Archive for the ‘food stuffs’ Category


Posted: 16th December 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s Pie: cherry-cheese The crust was the more conventional half butter/half lard (apparently, the peanut oil variation had mixed results, depending on the filling the crust enveloped). The crust was perfect, as expected. The cherries that topped the pie were store-bought; a variety from Chile. They were enormous. It was very impressive in appearance… the […]

Fun With Still Life

Posted: 15th December 2011 by affehaus in design, food stuffs, humor

Artist Terry Border takes mundane objects and shows us that even inanimate objects can have nightmares and anxieties. Thanks, Terry!  It’s good to know that I might be putting my breakfast out of it’s misery (even though I’m now terrified of my lunch). more after the jump…


Posted: 9th December 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

jaded monkey is currently on location in Florida doing some important research/recreation. In the meantime, She Who Shall Not Be Named is the official Pie-day correspondent. And, so… without further preamble: Today’s pie: lemon meringue Crust had peanut oil, rather than the traditional lard shortening. The crust with peanut oil was actually good– good flavor […]


Posted: 2nd December 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s pie: pear crumb with caramel sauce The crust was light and flaky, and had a fine flavor.  The ‘wall’ portion of the crust, when the pie was cut into pieces, did have a tendency to fall away from the pie, however.  Not sure what caused that. The pears in the filling came from the […]

Being the generous person that Lucy is, she brought for me a coffee after she’d stopped at the local Starbucks. I’m not a regular patron myself, but I do enjoy a tasty latte. However, I couldn’t help but notice one of the images they’ve chosen to use in decorating their holiday cups.


Posted: 26th November 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s piefecta: Pumpkin Cherry Mincemeats In honor of the holiday, the Pie Master graced us with an abundance of irrational ratios. Each of the crusts were exercises in perfection; they exhibited a structural soundness that was paradoxical when confronted with the tender and flaky nature of the pastry component. Each slice of pie did pass […]

The pork mongers at J&D’s– those fine folks that brought us Bacon salt, Baconnaise, and Baconpop[corn]– are now branching out into the prestigious field of lubricants. Bacon Lube. That is, a personal lubricant that is bacon scented and, so it appears, flavored. Not, as one might imagine, an unguent for silencing squeaky shoats. So, yeah… […]


Posted: 18th November 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s pie: eye-talian The Pie Master was otherwise engaged, so Spawn of Pie Master stepped up and worked her own personal brand of magic. The pizzas were barbeque chicken with smoked gouda (one with evil, one sans), and sundried tomato with roasted garlic… and they tasted every bit of gourmet as they appear and sound. […]

When Chilies Attack

Posted: 17th November 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs

HP22B is a Pepper. And he means to do you harm. A North Carolina man by the name of Ed Currie is genetically crafting peppers in an effort to build the hottest chili strand in the world. He is currently in possession of the aforementioned HP22B, which has, according to one authority, 1.5 million Scoville […]


Posted: 11th November 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s Pie: piña colada The crust was firm, but tasty– a condition that I’ve come to anticipate with the cold-assembled pies. It had a very nice flavor, but a peculiar sort of density not common to the conventionally baked (convection-ally baked?) pies. Still… it was a fine crust, and I enjoyed every stroke of mastication, […]