Lunatic Loves These Links- May 17

Hi folks.

Okay so I’m doing a public service announcement first. To all you people who have home offices here’s a cautionary tale. This could happen to you if you’re not careful.

So this kind of thing only happens to people like me. But in theory it could happen to you. I had a case of Wild Cherry Pepsi that boytoy had brought me on top of my gorgeous roll top desk. Why was it there you wonder…well easy access of course. I require copious amounts of caffeine to be this nuts people. Clearly the spaz like lifestyle has to be induced by something right. So mini-me and myself came home giggling like school girls the other day after we were done at the barn. Hubs happened to be in town and was fixing something around the house and watching demon spawn puppy for me. So we tore in like crazy girls, and then announced we were now heading to a movie. We don’t get much girl time out of the house these days with hubs working out-of-town so we wanted to enjoy it. Hubs just laughed, and said have fun. He thought briefly about coming with us until when we told him we were going to see Channing Tatum, er, I mean 21 Jump Street. So we now had about 4.79 minutes to get out of our barn attire and cover up the aroma of horse. As we tore around I shut the door to my blog room while saying to hubs “leave that shut cuz I don’t want anyone in there messing it up or the cats getting hair all over the place”. As the door shuts and I turn to run off we hear this loud crashing noise. Yup, half a case of Wild Cherry Pepsi rolled out of the box from 4 feet in the air and hit ceramic tile floors. Um, yeah. It was bad. I slowly opened the door and peeked in. I kid you not, it looked like a crime scene. Mini-me looks in, we look at each other and break into hysterical laughter, the stuff of legends I tell you, we laughed that hard. I could not stop. It was on the ceiling, the walls, my cookbooks, my food for my foodie penpal (sorry the stuff is sticky when it arrives), my photography lights, my tripod, my camera, my laptop and everything else in the entire room. There was not a dry spot anywhere to be found. By the time we stopped laughing we realized we would be missing the movie since we only had 0.7 seconds left to leave. I started wiping down my laptop when I heard hubs say “just go and I’ll clean up”. I think my chin was sticky the rest of the day after it hit the Wild Cherry Pepsi floor. Never one to argue when life hands you a miracle, I grabbed mini-me and we ran out the door laughing like lunatics. The same way we had arrived. I looked back briefly to see hubs shake his head and laugh. As much as the man can chuff me off like no one’s business, you gotta love a guy who’s willing to spend 1.86 hours cleaning up a mess he did not make so his wife and daughter can spend 1.5 hours watching a movie.

So the moral of the story? Boytoy if you’re reading this “I need more Wild Cherry Pepsi”. Whew, glad we cleared that up.

Now on to the reason you’re here. Here’s a recap of what I’ve been up to the last couple of weeks. Then some links to some awesome stuff my fellow bloggers have been up to. Hope you enjoy.

WHAT I’VE BEEN DOING: (click on any photo and it will take you to the recipe for it!)


Inspired Edibles- Sprouted Spring Salad in a Jar

A Cozy Kitchen- Chocolate Buttermilk Biscuits

Taste and Tell- Cherry Empanadas

Yummy Mummy- Balsamic Strawberry Crostata with Mascarpone Cream and Pistachios

Steamy Kitchen- Cod with Hazelnut Browned Butter

Part Time House Wife- Grilled Mojito Mahi Mahi 

Phemomenon- Nutella Chocolate Chunk Granola

That Skinny Chick Can Bake- Meyer Lemon Bars

Chasing Delicious- Earl Grey Berry Tart

Juanita’s Cocina- Homemade Chorizo

Ryan Bakes- Biscoff Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Biscoff Glaze

Generation Y Foodie- Mexican Rice Salad


Yummy Mummy- Granola Stuffed Strawberries


Leite’s Culinaria (Bill Collison)- Iced Berry Cake 


Oh Cake- The Butcher, The Baker, The Blogger~ Copyright & You


I’ll be announcing the winner of the giveaway!

I have a cake recipe that has been kicking my ass in a big, bad way these last two weeks. I’ll share the final results and the story with you soon!

A salad recipe for all my healthy readers who’ve almost given up hope I ever eat one!

Ice cream that will knock your socks off!

A new series that will blow your skirt up!

And some random photos of some things non-food related that I wanted to share with you all!

Our farmer’s markets should be opening next month. We tend to be behind with our winter season being so harsh. So you can look forward to Farm Fresh Fridays to make its return next month. Mini-me and I cannot wait to get started on that again. It turned into such a cool weekly excursion for us. It almost always resulted in fish n chips being had somewhere along the way. Bring on the fresh fruits, veggies and fish. I love summer in Ontario!

Hope you all have a great weekend. It’s a holiday weekend here in Canada so let the chilling out commence. Or the yard work. Whatever happens first.

Toodles and smoochies! xx


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    • Kim Bee says

      I am so overwhelmed at your reaction. I’m just a giant dork who explodes cases of pepsi and trips over her own feet daily. It makes me happy to make you happy enough to wake the dead.

      Now make sure you wear your good undergarments on Tuesday! Remember what our moms used to say about the one day you don’t you”ll be in an accident. Or a lunatic will blow your skirt up!

    • Kim Bee says

      Almost? Well come on now, she woke the dead and knocked over Pepsi!

      Lol, you are most welcome. That Mahi made me weak in the knees.

    • Kim Bee says

      I think the fact that I was already in giggly girl mode helped. I should have cried but it was just so funny. It honestly looked like a pepsi bomb had gone off. Not an inch of the room was dry. I think one must have hit him on the head cuz he usually doesn’t do stuff like that. So I ran out as fast as I could before he changed his mind. Lol.

      You are most welcome. I so want to make that one. I don’t make enough chicken these days. I used to make Lemon Chicken often. Yours looked to die for.

    • Kim Bee says

      Glad I’m not the only one. I am still sort of stunned he did. But I ran out of there like my pants were on fire. Never look a gift horse in the mouth right.

  1. says

    I think it’s a good thing that you were able to laugh about that! My blood pressure spiked with just you talking about it! Perhaps I need to de-stress more… I’m off to check out some of your links!

    • Kim Bee says

      Oddly I have seriously high blood pressure but I was able to just see the funny. I think it was just so preposterous seeing it look like a crime scene you just couldn’t quite take it seriously. About once every couple of hours I see drops places hubs missed. And I still laugh. No clue why.

      Wait till you hear tomorrows story. It’s never boring here.

    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks so much Valerie. I could not help myself. I should have been made but it was just so ridiculous.

  2. says

    I’m glad you chose to laugh rather than cry over the split Cherry Pepsi…. that would have freaked me out for days. I’m cringing over the cleanup of all the syrupy stuff…. Yikes! Boytoy sounds like a prize. My hubby would not have been so nice to clean up. Great roundup of links!! Have a wonderful weekend!! ~ Ramona :)

    • Kim Bee says

      Oh man, I am still finding sticky bits here and there. I still think it’s funny for some reason. No idea why. Normally that would peeve me off.

  3. says

    Well, we know the hubs is a keeper. Hopefully nothing important and electronic was damaged in the great Pepsi flood of 2012. If my camera even suspects there’s liquid anywhere it breaks down as a precaution!


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