Friday, April 30, 2010

Stamp Out Hunger 2010 - Special Article

The articles that are presented to the readers of this blog are usually about food and drinks, however some exceptions can and will happen, and what better reason than a good cause ?
On the 8th of May 2010, letter carriers will collect non-perishable food items donated by individual households, left by the mailbox.
This massive one-day food drive campaign has started in 1993 and since then many starving individuals and families have received precious nourishment.
It's important to emphasize that many people are going through serious difficulties, many of them were working and have recently lost their jobs.
These people are often ashamed to ask for food, just as many of us would probably be.
Implemented by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the 2010 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be organized in partnership with Feeding America.
Facebook users can also help the cause by clicking the "Like" button that can be found on the Stamp Out Hunger website, since Campbell's Soup will donate up to one million cans of soup to Feeding America for each fan.
So, if you want to be a fan, be a fan of a good cause.
Don't forget, it's on May 8, 2010 and you can sign up for e-mail or text message alerts to remind you to leave your food donation by your mailbox.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tagliatelle Egg Pasta Delverde

If there's something that I eat alot, that's pasta (here in Portugal we say massa).
Although I suppose that we have some portuguese brands of good quality, the italian ones are indeed superior and obviously me preference goes toward them.
I know this brand for a couple of years, but it's been some time that I've seen it, since it's usually not avaiable in the supermaket that I go to.
Yesterday I saw it there and bought it right away, namely because I needed to buy some pasta.
I bought the tagliatelle egg pasta n. 91, in the form of a nest (tagliatelle al'uovo a nido nÂș 91).
Like any good italian pasta, it keeps its consistency quite well and it's especially suited for those who like it "all dente".
Usually I like to cook it during a bit more time, but even so it doesn't get mushy.
Comparing with the brands that I know, this one can be placed side by side with the best ones, but that's my opinion.
Have you tried this brand ?
Let us know your opinion.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Emmi Choco Latte Original

With 84% swiss skimmed-milk and 14% swiss chocolate, the Emmi Choco Latte Original is a drink that will please most of those who, like me, like to drink chocolate milk.
Usually I don't buy these kind of drinks, since I prefer to buy the chocolate in powder and mix it with the milk, but a couple of months ago I was given a coffee version of this brand and I was nicely surprised, namely because I'm from a country where coffee is one of the best in the world.
Besides, I also know Emmi's yogurts and I thought that it wouldn't do any harm to try it.
I won't say that it was the best chocolate drink that I've tasted so far, but this Emmi Choco Latte does have a good chocolate taste and deserves my positive opinion and recomendation, even if I find it to be a bit expensive for the portuguese market.