Vodka and cigarettes……
I anoyed my mother with my ice crunching and gum smacking as a kid and probably still do! I like my cereal to have a good crunch!(hate that soggy cereal!)
OH I LOVE CRUNCHING – but the hubby can’t stand it. So much so that I have to guilt-ily go into another room unless- he is crunching on the same delicous morsels – pistachio nuts, sunflower seeds, cap’n crunch ( it’s a childhood thing [;)]) – trader joes has garlic enhanced pistachio nuts that are to die for (if ya’ like garlic!) Crusty crunchy bread dipped in olive oil is waayyyy up there on the list too!
I can’t stand cruching. But drinking a good tea from a beautiful china cup makes my brain float.
I recall reading a story in Esquire magazine many years ago about the importance of "crunch" as an oral experience. Being a devout ice cruncher and gum chewer I could attest as to the overall pleasing effect provided by "crunch." The article indicated that the food item which provided the most crunch was a green pepper soaked in ice water. My question then is, what is it that soothes your skull via "crunch?" What do you turn to in times of stress to soothe your mind?
My current favorite breakfast is ten cups of popcorn followed by 1/2 cup of freshly roasted peanuts. Lots of crunch and chew. The meal lasts for an hour or more, as I read the morning paper, and is very satisfying. The combination of grain and legume gives complete protein, too.
Amen to that sister!!! Those are the absolute best thing for smooth, silky, chocolate…YUM! I’ve yet to have anything better.
When I’m seriously stressed, a Lindor Chocolate Truffle will make everything right with the world. Any flavor will do, but either the milk or white chocolate are the best. And all it takes is one. Any more and it’s overkill. (Of course, that doesn’t stop me from buying a whole bag, but still . . .)
Because I am seriously addicted to asian food, the hot sour salty sweet thing does it for me. And if it comes fried, that’s even better.
I have become totally addicted to taking the lemon slices from my iced tea or ice water and sprinkling it heavily with salt and sucking it. I’m on a low-salt diet and almost never add salt to anything, but this has become a terrible habit with me.
Someone told me it will take the enamel off my teeth? IS that true?
Rest easy—-you’re not the only one who eats the lemon slice including rind![:D]
Coming homw after a stressful day and seeing a jumping dog with tail wagging is very soothing.
I love crunching ice though, annoyed my parents something fierce though.
I find sucking on a Werther’s or Wilbur Bud very soothing. Having that delicious caramel or chocolate slowly make its way around your mouth and down your throat is nice. Crunching doesn’t do it for me. I chew gum, but only after meals. I believe it helps my digestion, but maybe it is just in my head. So I guess gum chewing is soothing when I am really full.
As far as alcohol goes, I find it quite soothing as well. A cold beer is great after a long hot commute home is fantastic. Wine is also soothing, but not just the drinking part of it. My hubby is quite a wine geek, and I really like all the rituals that go with opening and drinking a bottle of wine. The pop of the cork, the swirling, the sniffing. Very, very, very soothing.
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I agree with the ancient mariner. How did leaving your trash at the movie theater become acceptable? Is walking to the trash can too much effort?
I alway eat the lemon slice in my iced tea. Rind and all. This really bothers most carpetbaggers, like my significant other. We live in Raleigh, NC (I’m from Durham) and she’s from Pittsburg.
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