Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Stuff

Recently I've been trying various new products ...perhaps a few will intrigue you, too.

I bought these because I thought they would be "healthy snacking" - Trader Joe's Savory Thin Mini-Edamame Crackers.  They are good and they're excellent with a container of "pub cheese."  They're about an inch wide and sturdy enough to drag through cheese without breaking.  You can eat 38 of them for only 120 calories.

'Way off the beaten track -- Hawaiian Kettle-Style Mango Habanero potato chips.  I like "hot" and habaneros are.  Normally, a mix of sweet and hot and salt would spell "bliss" but these are too far on the hot side to give a balanced taste.  Still they will perk up something bland like a chicken salad sandwich.

Years ago, Trader Joe used to sell Udderly Smooth udder cream.  Yes, a product made specifically for a cow's udder  that's used to soften and smooth human skin.  Apparently one of those serendipitous accidents where someone  used it on their hands and discovered that this cream works on humans, too.  Trader Joe doesn't sell it anymore, but RiteAid does.  Not in the familiar black and white jar, but in a tube.

Richie made this for dinner last night.  I didn't particularly like it, but you might.

1 lb. small carrots, peeled
1 teas. sugar
1 T butter
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup olives
2 T capers
2 teas. fresh chives

Put the carrots, sugar, butter and water and cook covered at high heat until the water is gone and the carrots are tender.  Add the olives and capers and heat for a minute.  Toss with chives and serve.

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