I just really wanted some popcorn the other night, so decided to make some. I have a microwave popper thing that I use — 2.5 minutes to get those kernels nice and poofy (I have learned the hard way that in my new microwave 3 minutes gets me a bad smelling, smoky kitchen and black popcorn).
Ate a kernel and it wasn’t quite what I wanted; it was missing something. Opened some cupboard doors and then it happened — drizzled the popcorn with olive oil put some garlic salt on top, tossed it and BAM (trying not to thing of Emeril). That was perfection, and now it’s an addiction. Have had it several nights the past weeks. Oh. So. Good. I recommend giving it a try.
Was at a friend’s place and saw a small chip-like bag sitting around and had to inspect. Based on the name, it had to have something to do with quinoa. The name was I Heart Keenwah. In the bag, quinoa puffs. Poofy little things, and this bag was sea salt truffle flavor. These things are addictive! Nice crunch, nice and airy. And, all things considered, not bad for having 3 servings in the bag. Am totally going to have to go buy some. And based on the website, they have some other cool products!
I’m always on the lookout for cheese I can enjoy. Saw the mention of a new goat cheese at Trader Joe’s in their Fearless Flyer the other day. A goat cheddar (though I realized later it might not have actually been the one advertised — oh well). So, had to check it out. It’s a white cheddar, a bit soft, and lots of flavor. It had a bit of the goat-cheese ‘flavor,’ but definitely a great option for those who are lactose intolerant can’t take cow’s milk cheese. It paired very nicely with red wine, crackers and veggies.
When you hear the word Yodeling, there are three things you can do.
1) Look up the definition to be sure you know what it really is, or see if it some new-aged term. To save you the time, per Merriam-Webster, it is to sing by suddenly changing from a natural voice to a falsetto and back.
2) Search for videos that feature this action. Again, saving you some time. Found a great one!
3) Go to Whole Foods and buy Yodeling Goat Gouda! A great cheese for lactose-intolerant folks, those who love cheese, anybody who wants to try something new or just easily Yodle, because they don’t want to sing.
I saw this the other day when I was at Whole Foods and picked some up. It’s great because it’s harder than the normal goat cheese and as the sign mentions, has a bit of a nutty flavor. Also, I’ve not purchase that much cheese there and didn’t realize they cut you as big or small of piece(s) as you want to take home. I got a nice small piece to take with me.
I finally broke down and picked up one of Trader Joe’s seasonal items. Their Pita Crisps with Cranberries & Pumpkin Seeds. Good/bad idea. Addictive! They are nice and crunchy and have something like cinnamon sugar on the outside. I have tried to put them out of my direct line of sight so I don’t finish the whole bag immediately. I recommend giving them a try before they are off the shelves.