I'm sure you're thinking "Jenna, don't keep me in suspense! What book are you reading??"
Now for a few random tidbits....
I feel like a true Floridian now that I have this bad boy...
When I visited Disney the other day - I witnessed....
I am in love with...
Before I bid you farewell I thought you should know....
Well, I hope you've enjoyed today's post thus far! Sadly it is time for me to get out from behind this dreadful laptop and enjoy the rest of this beautiful Orlando day :)
I hope your view is just as pleasant as mine!
Let us begin...
MICHAEL BUBLE - HOLLYWOOD
I heard this song on the radio earlier today and it's been stuck in my head ever since.
Oh Michael - you're such a stud.
BOMA FLAVORS OF AFRICA - WALT DISNEY WORLD
“Boma – Flavors of Africa – is a family-friendly buffet-style restaurant serving breakfast and dinner in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Designed to resemble an African marketplace, the exotic restaurant serves dishes inspired by the varied flavors and seasonal dishes of over 50 African countries, from the coast of the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean.
Watch as Boma's chefs prepare dishes in an open kitchen with a wood-fire rotisserie grill. Morning offerings may include fresh fruit, African pastries, omelets, pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage, carved ham, breakfast potatoes, cereal, oatmeal, scrambled eggs and corn beef bobotie—a type of quiche.
The dinner buffet offers favorites prepared with African flair, which may include signature vegetarian selections, traditional dishes, fire-grilled meats, seafood, soups, salads, and desserts.”
This restaurant is located in this lodge….
(2) ACCORDION PACKAGE
“The problem that canned instant noodle still takes up too much space has for a long time bothered both the consumers and designers, until Liu Yi, Jiang Yuning and Luo Jing have collaborated with the Accordion Package.
The new container for noodle can be compressed into a small size for storage while extends into a bigger one for use. And there’s more: its accordion-like surface also decreases the contact points and therefore prevents your hands from burning.”
(1) DIGIORNO ROLLS OUT FROZEN PIZZAS PACKAGED WITH COOKIE DOUGH AND ‘WYNGZ’
“Some suspected this might just be a test-marketing initative from DiGiorno, and not an official new product. But it's for real: yesterday, DiGiorno announced via its Facebook page that not only would the Pizza & Cookies spotted above begin arriving in stores across the country, but that they would also be joined by a Pizza & Wyngz (not wings -- they're asterisked on the packaging as "white meat chicken fritters") combo as well.”
(2) NUTRITION LABELS (WITH CALORIE COUNDS) MANDATED FOR MEAT IN 2012
"The first nutrition labels entered our supermarkets in 1993, with the exemption of meat. That was left up to the producers to decide if they felt like stamping their product with calories, sodium, fat, saturated fat and protein percentages. Instead, you'll find things like "70% lean meat," but who knows what that means?
Wednesday morning, the USDA enacted new mandatory rules that will require ground, chopped and whole cuts of beef, poultry, pork and lamb to display complete nutrition information beginning on January 1, 2012. Chopped and ground meat will need to bear the label right on the package, while whole cuts need to have the facts displayed on a counter or at the point of purchase. Small producers -- those on a single facility, producing less than 100,000 pounds annually -- will only need to provide information for whole cuts, which will be available upon request or online with no burdensome fee for these small businesses.
USA Today got an early look at the labels and notes that "a 4-ounce serving of regular ground beef that is 73% lean meat contains 350 calories, 270 of them from fat, according to the USDA, making up 60% of the suggested daily intake of saturated fat in a 2,000-calorie diet."
Are we surprised by the numbers? The full report can be viewed at the Federal Register.
(3) OUT OF THE GATE: DELTA LAUNCHES IPAD FOOD ORDERING AT JFK
"Airline food is dead. Long live airport food, which is taking off so fast you wonder if the dining scene at LAX and O'Hare will soon resemble Vegas without the slot machines. Total hype? Sure, but today does mark a milestone with the opening of a new kind of "restaurant" at JFK's two Delta terminals.
Some 200 iPads have been mounted at coffee shop-style booths right by the gates, where passengers can now grab a seat and order a meal, checking stock quotes and playing games as they wait for food to be delivered. What kind of food? Maybe a Cobb salad or spinach quiche at Croque Madame (Gates 21 and 22), from Andrew Carmellini, the chef at Manhattan's downtown hotspot, Locanda Verde, or a panini from Bar Brace (Gate 15), from Jason Denton of New York's 'Inoteca and Lupa.
Next up: Crust, at Delta's LaGuardia terminal, where Jim Lahey, of Soho's Sullivan Street Bakery, will lend his baking prowess to pizza.) Big-name chefs, like Wolfgang Puck and Todd English, have had restaurant franchises at airports for some time now, but this whole park-me-by-the gate-and-hand-me-an-iPad expansion is a step in a new direction. And if you miss having a live server taking your order, you can always stare soulfully into your Apple screen and mumble, "you must be iPaddy, and you'll be my waiter today."
(1) BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK TRAILER
(2) FLORIDA WOMAN ADICTED TO EATING COUCH CUSHION
Yes…..you heard me right….EATING couch cushions.
“When one Florida woman gets anxious, she stuffs her face with couch cushions. No joke. A TLC reality show titled My Strange Addiction chronicles Americans with obsessive habits. The series has encountered some strange tendencies, like the woman who insists with sleeping with her hair dryer (this one worries NewsFeed). But odd eating habits are by far the most covered, and the program has featured people who eat toilet paper, soap and even hair (yum!). But this week's profile takes the cake. Adele is addicted to the foam filling inside couches and chairs.”
[[Today’s food clip]]
(1) THE HUBER EXPERIMENTS
(2) FOOD ABOUT YOU
Founder and co-owner of 'Devachan Salon' (a New York salon(s) specializing in curly hair), author of the series “curly girl”, and co-creator of DevaCurl hair products.
This woman is my idol. I’m in love with her. I'm in love with her books. And I am in love with everything she stands for when it comes to curly hair. Lorraine has begun a curly headed movement. She has helped/opened the eyes of thousands and thousands of curly heads around the world - teaching them to embrace their hair rather than turn their back to it. She's teaching people to love themselves exactly the way they are, which includes loving the beautiful head of curls they've been given.
If you or a loved one are in a battle with the curly mop atop your head then I suggest you buy Lorraine Masseys' latest "curly girl" book - you won't regret it...this woman KNOWS what she is talking about.
"Straighten your hair, and you might be happy for a day. Learn to love and care for your curls, and you'll be happy for life!"
I MUST go to this salon the next time I’m in New York.