Kuwaits rank increased this year from 141st to 134th place. Zurich scored the highest for quality of living while Baghdad ranked the lowest. Lebanon is in 155th place, Saudi Arabia 162, Dubai 85, and Bahrain 125. For the full list and more details click the [Link]
It kinda looks cool with the top down, like the H2 SUT. With the top on its a different story.. [Link]
OK, with all this cookie talk I have decided to do a cookie showdown where I will get cookies from a bunch of places and then try them all to see which is the best cookie. That way we can get this cookie business over with and move on to another addiction. These are the places I know of that have cookies, if you know of any more leave a comment below.
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
I used to make these cookies back when I was in university. They used to come out really good and everyone always nagged me about when I would bake some more. I forgot what brand of brown sugar I used but for the actually chocolate chips I used to use the brand Baker. I haven’t made the cookies since I came back to Kuwait because I can’t find decent brown sugar and I can’t find Baker chocolate chips which sucks. Anyway here is the recipe, I forgot where I found it:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup (150 grams) white sugar
1 1/4 cups (270 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups (525 grams) all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons (10 grams) baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons (6 grams) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (375 grams) semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl cream the butter. Add the sugars and beat until well combined. Beat in eggs one at a time making sure to beat well after each addition. Add vanilla and beat until incorporated.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts, if using. The cookie mixture will be moist and hold together.
Using two tablespoons, drop about 2 tablespoons of dough (38 grams) on the prepared baking sheets. Do not flatten cookies. Bake on the center rack of oven for 12 minutes, or until golden brown and still soft when gently pressed.
Makes about 48 cookies.
I always wanted to know how David Copperfield did his trick and I just found a site that shows you how. Watch this video first of his famous flying trick [Video] then check out this site for details on how he did it. [Link]
In November I posted I wasn’t going to have Subway again because their sandwiches were starting to taste really weird and crappy. Well today I went back to Subway and I have to say it was my best experience with them in a long time. The sandwiches tasted really good and it looks like they started using their old ingredients again. They also started making chocolate chip cookies again, this time they are selling them 3 for 400 fils and they are a bit larger then they used to be. Sadly though their older cookies tasted better, the new ones although look and taste better then a lot of cookies (costa and breadz for example) are still not better then my current top 3 which are Choowy Goowy, Fuddruckers and Hardees.
My brother is coming to Kuwait this weekend for 10 days and since he really hasn’t watched that many Arrested Development episodes I have decided have an Arrested Development Fiesta. 3 seasons to watch in less then 10 days. I like watching funny shows with him since he laughs out loud like me. Anyway here are some Arrested Development clips I found on Google Video and YouTube, people who have watched the show will get them more then people who haven’t:
Gob Magic Show
Lindsey and Gob doing the chicken dance
David Cross (Tobias) on being cancelled
A tribute to Gob
He’s your kid
Gob office magic
When did you get a job?
Mr. Roboto (and this is the commercial they are talking about)
Some of you might spot it, some of you might not.
Update: I changed things back again. Its a long story..
Breadz! Seriously, their chocolate chip cookies are the dullest. I just tried one over lunch and it didn’t tingle a single taste bud. Its also 50 fils more expensive then the big cookie at Hardees which I would rather have had. On a brighter note I heard Subways cookies have improved again, I used to like their chocolate chip cookies but for some reason they stopped making them at the 2 branches I used to visit. It seems now they are back so I need to go and get some. I love cookies.