Fri - June 17, 2005

Peanut Butter and Spoon

I'm not sure how I got in the habit of eating peanut butter on a spoon. But I am sure it is a simple and satisfying alternative to the ubiquitous PB&J sandwich.

To understand why peanut butter and a spoon go really well together, think popsicle. The sticky texture of peanut butter creates a challenge involving the whole mouth, while the handle provides an immediate familiarity to the process.

Hands down, I enjoy 'Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter ' the most, straight off a spoon. Salty, with a hearty roastiness and good mouth feel. It is best chilled. This will aid in keeping it in one place on the spoon and also make for a better presentation. This brand does require stirring, as it is "natural" for the oils to separate while sitting on the shelf. I assure you, the initial effort is worth it.

Peter Pan and other highly-processed PBs are sweetened and can be too rich without enhancement. I also don't recommend chunky, but I have done it in a pinch. Peanut butter aficionados will probably want to grab a place spoon. Others may want to start small. In which case, a teaspoon is recommended. In either situation, be generous. A fully-loaded spoon is more appealing.

Posted at 01:47 AM     |

Thu - June 16, 2005

Welcome to Snow Peas with Bean Curd

Things that go together really well.

Not much to say. This was all Allen's fault.

Posted at 10:31 PM     |