How many times have you been to a party where everybody is forced to eat standing up. It’s difficult to find a spot where you can put your plate together with a glass of wine so hence, everyone stands.
K-wine is an elegant, wine-glass accommodating plate made especially for finger-food and studied to redefine the way to serve wine. It’s shape holds your glass right in the middle; leaving one hand free to drink, eat or simply to say hi to a friend.
A pretty ingenious design if you want my opinion. And how swanky would you look cruising the party scene with one of these? I’m in.
Available in carbon black, opalescent white, papaya orange and new lime green.
via Yanko Design
Dunkin’ Donuts is having a Donut Contest, inviting website users to invent their own donut. The prize? A whopping $12,000! Not bad for a little ball of sugary sweet carbohydrates. The entry process is simple; create your donut, name it and provide your inspiration. You can enter up to three times through April 7, 2009. Voting will take place May 15-27 and is open to public participation. The Grand Prize winer will be announced on June 5th, National Donut Day.
Go here for official contest rules and submissions.
Perhaps if I had used one of these I am going to… and this is my plan journals, life would have turned out a little differently. I’m pretty sure that I’ve thought all of these things at least once while trying to figure out the path my life would take. But now that I think about it, wouldn’t it be nice if these journals actually came with the plan already written? That would be awesome.
We have been talking about getting a dog for a long time. This has yet to happen for any different number of reasons, the main one being our freakishly neurotic cat who periodically and chronically urinates on things. I don’t think (nope, I’m pretty sure) I can only handle one peeing animal at a time. That, and between me, the mister and the wee one, we can’t come to a mutual decision on the type of dog. Other than no purse-sized dogs, that is. Yet somehow, these are the conversations we continue to have despite the fact that a) we are never home, b) have no time to care for or walk a dog and c) have close to negative dollars in order to purchase it’s necessary food, bedding and supplies.
So I’ve decided that instead of getting an actual dog, this is a good way to get started on our mission to maybe getting a dog. Either that or scare the crap out of myself thinking there’s a giant animal in the house. Vinyl Silhouettes will take your photos and turn them into high quality decorative stickers. Be it a dog, a kid, your dream car, or even yourself – your imagination is what makes it. Now, what kind of dog do we make the silhouette out of….?
Special thanks to Jaime over at Design Milk for sharing her virtual dog.
Get a hold of your frickin’ self, people – this week’s carb overload is GOOD FOR YOU! According to a recent collaboration between the Culinary Institute of America and the Harvard School of Public Health, data generated suggested that the healthiest cuisine may be one in which carbohydrates are present in moderate amounts, as opposed to extreme low-carb diets. Um, duh. Maybe they’ve been reading my blog. Yeah, okay, probably not, but what if…?
WILD AND BROWN RICE SALAD WITH WALNUTS AND ASPARAGUS
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. sherry or champagne vinegar
Salt, to taste
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 small garlic clove, finely minced or pureed
1/4 c. walnut oil
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
For the salad:
5 c. chicken or vegetable stock, or water
1/2 lb. asparagus, ends trimmed, cut in 1-inch pieces and steamed 4 minutes
c. wild rice
Salt, to taste
1/2 c. brown rice
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp. chopped fresh herbs such as chives, dill, tarragon or marjoram
1/3 c. shelled walnuts
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1. In a medium saucepan, bring 3 1/2 cups of the stock or water to boil. Add salt to taste and the wild rice. When the water returns to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer 40 to 45 minutes, until the rice is tender. Drain and transfer the rice to a large bowl.
2. In another saucepan, combine the brown rice, the remaining water and salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 35 to 40 minutes, until the rice is tender. Remove from the heat. If any liquid remains in the pan, drain. Add to the wild rice.
3. While the rices are cooking, make the dressing. Whisk together the lemon juice, vinegar, salt, mustard and garlic. Whisk in the oils, taste and adjust seasonings. Toss at once with the warm rice. Add the asparagus and the remaining ingredients, and toss together. Taste, adjust seasonings and serve.
via Recipes for Health from The New York Times