Archive for October, 2006

Starbucks Zombies

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Zombie to do list in the works: Black pants? Check. Button up shirts? Check. Green apron? Check. Zombie makeup? Check. Logo redesign? Check. Thanks to the innovators at Ritual Coffee Roasters, Sweets and I have our Starbucks Zombie outfits all squared away. My Eyeball Cupcakes are waiting to be iced, my beet marshmallows are repackaged [...]

Best of Eugene Awards

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Imagine my surprise to open up the Eugene Weekly and find that I got second place in the category of Eugene’s best blog. Really, its an honor to be nominated- I’ll bake y’all a cake as soon as I get a chance! This pictured one is a Sweet Life cake made for the cover shot [...]

Beet Marshmallows

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

I finally did it- I made beet flavored marshmallows, and boy are they pretty! My plans to attend a fun food centered party up in Vancouver Washington this weekend really called for a fun potluck item. Knowing that several people attending had an objection to eating beets- this seemed like the perfect time to finally [...]

Maturity and Changing Taste Buds

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Nothing like a birthday to realize something you’ve been wrong about all these years. Sigh. For 32 years I’ve been a proud and outloud tomato hater. Oooo, especially raw ones- my goodness! So, what’s happening here? As Sweets and I were traveling in Japan, we were also taking in Anthony Bourdain’s essays on eating in, [...]

Pumpkin Grossness

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Q. What’s grosser than gross? A. Buying a pumpkin ginger muffin from your neighborhood bagel store and finding it raw in the middle! Ewwwwwwwwwww!

Coconut Pecan Chocolate Drops

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

I’m curious about something… could you do a quick household survey for me? Do you like coconut? What about the rest of your household? Now, do you see any sort of correlation between gender and coconut preference? Just wondering as I seem to have formed a culinary prejudice over the years that women like coconut, [...]


Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Do we eventually outgrow the stage of being excited when we find food products with our birthday stamped on as the expiration date? I hope not.

Tales of Japan: Collectable Sushi

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Our first weekend in Japan, we took to the car and headed south to the surf town of Shishikui. We stopped briefly to grab a drink and a nibbly at a convenience store, where I spied these boxes of collectables in the same aisle as the candy and chips. For 100 yen, a box from [...]

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