All posts filed under: Food Drink

Coffee and Tea

All the coffee in Columbia won’t make me a morning person. – Author Unknown – American-style iced tea is the perfect drink for a hot, sunny day. It’s never really caught on in the UK, probably because the last time we had a hot, sunny day was back in 1957. – Tom Holt – A morning without coffee is like sleep. – Author Unknown – As far as her mom was concerned, tea fixed everything. Have a cold? Have some tea. Broken bones? There’s a tea for that too. Somewhere in her mother’s pantry, Laurel suspected, was a box of tea that said, ‘In case of Armageddon, steep three to five minutes’. – Aprilynne Pike, Illusions – Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea. – Author Unknown – COFFEE.SYS Not Found: User startup disabled. – Author Unknown – C:\COFFEE.POT missing (A)bort (R)etry (F)all asleep? – Author Unknown – Déjà Brew: The feeling that you’ve had this coffee before. – Author Unknown – Do I like my coffee black? There are other colors? …

Vegetables

Advice from a Pumpkin: Be well-rounded. Get plenty of sunshine. Give thanks for life’s bounty. Have a thick skin. Keep growing. Be outstanding in your field. Think big! – Ilan Shamir – After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual “food” out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps. -Miss Piggy – Any dish that has either a taste or an appearance that can be improved by parsley is ipso facto a dish unfit for human consumption. – Ogden Nash – An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. – Henry L. Mencken – Butternut squash is a real letdown. No butter, no nuts, just squash. – Author Unknown – Calories are little units that measure how good a particular food tastes. Fudge, for example, has a great many calories, whereas celery, which is not really a food but a member of the plywood family provided by mother nature …

Alcohol and Soft Drink Quotations

Beer Alternative Energy: A 2006 study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that Americans drank an average of 22 gallons of beer a year. That means that, on average, Americans get about 41 miles per gallon. – Curiously Compelling Bathroom Reader – 24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not. – Stephen Wright – Canada has many competitive advantages in making world class beers: proximity to malt barley, large fresh water supply, educated workforce and more than 10 million local beer drinkers. – Beer Canada – I always do my best thinking over a glass of beer. Two heads are better than one. – From the Best of Bridge – My wife left a note on the fridge that said “This isn’t working I’m going to my mom’s.” I opened up the fridge. The light was on and the beer was cold. I’m not sure what she was talking about. – Author Unknown – Remember “I” before “E”, except in Budweiser. …

Dessert and Candy

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. – Author Unknown – A bag of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. “You want to be careful with those,” Ron warned Harry. “When they say every flavor, they mean every flavor – you know, you get all the ordinary ones like chocolate and peppermint and marmalade, but then you can get spinach and liver and tripe. George reckons he had a booger-flavored one once.” Ron picked up a green bean, looked at it carefully, and bit into a corner. “Bleaaargh – see? Sprouts.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – After you’ve eaten all the raw cookie dough, you might as well turn off the oven. – Dee Ann Stewart – Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. – Jim Fiebig – A party without cake is just a meeting. – Julia Child – Cheese popcorn is not a dairy product. – Dee Ann Stewart – Dessert should close the meal gently …

Breakfast

Beer: It’s not just for breakfast anymore. – Author Unknown – (President ) Bill Clinton’s foreign policy experience stems mainly from having breakfast at the International House of Pancakes. – Pat Buchanan – Breakfast cereals that come in the same colors as polyester leisure suits make oversleeping a virtue. – Fran Lebowitz – If it’s not chocolate, it’s not breakfast. – Laini Taylor – If you want breakfast in bed tomorrow, sleep in the kitchen tonight. – Author Unknown – I know family comes first, but shouldn’t that mean after breakfast? – Jeff Lindsay, Dearly Devoted Dexter – I like to use ‘I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter’ on my toast in the morning, because sometimes when I eat breakfast, I like to be incredulous. How was breakfast? Unbelievable. – Demetri Martin – In Wilson’s scale of evaluations breakfast rated just after life itself and ahead of the chance of immortality. – Robert A. Heinlein, By His Bootstraps – I prefer Hostess fruit pies to pop-up toaster tarts because they don’t require so much cooking. …

Chocolate

After about 20 years of marriage, I’m finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate. – Mel Gibson – Among life’s mysteries is how a two-pound box of chocolate can make a person gain five pounds. – Unknown – As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes: any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate. – Sandra Boynton, Chocolate: The Consuming Passion – Because I am an awesome parent, I’m currently helping my kids search for their chocolate that I ate last night. – Author Unknown – Carob works on the principle that, when mixed with the right combination of fats and sugar, it can duplicate chocolate in color and texture. Of course, the same can be said of dirt. – Sandra Boynton – Chocolate: Here today …. Gone today! …

Meals, Cooking and Eating

A good cook needs storage, a bad cook needs a dog. – IKEA sign in a store – And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven’t yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food? – Bill Bryson – Anyone eating an entire can of albacore white tuna packed in water for a snack must be prepared to work out financial arrangements. – Erma Bombeck – Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one. – L.M. Boyd – A person who observes the rules of proper nutrition is a person who should never be placed in charge of a barbecue. – Dave Barry – Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what’s for lunch. – Orson Welles – Ask your child what he wants …