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Orangette: You deserve a waffle. Molly picks winners for both yeasted and regular waffles, I love that one is named “The Waffle of Insane Greatness”.

Bacon Fruit Cups, at Instructables.

10 Good Cheap Liquors : Tips from the experts on the best values in booze – CHOW. Booze is expensive here in Washington, we can use all the help possible seeking out inexpensive and good oens.

LOST Finale Recipe: Smoke Monster Popcorn | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn. Hee hee!

Harmful Drinks in America | World Of Mysteries. Sodas, beer, energy drinks, milkshakes and iced coffee drinks next to their sugar equivalent in food. All shocking and will have you sipping plain green tea in no time. My favorite though was the McDonald’s vs. McDonald’s comparison: one large Triple Thick Chocolate Shake has the equivalent amount of sugar to 13 Baked Hot Apple Pies. And it’s not even the worst in terms of calories. Yikes.

Chai Tea and Vietnamese Coffee Gelatins: Jiggly Desserts! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn.

What do Marion and Belloq drink at Tanis in Raiders of the Lost Ark? | Ask MetaFilter. At the time I’m typing this there are only five answers, but I adore how very geeky and sincere they all are. Viva la nerd.

BeerFilter: I usually like bitter things, but I can’t get into IPAs. Please explain them to me in very small words. | Ask MetaFilter.

make grow gather – eat your heart out, gilligan. An underwater restaurant in a private house boat owned by Forbes Thor Kiddoo floating just off a small island that holds a lighthouse near San Francisco accessible only by ferry? I must get myself here. (How did I not know about this already?)

· comments [16] · 05-26-2010 · categories:food · links ·

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  • 1 Megan // May 26, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I’m going to add this to your list because I saw it and thought of you.

    http://sweetpaul.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/05/so-hot-out.html

  • 2 Carrie Anne // May 26, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Floating underwater restaurant in SF?! Adding that to the life list. Holy wow.

  • 3 Hilary // May 26, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    The World of Mysteries info, while awesome and fascinating and which I posted to my own blog after reading it here, turns out to be lifted directly (and without attribution) from Eat This Not That.
    http://eatthis.womenshealthmag.com/slideshow/20-worst-drinks-america-2010

  • 4 Michelle // May 26, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I’m not a member of MetaFilter so I can’t post there, but thought you might be interested to know that the label on the bottle of alcohol in the Indiana Jones movie is fake and means nothing. Someone took a bunch of arabic letters and mixed them together. It doesn’t even follow the rules of how the letters are supposed to be written.

  • 5 Kate // May 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I’ve just tried the “Waffle of Insane Greatness” recipe and it’s near perfection. I’ve been hunting for good waffle recipes since I bought my waffle iron last year, and this is easily the best one I’ve tried so far. The waffles were crisp and light (without having to do the folding in egg whites thing… I’m guessing that’s due to the corn starch?), browned to a nice golden colour, and had a nice flavour and texture. This is now my new go to recipe. The only modifications I’ll make will be to lower the amount of salt to a quarter teaspoon, and experiment with using whole wheat flour (so I can pretend that they’re good for me). They’ll be good for throwing in some blueberries or chocolate chips, too. Thanks for this link!

    I’m intrigued by the yeasted waffle, mostly because I like the idea of making them the night before and having little work to do in the morning to make them. So I’ll be trying that one, too.

  • 6 Eliza // May 26, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Booze might be becoming cheaper: http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2010/05/26/booze-everywhere

  • 7 Amy // May 26, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    A way to get booze for cheaper:

    1. Make a friend currently in the military near you.
    2. Have them buy your booze from the class six.
    3. Heap drunken rewards!

    Booze is much cheaper on post (From what I remember)

  • 8 Shuchita // May 26, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Chai = Tea in Hindi. So “Chai Tea” is “Tea Tea” which doesn’t make sense…

    Sorry for being the grammar ninja :o)

  • 9 caroline // May 27, 2010 at 7:00 am

    hi megan,

    just wanted to say congrats for being spotlighted (spotlit?) on thekitchn the other day. too cool :)

    love the food links!
    c.

  • 10 Daryn // May 27, 2010 at 9:09 am

    There’s a tequila called “Chimayo” that you can find in some Washington liquor stores. That’s my favorite cheap liquor find.

    It’s not super cheap at around $20/bottle, but it is at least as good as many more expensive brands.

  • 11 Kelly // May 27, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Hi Megan, next time you are in town, let’s meet for a rum drink on Forbes Island — ahoy!

  • 12 Jen // May 28, 2010 at 3:58 am

    I’m wondering how many of the suggested drink alternatives contain artificial sweeteners. Also, it makes me scratch my head that the product name moolatte wasn’t killed before the product ever rolled out for sounding like mulatto.

  • 13 Jessi B. // May 28, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I was also screaming in terror at some of the drinks in the “harmful beverages in america” article! Thanks for the link Megan, I posted it on my blog too. Also, I agree with Jen, it seems like the alternative suggestions for all of the bad drinks aren’t that much better. Just the same artificial, processed junk. How about just drinking plain old water?

  • 14 Jessi B. // May 28, 2010 at 9:02 am

    I meant to say *almost* not also. I would probably get so wierd looks at work if I was sitting here screaming…

  • 15 Monday: best of last week « The Misadventures of Kelly and Kelly // May 31, 2010 at 6:04 am

    [...] equivalent of drinks (found via Not Martha). This is something you really must check out! This is exactly why we try not to drink our calories [...]

  • 16 Elle Sees // May 31, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks for the links on the booze. Seriously!

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