Thursday, May 17, 2007

makes my jaw clench

Today I had a disproportionate cringe-type response when I heard a customer say the following to her friend, "I'm gonna go cop a squat and check out these books." I've heard the phrase 'cop a squat' before, but I had no idea how much I hated it until today. Perhaps it has something to do with the word squat, which has that unpleasant, Carlin-esque awht sound to it. ick.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

salty caramel, you rock my world

i've been in ohio the past few days and while there, i discovered that jeni's ice cream has a location in grandview that I happened upon on saturday afternoon. oh jeni's. so delicious, so unique. some of you may recall that planbreaker has a thing for jeni's also. she usually stops there on her way back and forth between illinois and nyc. so salty caramel with toasted almonds, butterscotch with cocoa nibs and queen city cayenne were my flavors of choice. i couldn't eat them slowly enough though and too quickly they were only a delicious memory in my mouth. *sigh*

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

melty, sweet vanilla bean-y goodness

Just had my tastebuds blown by the vanilla bean dome cookies at City Bakery. I work in the neighborhood and have staved off my desire to go there multiple times a week. But today I gave in and at 3 for a dollar, they are by far the cheapest, most delicious way to satisfy a sweet tooth. With a super short dough, they practically dissolved in my mouth. Does anyone have the recipe? Also, what else comes highly recommended there? I've had the vegan cookies they make over at Build a Green Bakery on the east side and they are surprising delicious.
What about the full fat, full butter bovine-y goods?