Tuesday, June 22, 2010

And then we had a Sunday

Broad beans: nature's over packaging


Towpath: we had a drink and watched drunk people capsize. Literally.
And some nicer than usual street art.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Snick Off: Test 1, Picnic

Dear Reader,

I am very excited to bring you a new Food, Shelter & Clothing feature!! In our house we are calling it "the snick off challenge" which will chronicle our tests of the hypothesis "there may be a chocolate bar better than Snickers." Luckily, we live in the land of candy or sweet counters. We will try every one and report dutifully back to you, dear reader. Also, we will rate these chocolates on the Snickers rating where 10 = Snickers, 0 = no Snickers. This is an independent self funded study.

Today, we chose to sample the Picnic Bar.

 Our Picnic Bar photographed upon several of the books I'm currently reading on the dining room table.

Before starting, we cleansed our palates.

Unwrapped, it looked somewhat less appealing. Yes, in case you were wondering, my knife does have a disco glitter handle.

The Snick Off:
The Mister: Despite its turd like appearance, the Picnic Bar is a deviation on the concept of a caramel nut chocolate concoction with an infusion of rice krispies and raisins. The flavor on first bite, not entierly out of tune wiht the almighty snickers, is quite pleasant. Unfortunately, on further chewing the Picnic bar doesn't deliver on its promise. It goes from chewy to gooey.  Snicker Rating: 5.5

FS&C: I would describe the Picnic bar as a Fruit and Nut Bar with caramel and rice krispies. I don't know what lepersy looks like, but this is how I imagine chocolate covered lepersy. It tastes much better than chocolate covered lepersy, but once you start thinking of lepersy your chocolate bar enjoyment isn't great. More seriously, I would pick a Fruit and Nut bar over a picnic because the caramel isn't salty enough and the rice krispies make it too textural. It is ok, but shall not be repeated. Snicker Rating: 4

Friday, February 19, 2010

Breaking News!

My mother, a very wise woman, thinks the fight over water is the next big thing.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Pomme D'amour!

The Mister adores potatoes, so for Valentine's Day, we had beet root and parsnip hash, broccoli with worcestershire butter, and  HEART SHAPED POTATOES. All of this was topped of with Frankfurter Greuner Saus and washed down with a nice dry cava. And then we shared a whole bar of green and black's butterscotch chocolate. Delicious!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Rimbaud Shoe Shine

I was listening to this podcast and appropriately walked past this restaurant. Other news, I adore stacked compositions these days.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010



Me and some of the royal warrants on my food.