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Cousin William and King Henry VIII

July 8, 2018
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Cousin William and King Henry VIII

In the annals of English history, no other man had as colorful a life as my distant ancestor William “Bill” Tryer, who was the Royal Food Taster to King Henry VIII. The job of Royal…

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Sir Francis Bacon

July 8, 2018
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American Appetizer BACON WRAPPED SHRIMP INGREDIENTS 24 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 12 slices bacon ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce no-stick spray SPECIAL UTENSILS 24 toothpicks baking rack cookie sheet. Serves 6.…

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You Say Tofu, I Say Tofu

July 5, 2018
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Vietnamese Appetizer LEMONGRASS AND FIVE SPICE TOFU INGREDIENTS 2 stalks lemongrass 3 garlic cloves 1¼ pounds firm tofu 1 cup vegetable oil (2 tablespoons more later) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ teaspoon red chile flakes…

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How The First World War Led To American Independence

July 2, 2018
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Ever since Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World and hid all the Viking artifacts, America has been a land of opportunity, independence, and smallpox. Eventually the British colonists decided to go off and…

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Tarragon Chicken and the Great Depression

May 12, 2018
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French Entree TARRAGON CHICKEN (Poulet à Estragon) INGREDIENTS 3 chicken breasts ⅛ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 1 shallot 3 green onions 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup dry white wine ⅔…

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SPAM Fried Rice, Che Chevarra, and Benadryl Cumberbund

October 8, 2017
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Guamanian Entree SPAM(TM) FRIED RICE INGREDIENTS 1 cup rice 2 garlic cloves 1 small onion 1 12-ounce can SPAM 2 tablespoons oil 3 eggs ¼ cup soy sauce Serves 4. Takes 35 minutes. PREPARATION Cook…

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More Family History

May 18, 2017
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It is important to know our roots, to understand how we became the people we are. After exploring my family history, I know why I turned out the way I did. Don’t blame me. It’s…

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Mr. Picarella goes to Washington

April 21, 2017
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Mr. Picarella is not a mister. He’s a 13-year-old kid. He’s my kid! My wife and I try to protect him from the world, but I promise, we don’t shelter him. We let him ride…

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Tiramisu and Russia’s Cat Tsar

January 17, 2017
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Italian Dessert TIRAMISU INGREDIENTS 6 lady fingers 6 egg yolks ⅔ cup sugar ½ teaspoon rum extract or 2 tablespoons rum or Marsala wine 1 pound marscapone* ½ cup room-temperature espresso 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa…

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Hoosier influence in the election of ’16 … 1916

November 24, 2016
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I’ve been so busy that I completely forgot this column, which I wrote in October. But considering it mentions the election, maybe a little time was just as well.   SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK It’s…

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