Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Latest Links

A Life-Size Chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch is the sort of thing dreams are made of. Unfortunately, it appears to be milk chocolate, not dark chocolate.

Wonder Woman's Invisible Plane on display is one of the things that gives me pleasure. And Murray, my Invisible Man Action Figure approves!

These Wedding Rings for Geeks are wonderful, though the Enterprise one would probably cut up my fingers.

In case you missed it, you can play Pac-Man with Google Maps. I don't know if this will continue past April Fool's Day.

Best casting news I've heard in a long time! Arthur Darvill, Rory from Doctor Who, will be playing Rip Hunter, Timemaster on an upcoming spinoff from Arrow/Flash.

Fascinating rare historical photos: mesmerizing!

Tips for making your phone photos look vintage.

I love Edward Gorey, and these decorated envelopes he sent are a marvel.

A clever phone app to show you your location from a past time.

Three Flash stars singing the Firefly theme, gospel style, is divine.

Mad Men fans: When in NYC, you can take a photo of yourself on the Mad Men bench!


Friday, March 27, 2015

Fancy Chocolate

I got gifted with a small box of Richart Chocolate, a chocolatier I'd never tried before. The small box was artfully packaged and featured a selection of ganaches, accompanied by a booklet explaining what each was. This collection of chocolates is called the "Esprit de Famille." The chocolate shells were dark chocolate, 74% cacao. The ganaches varied from citrus fruit combos to a light raspberry and a hazelnut and praline (which I did not try because that's not a flavor I like at all). All but one I tried had tiny bits of fruit in the ganache, which is something I don't like, but if you don't mind that, you'd probably like these chocolates. The chocolate, itself, was very smooth and not at all bitter.

Box of Chocolates

Nine Chocolate Ganache Squares


Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday Links

It's been a few weeks since I did a links post, so this is a bit overdue. We'll start with the Secret History of NYC's Washington Square Park, that might or might not include zombies. And speaking of zombies, I'm not a big fan of them, but I am enjoying the new CW show iZombie, based on the comic book.

More NYC fun with these maps of abandoned subway lines and stations.

This kid reciting the opening for The Flash TV show for the actors of the show is charming and priceless.

These 15 Old Computer Sounds will either be nostalgic or confusing, depending on your age.

I need this Baymax lamp. It's not available yet, but you can pre-order it.

And on the serious side:


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Rugelach Miners

Just having a bit of fun with a batch of rugelach. Aside from being yummy, rugelach makes a good photo subject.

Tiny Rugelach Miners
I didn't bake these, but if you want to try your hand at them, here's a recipe. And here's another. Rugelach come in all flavors, most often with cinnamon and/or fruit, so here's a different recipe you can try.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Chocolate Pretzel Treat

I love Snack Factory's Pretzel Crisps -- perhaps too much -- so when my husband brought home a bag of Dark Chocolate Crunch Pretzel Crisps he'd found at the grocery, I was excited. Dark chocolate-covered pretzels are always a treat, and these are no exception. They're chocolatey, they're crispy. My only complaint is that I wish they'd had a bit more salty goodness to counter the chocolate.
Bag of  Dark Chocolate Crunch Pretzel Crisps

A Dark Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Crisp

Bottom line: They make a nice snack. Not my first choice for dark chocolate-covered pretzels, but a close second.


Thursday, March 05, 2015

Time for Links

It's been a month or so since I last posted some fun links I've found, so here's the most recent batch.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Chocolate Snap Crackle and Pop

Sometimes, I get a craving for a childhood fave. This week, it was for Cocoa Krispies.

Box and Bowl of Cocoa Krispies
They taste nice and chocolatey, in an artificial way, of course.