Bad Advice Friday +1, 08-11-17

I am ready. I am able to dispense with stupendously bad advice. It’s one date late because: 1) I was serving on the Neighborhood Plate Tectonics Watch. 2) I was wondering where all my orphan […]

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Tiramisu and Russia’s Cat Tsar


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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Moravian Christmas Cookies, the DMV, and Murder

Czech Dessert MORAVIAN CHRISTMAS COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon baking soda 1½ tablespoons warm water 1 cup brown sugar 1¼ cups molasses ½ cup shortening or lard 4 cups flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¾ teaspoon ground […]

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Cool Mocha and the Earthquakes in My House


American Appetizer COOL MOCHA COFFEE INGREDIENTS 3 cups hot, brewed coffee ⅔ cup sugar ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate if you prefer it sweeter 3½ cups milk SPECIAL UTENSILS glass jars with lids […]

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Congolose Chicken Peanut Soup and Plate Tectonics

Congolese Soup MUAMBA NSUSU (chicken peanut soup) INGREDIENTS 2½ pounds chicken breasts ½ teaspoon salt 1 large carrot 1 red chile 1 large yellow onion 2 tomatoes 5 cups chicken stock ¾ teaspoon cumin 1 […]

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Pork Casado and Eating Paintings at the Louvre

Costa Rican Entree PORK CASADO INGREDIENTS 8 tablespoons orange juice 4 tablespoons orange zest 2 teaspoons garlic salt 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin ¼ head cabbage 1 small carrot 1 small tomato ¼ […]

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