Friday, January 25, 2008

African Red Bush ('nuff said)

Last weekend, after leaving brunch Koover, my sis and I decided to stop in for a Tazo tea at Starbucks. I was overwhelmed by the selection of flavors and while Koover had his staple Ginger Green Tea and my sis went for what she knew- “Awake” which was a standard black tea, I sorted through the packets looking for one to call out to me. And man did that happen.

Sometimes I’m a little out of it- so when I came across this blended flavored tea, I asked Koover how’s African Red Bush? The barista chimed in- it’s pretty good and I replied, “Oh, this sounds interesting. I’ll go with the African Red Bush.” At that very moment, I realized the name was well..interesting…and turned bright red. My sis and Koovs being the mature adults that they are burst out laughing and ran to go put sugars in their tea leaving me awkwardly giggling with the barista. The thirty seconds I waited for my tea seemed like the longest half a minute that I couldn’t stop laughing and soon enough tears were streaming down my cheeks. I couldn’t stop and the three of us were contagious. We finally put a halt to the laughing when we got outside but then Koover had to reiterate, “African Red Bush? Ohh.. how interesting!” Great laugh but I’ve had better tea.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

High Mercury in Tuna...Noooooooooooooo

This is some of the most disappointing news ever!! Tuna is by far my favorite type of sushi and I def eat 6 pieces a week!! Please check out this article.

Not to mention the samples were from some of the best Sushi restaurants and some of my personal favs including Blue Ribbon Sushi and Sushi Seki.

From the article:"Tuna samples from the Manhattan restaurants Nobu Next Door, Sushi Seki, Sushi of Gari and Blue Ribbon Sushi and the food store Gourmet Garage all had mercury above one part per million, the “action level” at which the F.D.A. can take food off the market. (The F.D.A. has rarely, if ever, taken any tuna off the market.) The highest mercury concentration, 1.4 parts per million, was found in tuna from Blue Ribbon Sushi. The lowest, 0.10, was bought at Fairway."