31 Dec 2012
in food, health
Tags: art, avoiding sugar, awards, baking, carbohydrates, desserts, fruit, goals, mood, New Years, reviews, snacks, treats
Sculpture by Salvador Dali, Dali Museum-Theatre, Figueres, Spain. Photo by me!
If, like me, you’ve found yourself drowning in a tsunami of baked goodies this holiday season, perhaps you’ll want to make a New Year’s resolution.
Repeat with me: In 2013, I promise to choose fruit instead of baked sweets for treats, snacks, and dessert. More
09 Jul 2012
in Drinks, food, health
Tags: artificial sweeteners, avoiding sugar, brain, calories, cancer, children, desserts, diet soda, honey, maple syrup, nutrition, Stevia
Princess of sweet
Once upon a time, there lived a magical sweetener, named Stevia. Cousin of Chrysanthemum and sister of Sunflower, Stevia was incredibly sweet. The truth is Stevia was 300 times sweeter than her ugly stepmother, Sugar. Better yet, Stevia was sweet without any added calories. And best of all, Stevia was so much kinder than any of her catty artificial friends, who promise the same calorie-free hit but deliver nothing but trouble. More
12 Apr 2012
in Desserts, food, health, recipes
Tags: British, Christmas, custard, desserts, eggs, fats, fruit, rhymes, shortening, steamed pudding, suet, traditions
Spotted Puddink in English tea cups, with stirred vanilla custard
Flour of England, fruit of Spain,
Met together in a shower of rain;
Put in a bag tied round with a string;
If you’ll tell me this riddle,
I’ll give you a ring.
You may have already guessed the answer to this little riddle: steamed pudding!
18 Jan 2012
in Desserts, food, recipes, science
Tags: chemistry, children, custard, desserts, eggs, experiments, fats, pudding, sauces, sol, tasting
Custard fight – “Baked” dukes it out with “Stirred”
James Bond may have taken his martinis stirred. But in a recent egg custard duel, Stirred came in a far second-best behind Baked!
See for yourself. More
14 Mar 2011
in food, Holiday foods, science
Tags: art, children, desserts, humor, Pi Day, pie
Happy Pi day – 3.14 (March 14)
Food is so much fun! You know what pie looks like and how it tastes. Now (thanks to College Humor Video) you can hear what Pi sounds like, to 32 decimal places!
Maybe you’ll also start to see just how magical math can be.
Why don’t you settle yourself down with a lovely piece of Kristina’s peach Pi, then sit back and listen to it?