Nice Things About All the Presidential Candidates

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Candidate De Lancey I’m tired of relentless attacks on the candidates. In the spirit of reconciliation and togetherness, here are positive things to be said about all the candidates. Clinton: My father’s first name was […]

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Quiche Lorraine, Spark of the French Revolution

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French Entree QUICHE LORRAINE INGREDIENTS 1 pastry pie shell (follow instructions) 8 ounces bacon (leanest is best) 4 ounces Gruyère cheese 4 eggs 1½ cups heavy whipping cream ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ⅛ teaspoon pepper ¼ […]

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Cuban Ropa Vieja and Vicious Onions

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Cuban Entree ROPA VIEJA INGREDIENTS 2 pounds flank steak ½ teaspoon salt 1 Roma tomato (1 additional later) 1 large onion 1 green bell pepper 3 garlic cloves 1 Roma tomato 3 tablespoons olive oil […]

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Ethiopian Beef Stew and Glee Clubs

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Ethiopian Entree SIGA WAT (beef stew) INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds, chuck or other cut of beef 4 garlic cloves 2 onions 3 tablespoons ghee or vegetable oil 1½ cups water 2 tablespoons Berbere spice mix 1 […]

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Not to Do List – For the End of the World

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My quite helpful not-to-do lists are generally meant to describe normal days, like when the Earth be around. But dedicated people keep telling us that our World is going to end and they can’t always […]

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Dishwashers: Annoyances in Disguise or the Tools of the Apocalypse?

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My dishwasher does not properly clean things, particularly glasses with indentations. Oh sure, if I give the dishes a quick rinse beforehand, the dishwasher does tolerably well. If I give the dishes a pre-scrub, the […]

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Brownies and How They Shaped Aerial Combat

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American Dessert BROWNIES INGREDIENTS 13 tablespoons butter 1 cup unsweetened cocoa ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 3 eggs ½ cup flour no-stick spray. Brownies assuming a defensive posture against lions. […]

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My Not to Do List – 5

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I’m continuing with my virtuous inertia. Here are things I won’t be doing or eating today. 1) I will not cook or eat lutefisk. Cooking lutefisk in banned by the Geneva Convention. It looks like […]

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