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Comment Archives: Stories: Food: Object of Desire

Re: “The secret to the perfect summer drink is the copper cup

WE have had a "Methode Champinoise" version of the Moscow Mule simply called "The Mule" for a couple years now. People love it. Naturally sparkling in a bottle :) See it at middleridge.com

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Posted by Chris Johnston on 07/27/2014 at 1:10 AM

Re: “The secret to the perfect summer drink is the copper cup

It's funny that I've seen a couple of sources say that the copper mug "helps keep the mule super cold". In fact, copper has a very high thermal conductivity... meaning it is not a good thermal insulator. The copper mug will feel very cold to the touch, because the heat from your hand is flying into your drink at an amazing rate. Copper is actually horrible at keeping your drink cold and glass is far superior. But 'tis all in the touch of the cup holder who perceives it as being 'colder'.

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Posted by Rory Finneren on 01/30/2014 at 1:53 PM

Re: “The secret to the perfect summer drink is the copper cup

I really like having Moscow Mule with Copper Mug especially in summer ,It can keep your drink awfully cool and add fresh taste.So a good copper mug is needed and i find some other recipes about Moscow Mule in gomoscowmule.com. It wroth a try ,very kicky.

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Posted by Moscow Mule on 01/03/2014 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Salt 'n' pepper: Shake it from a pea, or a turkey

I read the first few lines and had a sense of "Deja Vu" until I saw at the bottom that my web site www.pepper-passion.com was listed as a source. Thank You for the mention.

Salt & Pepper shakers can be whimsical and cute. Unfortunaltely, you will never experience the true pepper taste if you only used pre-ground pepper from a shaker. If you want to enjoy gourmet pepper the only way to do so is to use freshly ground pepper from a mill.

Posted by Bruce Morgan on 04/03/2013 at 7:01 PM

Re: “A number, a letter, and music from a 1950s tabletop diner jukebox

Lovely article..very nostalgic!

Posted by Dawn Metzler DeRose on 02/06/2013 at 8:27 PM

Re: “A number, a letter, and music from a 1950s tabletop diner jukebox

Great story Victoria! I like how you shared this experience, that still stays with us :)

Posted by Tyler Mahoney on 02/06/2013 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Free Inside!: The treasures inside the cereal box

Has anyone ever thought of recovering the artwork that was to be found INSIDE those cereal boxes? I am referring to those drawings that often accompanied a coupon that was on the inside walls of the boxes.

I recall seeing them on/inside Kellogg,s and Shredded Wheat Boxes in the mid-to-late 60'S.

And while I'm waxing poetic about breakfast cereal, how about Variety Paks (Post, I think) that were designed to be cut open and act as a bowl?

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Posted by Mr H on 02/04/2013 at 6:35 PM

Re: “The irresistible allure of microwave ovens

"She was built like a Buick Special..."

My '64 Special ran good, even after it caught fire, which is more than I can say for our microwave.

Posted by VirgilCane on 12/28/2012 at 4:38 PM

Re: “The irresistible allure of microwave ovens

I remember us all gathering around my mother's massive, first-on-the-block Radarange and watching cupcakes balloon in seconds. Those quivering rays managed to weaken and make smashable her allegedly unbreakable Corelleware. Good times.

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Posted by Jill Warren Lucas on 12/27/2012 at 10:23 AM

Re: “The irresistible allure of microwave ovens

"Microwave cooking is not natural, nor healthy, and is far more dangerous to the human body than anyone could imagine. However, the microwave oven manufacturers, Washington City politics, and plain old human nature are suppressing the facts and evidence. Because of this, people are continuing to microwave their food - in blissful ignorance - without knowing the effects and danger of doing so."

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/health-…

I can reheat more evenly or cook a fresh meal faster and healthier with my induction cook-top than anybody with a microwave oven.

Oh ... I wished the INDY were independent.

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Posted by SpeakOut on 12/27/2012 at 8:02 AM

Re: “A Texas export, Blue Bell Ice Cream arrives in the Triangle

Such a shame that the greatest name in ice cream has fallen so very low: trying to make it with CORN SYRUP instead of sugar like in Texas when I was growing up there. They must have been bought out and degraded by some big conglomerate! Texans everywhere who've been boasting for years about the high quality of the stuff from the little creamery in Brenham are now seriously embarrassed!! First the outsiders buy and destroy the original Lone Star beer, and now they've killed true Texas ice cream. I guess we'll all continue to remember the Alamo, and we'll remember Blue Bell but we just won't ever buy it again!

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Posted by r2ichard on 12/06/2012 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Free Inside!: The treasures inside the cereal box

I always found that dilating the box by pressing in on the short sides made the toy labor and delivery easier. Sticking your tongue out the right corner of your mouth (left corner for southpaws) and rotating the eyeballs upward as far as possible (not the head, just the eyes -- it comes with practice) were also helpful.

Can it really be that the current generation knows nothing of this? Then again, who'd buy a cereal with a Justin Bieber record on the box?

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Posted by Mojo on 09/06/2012 at 9:05 AM

Re: “A Texas export, Blue Bell Ice Cream arrives in the Triangle

You go, Christina! For such a folksy company, Blue Bell's website is sure secretive. The links for who they are don't mention any people, and the history link is disabled! I finally dredged up a customer comment form, where I made our complaint and got no reply. Later I resent it as a letter (there's no edress), which still hasn't been answered. Just who are these people?

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Posted by thrasher on 07/10/2012 at 4:01 PM

Re: “A Texas export, Blue Bell Ice Cream arrives in the Triangle

Born a raised in Texas, still live here and now refuse to buy Blue Bell anymore. Instead of sugar, they use high fructose corn syrup. Sad. It is NOT the original recipe. I choose, instead, a brand that uses the basic recipe. Look at Häagen-Dazs vanilla...BASIC ingredients...Cream, Skim Milk, Sugar, Egg Yolks, Natural Vanilla...SIMPLE. Blue Bell's: Milk, Cream, Sugar, Milk Skim, Corn Syrup High Fructose, Corn Syrup, Flavor(s) Natural and Artificial Vanilla, Cellulose Gum, Vegetable(s) Gum (Guar Gum, Carrageenan, Carob Bean Gum), Salt, Annatto Color. First of all, why do you have to have sugar AND HFCS???? How is this the "best" ingredients anyone can find? Give me Häagen-Dazs any day over Blue Bell or I'll just make it myself!

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Posted by Christina Conner Peterson on 07/10/2012 at 9:45 AM

Re: “The rise and fall of the Easy-Bake Oven

Today i purchased the new easy bake oven, this afternoon its going back to Target! This new version stinks!! I had an easy bake in 1985 and lemme tell ya we baked everything from dirt colored chocolate cake to actual dirt cakes and they were yummy... All this while making our own perfume with the perfume factory (i cant recall the official name of that toy) we wore Jordache jeans and Franky say relax t-shirts. I miss drinking from a water hose and leaving the house at day break returning at dusk all this with bare feet and no sun screen. Todays kids rarely go outside, my children are pasty and "bored" god i loved the 80's i wish my kids could live in that time, i fear they'll grow up bitchy, constipated suffering from carpal tunnel... Thanks x-box

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Posted by Dana Chargois on 06/03/2012 at 1:11 PM

Re: “The rise and fall of the Easy-Bake Oven

Loved this article!!! I was one of those lucky girls to "bake my first fake cake" and I wouldn't trade those memories for anything! Thanks for reminding me of better times! Oh? By the way what happened to the Spiro-Graph??
P. Kohler in Tucson

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Posted by Paula Kohler on 05/31/2012 at 4:02 PM

Re: “The rise and fall of the Easy-Bake Oven

Forget cake. The real question is, could you make your Shrinky-Dinks in it??
Great piece, Lisa!

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Posted by Jane Hobson Snyder on 05/24/2012 at 10:10 AM

Re: “The rise and fall of the Easy-Bake Oven

Shout out to all my former Toughskins-wearing friends! And those that had a Spiro-graph.

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Posted by Simon Mulverhill on 05/23/2012 at 4:08 PM

Re: “A Texas export, Blue Bell Ice Cream arrives in the Triangle

Yes, Blue Bell is just as good as cracked up, but hasn't anyone noticed that--at Walmart, at least--it is loaded with h***f***c***s*** (high fructose corn syrup)? This stuff is a GM product and seriously bad for adults and children, causing early-onset diabetes and a sort of addiction in kids. (Now that all agribis corn is GM, so is regular corn syrup, also in Blue Bell--ubiquitous, in fact.)
Sorry, I'm not always a party-pooper.

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Posted by thrasher on 05/03/2012 at 1:35 PM

Re: “A Texas export, Blue Bell Ice Cream arrives in the Triangle

this made my day. I just moved to NC from Dallas (where I was born!) a few months ago with my husband. I grossly underestimated how much I would miss TX and how excited I would get seeing Texas license plates on the road! LOVE me some BB!!

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Posted by Lindsey Wyatt Dumont on 04/19/2012 at 9:11 AM

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