Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mini Pickles

I love pickles. Sometimes I have cravings for pickles (I am not nor have ever been pregnant). I order burgers with only mustard and pickles. I sometimes snack on a bowl of dill pickle chips doused in mustard. So why is it that before today I never knew these itty bitty pickles existed? I buy the small jar of sour pickles at the grocery store - but even those are like 3-4 times as big as these.

Those are olives next to them! Sometimes I hate being uncultured. I bet fancy people grew up knowing all about these mini pickles, also known as cornichons.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy New Year from The Comida Blog

I know this is late, and posting has been light, but The Comida Blog wants to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  We are unsure if anyone besides the actual bloggers even read the site, but if anyone else is reading we thank you.  We all have full-time jobs that we probably hate (I know I do), so we don't have as many posts as we would like.  If anyone else is reading let us know in the comments.

For now here is a picture of something from HEB I did not buy.

Monday, January 10, 2011

I Heart Starbuck(s)

As nerdy as I am when it comes to TV, you'd think I'd have been addicted to the updated Battlestar Galactica when it came on the then SciFi channel (now SyFy in case people couldn't handle 5 letters). But I didn't. So at the end of 2010 I finally started and finished it. What can I say? It was really enjoyable, I poured through the 4.5 seasons and cried when appropriate, laughed when Apollo had a random hooker girlfriend and was sad that Helo had a shirt on so much. It won't replace Lost or Arrested Development at the top of my TV list, but I would watch it again and recommend it to my fellow tv nerds.

So, back to the comida part of Comidablog. I am addicted to coffee (yes this seems disjointed but I'm getting there). Everyday I drive past Starbucks to work and get a grande nonfat latte. With my budget, this is not a good idea. With my waistline, again, not a good idea. When I drink the first sip of my morning latte I seriously smile and say out loud (in my office), "Ahhhh, coffee." It is my favorite.

This goes back to Battlestar Galactica because somewhere between the first and second episodes of BSG I developed a huge girl-crush on Kara Thrace, callsign, Starbuck.

Only one is the harbinger of death....and *spoiler alert* it isn't Kara.

Sip and Savor

Hey Austinites,

There's a new event coming up beginning next week: Sip & Savor. It's kinda like restaurant week but some places have drinks. I'm always up for a good deal so I thought I'd share.

I'm excited cause El Arbol is participating and I've been wanting to try it - mostly cause there's a tree in the middle of the restaurant (but I hear the food is good too).

And since this post didn't have any exciting pictures, here's one for your enjoyment:

Isn't he adorable?