Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pet Selfie

Talk about humanizing animals.  These two are the best of friends, and you can follow them on Snapcat.  Take a look at their pose.  Does this cat have better selfie-taking skills than you do?  

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Raspberry Delice for Dessert

Chocolate mousse inside a velvet, chocolate shell, served with raspberries and lychees and a streak of syrup.  Better than those fancy soap displays, because this you can actually eat.  Usually priced at between $10-15 if you order it in a restaurant.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Happiest Puppy in the World

No human on the planet has ever been as happy as this pup.  This is medicine for the soul.  This face can end wars.  This dog can melt even the coldest of hearts.
What's going on here?  All five kittens belong to this cat, their mother.  They were born at the same time, each one close to a year old.

Would You Date Someone of a Different Religion?

Most people seem to agree that what's most important is to gauge how much chemistry there is between the two of you.  But how important is it to you for your significant other to have the same morals and values, on which one's faith will likely have a tremendous impact?  Would you filter out potential partners based on religion alone?  Observe the experiment above.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Japanese Pancakes

Japanese pancakes are fluffier and sweeter than their western counterparts.  Note the thickness of the dough as well as the glaze of sugar.  They may be cooked in a pan, as with traditional pancakes, or baked in the oven.  
For lunch, try this bowl of ramen noodles with chicken and a boiled egg.  The secret is to use a chicken broth and to let it simmer for a bit over the stove.  Seasoning packet optional.  

Protests in Virginia Turn Violent

The riots in Charlottesville have taken a violent turn as white nationalists fight counter-protesters.  One individual has already driven into a crowd of people with his car, injuring many and killing at least one.  Groups of people associated with Antifa and BLM have taken the fight to the white nationalists gathered in the city, whom they claim have been glorifying figures who fought for slavery and segregation.  Both sides are calling for the death of the other.  Any minute now, expect someone to hand them all a Pepsi.  At this rate, you can expect a civil war to break out in America before the end of the year.  That is, of course, if thermonuclear world war doesn't break out first.  

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Homemade Big Mac!

The sauce is made from ketchup mixed with some mayo, mustard, and tartar sauce. Lightly toasted rolls, American cheese, lettuce, diced onions, and pickle slices.  Cook the patties for about one minute per side.
Here we have squid ink linguine pasta with scallops.  The sauce is a white wine tomato sauce.  Marvel at the scallop to pasta ratio.  You can ink your own squid, or you can buy it premade from the shop.  The ink has a strong, distinct flavor to it that may be an acquired taste.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Dogs or Fried Chicken?

Fried chicken in the shape of dogs?  Dogs fried in batter?  Nah, just labradoodles standing on something that could very easily be mistaken for a grill in the thumbnail.  These are a mixed breed with a lifespan of around fifteen years.
This little critter that resembles a Jigglypuff when it get mad because you fell asleep during its singing is a Pomeranian.  This one is a female, and it could also be mistaken for a stuffed animal or one of your fuzzy slippers.  It's not only cute when it's angry, by the way.

Introducing Chocolate Marbles

Would you have the heart to eat such exquisite confections?  Be careful, as I could see pranksters leaving a real marble in there for you.  There are many shops in Manhattan now selling these sweets, but they are pricey.
On the other hand, if you prefer something savory, try this pastrami sandwich with cherry peppers, coleslaw, and provolone.

Pair of Cats Rescued From the Shelter

These two brothers were brought home from the shelter by the same family so that they might continue living together.  Cats are known to bond with and grow attached to one another, even though they might scratch or even bite each other every once in a while.  Pair-bonded cats are often adopted simultaneously.
Speaking of pairs, here is a pupper/doggo portrait for the ages.