November 25, 2007
The songs are infectiously fun. You just know the guys (yes, they are all men) had a good time recording the tracks. Seven year-old Pikachu likes the rendition of Jingle Bells that starts slow and somber and morphs a crazy verse of Jingle Bells Batman smells, Robin laid an egg. I favor the Elf’s Lament and the Chanukah songs interspersed with the Christmas tunes. You can listen to a few of the tunes here.
What are you listening to this holiday season?
November 23, 2007
Courtesy of Karen at Strollerderby.
November 16, 2007
Edited an hour or two later to add: I just received a Border's gift certificate in the mail from the company that sponsored the promotion, Matchstick. Obviously, it was sent to me before my post was actually up. And I seriously had no idea it was coming. I'll pass it on to DH for tolerating my blogging habits.
November 13, 2007
Worry you should not tattela; your friends at Jones Soda have got your back! Check out their new Chanuka Pack featuring four of your favorite traditional Chanuka tastes: latke, applesauce, chocolate golden coin, and jelly doughnut.
Even with a blender, your Yiddeshe mama couldn't make such treats. Buy two packs, so you have one soda for each joyous night.
What? You don't celebrate Chanuka? S'okay. They've got a Christmas pack, too.
November 09, 2007
Helm notes that in some cultures, black foods are considered a sign of good health. For example, she writes that in Chinese medicine, food colors are linked to specific body organs. In that case black food realtes to kidney health.
Again cribbing from her article, black and dark foods are colored by anthrocyanins, a class of natural plant pigments that are also at work in cherries and blueberries. Studies suggest that these anti-oxidants may have anti-inflammatory properties and may offer some protection against cancer and heart disease.
Black is Beautiful
Try these at your next meal
Black beans- great in a salad, hearty winter soup, or if you're not inclined to mess up your kitchen, a burrito from Chipotle or your favorite Mexican joint.
Black vinegar- available at Asian markets, as are products made with black squid ink
Blackberries- the kind you eat
Black nigella- or fennel, seeds, available at Indian marketsBlack carrots- yes! Sort of. Click to see a rainbow of carrots