Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Bagels for lunch

I can give my highest recommendations to the hostel Manhattan Inn. It is a small place, with dorm rooms that all have bathroom ensuite. I was in a six-bed female dorm for two days, and really enjoyed my stay. I was concerned that there would be a lot of noise from the other dorms, but as soon as the door was closed we could only hear the traffic outside (hard to avoid the noise of traffic in NY). There is a small common room/ kitchen where breakfast is self-served in the morning included in the price. The breakfast consists of coffee, tea, juice, cornflakes, milk, fresh fruit and a selection of bagels and muffins with butter and jam, on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Since I am picky and prefer muesli and low-fat milk in the morning, I bought my breakfast myself from the deli on the corner, and allowed myself to bring a bagel and a muffin for my lunch. Mmm... delicious.

Illustration courtesy: Harlan Bakeries

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Laughing at lunch

The other day we had it over Futurama quotes and anecdotes. Today we continued to giggle over Black Adder and the Funniest Joke in The World (by Monty Python). I spiced up the conversation with some quotes from Danish radio comedy shows...

Have a laugh yourself, take for instance the Worlds funniest jokes from wikipedia.

Illustration courtesy: www.healthyeastleigh.org.uk

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Thursday, January 31, 2008


I learnt a new word today: Bento. It is japanese for a boxed lunch. I came across it when reading a mailinglist where somebody mentioned lunchinabox as a great site for lunch ideas. It is all about fitting delicious portions of this and that into the box to make it both healthy, tasty and appetizing. If you are really into Bento boxes, you can browse some original japanese Bento box sets at j-list.

Photo courtesy: Lunchinabox.net (interactive photo on Flickr)

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