Archive for the 'Edibles' Category

Is it allergy or what?

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

What the hell? Since Monday I had bitter taste after eating anything, whether it’s sweet, sour, salty or spicy; and of course, bitter. My saliva just got bitterer after sautéed mustard greens. And that’s not just the after taste. It’s almost as if I have this constant flow of bitter saliva right after eating. It’s so weird.

I have been searching “bitter taste” but I couldn’t find anything. Until I searched again with the terms “after eating” then I found out it may be related to pine nuts. Pine nuts?

I rarely eat pine nuts, but I did have some pine nuts in my salad on Sunday when we ate out. As there’s definitely a number of people out there who are experiencing the same thing, I had to wonder that this is no coincidence.

I, too, thought I was going to die! Seriously. But what the heck? Now, the question is, when the hell is it going to go away? Do you mean those pine nuts continue to stay in my body after a few days? Whatever the heck is in the pine nuts, it’s simply freaky.

According to the entry of pine nuts on Wikipedia:

Risks of eating pine nuts
A small minority of pine nuts can cause taste disturbances, developing 1–3 days after consumption and lasting for days or weeks. A bitter, metallic taste is described. Though very unpleasant, there are no lasting effects. … Also, it has been hypothesized that this bitter side affect is caused by an allergy that some people may have to pine nuts, but this does not explain the recent appearance of this syndrome. Metallic taste disturbance known as metallogeusia, are reported 1-3 days after ingestion, being worse on day 2 and lasting for up to 2 weeks. …

A post on UK’s Mail Online last year has also mentioned the phenomenon.

More food “toys” from Bandai

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

First a soumen shop for home
Bandai soumenya

…then a skill-free gyoza maker
Bandai gyoza maker

Cup Noodle… vending machine

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Gosh, so wanna eat this.

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Peking Duck Dinner

Peking Duck and Copy Crab (WTF!? The translation sounds so silly…) are just 2 of favorite dishes…

Honeycrisp is back!

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

I was never a huge fan of apples, until I tasted the Honeycrisp. I like apples okay, but the Honeycrisp is a whole different story. They are the perfect apples to me. This is now the time for Honeycrisp! I stopped by the farmer’s market and bought half a dozen, should’ve gotten more. Every year, I say the same thing, “Should’ve gotten more…” Honeycrisp has a very short season and if you miss it, you miss it.

0 calories

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Whether it’s a real thing or not, I kinda want to try Slim Clips. Could it be delicious? I suppose if one choses to eat this, it’s probably not really for its taste, but rather the need to chew.

Watermelon-yogurt ice

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

This surely looks tasty and refreshing for any time of the year! Well, not during winter, really, because we are not supposed to have watermelons in the winter. I need to get some ingredients and get my ice-cream making churning!
(Via Allen’s Eating Out Loud and Eating Well.)


Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

I love popsicles. Summer or winter, during which I love them. I don’t care about the coldness because I love cold things. During summer I’d definitely eat more than one a day. I love to make my own popsicles and I lvoe store-bought highly-processed popsicles. Edy’s fruit bars are definitely my weak point. Now here are some fun popsicles that I’d like to try making.

Pistachio pudding popsicles: it seems kinda strange but interesting! It definitely worths a try.

Cocktails popsicles: Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Margarita and Sweet Martini.

Red bean popsicles: I grew up eating red bean popsicles, something that my mom would make almost every summer.

Bubbie’s Taeglech

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Bubbie’s Taeglech

Sweet potatoes are not yams

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Every Thanksgiving we talk about why the yam on the dining table is not sweet potatoes, or vice versa. There is always someone who points out that yams are not sweet potatoes; or sweet potatoes are not yams. Next year before your Thanksgiving dinner, perhaps we can all have a little bit of Sweet Potato Awareness. Now yam people, speak up!