Hello! How was your March?
I've missed Food Lush and my little corner of the internet here, and I'm glad we're back. I do confess though that, like anything, it was nice to have a little break. March somehow both took forever and seemed to fly by. How does it do that? It's been doing that all year. And last year. And the year before that, I think. I don't know if it's me, or if it's just part of getting older but lately, especially, life seems to feel like it's furiously on fast forward, yet also terribly slow. It's like looking out a car window, where nothing in the distance looks like it's moving terribly fast, but look down and you'll see the road and trees whipping by at a dizzying pace.
Many of you who read here know me outside Food Lush and so you'll likely also know that I've been battling some sinus issues since January, which doesn't help, well it doesn't help anything really, but especially not the passage of time. I'm about to finish up my third round of antibiotics inas many months, and while I've spent a lot of time stuck on the Hamster Wheel of Despair I've also learned some things along the way.
First of all, one gains a lot of insight and wisdom about one's OnDemand cable offerings when one spends an inordinate amount of time riding one's couch. I've learned that even though most big movie titles seem to come to OnDemand on Tuesdays, Verizon also updates their offerings on a continual basis. After a while in the number one spot, The Muppets was finally knocked down by the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. If anyone would like a review of either of those movies let me know. I can also help you with 50/50, The Descendents, Hugo, Puss in Boots, Tower Heist, and a few others. Cliff's Notes: Don't bother with the last two.
Eventually I'd spent so much time in there that I'd memorized the OnDemand audio preview loop. One evening found me yet again listening to Jason Segal and Kermit discuss the plot of the Muppet movie as I listlessly paged through the offerings for the millionth time. I couldn't quite bring myself to give Young Adult a try, though I've heard good things, and I had to wait to watch Ides of March with Zach (who was feeling quite fine, thank you, and thus was out still enjoying some semblance of a social life). I stumbled across Game of Thrones season one on HBO and figured I'd give it a shot.
Aaaaand two days later I'd finished it up just in time for the season two premiere.
If you've made it this far into the post expecting me to talk about mangos, congratulations and thanks. Game of Thrones is one of the most exciting things that's happened to me in the past couple of weeks so I'm sure you understand me spending three paragraphs on it. The other most exciting thing to happen to me lately is champagne mangos.
Here is the second thing I've learned: The thing about ravaging your body with antibiotics is that one quickly finds out, in addition to current movie selections, that one would be wise to load up on probiotics. I'm not a big dairy fan, and I particularly dislike yogurt. However. It turns out that when we're talking about frozen yogurt smothered in champagne mangos, I can it eat it all day.
Do you know what sometimes happens when you write for Food Lush and you need a picture of champagne mangos after you've discussed OnDemand offerings for three paragraphs? You do a google image search and find the most perfect picture, click on the link....and land at this Food Lush article that the fabulous Elissa wrote almost exactly a year ago.
Elissa sums up these little gems nicely:
1) Their pits are smaller than a regular mango so you get a little more bang for your buck. (My local Whole Foods has them for $1 each).
2) Their flesh is creamier and not as stringy as a regular mango. They are velvety smooth and so delicious.
3) Like Elissa, we also bought a case of them. Then we ate that case and bought another one.
1) Eat champagne mangos.
2) Watch Game of Thrones.
3) Do not get sick ever but especially do not get a recurring infection because those suck.
I've missed you guys!
What interesting things have you learned lately? Any current food or tv obsessions?