Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Disaster! (Almost)

Christmas Cake: Attempt 1
 Here's a photo of my wife's first attempt at making a carrot cake for Christmas.  Now, before you say, "Foodie, you're bashing your wife's cooking??"  No, I am not.

However, I am saying that I'm a man.  And with that comes a short attention span -- unless there's: A) Something shiny and sparkling; or B) Nudity. (Why do you think I like Vegas so much??)

Unfortunately, at the Harris Teeter, there's neither.  So, when I took a short look for All Purpose Four, and I reached for the flour, I didn't realize that I had picked up Self Rising Flour.

My bad.

So, this necessitated a last minute trip to the CROWDED grocery store.  There I procured some All Purpose Flour.  Got home, and saved the day!  (Which I almost ruined.)

Christmas Cake: Attempt 2
So, now here's a photo of the delicious final product.  And do you know why I LOVE carrot cake??  Because it has carrots, and therefore it is health food!  And that expanding waist line of mine?  It's ALL MUSCLE!  :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

International Wine of the Month Club

Looking for the perfect gift for me?  Or for somebody who likes good wine, food, beer, cheese, chocolate or flowers?  Go to my newest sponsor, the International Wine of the Month Club at ttps://www.winemonthclub.com/

Their offerings look absolutely amazing and affordable!  Once you try them, be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Wine, Beer AND Chocolate??  What more could you want??

Thursday, December 16, 2010

All I Want for Christmas is a Wine App!

You may not know this, but I don't have an iPhone. Yes, I do love tech. And I think iPhones, iPads and iPods are cool.

But I just can't bring myself to actually buy any of them... mostly because I'd rather spend my wife's money on wine and smelly cheese.

But that said -- I'm relly tempted to get an iPhone for Christmas because of THIS new app. By simply taking a photo of the wine label, the Snooth Wine Pro app will allow you to (according to their website):
• View the stores closest to you that have the wine in stock
• Compare prices and view maps and directions to nearby stores
• Add the wine to your Wishlist or Virtual Cellar
• Purchase the wine online through the Snooth retail network
• Read expert and user reviews and post your own
• Browse for similar wines by winery, region, or varietal
The app is $5. But for easy access to Snooth's database alone, it's worth it. For more info here's their website: http://www.snooth.com/iphone-app/

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Pepper is 270x Hotter Than Jalapeno

Yup.  You read that right.  The new Naga Viper chili pepper -- created by British farmer Gerald Fowler -- has been scaled as having a SEARING 1,359,000 Scovilles (the units used to measure spicy hotness).  Now to give you an idea, not only is it about 270 times hotter than the jalapeno (about 2,500 - 5,000 Scovilles), but it's also over 300,000 Scovilles hotter than the previous record holder.

In fact, it's sooo hot, it can peel paint and has even been reviewed by the defense department for it's potential for weaponization! In fact it's soo hot, it's ALMOST reached my level of hotness.  (GASP!)  Yeah, it's THAT hot.

Click the jump to see the poor bastard who actually eats that thing.

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Menu at Galway Hooker

Today the Galway Hooker at Kenton Place in Cornelius, unveiled it's menu.  Some things are the same.  Some are definately different.  It looks like they're trying to go in the direction of the Gastro-Pub movement -- much like Killingtons in Huntersville and Jack's Corner Tap in Cornelius.  However, the Hooker's menu has some decidely Irish foods -- as you'd expect.

Here's the link to Galway's new menu.