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18
Jun
10

Cinnamon. Identify Yourself.


I was talking to my neighbor friend yesterday.   Her one year old baby girl has a lot of food allergies and we were commiserating.  And we started to talk about cinnamon and then we were like, “What the hell is it?”  I mean, really.  It freaks me out.   Does it grow on a tree?  Up from the ground?  It’s all rolled up…how did it get like that?  It’s so delish.  It’s one of my favorite flavors.  But after obsessively thinking bout it at 4am, it clearly needs to be identified so I can move on.   I had to google it to even learn how to spell the fricken’ world, so let’s find out.

DAYUM!  It’s a TREE!  An Evergreen TREE!

Who. Knew.

The inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree, harvested during the rainy season when piable and then dried into curls sold as sticks or ground into a powder.With its warm, sweet flavor, cinnamon is one of the biggest workhorses on the spice shelf. Cooks often use it to flavor baked goods and drinks, but cinnamon also works wonders in stews and sauces. The best cinnamon is Ceylon cinnamon = canela = Sri Lanka cinnamon = true cinnamon. Indonesian cinnamon has a similar taste, but larger quills. Much of the cinnamon sold in the United States is cassia cinnamon, which isn’t as well regarded.

A.) It’s dried.  So there is a sulfite red flag for me right there.  What is the “process”.  Is it even something I  can eat?  Buzzkill.

B.) I just remembered airport Cinabon’s.  Add that to the mourn list.

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18
Jun
10

Tequila Junk-Trunk


Oh yeah.

Deets:

*Lots of ice

*shot of 1800 tequila Check out that website.  That guy is SPICY!

*splash of fresh OJ

*freshly squeezed lime juice

*touch of agave nectar

*fresh mint

*fresh boysenberries

You toss all that shizzit in the blender – I rock my Magic Bullet cause it has a handle for easy graspin’ WOOT WOOT

Stick a straw in that bad boy and go to town.  I mean, don’t go to town.  Don’t get in your car and drive, cause if you are like me, you’ll put in more than one shot in there.  Just…walk to town.  Naw, just…just stay home and drink

Update: 7:28pm I love how I am struggling to find things to eat, but the alcohol portion of my diet is going along smoothly.  That’a girl.

SLANTE.

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18
Jun
10

BOOZE ALERT!


My friend Tracy gave me a few names of some wine and beer that she does well with…I haven’t tried them yet, but you can bet your sweet ass I will get to that ASAP.

I have found that Sierra Nevada boasts of no additives and I do really well with it.  I am just kind of looking for a variety….change the bizz buzz up a little, yo.

Here are some suggestions from AWESOME a.k.a. Tracy….

Here is a hard cider link,  Tracy says only the original  http://www.organicscrumpy.com/

Our Daily Red wine…You can get this at Whole Foods, I saw it…sometimes Trader Joe’s has it…

Lindeman’s ….man, this beer looks good.

Also, I  bought some 1800 Tequila. Just click on the link.  Look at the dude.  He is so fricken awesome.  He drinks TEQUILA.   I have a recipe for a yummo drink coming up soon…look for it….thinking of name right now….

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Heather Moran

Crazed sulfite-free woman.

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