Posts Written On November 2013

To @lilacchocolates factory we go!

final look

How appropriate that Yvonne and I should go to Li-Lac Chocolate‘s factory on Halloween. Here is a look inside at the process of making fine chocolates.

Toffee is being cooled and chopped:

cutting toffee

Marzipan is being dipped into chocolate:

dipping chocolates

And towards the end, the I Love Lucy style packing, which yields this:

 chocolate packaging

 Everything is as delicious as it looks. Yvonne preferred the milk chocolate, and I preferred the dark. My personal favorites are chocolate covered marzipan and chocolate covered pretzels. We both agreed that we wouldn’t say no to a chocolate Thanksgiving turkey. Tis the season. To be decadent.

chocolate factory

And I feel good about being decadent. I remember Michael Pollan saying in Food Rules that as long as we’re eating food that our grandparents’ generation recognized as food, we’re okay. Li-Lac’s recipes haven’t changed since they started.

Li-Lac prides itself on tradition, and they are celebrating their 90th anniversary this Sunday, November 3rd at their Jane Street shop in Greenwich Village with 1923 prices. Come eat and be decadent!


Philips Sonicare AirFloss

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I just had to get a double root canal this week 🙁 I did the first one for my molar which now needs a crown put on. I also have another front tooth to be done. Wah!!

I have not been taking care of my teeth the way I should have and I found out the main cause is really not flossing everyday. Flossing is more important than brushing, more important and mouth wash and more important and anything!  My problem with flossing is that, the little string, the wrapping it around my finger, the blood, the flicks of tartar…  But there is a solution!

Looking for an easier way to remove plaque in between teeth? Philips Sonicare AirFloss is your solution.  It uses advanced air and MicroBurst technology to clean your entire mouth in just 30 seconds, removing 5X more plaque between teeth than brushing with a manual toothbrush alone. A whopping 86% of users said that flossing with Sonicare AirFloss was actually easier than flossing with regular dental floss, and colored interchangeable nozzles make it a great option for the whole family. MSRP $89.99

I was so excited to try this product and I had to plug it in and charge it first for 24 hrs. A full charge is good for 2 weeks of use. You can use water, mouthwash or a combination of both. It squirts water in a burst of air between your teeth and cleans the way floss does.

I love this product and it will save you a ton of money in the long ruin for all the preventative dental issues you may have!

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