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brownie bites!

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brownie bite

Brilliant idea!  Maximum brownie edge which is what I love.  I want one!!….Brownie bite pan by Wilton


excessive cola drinking = paralysis


Watch out cola addicts…Caught a headline on today one of those Metro papers they pass out every morning on your way to the subway and it said that cola could cause paralysis.  So I skimmed the article in a paper that someone had just left on the seat next to me.  Continually consuming large amounts of cola greatly lowers potassium, calcium, and mineral levels and can cause rapid demineralization of of teeth and bones, with leads to rapid drops in potassium, muscle mass loss, and then muscles weakening to the point of paralysis. 

Sounds all pretty scary considering how much soda people consume all the time.  I think you have to drink more than 3 liters or so of cola a day for it to be a problem.  (Some of the studies tested people for 2-9 liters of cola consumption).  I can’t fathom drinking that much soda, but then again there was a woman on tv who drank on average 70 cafe lattes a week so I suppose anythings possible.  So not to fear for all of us just occasional cola drinkers.  Having some cola with a well balanced diet is just fine.  I suppose it’s just like anything else, if you have waaaaay too much of one thing it’s bound to cause your body harm.

cafe habana

cafe habana

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Cafe Habana is one of my favorite lunch spots on the edge of SoHo.  Really delicious Cuban-Mexican food.  A must-have is the grilled corn (shown above) which is topped with cheese, a little chilli powder, and a side of lime.  It is the best thing ever.  The fried plantains are also one of my top picks.  My favorite entrees are the fish tacos (shown above) and the sincronizada which is similar to a quesadilla in form, having 2 tortillas with cheese and avocado in the middle.  The meat version, sincronizada toluca, has chorizo added to it and is also very delicious.  Brunch is excellent there as well.  They have some of the best french toast with scrumptious fresh fruit and syrup. 

It’s a small place so you can expect a wait if you go during busy times, but I think it’s well worth it if you have the time.  I’ve waited almost an hour for brunch one during winter because I really wanted some of their french toast.  (i’m a french toast lover!).  If you can’t wait, just around the corner there is the Cafe Habana to-go shop which serves the same food, but you can grab it to go and eat elseware or try and grab on of the few seats they have in there.  Highly recommend eating here!


17 Prince St
(between Elizabeth St & Mott St)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 625-2002

word of the day: synecdoche

big chair

synecdoche – noun (si-nek-duh-kee)

A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole (as hand for sailor), the whole for a part (as the law for police officer), the specific for the general (as cutthroat for assassin), the general for the specific (as thief for pickpocket), or the material for the thing made from it (as steel for sword).

Also the title of a really great movie and fun word to say!….

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Ed.
Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


lego dispatchwork berlin

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Jan Vormann‘s project, “Dispatchwork”, shows up in Berlin.  He fills holes left on/in buildings remaining from World War II with LEGOS!  He has also done this in Italy and Isreal.  In Berlin, many spontaneous people started helping him fill the bullet holes with Lego bricks at a building of Humbold University. 

Awesome project!  Love this idea!  Very fun and creative and gets people involved.

(images from Likecool)

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