Verizon BlackBerry Z10 launching March 28th, pre-orders begin March 14th
It was AT&T’s turn earlier this week, and now it’s Verizon’s. Big Red has confirmed that its edition of the BlackBerry Z10 will be in stores on March 28th, just a week after it surfaces at its first major US carrier. Pricing will remain the same $200 on a contract, although Verizon has a decided edge for fans of variety: it’ll have an American exclusive on the white model, albeit with conspicuous branding. Pre-orders start March 14th at both Verizon itself (starting from 8AM) and Best Buy, so those who’ve embraced Hubs and Peeks can commit to a Z10 very quickly.
Homemade Shamrock Shake
The Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s is my favorite St. Patrick’s Day drink (a pint of Guinness is a close second). But since I avoid eating at fast food chains, I haven’t been able to enjoy the March delicacy for a while, so I decided to make it at home. A vanilla milkshake is hard to improve upon, but with high quality ice cream plus mint extract and a dash of bitters – it takes it to an entirely different level. Plus, there’s something fun/dangerous about knowing that I can make it any time of the year.
3 cups vanilla ice cream (my favorite is Three Twins)
1½ cups whole milk
½ teaspoon mint extract
2 dashes of mint bitters (optional)
Green food coloring
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a blender, combine all shake ingredients and process until thick and fully incorporated. Pour into glasses and stick in the freezer.
2. In a large bowl, beat cream until medium peaks form. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth.
3. Remove the shakes from the freezer, top with whipped cream, and garnish with mint sprigs.