Sunday, August 29, 2010

Newsflash! This beer is the awesome!

I have left my world of kriging to bring you some tidings: Go get yourself some Southern Tier Creme Brulee Imperial Milk Stout! I swear Southern Tier makes some of the most addictive stouts in the world, and I'm going to go ahead and jump on the bandwagon and say that the Creme Brulee one might be my favorite. The Mokah comes a close second - but a good piece of dark chocolate and this magnificent stout can offset anything a bottle of good wine does to a girl. The creaminess, the overwhelming vanilla scent, the smoky caramel flavor. Oh my. Those silly boys and their hop fetish over at gave this decadent beer a B+. B+! Blasphemy! I suggest you go out and try this for yourself and decide if your Monday blues will be offset by what I would say is one of the most exciting beers I've ever had.

Vanilla come to mama.

P/S: Food, shoes and life updates are forthcoming, I promise.

Friday, August 20, 2010

A new direction

I've been suffering from existentialist issues of late. I guess according to Kierkegaard, I must be rejecting my bourgeois moralities. I'm not sure what that means, but I think it means that I'm burdening myself with "nobler" concerns i.e. the weight of the world. I guess it comes from reading all those dry prose in The Economist.

I've decided that I really don't have time to cook and photograph and arrange everything to look impeccably pretty. I think I would rather like having some time to sit around, stare at the wall and indulge my pretentious, hipster philosopher phases while cutting my wrists to ...Trail of Dead. That aside, I also think grad school is slowly killing me, both physically and mentally. I've been subsisting on Amy's Kitchen microwave meals and an unhealthy diet of ice cream while simulating snow melt thousands of miles away in Siberia. I think the weight of things these days (economy, work, life) and the fact that I have a tendency to overthink, has made me impatient when it comes to both eating and cooking.

That being said, I think I would like to turn this blog into something more of a personal rant page, peppered with food posts (I still love food!), silly girly things like shoes, and a whole slew of random things like political and cultural gibberish. I think it's more fun for me than to spend 20 minutes on taking a picture of melted cheese on a sandwich.

I hope many of you would still pop by every now and then because I really do enjoy having this blog and I promise there will still be some really good recipes to share. Also, hopefully my rants will be coherent enough to elicit at least some form of amused chuckle and my random posts would contain something pertinent to your life that you find interesting.