Did you know that asparagus grows in a grass-like manner, straight out of the ground? Neither did I, but to be honest I never really thought about it. Here’s a time-lapse of asparagus growing:
New Mountain Dew “Kickstart” Breakfast Juice Drink
Mountain Dew Kickstart is a new breakfast juice drink. Seriously, its 5% juice concentration means it’s a juice drink and not soda. There’s some caffeine in there as well. I haven’t seen mention as to whether it’s carbonated or not, but it might be. There will be two Kickstart flavors – Energizing Fruit Punch and Energizing Orange Citrus. This […]
How to Make Awesome Homemade Guacamole
(This is a guest post by my wife, who made some seriously delicious guacamole last week!) Are you looking to finally make your own guacamole? Here’s how: The first time I made guacamole, it wasn’t exactly a hit. I had followed a recipe, but the guacamole just didn’t taste the way we had expected. Maybe […]
Astronaut Ice Cream Straight to Your Door
It used to be that you could only find Astronaut Ice Cream at a local museum, science center, or similarly themed location. Then, a few online stores started carrying the freeze dried ice cream goodness, but for $4 a bag or more. Now, they’re available via Amazon – 10 packs for <$25. I already sent […]
Goodbye Food Pyramid, Hello… Nutrition Plate!
The USDA has food pyramid that many of us are familiar with has been trashed for good, being replaced by the Nutrition Plate. Featuring seemingly arbitrarily sized quarter-plate portions, the Nutrition Plate found at ChooseMyPlate.gov recommends helping portions of vegetables, fruits, grains, protein, and a noticeably smaller serving of dairy. What about sweets? Oils? Fats? […]
Sockeye it to Me – Wild Alaskan Salmon Season Begins!
Over here on the east coast, the first wild Alaskan salmon catch of the year has arrived! Copper River Alaskan Sockeye Salmon first hit the fish counter at my local supermarket (Wegmans) last weekend, and we’ve already had a taste. If you enjoy salmon, you MUST find a way to try some wild Alaskan salmon. […]
Osprey Raptor 10 Hydration Pack
Osprey offers a few styles of hydration packs, with the Raptor series being tailored towards bikers and trail runners. The Raptor packs feature a lightweight Airscape suspension for support and ventilation, and a BioStretch hipbelt and sternum strap. At the rear of the pack is a dedicated zippered hydration compartment that holds the included HydraForm reservoir. […]
Camelbak Antidote Water Reservoir Aims to Cure Bulging Barrel Effect
I was checking out Camelbak’s new hydration gear, and saw that they recently introduced a new hydration water bladder, called the Antidote. The Antidote series of bladders offers several significant upgrades over the previous Camelbak bladders.
Camelbak Groove Water Bottle For on-the-go Filtration
Camelbak recently came out with their new Groove 0.6L water bottle, for on-the-go water filtration. Tap water goes in, cleaner filtered water comes out. The Groove is made from Tritan a durable BPA-free plastic, and has a BPA-free cap and straw with silicone bite valce.
New Burger King Jalapeno and Cheese-Stuffed Burger Looks Like…
Yesterday I passed by a Burger King in the food court and saw an advertisement for their new cheese & jalapeno burger. This new burger features one of their “steak” sized patties that is embedded with bits of jalapeno and cheddar cheese. I’m sorry, but this doesn’t look like something that you’re supposed to eat. Besides […]
Anolon Advanced Santoku Knife with Santoprene Handle
While I’d love to splurge for a ceramic Santoku knife, for the time being I’m making due with what I’ve got – Anolon 5″ and 7″ santokus with Santoprene handles, which are fantastic knives. Personally, I prefer to use my 5″ santoku over the 7″ one. I’ve been using the 5″ version for over four years […]
Kyocera Ceramic Kitchen Knives
A few years ago I had the pleasure of seeing a Kyocera ceramic knife in action, and have since wanted one of my own. It looks like a wide selection of these knives is finally readily available in the USA, but that creates a problem. Which one(s) to buy?! Looking over the knife selection and knowing which […]
Flintstones Sour Gummies Vitamins – Yes They’re For Adults Too!!
I don’t like taking vitamins, but I like the boost they give me since I don’t always eat healthily. I’ve been taking Flintstone Sour Gummies for some time, and am pretty satisfied with them. I tried taking adult vitamin capsules before, but that never really panned out.
Mini Pie Maker Bakes Enough for Me or Four People
Everyone seems to be talking about this pie maker this week, and I can see why! The Breville Pie Maker can be used to bake up to four personal-sized pies. That’s enough for either me, or four normal people. I want one. Think about it – meat pies, fruit pies, veggie pies… A few years ago I used […]
Nalgene Glow Bottles are Great for Water or Survival Kits!
Did you know that Nalgene came out with glow in the dark water bottles? Neither did I! It looks like there are currently two glow colors, blue and green. These are wide-mouth 32 oz bottles and are made in the USA of non-BPA Tritan. I’ve got one of each on order to check out. I […]