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Phosphates and George Washington

September 14, 2017
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American Dessert PHOSPHATE INGREDIENTS ½ teaspoon acid phosphate* 2½ tablespoons syrup (your choice, cherry was the most popular) 1¼ cups carbonated water ice cubes as desired Makes 1 glass. Takes 5 minutes. * = You…

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Descruffifying a Runway Model – Day Two

September 10, 2017
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Gentle readers, Horrors. My magnificent scruff is slowing disappearing. The natives have spoken against. Millions of adoring fan are in shock. My modeling agency loved the scruffy look. They pleaded with me. They threatened to…

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Descruffification of a Runway Model – Day One

September 9, 2017
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Gentle readers, The razor is dead! Long live the razor! I ordered a new razor. In the meantime, I had let my face get scruffy. One of the homesteaders tolerated my scruffiness as long as…

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The Scruffy Face Behind This Blog

September 8, 2017
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Gentle readers, My electric razor recently died. I ordered a new razor. It took over a week to arrive. This gave me an opportunity to scruffify my face; a hairy face usually meets  with stern…

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Picadillo and Why Bowls Are Round

September 4, 2017
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Cuban Entree PICADILLO INGREDIENTS 1 green bell pepper 3 garlic cloves 1 large onion 3 Roma tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil ¾ teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon oregano ¼ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 1½ pounds…

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Spotlight on H.J. Worthington, author of “Farewell, Amelia Mary: Long Time Looking”

August 27, 2017
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Farewell, Amelia Mary: Long Time Looking   The stories and vignettes in this book represent the experiences and memories from World War II veteran H.J. Worthington. A first-time author at the age of 90, Mr.…

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Hermit Cookies And Stuff

August 25, 2017
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American Dessert HERMIT COOKIES INGREDIENTS ¾ cup butter (1 more tablespoon later) 1¼ cups sugar 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon clove ¼ teaspoon…

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The Wonder Dog

August 16, 2017
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This story was based on two sources. First, my dad who served his country in World War II  did his basic training in Louisiana, He said soldiers would throw snowballs at the platoon ahead of…

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Bad Advice Friday +1, 08-11-17

August 12, 2017
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Bad Advice Friday +1, 08-11-17

I am ready. I am able to dispense with stupendously bad advice. It’s one date late because: 1) I was serving on the Neighborhood Plate Tectonics Watch. 2) I was wondering where all my orphan…

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Potica (Nut Roll) And Law Enforcement

August 9, 2017
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Slovenian Dessert POTICA (Nut Roll) INGREDIENTS – YEAST ¼ cup warm milk (1 more cup later) 2 tablespoons yeast 4 teaspoons sugar (¾ more cup later) INGREDIENTS – DOUGH ½ cup butter (6 more tablespoons…

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