Here is a delightful account of Halloweven, more commonly known as Hallowe’en in The Encyclopædia Britannica Ninth Edition, New Werner Edition Vol. XI (1907): For some account of the singular observances by which this used to be, and to some extent still is distinguished in Scotland and elsewhere, reference may be made to such works
I cannot find our Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry. Seriously. It’s raining cats & dogs– fitting for Halloween– the kitchen is clean, I’ve gone & come to town, the dogs are fed, pot o’tea is made, and I’m already to sit down and do a little Halloween post but I can’t until I
We’ve already had evenings that called for hoodies & blankies. But this evening is warm. There’s a breeze blowing in from the southeast– warm, moist air. I hear tell there’s a cooler system to the west. It might rain tomorrow. But that’s tomorrow. Today we had yet another great salad with the first real pickings
Earlier, I mentioned in passing that today is the anniversary of John Adams’ birth. Apparently a scrappy little fellow. By chance, I picked up one of my newer crappy old books and read a bit about the friendship between Adams and Jefferson. What a great story! Sure, everyone knows the story of Jefferson’s feelings of
If you’ve been diddling around the World Wide Web this morning as I have, you may have seen reference to Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds broadcast on the Columbia Broadcast System 75 years ago today. The radio broadcast was based on H.G. Well’s (1898) novel of the same title and was largely a series
I suspect that every politician has had a least one hawser bought and paid for by a special interest and more than likely they were given a yacht to use the hawser on as well. –A. Leland Fortunately, during our ocean adventures in Wilmington, we never needed to use a hawser. –Miss M Sometimes I
This is the baked variation. These are fairly large shrimp. In our oven they took 9 minutes. Really, really good! SHRIMP IN GARLIC BUTTER AND BAKED VARIATION Serves 8 2 lb raw unshelled large shrimp, rinsed, shelled (leaving tails intact), deveined (using a small sharp knife, slit each shrimp down back, lif out sand vein,
I didn’t take a photo of a slice but it is the most beautiful deep red you’ve ever seen! Mr. Big Food: There are lots of Red Velvet Cake recipes. This is the most unique one I’ve come across. RED VELVET CAKE I 2 ½ C flour 1 C buttermilk 1 ½ C sugar 1
Now that’s a steak! Mr. Big Food grilled steaks for A. Leland’s birthday celebration last week. This is the marinade recipe he used (in bold, below). Everything in this complete meal recipe looks great so I’ve posted it all.~~ Involved, so get others involved GARLIC ROSEMARY STEAKS WITH POTATO ONION CAKES AND PEPPERS AND ONIONS
Quick, easy & good! (I wonder where Mr. Big Food got this one from.) From Mrs. Michael E. Wilson, (Pat Perry), Wilson, Arkansas, 1971 BEANS IRENE Serves 4 2 16 oz cans whole green beans, drained, rinsed 3 Tbsp bacon grease or olive oil (for vegetarian/vegan version) 1 tsp seasoned salt 1 tsp seasoned pepper
Add a fresh green salad and warm rolls and you’ve got yourselves a nice supper on a fall day. Easily veganized. “Chowder day once a week will step up the family’s nutrition and be easy on the budget.”—The Encyclopedia of Cooking Complete in 24 Volumes, Volume 6: 250 Delicious Soup Recipes (1953) CORN CHOWDER II
It’s great to be home!I know. We’ve been home more than 24 hours and I should get over it already. But you know, I don’t travel much anymore. And to tell the truth, I hadn’t been on an aeroplane in a coons age. So you will excuse me for still being excited about being home,
Or none of the above? Thomas Babington Macaulay I only took one crappy old book with me on our Texas adventure, my little book of books, The Guide to Reading: The Pocket University Volume XXIII (Lyman Abbott, Asa Don Dickinson et al., eds., Nelson Doubleday, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1925). This is the little
A community of 1096 residents, and just as many ordinances. I’ve never taken the time to ponder this question before, but how many ways are there to explore a place unknown to you? One can consult the expert guidebooks and websites before the trip and plan ahead. (Such was the case with the Ranching Heritage
We made the most of our final day in Lubbock. We saw this, and 47 other structures from the frontier days. We drove out to the east and saw the sorriest looking cotton I have ever seen on our way to Ransom Canyon, where, as at the Heritage Center, there are some interesting abodes. From
“Your kind of town.” What a great day! Wait until you see all of the stuff there is to see in Lubbock County!Guess what Mr. Big Food found in Slaton, Texas? A crappy old cookbook! And… guess what I found? 😉
Lubbock is not set up for pedestrians, which really doesn’t bother me all that much except for the fact that we were pedestrians this morning. So the day begins with contextual griping. But we walked our way to our destination without incident. On campus, we met up with Mike, a dear old friend from Cincinnati.
I’m in the middle of writing up events of the day. 36 hours ago I bought a pack of cigs. I still have some. I know from past experiences on the road, if I don’t record my impressions while I’m on the road, I’ll over-think them by the time I get back to the farm.
You didn’t take the dare because when it comes to Mr. Bog Food’s grilled steaks, you know better! A fine birthday steak for A. Leland. The red velvet birthday cake turned out very well. There was just one small problem. Daughter C corrected it at once! Really? I’ve never posted the recipe for Red Velvet
That’s correct! Lubbock, Texas.