you don"t need to save the crystal for a special day, even water tastes better in a "Fancy Glass"

Thursday, June 08, 2006

tickled my fancy

Everyone knows I am a tea lover. I like the adagio-teas webnewsletter TeaMuse. And there is a section about tea-art. I loved this little story and photo this month. really tickled my fancy. read about it here. I will post the photo later- the blogger photo editor is down today- sigh.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Long time and fruit by the foot

It has been far too long since I have written here. Busy life in the restaurant biz. but actually I have been having some nice food and doing some good food-things.

Out recently for Italian and a small place in the neighborhood called "Mar" - very tasty bread and olive oil. Been exploring a bit and trying different places. We also went back to the Gazebo Cafe and my favorite local mexican- Junkadelic. But I have been lazy - not taking the camera not writing.

Last night we had really delish Sushi, just basic orders, salmon, sweet egg, eel, tuna, and a big veggie Futo Maki, or fat rolled sushi. Next time will take photos for sure. Sushi is a summer time food for me, never in the mood for it in cold weather.

IN the restaurant we did a fun course dinner for a club called the Good Grub Club- you can read about it on the Fujimamas Blog

But what inspired me to write today was that my husband sent me a link to a great page from McSweeney's "new food reviews" I especially liked the first part-

Fruit by the Foot
-Submitted by Michaelanne Petrella

The new Fruit by the Foot variety pack has three kinds in one box—strawberry, berry tie-dye, and "color by the foot." Each piece has a serrated "squiggly fun" line down the center, allowing you to pull the fruit (fruit? i guess it's fruit) in half and eat each side at different times. Color by the foot is a bad name for a flavor—it sounds like I'm eating foot-flavored crayons—so they put an asterisk next to it on the box that tells you it's "naturally rainbow punch flavored." I've never had rainbow punch, but I'm guessing that it consists of cherries, bananas, star fruits, raisins, peanuts, and onions. It looks trash-colored and makes my teeth hurt. I ate four boxes in two days.

You can read the whole set at Reviews of New Food.