the drink might be good and you might want to try it. Keep it real and have a grand weekend.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Yeah, this will be the place where Beer Meets Cheese.
So don't be afraid to come on in and sit a spell, have some coffee, have some tea, hell have a drink or two with me.
This is a place where we all can play and we never have to worry about what we say.
No holds bar, anything goes, so come on Ya'll, let the good times roll.
Let's have some fun, lets have a blast, but most of all let's not pass gas.