Mmmmm.... yesterday was our 'day off' from our diet and Miles took me to the local ABC for lunch. The food is always consistently good but it mostly got my vote for the atmosphere and nice view and small, snuggly booths. I had been dreaming in my mind since the day before which restaurant we would go to, and I had narrowed it down to three choices. What made up my mind in the end was seeing the rain and fog pressing against the window this morning – I knew at this point that atmosphere (snuggle-ability) was the biggest factor. Real food. Miles tackled a burger and I had chicken strips – we shared some fries and salad. It was soooooo good!
If you go to the Yore Movie Store here in Osoyoos, you will meet this dog!
Boy, where was THIS SITE about two weeks ago, when I could have even entertained the idea of ordering chocolates of this caliber for my sweet? Some ones in particular which intrigue me are the following...
The gray and smoked salted caramels from Seattle-based Fran's are what you want to get someone you really, really like.
Norman Love used to be a pastry chef, but now focuses entirely on designing chocolates that look too good to eat. (But they're entirely — and deliciously — edible.) His truffles are filled with a variety of flavors: lemon, peanut butter, and caramel (which one tester said "reminded me of a Sugar Daddy, but better.") Our panelists were impressed not only by the taste, but by the appearance of Love's truffles, which look like miniature paintings left over from Woodstock.
Dark chocolate is bitter. And dark chocolate with bits of chili and cherries is bitter still — but with a zesty kick. (And a love poem on the wrapper.) If your love likes things hot and spicy, try Chocolove's Chili's and Cherries in Dark Chocolate bar. For the Culinary Adventurous: Raspberry wasabi? Rose hip tea? Granola and yogurt?(!) The flavors in Garrison Confections' box read like a hipster fusion restaurant's appetizer menu.
For the Kids: Eating mice-shaped chocolate is a pleasant experience, but only if you don't have an infestation at home. Cambridge-based L.A. Burdick's box of animal shaped chocolate (they come in penguins or mice) will wow your little ones.
For the Starving Artist: Two Poet Truffles is a two-person Michigan-based homemade poetry and truffle operation. With every batch of six truffles, you also get a homemade poem. The poetry's good, but the truffles are even better. Orange and Smoked Paprika Caramel truffles, just one of an assortment of odd (but enjoyable) "really yummy" flavors.
GARDEN OF LOVE
Cabbage always has a heart;
Green beans string along.
You're such a Tomato,
Will you Peas to me belong?
You've been the Apple of my eye,
You know how much I care;
So Lettuce get together,
We'd make a perfect Pear.
Now, something's sure to Turnip,
To prove you can't be Beet;
So, if you Carrot all for me
Let's let our Tulips meet.
Don't Squash my hopes and dreams now,
Bee my Honey, dear;
Or tears will fill Potato's eyes,
While Sweet Corn lends an ear.
I'll Cauliflower shop and say
Your dreams are Parsley mine.
I'll work and share my Celery,
So be my Valentine.
After she woke up, a woman told her husband, "I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for Valentine's day. What do you think it means?" "You'll know tonight." he said. That evening, the man came home with a small package and gave it to his wife. Delighted, she opened it to find a book entitled "The Meaning of Dreams"
I was browsing through a magazine a friend gave me and thought this was a very nifty item – so sharing with you. It's called a Gamila Tea Stick - you can scoop and stir loose tea right in your cup - I think it would be 'specially handy if you were travelling! Gina, you would appreciate this! You can find out more about this item by clicking HERE.
BARB'S HANDY TIP #199
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