I baked my first and last cherry turnovers! These rude pastries refused to suck it up and politely bake. Give me well behaved cookies or a disciplined pie anytime! The mushy fruit yielded an unpleasant texture. Perhaps the turnovers thought their lineage entitled them to special treatment. Ancestors of my dessert, pasties, appeared in “The… Continue reading Not As Easy As Pie: Learning About Turnovers
Lore, the ancient method of preserving knowledge through oral transfer from generation to generation, has its critics – and I’m one of them. Recently, an alert reader dispelled the popular belief of slothful spuds. Through careful observational research of local tubers, I’ve gathered empirical evidence to support the hypothesis “All taters are not lazy” put… Continue reading The Nonsense Chronicles: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Lore
The Trumpster attended the Word Economic Forum in Devos, Switzerland on Thursday, which didn’t please all the Swiss. Campax, Swiss activists for a green economy, hung a “Trump Not Welcome” banner on a mountainside near Sargans, which isn’t by Devos. They thought Donald might see it when he flew over. That’s a big “might.” He… Continue reading Protests And Riots About A Nut And Nutella
Change dragged me by the ear, kicking and screaming, from present familiar situation to vague new future situation. My attempts at tiptoeing around this sleeping Cyclops of Change failed miserably. In spite of every avoidance measure taken, the Cyclops awakened, scooped me up, and thrusted me into the unknown. He set me down among the… Continue reading Bah Humbug Bread
October brings beer to mind. (So do the other eleven months, but it’s October now.) While skimming USA Today, my eyes tripped across the headline “Cleveland's Brewnuts makes doughnuts with beer”. Alert to unusual and successful ideas I read on. The brewers at Brewnuts combined good beer with good doughnuts made from beer and sold… Continue reading It’s Oktoberfest- Eat Your Beer!