Posts Tagged ‘Fun’

Wine Bottle Christmas Trees

Posted on: December 20th, 2015 by Carla Johnson No Comments

Found these. Love them. Had to share them.

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Agreed! I Do Love Cooking With Wine!

Posted on: July 14th, 2013 by Carla Johnson No Comments

If there is a blog on the planet that this image belongs on, it’s this one. Let me add, I think I cook a lot better with wine. 😉

Carla Johnson author Cooking With Sin I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in the food.

School lunches – yes they are “sin”less!

Posted on: August 20th, 2012 by Carla Johnson No Comments

With school just around the corner, here are my tips on school lunches.

How to Make a McD Big Mac at Home

Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Carla Johnson No Comments

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I am from the Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – all on a sesame seed bun! generation. Recently MacDonald’s decided to turn an customer inquiry into a how-to video. The ingredients are shared, and they are all very simple, but the amounts are not given.

First, a blast from the 1970’s past.

The customer’s inquiry was about how to make the sauce and the chef shares not only the sauce, but the construction of the whole burger. I know the 2 patties are small, 45.4 g/1.6 oz. each. I always thought the sauce was Thousand Islands dressing!

What is the Sauce that is in a Big Mac?

Curious about the nutritional information? Here is the Canadian site for all McDonald’s menu items.

Here is just the Big Mac info.

Big Mac nutritional information

Okay, so there was no *sin* in this one, but some would say the whole fast-food industry is sinful in its own way. :)

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The Light & Dark of It

Posted on: May 26th, 2012 by Carla Johnson No Comments

Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder. ~ Unknown

Because I grew up in a dry home, it wasn’t until my 20’s that I started to drink alcohol. At 22 I had my 1st beer with a friend. I believe he bought me a Labatt’s Blue Light. I tried my best. I sipped and sipped, but it tasted awful to me. My friend was happy to help me finish it.

At 23 I had my 2nd beer. My room mate’s boyfriend brought over Guinness. He was a great sport and poured me a small glass. Not wanting them to know how “delicate” my beer palate was, I took it to my room where I spent the evening watching the telly. I slowly sipped until I got the entire – albeit small – glass down.

It actually took me years to appreciate beer. Maybe starting with both ends of the beer spectrum didn’t help! It took a hot August night in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at a Senor Frog’s disco to appreciate how truly thirst-quenching a beer can be.

Today I like both light and dark beers and everything in between. My favourite lager is Stella Artois. We have a set of the pretty pint glasses in our bar! My favourite wheat beer is Microbrasserie Charlevoix‘s Dominus Vobiscum Blanche.

Recently Guinness launched glasses with QR codes on them. Of course they only work with a dark stout in them, but they sure are interesting.

Wonder where I can get a set for my bar!