Oh Those Crispy Wontons

Wonton

These were some good-looking crispy wonton chips at the Kosher Chinese. 


But I was good, and didn’t have a single one!


Dossy was lucky and could have some and she put soy sauce on hers.


It was tempting, but I held strong.


Carbohydrates = Poison. 


Carbohydrates = Poison. 


Carbohydrates = Poison. 


I tell myself over and over.


Do NOT touch. 


Do NOT eat. 


Do NOT even go near them. 


Not so bad…mind over matter. 


If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. 


Willpower, plain and simple. 


Would be easier perhaps with some different “food” genetics. 


But grateful for every blessing G-d has bestowed. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Taste The Snowman

Ice Cream Snowman.jpeg

Thought this was quite creative 


And probably tasty too. 


A snowman made out of vanilla ice cream. 


With red fruity eyes. 


(and a dangerous–do not eat–green thumbtack nose!) 


The hands are little flags from the Silver Diner. 


Very cute, festive, and mostly edible. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Feeling So Naughty

Bacon Popcorn Kosher

Ok, so Dossy brought home a new snack.


It’s from Trader Joe’s and it’s called Baconesque.


It’s popcorn with white cheddar and bacon-like seasoning…it’s Kosher (OU, Dairy)!


The sidebar from the man and lady dancing on the packaging says, “I can’t believe it’s not bacon!” and I’m thinking I can’t believe it’s just like bacon!


So I tear open the package, and dug in for my first taste of bacon-like popcorn (note: except for imitation bacon bites which my sister used to put on salads, I’ve never tasted bacon or anything like it). 


One handful, two handful…almost puking now. 


Yeah, it tastes like I thought it would, but maybe Jews know a little something too…I like a good piece of beef better, much much better.  😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Fish Mish

I took this video in the aquarium store. 


Just found it so relaxing to watch these fish–swimming this way and that with their fish pals in the nice cool water. 


In the background is the sound of a little waterfall running into the makeshift pond.


Ah, the life of a fish–if you can avoid the nets and the bigger fish–it’s probably not too shabby. 


I remember when my mom used to make gefilte fish for Shabbos, especially the sweet kind in a sliced up roll, and it was delicious. 


For some reason, I remember calling it fish mish–I think because the fish is ground up–and then boiled or baked. 


A nice appetizer–pass the tartar sauce please. 😉


(Source Video: Andy Blumenthal)

Bittersweet Green

Sweet Green
So lately, passing by Sweet Greens in the morning has not been so sweet.



The tables outside are being used by those unfortunately with no place to sleep. 



When I see the homeless people under the Sweet Green awning lying on the tables wrapped in ripped clothes and blankets trying to get some much needed sleep, it is completely heart breaking. 



At the same time, I wonder about the health and safety for people who come later to eat on those tables that only hours earlier were somebody’s bed for the night.



Not a good situation all around…and can never understand why a wealthy society such as ours can’t feed, cloth, and shelter ALL its citizens–so they don’t have to sleep at Sweet Greens anymore. 



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Money, Just Eat It

Money_mural

This was a strange mural on Collins Avenue in Miami.

The mural was on what looked like a three story building.

Sandwiched between upscale stores for Kenneth Cole and Aldo–with for sale signs in the window.

The mural has these two guys who are literally holding, throwing, and eating money and luxury items like a fancy car.

The car in the middle of the street is in the process of a U-turn and seems to almost be driving right for the mural.

What’s really crazy in the Miami is the contrast of people on the very wealthy and very poor ends of the spectrum.

Lamborghinis with party-goers speeding down the street and homeless people camped out begging for some change.

While one is proverbially “eating and crapping money,” the other is simply looking for something to eat.

This mural sort of tells the story of this great Floridian city.

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)