Posts Tagged 'review'

Wonder Woman: Rescue Angel

A friend recently tipped me off that issue #19 of Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman, “Rescue Angel part 1 of 1,” was right up my alley and not to be missed.  Wonder Woman?  Really?  I was quite sceptical, but this

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Wonder Woman: Rescue Angel

A friend recently tipped me off that issue #19 of Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman, “Rescue Angel part 1 of 1,” was right up my alley and not to be missed.  Wonder Woman?  Really?  I was quite sceptical, but this

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Cilantro & Jalapeno Hummus

Trader Joe’s Smooth & Creamy Cilantro & Jalapeno Hummus Tastes Like:  JALAPENO LIKE WOAH.  This is tangy and crisp at first (thanks to the cilantro – Trader Joe does cilantro like nobody’s business) but leaves behind a message and that

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Cilantro & Jalapeno Hummus

Trader Joe’s Smooth & Creamy Cilantro & Jalapeno Hummus Tastes Like:  JALAPENO LIKE WOAH.  This is tangy and crisp at first (thanks to the cilantro – Trader Joe does cilantro like nobody’s business) but leaves behind a message and that

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The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness has been a sentimental favourite of mine since I was first forced to read it in college.  Here’s a funny story for you:  when I decided in the 11th hour to change my major from

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The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness has been a sentimental favourite of mine since I was first forced to read it in college.  Here’s a funny story for you:  when I decided in the 11th hour to change my major from

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Gone Bananas!

Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas! Tastes Like:  banana-flavoured popsicle, heavily coated in a thick, crunchy layer of dark chocolate. Great With:  milk and cartoons. Perfect For:  kids, kids at heart, and sock monkeys.  These aren’t too sweet, but are definitely creamy

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Gone Bananas!

Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas! Tastes Like:  banana-flavoured popsicle, heavily coated in a thick, crunchy layer of dark chocolate. Great With:  milk and cartoons. Perfect For:  kids, kids at heart, and sock monkeys.  These aren’t too sweet, but are definitely creamy

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Batgirl #37: Gaga for Banksy

I’m gonna say it, I think Batgirl #37 was the best Burnside Batgirl issue yet!  You know that saying, don’t judge a book by its cover?  That absolutely applies here.  The first few pages are definitely…a little off-putting.  Selfie!  Kawaii! 

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Batgirl #37: Gaga for Banksy

I’m gonna say it, I think Batgirl #37 was the best Burnside Batgirl issue yet!  You know that saying, don’t judge a book by its cover?  That absolutely applies here.  The first few pages are definitely…a little off-putting.  Selfie!  Kawaii! 

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Candy Cane Green Tea

Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Green Tea Tastes Like:  Lightly minty, refreshing tea!  Confession:  I don’t usually like peppermint tea, and I don’t particularly like green tea, but this is refreshing and delightful! Great With:  The end of the night, winding

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Candy Cane Green Tea

Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Green Tea Tastes Like:  Lightly minty, refreshing tea!  Confession:  I don’t usually like peppermint tea, and I don’t particularly like green tea, but this is refreshing and delightful! Great With:  The end of the night, winding

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Roasted Garlic Marinara

Trader Joe’s Roasted Garlic Marinara Tastes Like:  Perfect tomato sauce.  A tiny bit sweet, a touch of garlic, savory and perfectly seasoned. Great With:  Spiralized zucchini or yellow squash, brown rice pasta, or splashing over the top of an omelette.

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Roasted Garlic Marinara

Trader Joe’s Roasted Garlic Marinara Tastes Like:  Perfect tomato sauce.  A tiny bit sweet, a touch of garlic, savory and perfectly seasoned. Great With:  Spiralized zucchini or yellow squash, brown rice pasta, or splashing over the top of an omelette.

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Batman: Endgame

Confession:  I’m getting kind of tired of the Joker. I got through Death of the Family but just barely:  those rambling romantic Batman/Joker dialogues nearly lost me forever.  But when a friend tipped me off that Batman:  Endgame was going

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Batman: Endgame

Confession:  I’m getting kind of tired of the Joker. I got through Death of the Family but just barely:  those rambling romantic Batman/Joker dialogues nearly lost me forever.  But when a friend tipped me off that Batman:  Endgame was going

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Channa Masala

Trader Joe’s Channa Masala Tastes Like:  The perfect Channa Masala!  This favorite dish of mine can be SO hit-or-miss…sometimes it’s so mild it’s like it barely exists at all.  Other times, the spice is so overwhelming that the flavor (and

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Channa Masala

Trader Joe’s Channa Masala Tastes Like:  The perfect Channa Masala!  This favorite dish of mine can be SO hit-or-miss…sometimes it’s so mild it’s like it barely exists at all.  Other times, the spice is so overwhelming that the flavor (and

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To Sail Beyond the Sunset

And if you think the cover is racy, just put the book down right now.  Because underneath the cover (heh) is a whirlwind of outrageous sexual exploits beyond your imagination.  Still with me?  Okay.  That having been said, I don’t

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To Sail Beyond the Sunset

And if you think the cover is racy, just put the book down right now.  Because underneath the cover (heh) is a whirlwind of outrageous sexual exploits beyond your imagination.  Still with me?  Okay.  That having been said, I don’t

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Apple-Strawberry & Apple-Coconut Bars

Trader Joe’s Apple-Strawberry & Apple-Coconut Bars Tastes Like:  Solid applesauce.  Like a solid form of applesauce, if you can grok such a thing!  The Apple-Strawberry flavor has just a hint of tart, berry sweetness to it while the Apple-Coconut flavor

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Apple-Strawberry & Apple-Coconut Bars

Trader Joe’s Apple-Strawberry & Apple-Coconut Bars Tastes Like:  Solid applesauce.  Like a solid form of applesauce, if you can grok such a thing!  The Apple-Strawberry flavor has just a hint of tart, berry sweetness to it while the Apple-Coconut flavor

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Cage Free Fresh Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs

Trader Joe’s Cage Free Fresh Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs Tastes Like:  perfectly – perfectly – hard-boiled eggs.  Great With:  cheese plates, fresh fruit, cottage cheese, breakfast and snack! Perfect For:  turning into Devilled Eggs!  Cut in half, (gently!) scoop out the

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Cage Free Fresh Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs

Trader Joe’s Cage Free Fresh Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs Tastes Like:  perfectly – perfectly – hard-boiled eggs.  Great With:  cheese plates, fresh fruit, cottage cheese, breakfast and snack! Perfect For:  turning into Devilled Eggs!  Cut in half, (gently!) scoop out the

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread Tastes Like:  Cream cheese with a cinnamon tang.  I didn’t really get a strong “pumpkin” flavor from this, more like “pumpkin spice cheesecake.” Great With:  bagels, English muffins, toast, any bread (or gluten-free bread!)

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Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread Tastes Like:  Cream cheese with a cinnamon tang.  I didn’t really get a strong “pumpkin” flavor from this, more like “pumpkin spice cheesecake.” Great With:  bagels, English muffins, toast, any bread (or gluten-free bread!)

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Friday

If I tell you what Friday is about, you’ll cringe.  I cringed.  And I’m Heinlein’s NUMBER ONE FAN.  But yeah, it’s hard not to cringe at the back cover: But what do we know about judging a book by it’s

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Friday

If I tell you what Friday is about, you’ll cringe.  I cringed.  And I’m Heinlein’s NUMBER ONE FAN.  But yeah, it’s hard not to cringe at the back cover: But what do we know about judging a book by it’s

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Trader Joe's Tuesday: Soy Chorizo

Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo Tastes Like:  SPOILER ALERT.  this may be the most delicious thing I’ve bought at Trader Joe’s EVER.  It’s spicy but not TOO spicy, the texture is sorta like ground beef but BETTER, less chewy. Great With:

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Trader Joe's Tuesday: Soy Chorizo

Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo Tastes Like:  SPOILER ALERT.  this may be the most delicious thing I’ve bought at Trader Joe’s EVER.  It’s spicy but not TOO spicy, the texture is sorta like ground beef but BETTER, less chewy. Great With:

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