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foodie friday: brooklyn slate company

I have been waiting a pretty long time (read: a month) to regale the blog-world with my love of the Brooklyn Slate Company (instead of just little snippets). Also read: I had to wait that whole long month because well, you can’t talk about how great something is when you family reads the blog and you bought a cheeseboard form BSC for your aunt for Christmas.

Long and complicated I know.

I know it seems kinda nuts to be this excited about a thin slab of slate, but just imagine the endless possibilities in the land of “making one’s food pretty on the table for guests”…or we could just call it plating.

And it comes in a great burlap bag, which, is pretty great for storage.

Really, is there anything that doesn’t look awesome plated on a piece of slate. These Brooklyn Slate folks are on to something.

To purchase your very own visit: www.brooklynslate.com

Oh, and all the fun stuff:
Photos care of the BSC website
I am not affiliated with BSC nor do they even know who I am (but in case they were wondering, I am a girl that really really loves their product but can’t decided what to buy first. But I’m leaning toward the slate placemats)

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procrastination, in review

So like has been lamented time and time again, last week was bad and my focus was shot. Needless to say, my procrastination level went way, way up. And so, we will have procrastination in review…a time to tell of the amazing things on the internet that can only be founds through mindless surfing, facebook and gchat links.

1. “Are You A Christian Hipster:” I mean this one about made my day (although I will admit it’s been on the “to blog about list for almost 2 weeks).  It’s been all over the internet including a shout out on the “Daily Dish” from Andrew Sullivan at The Atlantic. My favorite paragraph:

Christian hipsters love thinking and acting Catholic, even if they are thoroughly Protestant. They love the Pope, liturgy, incense, lectio divina, Lent, and timeless phrases like “Thanks be to God” or “Peace of Christ be with you.” They enjoy Eastern Orthodox churches and mysterious iconography, and they love the elaborate cathedrals of Europe (even if they are too museum-like for hipster tastes). Christian hipsters also love taking communion with real Port, and they don’t mind common cups. They love poetry readings, worshipping with candles, and smoking pipes while talking about God. Some of them like smoking a lot of different things.

Pretty much it’s hysterical and has been the office joke. Pretty much imagine a church staff ending every conversation with, “but is that a Christian hipster thing to do.” We also decided that a huge bulk of Christian hipsters work hard to cover up a homeschooling past, sad and yet so very very true.

2. The Wall Street Journal’s defense of Laura Bush: I mean I love the First Lady’s office and think a lot of good work can come from it. And yes, I understand that the current Adminstration is trying to set themselves apart from the past. However, get your facts straight before you knock Mrs. Bush; because yes Michelle Obama, you like military families but then so did your predecessor.

3. The Food Section of the NYTimes: Not the most conservative paper, however, there was a full article on Whoopie pies (or cakes) and it was really interesting. Made me want to both makes them and go on a road trip to sample them. Also, we should note that I love the New York Times.

4. More Food: So if anyone hasn’t seen the blog This is Why You’re Fat, well just imagine a lot of deep-fried fatty foods. And this should be a contestant there. So, the fouth position comes to us from Serious Eats (one of the only blogs that gets it’s own icon on my iPhone): “Bacon Hamburger Fatty Melt.” Yes, it may in fact clog your arteries just looking at the pictures; but you seriously should look, it pretty much is amazingly disgusting.

5. Political pundits, youth, and body fat: Enter Slate Magazine’s article on the cat fight pinning Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham against Meghan McCain (which may have started after McCain wrote a “I don’t get Ann Coutler” blog post). In any political debate that features Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham…I will always be on the opposite side, especially when that debate includes a high school girl moment of calling the size 8/10, Meghan McCain plus size. So a note to the scary women: “I mean seriously…get with the picture female, Republican pundits, we don’t respect you cause you’re witchy and I’m pretty sure you never eat. Your life must be sad, you must be hungry…see the above featured item, a Bacon Hanburger Fatty Melt could be awesome for you; or the below item, a sandwich could change your life.”

6. New Obsession: Scanwich. Yes, if you pull that name apart you get scan and (sand)wich. And yes, people are scanning their sandwiches. That simple. That awesome. I’m easily amused when I don’t feel well. Actually I’m pretty sure I’m always easily amused.

And lastly, which doens’t even get a number, Time Magazine’s article on romance. Pretty much it’s over a year old, and was part of the Jan 2008 Science of Romance issue. It’s pretty fascinating and totally supports my moodiness with love and romance, cause there apparently is a science and it’s not something that can be controlled. My annoyance was totally validated. :)

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