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April 2011

Fun Fact Friday

Meringue Image via Tony Chachere

It’s that time of the week again! Here’s your fun fact for this Friday:

Meringue hates humidity.  If you’re trying to whip up some egg whites during a downpour, consider yourself warned! If you’re super serious about your meringue, consider purchasing a de-humidifier (I have not yet done this myself)

Veggie Resolution #5: Guacamole

Cooking / Eating In

Ooookay, so I know avocado is technically a fruit, not a veggie – but considering I’ve stalled on Veggie Resolution #5 (and that included the disappointing Baba Ganoush), let’s not get too technical here.

Guacamole is one of those easy-to-make, highly customizable dishes.  I looooove avocados like crazy, so naturally guacamole is a major WIN! for me.  Even though you don’t technically need a guacamole recipe, I wanted to give David Lebovitz‘s version a try.

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American: Exchange Bar & Grill

Eating Out

The day has come – Exchange Bar & Grill has the dubious honor of receiving the first 1 Apple review.  I really wanted to like this place – they use a real “drink market” concept, where drink prices fluctuate based on supply and demand (i.e. how many people order a particular drink).  The business nerd in me was super-excited to witness this in real time!  Unfortunately, the rest of the Bar & Grill was a bit disappointing…
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Fun Fact Friday

Garlic Image via Live to Eat

Happy Friday!  Yay, we made it!  I’m kicking off the weekend with a new series.  Every Friday I’ll post a little fun fact or tidbit that will (usually) be food related.  You may know some of these facts, but hopefully some of them will be new to you!  So let’s get started, shall we?

To get rid of the stinky smell on your hands after handling garlic or onions, rub your fingers against stainless steel under running water (your kitchen sink or a spoon could work).  The smell will come right off!

Have you tried this before?  I use this tip all the time – it really works!