Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FLAMOUS ORIGINAL FALAFEL CHIPS

Falafel chips, you say? Yes, sez I, and quite tasty. Has the consistency of a round tortilla chip (the real crunchy ones). It’s actually made with beans, dehydrated veggies; no wheat, dairy or gluten.
It is surprisingly tasty, and would go real well with hummus.
The bag I had was a sample size bag (1.6oz) that came in my monthly ‘Love With Food’ box, which comes with different things every month; plus the company donates a meal for a hungry child with each box!
Don’t know how I came across them, but you get to try different things AND
feel like you’re doing good.
(‘cause you kinda are…)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

GATED

By Matt Drabble:

‘”You know what I could never figure out,” Thom said,
“Why in every horror movie, every character has never seen a horror movie.”’

Saturday, October 11, 2014

CHICAGO LIVE IN '75

A/K/A XXXIV: June 24-26, 1975 Capital Centre Largo, Maryland.
Bought this because I’m a big fan of early Chicago, mostly I – V, and never got a chance to see them live back then, though Phyllis and I did make a harrowing trip to Jersey City to unsuccessfully buy tickets for the actual tour this CD was recorded from. Opening act was the Beach Boys, as is mentioned at the beginning of the CD. Also on the CD is a cover of the Beatles Got To Get You Into My Life which was unexpected since I hadn’t read the track listing!
The interesting thing about this 2 disc CD (120min) is how much it sounds like a live album, which Chicago IV (Carnegie Hall) never did. While I like the Carnegie Hall album (4 records (which I own) on 3 CDs (which I also own) the songs sound almost note perfect to the original studio recordings. This recording sounds more like you were really there in MD enjoying the show.
As an aside, I remember when the original Chicago Transit Authority album came out in 1969 when I was working at Caldor Department Store (#4, Norwalk CT) I’d never heard of the band, but couldn’t resist a double album for $4.99, which was the price of a single album! So bought it and thought it was incredible, horns & guitars & keyboards…who’d a thunk it? And of course II came out the next year with a shortened name but still 2 discs for the price of one.
If you’re a fan of Chicago, especially the original line-up, find yourself this CD released through Rhino Handmade and take a toke, lay back and rock out to the sounds of Chicago (before they got too mellow).

Friday, October 10, 2014

SUPER TYPHOON VONGFONG IN THE PHILIPPINE SEA


Glad I don't live there anymore...
that's too damn scary!!!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

THE FALLS

By Ian Rankin (Rebus #12):

‘”Right, the person you want to speak to is Declan Mcmanus.”
Rebus frowned. “Wasn’t that Elvis Costello’s real name?”
“Well, he obviously passed it on to someone in need.”’

AND TODAY IS...


Leif Erikson Day...so raise a flagon of mjod (made from fermented honey and grain) and toast the Viking who discovered America almost 500 years before Columbus.
 Here's to ya, Leif!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

BEER #1180

Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry, Chocolate Ale from Rogue Brewing in Oregon. This is the third beer I’ve had in the Voodoo Doughnut series(named after an actual donut shop in Portland and based on actual donuts). The label on this one shows a representation of the actual donut. 


I really liked this one, first sip was very pretzely which then turned chocolatey with an undercurrent of the raspberry. Drank very smooth, with the chocolate as the main taste, very satisfying. At 5.4% abv, I guess you could have more than one (it’s 1 pint,9.4 fl oz) but not if you’re driving. Or there’s enough for two to share.
So I guess out of the three Voodoos I’ve tried, this one is probably the best drinking, so if you’re going to try just one, this might be the one for you.

Monday, September 29, 2014

BEER #1165

From JDub’s Brewing Co in Sarasota Florida. Haven’t been there yet, but had a couple of drafts of Dulce Brown (limited release) at Lakeland’s Beer Revolution micro/import store, which has about 6 taps to try out different beers while you shop(how cool is that?). The beer is an English-style Brown Ale, but what it really tastes like is English Xmas pudding(at least in my memory ).
I think I need to go back and get a growler if it’s still available.
It also needs to be released for Thanksgiving/Xmas in bottles for holiday meals.