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    Ikea food

    Did anyone mention the wholemeal crackers or cardamom crackers? I stock up on both of those each time I make it to Ikea. I love the cardamom crackers with a bit of curried chicken salad on top. Other items I buy frequently are the cloudberry jam, caviar, smoked salmon and gravlax(in the freezer case). I have the Elderberry syrup but I haven't found a good use for it yet besides cocktails.
  2. Last night I ate fried chicken with a corn muffin, followed by half a bag of sour patch kids. And today I'm devising a plan to continue the salt/sugar combination starting with goat cheese and fig preserves on crackers.
  3. I caught the mini-marathon; and my Tivo also picked up a single episode, from Singapore, airing last night. I never watched the show when it was new, so I'm glad I got to catch up on them. I think I remember seeing on the guide that there were going to be a few more episodes shown over the next week.
  4. I missed it too. I just checked my guide and it shows that this will be replayed 12/12 at 11:00 pm (EST) on the travel channel. Hope that helps.
  5. I LOVED the fruit wheats too My favorite flavor was the strawberry filled. Once in a while I still take some plain shredded wheat and add a ton of raisins to it to mimic the flavor of the rasin filled ones. I wish they still made that cereal
  6. I'm really enjoying this blog. I usually lurk but your blog has sparked more interest because we (my husband and I) will soon be moving to your neck of the woods - specifically Randolph. I am totally new to the area so anything that I can learn is really helpful. I've already read up on the American Grill, but are there any other recommendations that you have for the Randolph/Morristown area?
  7. I've been in once so far on a Friday night and the lines were pretty long. I think I prefer the original Pepes over the Fairfield one; theres something about the white clam pie that just isn't exactly the same as the original. Since this one has opened in Fairfield I feel as if the lines in New Haven spot are a little shorter than they used to be.
  8. I'm about to get married as well (June 9, 2007) So I went through the registry process already. I decided to register at Macy's, Crate and Barrel and Tiffany. Tiffany was only for silver and china, Crate and Barrel has great selection of kitchen gadgets, small appliances, glassware, dishware, etc. and Macy's filled in the blanks with some additional appliances, cutlery, and miscellaneous kitchen supplies. Crate and Barrel was the most fun for me, they have a huge variety of items and styles. I thought that at first I over-registered, however a lot of the registry programs now offer discounts for any left over items; so if we find ourselves missing that espresso machine or red tea kettle that we really wanted but didn't receive, we are able to buy it for ourselves at a discount after the wedding - which is definitely a plus (Macys and C&B offers this for us). A little off topic, but I had a friend make a suggestion for registering at Home Depot or Sears for the future husband; I thought that was a good idea but he still wasn't that interested in shopping even if it was for the purpose of creating his registry.
  9. I have not heard of that one. Is that who you decided to use for the wedding? I'm in the process of trying to find a caterer for a wedding in the city as well. Are there any threads on here dedicated to catering in NYC? It would be really helpful to find some first hand experiences with various caterers.
  10. I just went to the Costco nearby in Norwalk, CT and was eyeing the Churros however, I didn't try them today. Maybe next time around. I did notice the other items on the menu and nothing else was interesting but they did have the same as the other Costcos in the Northeast; chicken bake, pizza, hot dogs, etc. The samples were pretty good today too chicken, some beef (can't remember the name of it), pita with provolone, and an energy drink. And that was my lunch along with an asian pear from there.
  11. I love the 0% around here I buy it at either Wild Oats, Trader Joes, even Stew Leonards carries it - but the big supermarket Stop & Shop doesn't have it yet. So I have to make a trek to get it, but its worth it. It's a normal breakfast for me with either fruit or museli, its consistency and tang make it soooo good.
  12. I'm fortunate enough to work less than a min away from Pepperidge Farm HQ in Norwalk, CT; which also means that there is a Pepperidge Discount store nearby. But I don't frequent the store because I would devour any trace of Milano's; especially the double chocolate ones
  13. I have a GC for here as well for $125 and was thinking the same exact thing, omakase. Does anyone have an experience with it? I'm not expecting it to be one of the best places for sushi, but again it is a gift certificate, I've got to use it up somehow. I don't know if it would be honored at their other restaurants; the GC and stamp both say Blue Ribbon Sushi specifically.
  14. Do not be fooled! I can tell you first-hand that lobsters are nasty, loathsome creatures with no regard for anything. They eat everybody, even young lobsters, and will do battle with anything in their way. Nasty! Nasty! NASTY! The apparent endearment to these low-lifes is a constant source of amusment in these parts, especially to urchin divers who have to shoo them away while they hunt for urchins, themselves a pest to lobstermen up until about five years ago. I'm gathering a few pics and facts about our most famous crustacean which I will post in due time. From now on, do not shed a tear over the lobster. Here's a tip: try thinking of those fabulous old sci-fi movies with bizarro spiders and multi-clawed aliens as they bear down on the poor, defensless, japanese villagers... ... there now, see?! ← Well, THAT made it easy! Well, it's like our gulls. Lovely fliers, terrible pests. The locals refer to them as "rats with wings". I heard recently on my public radio station (which I support faithfully, btw) that when a lady lobster goes into heat she has to molt to mate, and she does so in the dominant male lobster's den. She molts, they do the nasty, she stays there the week(?) she needs to for her newer, larger shell to harden. She leaves, the next lady moves in. True, or just a good yarn? If true, that raises two other questions: - how the heck does the dominant male find time to go round beating up the other lobsters and maintaining his dominance, and - what do the males do for protection when they molt? ← I actually read about that as well, in The Secret Life of Lobsters: of the many things I've learned about lobsters from that book this was one of the interesting facts from it. As well as the rest of their mating habits. Great photos! Makes me want to go drive along the beaches here and all the way up through New England - rather than being stuck at work all day
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