Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hello Kitty Airplane Food

Hello Kitty airline food

For most of us, flying is an ordeal. Security inspections and their associated lines, airlines that treat you like cattle, cramped seating, and bland food often add up to a less-than-pleasant travel experience. I know people who will go through great lengths to avoid air travel, including one who took Amtrak all the way from Chicago to New York (20 hours later, she wondered if she should have opted for the two-hour flight instead).

But Taiwan's EVA Air wants to put the fun back into air travel, and they've found just the mascot to do it: Hello Kitty. Brand owner Sanrio is partnering with EVA to operate three themed jets from Taipei that will offer Hello Kitty boarding passes, luggage tags, headrest covers, toiletries - and, most importantly - food.

Airline food, but in a Hello Kitty bento box? Adorable. Suddenly it's kind of appealing.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day for Geeks: Dalek Cookies

This goes out to my fellow single friends who could use a little extra love today. See, Daleks love you! (They may also want to exterminate you, but hey, that's a minor complication. At least they brought you a still-beating-and-impaled heart as a gift! Aww, how sweet.)

Valentine's Day Dalek Cookies

Daleks. So romantic. Happy Valentine's Day!

Cookies courtesy of Geek Sweets. I first saw them months ago and have been itching to post them ever since!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Shrimp, Avocado, and Strawberry Salad

Shrimp, Avocado, and Strawberry Salad

My college roommate Alex and I used to cook dinner well after midnight on a regular basis. He came to visit me from Ann Arbor this weekend, and following longstanding tradition, we ended up at the grocery store late one night and came home with a large bag of shrimp. Post-midnight dinner turned into a multi-course affair utilizing lots of our crustacean finds. This was the starter.

Shrimp, Avocado, and Strawberry Salad

Servings: 2
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 10 large shrimp, cooked
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 6 strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  • sea salt, to taste

Divide strawberries evenly into 2 bowls. Sprinkle with sugar. Place half avocado and 5 shrimp into each bowl and top with a sprinkling of garlic powder, pepper, and salt.