Fun Festivals – Cell Phone Tossing

Anja Heino practices tossing cell phones Be sure to make your way to Savonlinna, Finland during mid August* for its prestigious Cell Phone Throwing Championship. The traditional part has participants throwing the cell phones over […]

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Koftay (Meatballs) and the Genesis of Health Care

Pakistani Entree KOFTAY (Meatballs) INGREDIENTS – MEATBALLS ½ inch ginger root (½ inch more later) 1 onion (1 onion more later) 1 egg 1¼ pounds ground beef (80% is best) ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom ½ […]

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The Wonder Dog – Part 2

Captain Pizarro surveyed the yellow-orange expanse and announced that we were going to eat those hot dogs or die. Pale-faced Lieutenant Kelso staggered to his feet to voice his support before pitching forward into a […]

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Gibanica and Settling the Old West

Serbian Dessert GIBANICA (Cheese Pie) INGREDIENTS 6 eggs 2 cups cottage cheese 1 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 cup sour cream ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter 1 pound filo (phyllo) dough SPECIAL UTENSILS 9″-x-13″ baking […]

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Beef Rendang and Frisbees

Indonesian Entree BEEF RENDANG INGREDIENTS 4 red chiles 1 inch galangal or ginger root 5 garlic cloves ¾ teaspoon peppercorns 6 shallots 1 inch turmeric root 1 stalk lemongrass 2 pounds beef tenderloin or top […]

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Greenlandic Cake and the Fury of the Norsemen

Greenlandic Appetizer GREENLANDIC CAKE INGREDIENTS – CAKE 7 tablespoons butter 1 cup lukewarm milk 2¼ teaspoons (1 packet) yeast ⅔ cup raisins ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar 4 cups flour no-stick spray 2 tablespoons […]

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Brian Kiley’s Twitter Comedy

Always love to share Brian Kiley or @kileynoodles twitter comedy. Please check out his wonderful novel The Astounding Misadventures of Rory Collins.  Relationships can be fun?  

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Natilla And Atilla

Colombian Dessert NATILLA INGREDIENTS 1 cup whole milk* (4 more cups later) 1¼ cups cornstarch 4 cups whole milk 2 cinnamon sticks ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves 1 panella (Mexican brown sugar) or 2 cups brown […]

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Quinoa Salad and the Rubberband Empire

Peruvian Appetizer QUINOA SALAD INGREDIENTS 1 cup quinoa ½ cucumber ¼ cup fresh cilantro 2 Roma tomatoes 1 red bell pepper ¼ pound queso fresco or feta cheese 1¼ teaspoons aji amarillo, aji panca, or […]

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