5 Fandom Friday: Black Friday

First, a word:  this is my hypothetical list.  I do not condone IN ANY WAY the further abuse of retail workers around the holidays by participating in “Black Friday” or worse, “Black Thursday,” wherein not even the holiday itself is sacred.  Not that it really ever was, but try to[…]

#tbt The Traditional Thanksgiving Butter Turkey

Ah, 2012 – spending Thanksgiving with my mother’s family.  As the only gluten-free vegetarian in the family, Thanksgiving is kind of a lame holiday for me.  I am reminded of the Mean Girls quote, “Is butter a carb?”  No.  No it is not… …which means that I (fortunately!) am able[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Spicy Hummus

Trader Joe’s Smooth & Creamy Spicy Hummus Tastes Like:  Garlic – very strongly of garlic with a jalapeno aftertaste. Great With:  The usual vegetable suspects:  caulifower, yellow pepper, and carrots.  Of course, you can get fancy with Trader Joe’s Quinoa and Black Bean Tortilla Chips – or you can lick[…]

Batgirl #36: So Close…

Welcome to another installment of my conflicting feelings towards the newest run of Batgirl.  My feelings continue to be all over the map.  With issue #35, I had a strange apathy towards the comic.  I wasn’t sure whether or not to like it.  When I heard buzz that issue #36[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Fictional Friendsgiving

1.  Hagrid  seems like he knows how to bring the party, huh?  I imagine he wouldn’t be the easiest party guest to have (possibly breaking chairs and all) but I don’t stand on formality. 2.  Ralph Dibney  might otherwise spend the holiday alone, what with the whole…Identity Crisis incidents and[…]

#tbt First Day of School

Oh man such cuteness…the last time I was adorable.  So check me out in this photo looking so fresh and professional back in my early days of schooling.  Well, big surprise – I’m going BACK to school TOMORROW!  Only this time, I’ll be on the other side of the desk…sort[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Gluten-Free Joe-Joes

Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Joe-Joes Tastes Like:  Exactly like Oreos!  Exactly like Oreos!  The perfect crumbly texture, the cream, everything!  These cookies NAIL IT and the result is amazing! Great With:  Coffee in the morning, decaf chai at night, a dish of ice cream (deluxe!) and er, milk, probably. Perfect For: […]

Enh, What’s Up, Diane? Ice Cream

ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION:  it has recently come to my attention that Diane Keaton, aka TheGreatestStarOfAll, likes to dip carrots in peanut butter.Class, can we think of anyone else who does this?  OH WAIT.  ME.  That’s right. And while I may cringe at the thought of carrots in ice cream, peanut[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Get Smart

Five Fandom Friday has been going on for over a month now thanks to The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick.  This week we’re talking about our top five smartphone apps…I expect to see some good recommendations here! 1.  Instagram  I think the first app I downloaded when I got my phone[…]

#tbt Coney Island Dreamin’

This summer, I was determined to make my way to Coney Island before the end of the summer season and, one perfect day in September, I got my wish. It was the absolute perfect Coney Island day.  I got off the train and right on the Cyclone.  From there, I[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Quinoa and Black Bean Tortilla Chips

Trader Joe’s Quinoa and Black Bean Tortilla Chips Tastes Like:  Quite salty, very savory and hearty tortilla chips.  Far more robust than your average corn chip! Great With:  Hummus, Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole, and a few days’ backup of Bloglovin’ feed. Perfect For:  NACHOS, specifically, Settlers of Catan-themed[…]

We Have To Talk About Batgirl

I know I’m tardy to the party here, but I just – *just* got my hands on Batgirl #35 – the now infamous “new Batgirl” – and am desperate to have discussion about it.  See, I have two friends – both dudes – one who hated it and the other[…]

Chocolate Chippuccino Ice Cream

As I lay awake in bed at night, I think of ice cream recipes to try.  I’m not kidding. This one came to me as I woke from a blissful and restful slumber one Sunday morning.  I thought, “How could I make the ultimate coffee flavored ice cream?” The lineup:[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Mmmm Comfort

Five down and four to go on Five Fandom Friday.  I’m sad to see this meme on the way out but I am happy that today’s prompt is once again about FOOD!  I love food and what’s better than COMFORT FOOD?  I can’t wait to read everybody’s food choices this[…]

Currently…in November 2014

FEELING:  Some day, I won’t be stressed anymore.  I swear.  The last two weeks in October were a MESS of constant tours and work, and that seems to have carried over.  I’m constantly jumping through hoops and completely going out of my mind but all this is so much fun[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Just Mango Slices

Trader Joe’s Dried Fruit Just Mango Slices Tastes Like:  Very sweet and tough fruit leather.  Great With:  A spread of other delicious whatnots:  almonds, figs, maybe a dollop of yogurt. Perfect For:  eating by itself.  The chewy nature makes these seem pretty difficult to combine with anything – just enjoy[…]

To Cap It Off

When the weather gets colder, it’s time for hats!  Looking good in hats is a special talent of mine (don’t scoff – it takes a lot of work to pull off a good hat!) and on top of that (heh, hat pun?) hats serve the secondary purpose of disguising the[…]

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream

I call this sundae, “Gluten-Free To Be You And Me.” For my second experiment with homemade ice cream, I wanted to make a coffee ice cream that would taste like the flavoured coffee I loved getting from Tom’s.  I used half a batch of ice cream base, plus 1/2oz of[…]