Friday, August 5, 2011

Dark Chocolate

What's not to love you ask? Well, when I was just a little thing (which will take us quite a ways back) I wondered why in the world adults would eat the slightly-bitter so-called chocolate also know as "dark"...hard to believe isn't it?

It would seem that my taste buds finally caught up with the fact that the dark stuff is definitely a step above the rest. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the regular run-of-the-mill variety leaves me with an almost chalky taste in my mouth.

I recently volunteered some hours at a food bank. On their worker's table (from which you may choose an item after working at least the allotted 2 hours) I spied a box of Green & Black's organic chocolate. I think it's safe to say that I almost tripped trying to get to the box fast enough (only a slight exaggeration).

It turned out to be a box of 10 bars of baking chocolate..which retails for approximately $60 on Amazon. I must say, I'm quite the fan now.

But maybe that was part of their plan all along? Hmm..something to think about.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Perry Mason

I admit that not having broadcast television in the house for the last four years has put me out-of-the-loop as far as what's what in available viewing. But I was a Perry Mason fan well before that. And yes, I'll even admit that I at one time (not now of course..) had a slight crush on the world's greatest (and perhaps most famous) defense attorney.

If you just can't stand Perry (as you can see we're on quite friendly terms) then I simply say to you: well, I really don't know what to say. To each their own I guess.

Of special note: Perry Mason re-runs have been broadcast on KPTV (Portland) for the last 43 years straight. There are young, as well as old, who take the time each day to tune in.

So see... it's not just me. Though I can't tune in due to the lack of television. Thank goodness for my local library. It definitely beats reality t.v.

Bigelow plantation mint Tea

Much cheaper than a cappuccino... and it tastes better too. Just my opinion of course. I admit sometimes I feel like the odd-man-out for not being a coffee drinker; but I've decided I can't even fake liking the stuff. Not even with all those syrups, creamers, ect. that you can add to it. But a hot cup of tea (or a cold cup for that matter) is pure heaven. Which I suppose is how all those fans of Starbucks out there feel about their cappuccinos?

I'm wondering if I'll get any freebies from Bigelow for this little advertisement? Most likely not, since they probably know I'll keep buying it regardless. At $3 a box, it really is one of life's cheaper luxuries.