Archive for June, 2010


WND – Alsof een engeltje over je tong piest*

June 25, 2010

Apparently the Dutch are trying to create a frenzied international market for the first herrings of the year. Or, as the somewhat bemused NYT article put it, they’re trying to do for raw fish what the French did for, “what is, by most measures, a pedestrian wine” (it’s also a slightly snide article), otherwise known as the sale of the Beaujolais nouveau every year. Read the rest of this entry ?


WND – Top 10

June 17, 2010

We moved an average of every two years when I was growing up. The top ten list of things I learned from this runs something like this:

– Picking up marbles from bowls of soapy water with chopsticks is not as universal a party game as I thought it was when I was 8 (we lived in Hong Kong, you start with m&ms and work your way up to marbles).

– Europe is awesome, not the least of which because if you drive about 4 hours in any direction you’re going to be in another country with an entirely different language, currency, and food (yes, I’m still bitter about the Euro).  Also, it gives you a totally unfair advantage when memorizing slides of medieval buildings for an art history class. Read the rest of this entry ?


WND – CSI Boston

June 10, 2010

All due respect to Dorothy L. Sayers who writes a cracking good mystery, but I don’t think that dusting Turkish Delight with arsenic laced powdered sugar would kill many people these days.  Putting arsenic in something chocolate on the other hand . . . we’ve long theorized that if you wanted to off your coworkers the best way to do it would be to poison something chocolate and then leave it in a public place.  The trick is doing it so that not only do you not die, but also so that no suspicion falls on you for being the one person left standing.  This wasn’t actually proved in practice this past Monday since everyone in my office is still alive and well, but the theory was definitely proved sound. Read the rest of this entry ?


WND – First Market of Summer !

June 4, 2010

Wednesday was such a good food day I feel like it deserves excitable little exclamation points.  It was the first farmer’s market of the season – I bought pints of early summer strawberries to eat for lunch (I was even nice and took one home for my roommate instead of scarfing them all at my desk), and fresh bread from When Pigs Fly for Dinner.  Then I went home and discovered that there would be garden fresh strawberries for desserrt –  not from my garden mind you, but a garden not 10 minutes from my house picked by people actually at Dinner.   Read the rest of this entry ?