One of the BIG irritations in my life is the “less than 10 items.” The following rant is prompted by I’d much rather use self-checkout than wait in the express line behind people who don’t understand the concept of an item limit. from Supermarket Self-Checkouts Being Replaced With People at Outside the Beltway as seen
Croquembouche, from The Creative Cooking Course (1982), edited by Charlotte Turgeon, Weathervane Books, New York, p223 Mr. Big Food has just finished the desserts section in The Creative Cooking Course, a cookbook that weighs seven pounds. By the time he’s finished with the book, he’ll have spent nearly a year working through every page, culling
I posted a couple of thoughts related to work, pride, and so on. There’s a similar conversation going on at Bookworm Room.
O’Henry sweet potatoes Today is the day! Not that there’s anything special about today, but today is the day I decided to dig up the sweet potatoes. And of course, today is the day I didn’t look at the radar. We’ve already had two or three downpours. Not the best weather for pulling sweet potatoes
We have a new pupster! What fun!! Rocky Mr. Big Food knows a thing or two about learning and memory. I once knew something about mammalian growth and development. To watch Rocky gnaw ferociously on his chew toy because he’s teething, and to see him learn to associate my feeding our geriatric dog with getting
Iopride water melon IO for Iowa Pride. 100 days — The fruits are dark green with darker green stripes. They are oblong and blocky with sweet, bright-red flesh and a high sugar content. Holds long at maturity. Developed at the University of Iowa for upland soils and for resistance to fusarium wilt and anthracnose (race
I started a previous post by quoting The Meal Planner’s Creed from Meta Given’s (1958) Modern Family Cookbook. That post ended with the question: When did doing things you want to take pride in become drudgery? The question relates to “the drudgery of _________ ” [fill in some aspect of creating and maintaining a functioning
A dear old friend once commented that we “have a lot of crappy old stuff.” True. Our Big Life is filled with crappy old stuff– especially books. From one old cookbook: The Meal Planner’s Creed from The Modern Family Cookbook by Meta Given (J. G. Ferguson Publishing Company, Chicago. 1958. p2) Question. Why do authors
“Is Your Choice Of Food A Fundamental Right?” at Food Renegade. I love the photo at the article site. This is the first thing I’ve stumbled upon from the Food Renegade site and it looks interesting. I’m a little put off by the repeated use of the word, “sustainable,” though. But I’ll keep my brain
Can you see all four of them? This is not a good photograph.* I took it behind a window. But still, if you zoom in you should be able to see four Odocoileus virginianus, white-tailed deer. Two are does, the other are fawns– they were probably born this spring. Why the post title? Look carefully.
It’s the biggest one (12 oz. glass for scale). or something like that. There’s conflicting information on the world-wide web about its proper common name, but according to New Hope Seed Company, where I got the seed, it was always listed as a pumpkin its [sic] actually more of a winter squash. … is said
An SEC tailgate at which we bar-b-qued 260 pieces of chicken. This is big BIG food! Let me walk you through the photo. The guy in the white shirt is Mr. Big Food, and the very proud owner of all three grills. Two of the grills– guess which one?– our local welding guy, Jesse, made.