Archive | January, 2010

Free Kashi sample

26 Jan

Kashi wants to make 2010 your healthy year blah blah blah resolutions blah blah blah. The point is: they’re giving you free stuff.

You can get a free sample of either:

  • GOLEAN Crisp!™ Toasted Berry Crumble cereal,
  • TLC® Dark Chocolate Coconut Fruit & Grain bar
  • GOLEAN Crunch!® Honey Almond Flax cereal

Click here to sign up!

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Free sampler from Urban Outfitters

26 Jan

Urban Outfitters has released another free sampler with 25 songs, featuring Beach House, the Dutchess and the Duke, Maps, Fanfarlo, and a bunch of bands that I don’t recognize because I’m getting old. Click here for details (and then click on the iTunes button to download).

Do you like Travis?

26 Jan

Then you’ll like this:

For a limited time, you can get a free download of “As You Are” by Fran Healy & Andy Dunlop (from Travis) from Amazon!

Interesting reading

24 Jan

Today I started reading “Cheap (The High Cost of Discount Culture)” by Ellen Ruppel Shell. I’ve had this on reserve from the library for a long time, and it finally came in (along with 3 other books I’ve had reserved for a long time – why do they always come at the same time?)

I’m not very far along, so I don’t have thoughts to share yet, but I’m hopeful that it will give me some insight into what it means to be a responsible consumer. Not to mention its relevance to this blog.

Has anyone else read this?

What’s cookin?

23 Jan

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about recipes. I haven’t been cooking very much lately, but in the past week I did try a couple new ones.

First up is roasted cabbage with bacon. I rarely buy cabbage because I just don’t really know what to do with it. But this recipe was so popular I thought I’d give it a shot. And it was good – but greasy. I loved the cabbage, and I of course love the bacon, but the grease from the bacon was a little too much. That said, I still enjoyed it. However, the leftovers were soggy and extra greasy.

The other problem I have with this dish is that I only like bacon when it’s super crispy. Some of the bacon became very crispy during the roasting process, but some of it stayed soft. It was still cooked okay, but it just wasn’t at that primo crispy stage. I’m not sure that I would make this again, but I’d still recommend it.

On to the second recipe: garlic noodles. I give it a meh. I don’t think I’ll make it again, but it wasn’t terrible – just average. And now my apartment smells like garlic, which can be good to an extent. However, this garlic smell goes just beyond my threshold of acceptable.

Made anything good – or meh – lately?

Free tunes from Sub Pop … and rainbows and kittens!

22 Jan

Sub Pop Records has released another edition of their Cyber*** Sampler. (You may remember their sampler from last May.)

Check it out! It features songs from Beach House, The Album Leaf, Flight of the Conchords, Nirvana, Fruit Bats, Grand Archives, and more.

(Thanks, Anika!)