Archive for April, 2008

Mayo: 1,000 and 1 ways we Love it!

Posted in Portland with tags on April 27, 2008 by Donna Arriaga

Okay, so 5 ways we love it:

  1. Slathered all over high-carb goodness. Mayo makes any sandwich complete. (Unless, of course, you prefer smashed potato chips shoved into your sandwich. In which case, add them if you must, but I advise using a triple dose of mayo. Think mortar.)
  2. We even love it warm. We slather that thick lusciousness all over char-hot burgers. With one bite, warm, gooey, egg and oil based goodness slides all the way down to the depths of your gut. (Got a craving for a big, hot, messy burger in PDX? Go check out the Monty burger @ Monty’s Tavern. Warning: bring Wet Ones. Better yet, just shower afterwards.)
  3. We love that Mayo + Macaroni = Salad. No leafy greens needed. In fact, no vegetables required at all. Ah, but you want color you say… The white creamy mayo and elbow macaroni just don’t have that certain visual appeal? Solution: add one handful of frozen peas. Voilà.
  4. Mayo + (more) Eggs = Salad. Egg salad deconstructed: egg yolks, lots of oil, more eggs, a few crunchy things (usually celery), and a bit of dill and/or chives if you’re feeling creative. If you’re Martha Stewart, your egg salad recipe will include Madras curry powder and radiccio or arugula.
  5. Mayo makes for very disgusting eating contests. Warning: it does get pretty bad. Don’t even think about pressing play if you’re the queasy type.

Me yO My Oh Mayo!

Posted in Portland with tags , , on April 14, 2008 by Donna Arriaga

You say “Mayo”
I say “Seafood”

You say, “What?! ¿You out of your F*%#ing mind?!”

Then you remember all those tuna fish sandwiches you had when you were a kid. Those sandwiches that no one dared bring to school unless the sammich was shoved into a lunch box along with a couple of ice packs. But come on… we both know there were those kids who approached the lunchroom table with a brown paper bag full of soggy bread, tuna fish and lukewarm mayo. ugggg.

Welcome to today, my friend. Because today you can wrap your paws around a fist full of room temperature mayo and seafood with out the slight annoyance of, oh, bacterial food poisoning.

Enter… Thai Seafood Mayo Potato Chips (found in Hua Hin, Thailand)

Lays -- Seafood Mayo


Italian Campari Ad

Posted in Portland with tags , , on April 10, 2008 by Donna Arriaga

No words suffice to describe this find. Okay, maybe one. Errotic.
It’s an Italian Campari Ad I found through Damiano Vukotic’s blog

Please Boil 1 – 12oz. Can 7-Up

Posted in Portland with tags , on April 8, 2008 by Donna Arriaga

Ever been pressed to come up with a salad recipe for a last-minute potluck invitation? No problemo! …so long as you have a trusty little box of J-E-L-L-O on hand.

Just rummage through your pantry and/or fridge and grab the first 2 – 5 items you see. Set these delectable ingredients to the side. Then, boil 3/4 to 1 cup of any – yes, any – consumable liquid you have on hand. Combine all ingredients, stir and refrigerate to set.

This handy-dandy little tip is brought to you after an intensive survey of some very fine salad recipes. The most creative of which, was…

Jello-Ice Cream Salad (creative use of punctuation, ehe?)

  • 3 (3 oz.) pkg. lime Jello
  • 2 (12 oz.) cans 7-Up
  • 1/2 gal. vanilla ice cream

Boil 7-Up and add Jello to dissolve. Then Add ice cream; blend well. Refrigerate to set.

Ah, but my favorite part of this recipe was the tag line: “Try it–you will like it.

green eggs and ham

For the life of me, all I could think about was Green Eggs and Ham

“You do not like them.
So you say.
Try them! Try them!
And you may.
Try them and you may, I say.”

As for myself, I still have not tried Jello-Ice Cream Salad. Just can’t get past the boiled 7-Up. Oh yeah, and there’s the whole part about intentionally melting your ice cream.