Archive of 'Food & Drink'

An Ex-Pat Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

As an ex-pat, I usually find Thanksgiving sneaking up on me with no fanfare and little notice. This year, I knew the holiday was coming, not because of any grand plans but because we were trying to schedule meetings with the office in Houston and were forced to work around the holiday. So the holiday […]

Baking Cookies in Photoshop

Monday, March 1st, 2010

This is a cute time-lapse video of what it might look like if baking cookies was like using PhotoShop.  I’m neither a great baker nor a great PhotoShop artist, but I think my baking might turn out better if I had an Undo button!  On the other hand, I’m glad I don’t have to pay […]

Rema 1000: “Fruity” Licorice Ropes

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

For months (probably years now) I’ve been meaning to start a regular feature about some of the random products I pick up at the grocery next door to the office.  We often head over to buy snacks and soda in the afternoon, and since the shop regularly changes part of their inventory, I’m often tempted […]

Food Flags

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

I love food, and I love flags.  So imagine my delight when I came across this article about the Sydney International Food Festival:  National Flags Made Out of Food! The creators used regional foods to recreate the flags of the countries participating in the festival.  What a wonderful idea, and some of them were very […]

A $9 TsingTao

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Lucas and I are in Stavanger for a class on geophysics for work, and last night we decided to have Chinese food for dinner.  Since we can expense our meals, we opted to have a beer with dinner (a luxury we usually forgo at home).  This was my bottle of TsingTao, which cost the equivalent […]

Budweiser Not So Bad, But Not So American

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Last night we went to dinner with some friends at Lorry, Oslo’s version of The Ginger Man.  While Lorry’s variety is nowhere near The Ginger Man’s, they do have over 120 types of beer (mostly bottled).  That’s a very respectable offering for Norway, where it sometimes feels like every beer is a pilsner. Since Purdue […]

Edible Boletus Soup

Monday, July 20th, 2009

BeijEnglish – Special Norway Edition! It’s not often that I see amusing English translations around here, since Norwegians seem to speak better English than I do! However, I have been notice a few oddities around our canteen lately. Usually it’s just little things that are a bit off, and even when they’re fairly bizarre, you […]

A Good Way to Start the Summer

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Back in the States, I never really lived in a place where single-packaged ice cream snacks were all that popular.  We had them in the cafeteria in middle school, and I often treated myself to a Strawberry Shortcake bar for dessert, but the idea of grabbing an ice cream sandwich or an ice cream bar […]

Product Warning Fail: Drink Then Swallow

Friday, April 24th, 2009

On nice afternoons, we take a walk over to the shop next door to buy soda and ice cream.  Today was especially lovely, so on the way back, we sat on the office steps to enjoy our snacks, basking in the spring sunshine and joking around.  At some point, I happened to take a look […]

New Canteen Day

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Today was a big occasion at work, because it was the first day that lunch was served in our new cafeteria! I know that meatballs and mashed potatoes probably don’t sound all that spectacular, but everyone in our office was in heaven.  New visitors to our office will probably think that our cafeteria is very […]