Sugar Cane Shrimp and Falling Off the Earth

Vietnamese Appetizer   Vietnamese Sugar Cane Shrimp (Chao Tom) INGREDIENTS 1 pound medium shrimp, frozen, peeled and deveined (41-to-50 count)1 teaspoon fish sauce1 garlic clove¼ teaspoon salt2 teaspoons sugar½ teaspoon white pepper or pepper1 egg white2 […]

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French Omelette and DIY Pyramids

French Breakfast OMELETTE INGREDIENTS – OMELETTE 2 eggs⅛ teaspoon pepper⅛ teaspoon salt1 tablespoon butter (1 more teaspoon later)1 teaspoon butter INGREDIENTS – FILLING (OPTIONAL)* One or more of the following: 2 teaspoons diced herbs – […]

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Colombian Dessert Inspires the Beatles

Colombian Desserts SIMPLE OBLEA SANDWICH INGREDIENTS 2 oblea wafers or other 6″ wafers3 tablespoons each of one or more of the following fillings:caramel sauce (If you can get the authentic Colombian caramel sauce, arequipe, go […]

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Roast Chestnuts and the Birth of Languages and Boxes

American Dessert ROASTED CHESTNUTS INGREDIENTS 1 pound chestnuts (most of the fresh ones are available in Autumn) SPECIAL UTENSIL baking pan Serves 6. Takes 45 minutes. PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400 degrees. While oven preheats, […]

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Bad Advice Friday, 4-28-17

Oh my gosh. It’s Friday. So, I shall once more be dispensing bad advice As usual, the advice will stupendously bad. You know it will be so as I had overwritten the file with my […]

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Bad Advice Friday, 4-14-17

Today is once more Bad-Advice Friday. I shall be dispensing bad advice to all comers. The advice will stupendously bad. PD asks: How do I get the cat to emulate a dog? He never meows […]

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The Fart Primer

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Our schools teach us how to solve quadratic equations. Our schools teach us how to compose essays on 19th-century English literature. They do not teach real-life survival skills. Specifically, they do not point out what […]

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Beans and Rice and How Carroty Omissions Caused The American Revolution

Cuban Entree MOROS Y CRISTIANOS (beans and rice) INGREDIENTS 12 ounces dry black beans 2½ cups long white rice 5 cups chicken stock 1 green bell pepper 3 garlic cloves 1 medium onion 2½ tablespoons […]

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Chicken Piccata and the Escargot Express

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Italian Entree CHICKEN PICCATA INGREDIENTS 4 (6 ounce) chicken breasts 3 tablespoons flour ⅛ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 table spoons chicken broth ¼ cup white wine […]

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