Showing posts with label foodie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label foodie. Show all posts

05 October 2017

Food History : Burger King Halloween Burgers Only in Japan

Food Fact:  Premium Kuro Burger: newly introduced for Halloween 2012


The debate about Who Invented the Burger has been ongoing for years and the claims are still unsettled. Answers.com is loaded with answers.  

Burgers are a favorite food around the world. But the image of the black burger is not really making me salivate.  May or may not on an official Andrew Zimmern’s list for bizarre foods.  Don’t know.  Didn’t check.  But – no offense intended – it made my list for ugliest food I’ve ever seen!  However, to celebrate the fun of Halloween, perhaps I could be persuaded to taste it … IF … someone bought me a round trip ticket to Japan. :)

Burger King Halloween Burgers –  BK’s Halloween menu, available only in Japan.  Westerners did not immediately warm up to the idea of a black burger.

http://firstwefeast.com/eat/2015/10/burger-king-new-halloween-burger-turns-poo-green

That was then.  This is now.

Perhaps the blog post title should be revised to
"Burger King Halloween Burgers Were Once Only in Japan"

It's 2017 and black food is becoming a trend.





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19 July 2017

Memories are Blessings | My Hometown

"Count your Blessings" is a familiar Christian hymn that encourages people not to focus on the negatives and count all the Things they can be thankful for; all the good things in life they've been blessed to experience. Try it.


The Torch of Friendship at Bayside Park, Miami, Florida
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(Image:  The Torch of Friendship at Bayside Park, Miami, Florida)

Growing up in Miami, Florida, there was good eating all around me. My main sources for everyday meals was: my mother's cooking, church dinners prepared by faithful sisters, and a sweet little old gray-haired lady who owned and operated a restaurant around the corner from my house called "Mom's Cafe". I never knew her name because everybody called her "mom". Those women really knew how to serve up the love! Huge plates of pigeon peas and rice, potato salad, collard greens, black eye peas, fried chicken; sweet potato pie for dessert.


As I grew into a teenager and young adult, started working part-time while pursuing my education; had a little pocket change so occasionally I could go out to eat. Downtown Miami and particularly Calle Ocho (8th Street), there were spots where you could chow down on delicious Cuban food: sweet fried plantains, black beans and rice, vaca frita, or a toasty Cuban sandwich. Kosher food delicatessens and restaurants run by the Jews on Miami Beach were the best! The soups, sandwiches, and desserts were outrageous! That was just lunch! Of course, no major city is complete if you can't find good Chinese food. Miami is a major city with places that have award-winning Chinese cuisine.


Getting close now to my threescore an ten (70 years, the average life expectancy). When I count my blessing over the years, the list has grown and grown and grown. There are a lot of add-ons. But the list always includes that one great memory from my childhood. Good food!



This book cover is from the 1993 publication but it reminds me of home.





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16 May 2017

Update to My First Blog Post at My Blog Stop!

Three years ago during the first week of the month of April 2014, I was just starting up this blog. 

Don't laugh at me, laugh with me. 🤣

If you view my post ~ MyFirst Blog Post at My Blog Stop! Welcome! ~ you will see that out of all of my attempts at publishing blogs, only one blog is still standing as of 2017. Yep yep. All of my Tumblr microblogs took a tumble and went by the wayside. 😞


If at first you don't succeed … cry cry cry … and then try try tryagain!!



Created a brand new Tumblr account and started up two microblogs: FoxNet2017 and FoodWays2017. Sharing two sample posts below.



Created a foodie blog using Blogspot to complement/supplement my affiliate marketing website:






Kept my membership with the Blogjob (BJ) community and continued to share advice for newbie bloggers via My Pain, Your Gain.



Since the BJ community allows more than one blog, created a second blog for affiliate marketing purposes and called it My Shopping Channel.




Still maintaining my Google Plus business page (or brand account), "Home Business Works"; and Google granted me a custom URL for the page (in place of the numerical ID). 


That's the update!


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08 October 2016

Tip of the Week : How to Use Garlic from Kevin Ashton

In one of my previous posts, garlic was listed among the "sexy spices". That's why it's a pleasure to share this Tip of the Week: How to Use Garlic by Kevin Ashton, who recently started following my foodie business page on Google Plus. He does business under the name "wannabetvchef" and publishes several food and food-related blogs.  His post is very informative.  

Do you know know how black garlic is made?







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13 September 2016

Health Benefits of … Fruits and Veggies

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Health Benefits of … Fruits and Veggies


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27 June 2016

Stewart versus Esteves - Throw Down!

American TV personality Martha Stewart is the most famous housekeeper / homemaker in the world. That's what I thought until when mentioning her name in a casual discussion, the person who was not from America said they didn't know her. In case the reader does not know - Ms. Stewart's official Google Plus business page puts her occupation as “Businesswoman”. That is an inadequate or insufficient description. It should say “Phenomenal Businesswoman par Excellence”. Watched one of her shows one time and she was actually teaching her audience how to clean a dirty greasy frying pan! This woman took the mundane chores of housekeeping and homemaking on a Star Trek journey and boldly went places no woman had ever gone before. To the bank!!!
  • Martha Stewart's net worth at one time was reported at $300 million, per celebritynetworth.com. (Figured that must be an old report. So fished some more.)
  • A 2011 article published by abcnews.go.com, reported that Forbes.com reported her net worth at $638 million. (That's probably understated too, as of 2015.)

Anyway, getting to my real point - If you're not into baking from scratch like Martha Stewart, are you aware of the wonderful things that can be done with a cake mix? Isabelle Esteves shares her tips on how to enhance a basic cake mix.*

* Ms. Esteves unpublished her content.  Replacement link is to another food blog.


Ms. Stewart teaches you how to make all sorts of wonderful culinary delights on from scratch on her Martha Bakes TV series. But why do that when the family and friends chowing down on my upside down cake won't even notice the difference? Stewart versus Esteves? I'm in the Esteves corner. 



Content also published at Persona Paper, Feb 2015.
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28 November 2015

Chocolate Links

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Chocolate Links | Food Ways Presented by Everyday Exotic Spices


Chocolate Links for Chocolate Lovers

Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food. It is definitely not on the list of things one can not Google. You never have any problems finding stuff about chocolate. People love to celebrate it and make up national days for it. They tout all its health benefits, as if one needs an excuse to eat it.



20 July 2015

Looking for the Perfect Cookbook?

Looking for the perfect reference cookbook for your home library?



Exploring global cuisine?

Have kids with special dietary restrictions?

Just need to learn how to cook?

Peruse this list of recommended cookbooks. There has to be one that suits your criteria.







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03 February 2015

Chocolate of the Month Club (Make Every Month February)

Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on February 14th, in many countries. ( Read more at Valentine's Day Around the World.)

Traditionally many people receive chocolate as a gift. It's a wonderful custom. No reason to discontinue it.  In fact, why not enjoy chocolates every month of the year.  What do you think?

Chocolate of the Month Club

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Sinful. Decadent. Completely and totally irresistible. Every month, the Chocolate of the Month Club from Clubs of America delights your senses with luscious, handmade temptations that are impossible to refuse.

Dreamy truffles, silky-rich turtles, chilly mints, melts and more. Unlike candies sold by other chocolate clubs, our hand-dipped confections are among the finest and freshest in the world. They’re made to order with all-natural ingredients by experienced chocolatiers. Then they’re shipped directly to your door. A gift membership to our Chocolate of the Month Club is a virtual guarantee that sweet smiles will soon be coming your way.


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12 January 2015

The Grocery Garden - Growing real food: 7 Easy to Grow Edible Flowers


Sharing this link from a food and gardening blog just found today.   Sylvestermouse Cynthia shared it via Facebook.  Great information.  See those Johnny Jump Ups (image below).  You can eat them raw or cooked, and even use them for medicinal purposes. The only problem for me with edible flowers is they're so pretty, just want to admire their beauty!   :)

Explore the ancient art of adding flowers as flavor and garnish to foods. Here are 7 easy to grow edible flowers to start from seed and ...
Read more at:   The Grocery Garden - Growing real food: 7 Easy to Grow Edible Flowers:  

"Johnny jump-ups (Viola tricolor) originated in Spain and the Pyrenees Mountains." 


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Edible Flowers - 4 x 100-150 Count From For The Gourmet




31 October 2014

Last Day to Celebrate National Pizza Month

It’s October 31st. Last day to “officially” celebrate eating pizza during National Pizza Month. 

Tonight at our house, we’re having spaghetti with a side dish of pizza.  Yes, in Chicago, spaghetti is the side dish. But we’re in Texas and we don’t know any better. Just like the Japanese don’t know they’re not supposed to make a flavor of ice cream called sweet potato!  Sharing this pizza extravaganza. Mangia!  Mangia!* :)


Easy Vegan Pizza 

 Low Carb Pizza Recipes


Quick and Simple Pizza Empanadas
pizza empanada


Best Tasting Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe
gluten free pizza crust


Amy's Pesto Pizza with Organic Vegetables and Basil


Easy Fruit Pizza Recipe
easy fruit pizza


Gourmet Pumpkin and Bacon Pizza
pumpkin and bacon pizza


15-minute Bacon Spinach Breakfast Pizza



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Mangia! Mangia!

Italian Terms, Proverbs, and Sayings Using the Word Mangia

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PIZZA
Pizza of the Month Club

Pizza of the Month Club


When the troops clamor for pizza, nothing satisfies their hunger like a delicious specialty pie from The Pizza of the Month Club. From the moment you pop it into the oven and the baking begins, everybody knows: this is going to be one incredible pizza!

Chances are you've never had pizzas like these before. Each is an authentic gourmet pizza, handmade for you by a noted Chicago pizza chef with a creative soul. Every pie is a masterpiece, made with all-natural fresh toppings and premium ingredients. Whether you serve your pizza of the month for dinner or to quiet a hungry crowd, it's always a special occasion.

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