Gardenburger, you disappoint me

On my trip to the Great Northwest last month, I hit up the Tides Tavern for my whiskey burger, minus the beef, plus the Gardenburger.  What came out was a Boca patty.  Yuck.  There was no notice on the menu.  Just a sly replacement.  I tried for a Gardenburger at another restaurant but got denied, the waitress citing a recall as the reason.  This was what tipped me off to a top secret shift in the world of Gardenburger.

The whole story has yet to be uncovered as far as I can tell, but there was a “voluntary withdrawal” followed by scarce supply.  Irregularities were behind this non-recall, apparently due to Kellog purchasing the Gardenburger.

Over the weekend I stopped by Whole Foods and finally found a box of Gardenburgers after coming up empty handed at every grocery store for weeks.   The packaging looked the same, but the burgers are totally different.  They are not tasty.  What gives?

Well I’ll tell you what gives.  I did a little investigative journalism.  Here are the results.

From my box of Gardenburgers:

From gardenburger.com:

Even their own website hasn’t been informed of the change of ingredients.  I would appreciate an explanation for the totally new and far inferior Gardenburger.  Actually I would rather just have the old delicious Gardenburger back.  “The Original” is nothing like the original and I am not pleased.

By on August 25, 2008 · Comments ( 4 )

Morning scoot

I finally put the ‘action mount’ for my Flip camera to use and filmed a little scoot around the block.  It’s a little jiggly so watch out if you get motion sickness.

By on August 23, 2008 · Comments ( 3 )

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

I don’t know, maybe there are still a few people out there who haven’t seen this Internet entertainment yet.  If not, it’s on Hulu.  I don’t know for how long.

The original plan was for the show to only be available for a limited time.  Luckily for those who missed the boat, the plan got changed.

By on August 7, 2008 · Comments ( 3 )

Start it up again

Hopefully this post is better late than never.  I was out west a week ago, spending time with nephew Oliver and the rest of the family.

We made some funny faces.

We had some good times.

Oliver showed me all of his amazing new tricks. All at once. Sitting up. Rolling around. Pulling himself up. I was impressed.

I also discovered the Chocodile.  Unfortunately, just like my baby nephew, it is only available on the West Coast.  Now that I think about it, I can see that this is just another persuasion technique employed by my very own family.

“Chocodiles and cute babies,” they say.  “All this could be yours.”

By on August 3, 2008 · Comments ( 2 )

Summer music

If you’re looking for something new for a road trip or plane ride this summer, check out the new album from Girl Talk. It’s available for download at whatever price you want to pay.

Girl Talk – Feed the Animals

I’ve given it a few listens on the road and on the bus. So far so great. If you’re unfamiliar with Girl Talk, it’s a DJ remixing and putting together a big old amazing mashup. The songs sample from and cycle through some great hits from the past, all layered together in a brilliant mix.

By on July 15, 2008 · Comments ( 3 )

29 feelin’ fine

At Mom’s request, I am posting to say today is my birthday!

Oliver has already sent his wishes!

Frankly, I don’t think anybody can top that, but . . . let the birthday wishes roll in!

By on July 9, 2008 · Comments ( 6 )

When life comes up short

Make shortcake!

The strawberries in the second CSA delivery arrived soaking wet and quite mushy. Perhaps due to the humidity and/or the thunderstorming, they were not really snackable. They did make an excellent strawberry shortcake though. I also managed to sneak an egg into the dough from the previous week’s delivery.

Along with the strawberries was a loaf of wheat bread, some lettuces, more pea tendrils and something that I think is spinach.

Just a reminder that you can check out the latest Oliver celeb spottings at Cain Central.

By on June 24, 2008 · Comments ( 4 )

Cain Central

Welcome the new Cain family to the internets.

www.caincentral.com

Soon enough little Oliver will be able to post things himself. Kids these days. They’re born knowing how to do the technology.

By on June 17, 2008 · Comments ( 0 )

CSA experience, week one delivery

We took the plunge and went for a half-share of a CSA (community supported agriculture). Ours goes a step further by delivering right to the front door. Today was the first delivery.

You’re looking at

  • Some kind of bitter greens? Pea tendrils
  • Basil plant
  • Loaf of cranberry nut bread
  • Strawberry jam
  • Dozen eggs
  • Most delicious strawberries ever

I’m not sure I know how to take care of a basil plant but it smells tasty. Not much produce this week but I imagine that changes as the season progresses. I bought local strawberries last week and they tasted quite good, but these are just outstanding.

By on June 16, 2008 · Comments ( 5 )

Happy father’s day!

Happy first father’s day to my brother!

By on June 15, 2008 · Comments ( 1 )