Category Archives: Food and drink

Des Moines Register promotes gross human spectacle

Pininterest The Saturday Register has a photo similar to this one of Molly Schuyler stuffing her face with bacon at last years bacon fest. Like any gorging contest, it strikes me at least, as rather disgusting. Whether it is hotdogs, pie … Continue reading

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Braindead will be happy, pink slime returns!

[Roxana Hegeman AP, 8/14] Kansas ‘pink slime’ processor reopening. Evidently enough time has passed and people have forgotten about it, so corporate ag figures they can again insert it unknowingly into our hamburger. Governor Branstad, long a champion of this … Continue reading

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Grass fed beef

It’s pretty bad when you have to pay $10 for a pound of hamburger. The alternative is to pay $5 a pound for corn fed pink slime that Governor Branstad and the Iowa Cattleman’s Association wants to force on you. … Continue reading

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How bout them Twinkies!

Monoglycerides and diglycerides, which replace eggs in the Twinkie recipe, are compounds that act as emulsifiers. They stabilize the cake batter, enhance flavor and extend shelf life. A very small amount of egg is used to leaven the cake. Polysorbate … Continue reading

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Branstad wants to force you to eat ammonia treated bone and gristle

Governor Branstad, getting a bit punchy in his old age, now believes he is a dictator. In today’s Des Moines Register, he asserts once again that we have to eat pink slime added to hamburger, and farmers can do it … Continue reading

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Chai mix, paper cups and squatters at Smokey Row

(Notice the squatter with a laptop taking up a 5 person booth at lunch time) Smokey Row is such a lame coffee shop. Chai was a mix. They served my mocha in a paper cup. It tasted like it was … Continue reading

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This is what a coffee bar is supposed to be…

Zanzibar’s on Ingersoll in Des Moines. The mocha was hot, chocolaty, and full of espresso. For some reason that is very hard to get in Ames. Once in awhile they screw up, but generally, no one can touch them. Plus … Continue reading

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What’s up with the coffee shops in Ames?

Starbucks mocha About a year and a half ago, I got into the whole coffee thing.  Dark roast, light roast, mochas. One of the things you notice right away is the desire to try new kinds of coffee  and different … Continue reading

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“Coffee shops target WiFi hogs”

Monday – 9/30/2013, 2:50pm ET [Excerpt from WTOP/Neal Augenstein] WiFi hogs have coffee businesses steaming. Squatters come in, sip free water and use up bandwith Free WiFi is one reason customers frequent coffee houses, but some businesses are limiting WiFi … Continue reading

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Cookies Etc.

The worlds greatest chocolate frosted/chocolate cookie. They also have the audacity to serve it with a very rich vanilla ice cream at Cookies Etc. at the North Grand Mall in Ames. Lemon cream cheese cookie, rated a 5 out of … Continue reading

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