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Marzipops Marzipan, For The Holidays!

marzipops photo by gail worley
Above Photo By Gail. All Other Images Courtesy of Marzipops

Do you like marzipan? I sure do. For me, just one bite of this sweet, almost exotically delicious treat says “It’s Christmastime!” more than any other holiday food. Made with a base of ground almonds, sugar and egg whites, it’s one of those polarizing things that people either love madly or just do not ‘get.’ If you don’t even know what Marzipan is, this post will tell you all you need to know about a marvelous thing that you should familiarize yourself with sooner rather than later. Tis the season, after all. Continue reading Marzipops Marzipan, For The Holidays!

Pink Thing of the Day: JoJo Siwa Breakfast Cereal

jojo siwa breakfast cereal photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

JoJo Siwa is a 19-year old singer/dancer who dresses like she’s 10. She also makes $2 million a year doing YouTube videos and has her own breakfast cereal.  Yes, I just typed that. JoJo’s cereal is officially called Strawberry Bop and, as you can see by the photo on the box, it is (mostly) Pink. The crunchy, corn-puff-based cereal reportedly has a flavor similar to the  Strawberry Shortcake Cereal. There are also reports that eating it will turn your poop pink. TMI.

jojo siwa breakfast cereal photo by gail worley

Photographed in the Lot Less Closeout Store on West 14th Street, NYC

Product Review: Oryx Desert Salt

oryx desert salt and pepper boxes photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail (Except Where Noted)

It’s a fact: salt is the smallest ingredient in any meal, and yet it makes the biggest difference. Don’t get me started on how cooking rice and pasta in boiling salted water completely transforms the finished product. Even in baking, a pinch of salt significantly enhances the flavor of ingredients like chocolate. While most prepared foods certainly don’t need any added salt, much of what we cook from scratch would be rather tasteless without it. The thing is, not all salt is created equal.

There are different kinds of salt to choose from — Himalayan salt, Sea salt, regular Table salt —  but I was unfamiliar with Desert Salt until being introduced to Oryx Desert Salt at this years Summer Fancy Find Show. Oryx Desert Salt boasts an impressive list of benefits, not only in taste but in sustainability — which is important. They offered to send me a sample so that I could taste the difference for myself, and soon I received the following:

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Restaurant Review: Get Your Effin’ Breakfast at Effin Egg

effin egg welcome sign photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

Do you remember the first time you heard the brand name Effen Vodka, and how it made you giggle and make adolescent jokes? While Effen, appropriately, means ‘smooth’ in Dutch, a new breakfast place in the Flatiron neighborhood, Effin Egg is all about getting some effin’ eggs, man! We are officially here for the eggs and the jokes, because Effin Egg — which celebrated its grand opening on September 8th  — is serving up a wide variety of  tasty breakfast treats with a side of hilarious snark. Win win!
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Product Review: Pumpkin Spice Whipped Honey from Savannah Bee Company

savannah bee company display photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

Did you know that September is National Honey Month? This is a fact, and it’s also almost October (I know, right?) which means that Pumpkin Spice Season is nearly upon us. What a perfect time then to tell you about my latest outrageous discovery: Whipped Honey with Pumpkin Spice from Savannah Bee Company. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that this stuff is mind blowing. Continue reading Product Review: Pumpkin Spice Whipped Honey from Savannah Bee Company