Tag Archives: cooking

caffeine addicts rejoice!

Want a fancy coffee drink but don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home and risk interacting with the unwashed masses congregating around the altar of caffeine worship?

Good news! Squawk Fox has hacked Starbucks’ frappucino recipe!

Unsurprisingy, it’s pretty much an espresso flavoured milkshake but with a secret ingredient. I know what you’re thinking, “The secret ingredient is love! Isn’t that sweet, that such a huge, commercially driven, multinational company would -”

No, it’s xanthan gum to stop the drink from separating. Sorry.

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distractions

In my efforts to distract myself from weird snow dreams (see previous post on chionophobia) I’ve been trawling the internet for something to entertain me (minds out of the gutter!).

It turns out Dr Who started the new series – or maybe just continued with the current series, I’m not sure what the deal is – with a new episode last Saturday. Shows what kind of fan I am, I didn’t even know about it. I’ve also read that Idina Menzel (originally of Rent and recently of Wicked) will be returning to Glee for their third series. Apparently Lady Gaga dressed as her male alter-ego Joe Calderone for the entire VMA’s (I’m not sure why, and I was pretty surprised after all the hype to hear her still talking in her normal voice). Sarah Jessica Parker dressed up a little bit like Red Riding Hood at her premiere in Moscow but I still love her outfit.

To heighten the tone a little, but only a little, I checked out The Guardian’s website to see what life lessons I could pick up – I learnt how to crochet a flower, how to bake nectarine strudel and that Zoe Ball doesn’t want young girls smoking or getting on sunbeds.

I think that’s enough for one night.


cupcakes

Apparently cupcakes in jars are the hot new trend all the kids are talking about these days.

From jezebel.com: “The big news of the moment is cupcakes in jars. They’re on Oprah. They’re on Today. And they will not be ignored.”

image from theurbangrocer.com


goldfish crackers

Today I learnt how to make goldfish crackers.

Is that not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?