free website hit counter Spiced Tea & Letters: March 2006

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


So, apparently, it's going to take a year for my hair to lock. According to this book I'm reading, I don't have it in front of me so I can't tell you the title, but the author is saying that my braids are going to remain braids for the next 12 months! Hum...that give me enough time to decide if I really want to lock my hair: I do!
At least I have this piece of information because I've been sitting here for the past 2 months wondering exactly why my hair isn't locking.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Trader Joe's

So, I finally got a chance to stop by the new Trader Joe's on 14th. Funny how it's right in the lobby of NYU's palladium dorm. Anyway, people have been talking about the coming of this store and how great, cheap and innovative the products are. I arrived there pretty late, like 8:30pm, and there was a line. I wondered if I really need some Trader right at this moment, and if it was that serious. It was, lol! I need to save money and if they have cheap stuff, I'm there! After a 2 minute wait I get in. First thing I evaluate, the produce: nothing new here. Just as expensive as Whole Foods and Food Emporium, etc. But, the one thing that nearly had me jumping for joy was the bagged salads! 2 bucks! Get out! Do you know how much Spring Mix salad cost at Pathmark and Pioneer? 3.99. Threw some salad in my little basket. Next deserts and snacks: 8 dollas for some nuts! Them fools is nuts! No snacks for moi, Ill save that for Walgreens. Next up, frozen prepared foods: great, stuff, 3.99 for Chinese vegetable fried rice, Chicken curry, Orange chicken, Mexican foods. That section gets a thumbs up. Moving right along. Soy milk and such. They didn't even have the price on the milk, man. wassup with that? I know it ain't free. I didn't bother to ask because I was getting annoyed at the crowd and I needed to begin wrapping up this Trader Joe's experience. Coming in the morning when no one was around seemed to be much better. anyway, I had just gotten some Silk soy milk earlier that from MET- 3.99, too damn much. But, no Cholesterol, priceless! Speaking of cholesterol, I approach the cheese section and to my delight, what do I see for 1.99? My favorite salad and pizza garnish: Goat's Cheese, and it was crumbled! 1.99 for a good sized tub of crumbled goat's cheese, couldn't beat it with a stick. This, my friends, had made my trip to Trader Joe's worthwhile. Now, I had to get the heck out of there , I had enough.

Whole Foods and Trader Joe's and stores like that probably function differently in other states, but here it seems to have become a status thing. It's not that big of a deal, folks just want to spend their tons of money. It's just a exclusive supermarket with overpriced mechandise. And?

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

I Love Cooking!

My favorite store has become the supermarket, especially Pathmark. It's open 24 hours and has special music nights, R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, 80s. It's great! I just love cooking, trying out new dishes with new spices and ingredients, again, it's great!

Tonight, I think I'll cook a Salmon fillet glazed with Dijon mustard and apricots. Creamed corn with peanut sauce and a nice spring mix salad (with extra spinach) sprinkled with goat's cheese, raisins and almonds. And, for my beverage, Mango juice.

Saturday, March 11, 2006


Friday, March 10, 2006


(Suzanne Plunkett/Associated Press)

I'm just just still speechless. Been thinking about him, his life and art, all week. He just lived, and did it to the fullest. I've never known a life as complete and fulfilled. This is the way we gotta do it folks...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Rest In Peace - Gordon Parks

I'm still in shock. RIP.

Monday, March 06, 2006

The Soundtrack!

I was really on the hunt for the Dave Chapelle Block Party movie soundtrack. I was up in Virgin, FYI, Sound Factory only to discover that it comes out March 14. Ah, a sista can't wait that long, man...