Category Archives: Bad Housekeeping

Speculoos cookie butter cups: now a thing?!

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Speculoos Cookie Butter Cups

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Speculoos Cookie Butter Cups


Sure, Trader Joe’s on a holiday weekend will be difficult, but I owe it to the world to check this product out and make sure it’s safe for the people I care about to consume. Yes. That’s it.

And what of the mud pies?

The problem with the concept of “clean” food is that the imagery is all wrong. You’re saying that other food is “dirty,” but supposed “clean” foods are closer to having been dirt-encrusted plants.

Tangentially, I miss my garden.

Tangentially, I miss my garden.

I ate a salad on May 17, 2012. Evidently.

This is a salad.

I’m cleaning out my drafts for the blog. I have absolutely no idea why I took a picture of it and saved it as a draft. But it was a pretty enough salad. So here it is.


My (half) day at Rhinebeck

I really love going to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, but I’m usually done after a few hours. Maybe if I were taking a class or in a competition or exhibiting animals, I’d put more time in, but I after I walk all of the vendor halls and pet a few sheep, I’m done.

I picked up some yarn for hats and a couple of patterns, but nothing else really spoke to me. I got a lot of excellent ideas and ate some apple crisp, and got to look at the stunning leaves in the Hudson Valley now. Oddly, I didn’t run into anyone I knew outside of the llama barn.