Month: June 2008

Organic Bacon Treats

I have to be honest with you, readers. My roommate, Marianne, can be a little stingy with the treats. Sometimes I go to the office with her to help out, and for all my efforts I get, like, two treats the whole day. It’s pretty unfair, considering all the support I give her during the day. Fortunately, we have a co-worker named Christine (not the Kevin Bacon-hating Christine, that’s a whole other story.) Christine seems to really appreciate the work I do around here, and regularly invites me to help out in her office. She’s also plenty generous with...

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Roger Bacon – c1214-1294

Considered by some to be the first scientist, Roger Bacon was a Franciscan friar and English philosopher known for his emphasis on empirical research and experimentation. Bacon studied at Oxford at the tender age of 13, and later became an Oxford master, lecturing on the teachings of Aristotle. As with many famous Bacons, Friar Roger was criticized for his forward thinking and rebellion. He criticized not only his contemporaries within the Franciscan order, but the order itself, which landed him on house arrest. Bacon tidBits Bacon is sometimes credited with writing the Voynich Manuscript and Speculum Alchemiae. Bacon championed...

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Breakfast Cake

Wow. You have to go check out this amazing, step-by-step recipe/photo journal of a breakfast cake. At first sight, I wasn’t overly excited, because it just looks like cake. But you have to read through the whole process. This thing has every delicious breakfast ingredient imaginable: bacon, sausage, peppers, eggs, cheese, Bisquick, and country gravy for frosting. Freaking GENIUS. I kid you not, I will be making this recipe tomorrow morning. Except my country gravy will be made with bacon instead of sausage. Sausage gravy is tres inferieur. I can’t stop being in awe. I want this breakfast cake...

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Can you imagine a world with Toaster Bacon?

In 1962, Arnold Barach dared to dream of a bright future, a world filled with ultrasonic dishwashers, electronic teaching machines, and yes, toaster bacon. Of course! It’s genius! Pre-cooked bacon sealed in aluminum pouches that can be easily re-heated by merely popping them in your countertop toaster. Like a meaty version of a Pop-Tart In 1975: And the Changes to Come, Mr. Barach explores the many ways our world would change in just less than 15 years. This included kitchen innovations, some which were right on the money. Others, like the combo oven/freezer, didn’t make it so far. Some...

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The Bacon Shop

Internet, I love you. You let people do and say whatever they want, and you don’t judge them for it. If people want to shout their political views, you give them a soapbox to stand on. If they want to share their beautiful artwork, you provide them a virtual museum. And if they want to make t-shirts and accessories to proclaim their love of bacon, by gum you become a mega-mall of bounty. The CafePress Bacon Shop has an amazing array of bacon shirts, hats, onesies, panties, aprons, dog shirts, clocks…the list goes on and on. I had a...

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Eggs & Bacon Sneakers

When you’re really into a thing, sometimes you want to wear your love on your sleeve. Or, in this case, on your feet. I give you the Eggs & Bacon Hi-Top, a style for any occasion. I’m a huge Converse fan and have been wearing Chuck Taylor’s since I was 12, so I wasn’t terribly surprised to find that Converse was the company to make the leap into breakfast fashion. I’m especially fond of the plastic picnic table cloth motif on which the bacon & eggs are set. And the yellow trim and laces really emphasize those sunny-side up...

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Why I’m Voting for Barack

I don’t know if any of you watch The View, but Michelle Obama appeared with those crazy ladies last week. They did a piece on breakfast where a nutritionist informed us that it IS the most important meal of the day, and made lots of healthy breakfast suggestions. Michelle Obama revealed that she and Barack are bacon eaters, and would not hear of eating Canadian or turkey bacon. Arteries be damned, the Obamas are sticking with the pork. See? He’s totally not...

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Nathaniel Bacon

Nathaniel Bacon was a wealthy diplomat in the young colony of Virginia, best known for his instigation of the Virginia Rebellion, now called Bacon’s Rebellion. Frustrated by high taxes, low tobacco prices and favoritism shown by Virginia’s Governor William Berkeley, Bacon rallied other landholders around the common issue of the  pestilence  of Native Americans. In their Declaration of the People of Virginia, they demanded that all Natives in the territory be removed or killed. After months of battle, Bacon’s militia burned the capitol of Jamestown to the ground. A month later, however, his death by dysentery led to the...

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Bacon-Wrapped Dental Hygiene

Love to eat, but hate to floss? Me, too! I won’t elaborate on my mental process, but the very thought of flossing kind of grosses me out. That’s why the good folks at Archie McPhee have done it again. Bacon Floss allows you to enjoy all the foods you love, and then makes the grueling task of flossing a little less painful by adding the flavor of crispy fried bacon. A perfect accompaniment to the Bacon Toothpick for making your mouth squeaky (and smoky) clean! As Archie asks, is there anything bacon can’t improve? For us carnivores, the answer...

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Bacon Hippos

In the tradition of seeing the Virgin Mary on your tortilla or the Shroud of Turin on your toast, this nice lady saw a vision of hippos in her rashers. And I think this may be a true miracle, because not one but ALL FOUR bacon slices revealed the portly African beast, as if to send a warning.  Hippos reportedly kill more humans than any other wild animal, and here are four harbingers of death on the grill. Is bacon really THAT BAD for us? Am I to take this as a sign? Should I stop eating bacon while...

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American (Bacon) Graffiti

How bored are kids today when they go out and deface a public phone? And what does it say about our society when they’ve ceased to use swear words or gang affiliations, and begun to idolize bacon? Is it a sign of a lazy, slovenly generation? Or is it totally awesome? Perhaps a clever display of irony? Maybe we’ll never...

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Birthday Bacon

As I mentioned yesterday, we had one heck of a party to celebrate our good friend Naseem last weekend. Wine tasting was followed by wine drinking, followed by many taxi-cabs and occasionally getting shushed by my husband for talking too loud. (Me?!) Dinner was held at one of our local favorites, Roy. Not only are the food and cocktails great, but there’s ambience to boot. There are rotating art shows and a huge neon Jolly Tiger sign, a vestige of the old days when the place was half restaurant (Roy) and half bar (Jolly Tiger). Back in the old...

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