A Fun Renaming of the Bird World

A burrito of burrowing owls How in the world did someone come up with the idea of calling a flock of crows a murder of crows? Were they pickled to the gills? Why not call […]

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Beef Smore and Dining Out Safely

Sri Lankan Entree BEEF SMORE INGREDIENTS 2 pound piece of sirloin or beef chuck 2 tablespoons vinegar ½ teaspoon pepper 3 garlic cloves 1″ ginger root 1 large onion 1 small green chile 1 stalk […]

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Sweet and Sour Shrimp, the Food of Revolutions

Thai Entree SWEET AND SOUR SHRIMP INGREDIENTS – SAUCE 3 garlic cloves 1 small onion 2 tomatoes 1 tablespoon corn starch 2½ tablespoons water 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (1 cup more later) 3 tablespoons sugar […]

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Colombo Powder and Treating Elephant Astronauts Nicely

French Guianese Appetizer COLOMBO POWDER INGREDIENTS ¾ teaspoon cloves 3½ tablespoons coriander seeds 3½ tablespoons cumin seeds ½ teaspoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds 1½ tablespoons black, brown, or yellow mustard seeds 1 tablespoon […]

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