parapluiesdoux: No! We cooked ‘em ourselves. (It was in fact only lobster tail, not entire lobsters. Which is good, I have no idea how to cook those.) If you’re interested, this is the recipe I use. Sometimes I grill, sometimes I bake. Either way, that little citrus butter is awesome.

parapluiesdoux: No! We cooked ‘em ourselves. (It was in fact only lobster tail, not entire lobsters. Which is good, I have no idea how to cook those.) If you’re interested, this is the recipe I use. Sometimes I grill, sometimes I bake. Either way, that little citrus butter is awesome.

You know you’re old/boring

when you set a calendar reminder two weeks in advance for Whole Foods’s lobster sale AND showed up before 10:30 am to make sure you got there WELL before the lobster were all sold out.

Buzzfeed’s impeccably curated list of life-changing quesadillas is not to be missed.

Buzzfeed’s impeccably curated list of life-changing quesadillas is not to be missed.

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I have a big jar of Harissa in my fridge…

Do you have any advice/recipes to share that would help me use this up?

It’s so ludicrous when people w/cooking blogs name their recipes using every ingredient…

Rice flour, oatmeal, bran, sunflower seed, olive bread. Or some such.

I just saw: “tomato, feta, avocado, olive oil, garlic salt dip”

Seriously?

MSNBC just reported on celebrity cookbooks

I’m simultaneously repulsed at the idea that this is considered “news” and quickly clamoring to get Stanley Tucci’s cookbook on my amazon wish list.

Yeah! Who’s the asshole American now??

America's Best Doughnuts - America's Best Doughnuts

Looks like Mama just got herself a bucket list. Thanks, Food and Wine!

Well this just makes me want to vomit.
Source.

Well this just makes me want to vomit.

Source.

I hate when people say “healthy” when they mean “not as bad for you”

I’m looking at you, food bloggers! Maybe you replaced oil with applesauce or butter with greek yogurt, but that doesn’t make your cookies/bread/cupcakes healthy. (See also: every pinterest recipe called “Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies” or some such…)

That word is usually reserved for something with actual nutritional value*. And the cup and a half of stevia you want me to use sort of negates the small benefits of the trace amounts of applesauce and greek yogurt (which, granted, have in this case a teeny tiny amount of nutritional value) that will wind up in a serving of this recipe.

What you mean is, “this cookie/bread/cupcake has fewer calories, or less saturated fat,” but your recipe is not healthy.

Of course, now that I’ve said all that, I’m happy to cook the full-fat, full-sugar recipe, I just wanted to get out some frustration with the mis-use of the word ‘healthy.’

*As determined by the health benefits the food can provide.

On having it all…

Some book came out awhile ago about how women can “have it all.” All, I think, meant a job, and kids, and a house, and a husband. I don’t know, I didn’t read it, it sounded fucking dumb.

I like tumblr’s version of having it all, where all means simultaneously watching “Breaking Bad” and the Emmys, gif’ing the latter, hate-sharing celeb tweets, posting photos of adorable baby animals, and still managing a fair number of fashion and snack food posts.

We have it all tumblr, we have it all.