Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Two More Recommendations and a Request

Haagen-Daas held a competition for a new flavor sponsored by Gourmet magazine. Apparently there were 5000 entries. The winner is Carmelized Pear and Toasted Pecan. I really like it, and if you see it in your grocer's freezer section, have a pint (or two).

My second recommendation is also fruit based. This summer I read a book about how the New World and Old World meeting affected what we eat. In one of the later sections of the book, the author profiled different foods that are from around the world and are now being grown in the US. He had no end to his praise for cherimoya. "As you can tell, I think they're the nuts." That is a close paraphrase. He did say he thinks they're the nuts.

I don't think they are the nuts, but I likey, enough to consider it worth it to pay 6 bucks each to ship from CA. But you might be able to find them in your local Asian market, though they are from Chile.

And the request. My sister was reading one of those Sunday paper insert rags, maybe USA Today, and saw an article that mentioned Blik wall decals. One of the customizations they have available is to submit text to them and then be able to put it on your wall. So what text do you think we should put on our wall? I'm guessing anything more than a paragraph would be too much.

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At December 19, 2007 2:25 PM, Blogger Scott said...

"I'm tired of being just words on a wall."

At December 20, 2007 11:06 PM, Blogger Cerise said...


At December 22, 2007 11:14 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

Scott, Marcy approves of yours.

Ceri, I really like your idea. Blank nouns are very evocative. I was thinking it would be neat to have word descriptions of classic paintings. "Woman with mysterious smile." "Man with apple in front of his face."

Don McLean beat me to it with his song Vincent.

At December 31, 2007 11:36 AM, Blogger Curly Sue said...

I'm making the rounds of my blog world to pass this around:

Happy new year, Daniel!


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