Sunday, August 30, 2009
One of the other items I got at the British Grocer was the Pascall Coconut Mushrooms. I gave some to my friend, Sophie, and she agrees with me that they are delicious. The Coconut Mushrooms are basically something sweet dipped into chocolate with coconut shavings. It has a strangely amazing taste. It tastes like coconut at first, giving it a tropical flare, then starts to taste creamy and chocolate-y. If you love coconut, this is a must try candy, but if coconuts are not your favorite, then maybe you should skip these strangely awesome mushrooms.
What are potato chips called in Britain? They are called crisps! My favorite crisps flavors are Cheese&Onion, Smoky Bacon, and Roast Chicken. Although Walkers does make Cheese&Onion crisps, I prefer Tayto's Cheese&Onion crisps. Both Roast Chicken and Smoky Bacon are delicious! If you could only try just one, you should get Cheese&Onion(unless you hate cheese or onions).
I enjoyed traditional English breakfasts daily and a traditional breakfast that always included bangers! Bangers are a lot like sausages! Obviously, I had to get some when I visited the Grocer.
During the weekend my dad and I made an English style breakfast that included beans, eggs, and of course bangers. If you want to make the full breakfast, add some toast with jam and some hot tea with some milk in it. That will definitely be a delicious breakfast. RJ Balson&Son make wonderful bangers that are great for any time.
Not only did the British Grocer have British goods, but also Scottish goods! Awesomeness! I got myself a bar of Clotted Cream Fudge to snack on. The only problem is I did not know how sweet it would be, so I was shocked to find it to be incredibly sweet and tasted like caramel. Everyone I knew of including my friend, Breanne, agreed with me that one chunk was plenty. After one chunk, it just got way too sweet! The good news is that it will last a long time. There are six sections in each bar and two bars in each package. So that means that you can have it twelve times! It's really good though.
Recipe Using Clotted Cream Fudge:
Microwave one chunk of fudge for every two scoops of vanilla ice cream until gooey. Then mix it in the ice cream to create little streaks of fudge. After it's mixed together, stick it back in the freezer to freeze. Then scoop it out again to make new scoops of ice cream. Put a tiny bit of cinnamon on top. It tastes extremely decadent!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
-Ponyo is an animated film about a goldfish who wants to become human, but her dad does not want her to become human. It looks like a really cute Disney film, but it has a high potential for being lame or cheesy.
-Harry Potter is a movie based on the sixth book in the Harry Potter series. Everyone knows Harry is a famous wizard and has to defeat Valdemort. BLAH BLAH BLAH! I do not need to go on because we all know what Harry Potter is right? Right.
We all know that Harry Potter has just come into IMAX, so it must be more fun in IMAX right? So should we see Ponyo, which is not is IMAX, or Harry Potter, which is in IMAX?
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
On July 29th, I went to a Jack's Mannequin concert. I have been a fan of the lead singer, Andrew McMahon, for around three years now and have been dying to see him live for three years. Three years may not seem that long to you, but considering the fact that I had no interest in music until around three in a half years ago, it is a long time. So obviously this concert being the first time I saw Andrew live, it was a huge
deal to me. Vedara opened for Jack's Mannequin who opened for The Fray.
Here is a list of what he played:
-Dark Blue (Everybody screamed when he played this one!)
-La La Lie (He told everyone that they had to dance during this song! Andrew danced to it too!)
-The Mixed Tape (The crowd loved this one!)
-Bloodshot (Andrew jumped into the audience during this song!)
-Watch the Sky (Originally a Something Corporate song, which was Andrew's first band.)
-American Girl (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
I loved every moment of the concert. My favorite part? When Andrew danced around geekily to La La Lie. I loved every geektastic moment of it. I did not stay for The Fray because I am not a fan of them, so I can not tell you about their concert. My brother did say that he thought The Fray put on a wonderful show.
Top Picture: Andrew dancing to La La Lie. The person's head is covering some of Andrew. Sorry!
Bottom Picture: Andrew playing Dark Blue.
Monday, August 10, 2009
This is my first time blogging and I thought I should just let you know what this blog is all about. On this blog, you can find everything from music to cute things to just about anything going on in my life. This blog is random, happy, and hopefully entertaining~! Oh yeah, please check out www.tasteslikemyelbow.com
I hope you do enjoy this blog.