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KFC introduces the chicken corsage

- April 13th, 2014

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It’s prom season again and if your prom date is not into flowers, how about a fried chicken corsage?

The fast food giant recently posted a video on its website and YouTube channel, introducing a new product:

As silly as the idea sounds, the chicken corsage is legit.

The chain is partnering with Nanz & Kraft, a florist based in Louisville, Ky., to create these limited-edition creations.

For $20 US , the corsage kit includes a corsage made of baby’s breath flowers and a $5 KFC gift card for you to buy a drumstick.

Something this “finger lickin’ good” calls for the Chicken Dance.

Blue balls of ice cream

- April 11th, 2014
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Ice cream with … Viagra? (Photo: lickmeimdelicious.com)

A British ice cream maker has created The Arousal – a blue ice cream that has Viagra in it.

The company says they were asked to make it for an unnamed A-list celebrity for a party they were having.

“We can’t say much about it, but I am allowed to say that they were very happy with the end result,” Charlie Francis wrote on the company’s blog.

Each blue ball of ice cream had 25 mgs of Viagra – the lowest dose available – and was flavoured with champagne.

Easy weeknight meal: Macadamia crusted halibut

- April 8th, 2014

I gained more weight this winter than ever before. These frigid temperatures kept me indoors and also kept me in front of the fridge most nights. Now that it’s spring and I’m wanting to wear my skirts and T-shirts, I am more motivated than ever to feel healthier and drop a bit of this “winter-weight.”

Instead of making drastic changes I’m bound to break, I am following three easy rules:

1. Don’t eat 3 hours before bedtime
2. Eat fish for dinner (most nights)
3. Eat a bowl of greens every day

So far, the plan has been working, as I’m feeling more energetic and a bit lighter as well. I wanted to share an easy and delicious fish recipe that I tried this past weekend, courtesy of the Shore Club restaurants (Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver). I substituted my fish for trout, since I like the texture a bit more than halibut. I also replaced the Beurre Blanc, or butter reduction sauce in the original recipe, with an easy side of asparagus and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Oh, and a dash of Sriracha.

This photo below is courtesy of Shore Club Ottawa. We got a little excited and ate our dinner, before I could Instagram it all. (Oops!)

Macadamia Crusted Halibut

Ingredients

  • 9oz portion of halibut (Skin off)
  • 2 oz Macadamia nuts (chopped or ground)
  • Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon

Instructions

Put your pan on the heat. Add oil and wait until you start to see it smoke a bit. Season both sides of the halibut, salt and pepper. Place the halibut in the pan “presentation side” down (not skin side) and sear until golden brown. Once seared on the presentation side, flip over and take out of the pan and place on baking sheet. Squeeze lemon over top of fish. Put fish into a 400 degree oven. Depending on size of portion and doneness you desire it should take only a few minutes. I place the fish in for 2 minutes or so, pull it out add your raw macadamia nuts on top of the fish and place back in the oven until nuts are golden brown.  Place halibut/trout on the plate and garnish as you like.

Ronald McDonald enjoys Taco Bell’s waffle taco

- March 27th, 2014

Ronald McDonald loves Taco Bell’s new waffle taco – just ask him.

Ok, maybe not that Ronald, but Taco Bell’s witty new ad bites on McDonald’s famous clown and their share of the breakfast market.

Taco Bell appears to have found a handful of real men named Ronald McDonald, and put a waffle taco in their hand.

And with a little clever editing, they stitch together this quote that I’m sure has McDonalds fuming.

While they look nothing like the giant, red-headed icon, the subtle poke at McDonalds is pretty funny.

Taco Bell launched the ad and their new breakfast menu in the U.S. Thursday, with the waffle taco as they key item.

The waffle is folded in half and stuffed with breakfast sausage or bacon (!), scrambled eggs and cheese. Of course, there is syrup on the side.

The internet greeted the waffle taco with both excitement and disgust following the menu announcement last month.

 

 

 

With Starbucks, McDonalds Subway and Tim Hortons all on the breakfast food bandwagon, it isn’t surprising that Taco Bell is getting onboard.

God knows how long it took to find all those Ronald McDonalds. At least there is some benefit to sharing a name with a fast-food clown character.

Dinner at Starbucks?

- March 24th, 2014
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Flatbread that is part of Starbucks’ new evening menu. (Photo: Starbucks.com)

Bacon-wrapped dates with balsamic glaze, truffle macaroni and cheese, Parmesan crusted chicken skewers and a chocolate fondue to top it off.

Add some wine and beer and it sounds like a wonderful menu for date night, right?

Would you change your mind if I told you all this food is part of a new evening menu from Starbucks?

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