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Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

947326_10101455422907780_672808151_nThis is my favorite picture of my mom.

She’s holding court in a clearing somewhere in the wilderness, her young audience propped up on camping chairs, stumps and laps eating out of the palm of her hand. The pointy hoodie, ripped jeans and white sneakers she wore would seem a dated reference of 1991 on anybody else — the kind of thing that the “normcore” movement attempts to pillory these days, or at least I think — but Mom has never looked more beautiful.

Because it’s storytime, dammit, and who gives a shit what you’re wearing. Continue reading

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Bars in Strange Places: Pret’s Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt

IMG_3553[Ed. note: Bars in Strange Places will be a running feature of candy bars found in an unconventional setting. Still definitely candy bars, but not ones you would perchance find while at the grocery store with your mom.]

I stumbled upon Pret’s Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt during a quick lunch stop at, you guessed it, Pret A Manger, an seemingly successful urban lunch bistro despite having a name that people are only ever a little sure how to pronounce.

I didn’t realize restaurants make their own candy bars these days. This will be something I look out for in this little adventure, perhaps earning its own feature with a bad name. (Speaking of, anybody got a better name for this one?)

Tasting Notes

– This bar definitely has more to offer to those who are chocolate melters than those who are chocolate chewers.
– Very easy to break off a piece. Not that this is a revelation, but I was able to fracture it very accurately in terms of the size of piece I was looking to break off.
– The salt is very subtle. But it’s perfect. Really. When you hit a little pocket of it, it’s smiles all around.
– I would like them to sell these in stores. Approved.

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