Thursday, May 21, 2009

CHG Favorites of the Week

Food Blog of the Week
Kath Eats Real Food
I saw this smart, charming blog for the first time last week, after The Simple Dollar’s Trent linked to it in a roundup. It friggin’ rules. The back story: Kath lost 30 pounds a few years ago, managed to keep it off, and began her own blog as a way to document her progress/spread the word. Check it out, and be sure to look at the oatmeal section. If you’re a fan of the oats, you won’t be disappointed.

Food Comedy of the Week
"Little Crop of Horrors" from The Daily Show
(Rated PG-13 for some language and images.) Michelle Obama planted a garden. This guy thinks it’s irresponsible. Samantha Bee reports. (Thanks to Eat Me Daily for the link.)

Food Quote of the Week
“I'm never gonna get used to the 31st century. Caffineated bacon? Baconated grapefruit? ADMIRAL Crunch?” – Frye, Futurama

Food Tip of the Week
I read this on The Kitchen last week, and just thought it was the bees knees: “I was making key lime bars last night and came up with a great tip - use your garlic press to juice the tiny limes!! Just cut them in half and they fit perfectly in the little slot. The press also catches any unwanted seeds.” Nice!

Food Movie Scene of the Week
The lunch scene from Fame
Sweet, spontaneous cafeteria dance number featuring the oldest high school students IN THE WORLD. (Gabrielle Carteris excepted.)

Totally Unrelated Extra-Special Bonus of the Week #1
Houston Chronicle’s Build-Your-Own Comics Page
One of the great passions in my life are the funnies. Get Fuzzy, Doonesbury, and Zits keep me happy on a daily basis, and I’ve been reading For Better or Worse since I was practically fetal. Every day, I question the continued existence of The Lockhorns, Wizard of Id, and freakin’ Mallard Fillmore, and I shed a tear for long-departed strips like Calvin and Hobbies, Far Side, and Peanuts. What I’m trying to say is – the Chronicle lets you customize your own page for daily use. Go there now and be at one with Dilbert.

Totally Unrelated Extra-Special Bonus of the Week #2
“True Colors”
Whatever you think of last night’s American Idol winner, it can’t be argued that this Cyndi Lauper/Allison Iraheta duet was truly the evening’s best moment. Cyn has to be the world’s most gracefully aging punk.

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Marcia said...

You need to get out of my head!! Seriously, I *just* found Kath Eats Real Food, like, yesterday...except it was linked from a comment in someone else's blog that I found from somewhere else...(I don't even remember the series of events).

Weird. Anyway I *love* her blog.

streaker said...

Kath is awesome! I have gotten so many awesome recipies off her

I would also recommend Oh she glows

good old Canadian girl with amazing food and advice on staying healthy