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gimme cucumbers *

Japan has done it again– having come up with another wonderful gadget for our world and this time it has to do with hearts, stars, and cucumbers. Yeah, that’s what I said…CUCUMBERS.


Here’s how it works:

When the cucumber is still small it is put into a heart shaped container and allowed to grow. In Japan they call it heart-stick and it can be found in supermarkets throughout Tokyo Midtown, Ropongi. Stars and Hearts appear when you cut the cucumbers and these shaped veggies can be used in your favorite stir-fry, or for the child in all of us it’s a perfect memento reminding us of how fun snacks can be!




What a way to go. A July flashback.
A 29-year-old man suffered a horrifying death when he fell into a vat of molten chocolate in mid-July.

Timothy Smith II of Camden, N.J., suffered fatal injuries after falling into an 8-foot mixing vat when he was loading chocolate at a Cocoa Services, Inc., plant in Camden. Smith, a temporary worker, was hit by the mixer’s agitator. Camden County officials say a co-worker shut down the machine and two others tried to pull him out, but it was too late.

And for the oh-so-curious…the chocolate was Hershey’s bound.

dining in the dark

Last night my friends and I ate in the dark (purposefully) at the LA restaurant OPAQUE.



Instructed to take off all watches, turn off all cell phones so as not to light up a single object in the room, we were in for quite an experience. At first, we made simple mistakes: picking up balls of butter in place of olives and tipping over a glass of wine. But this was all part of the bizarre experience. As explained by one of them, the food was tastier than ever because there were no distractions. All of the waitstaff are legally blind, maneuvering through the space with ease and grace! By the end of the evening one of them jokingly said that everything had soon become “finger food”.

I recommend this to anyone who wants to have a fine dine.

Dark dining restaurants are located in Paris, London and all over Europe and China. The first one was opened in Zurich by a blind minister. Menus are useless so diners order before going in. Three courses cost about $100, plus dry cleaning ; ) seeing that you’ll probably leave with some pasta sauce on your collar or lap!

8401 Sunset blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
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Open Daily 7pm-10:30pm