The Art of Dining: A History of Cooking and Eating. Sara Paston-Williams. The National Trust. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, London. 1993. I mean seriously. I need a linen press. [consults the world-wide-web] I see this contraption is more accurately called a screw or napkin press.
This is a screen shot from when we were in Europe. It’s the weather app Windy in radar mode. I was astonished when I first saw this. If you happened to not have hung on every word of my 11 post series, Bad Weather, here’s the skinny as this country mouse understands it (as radar
I’ve recently purchased a few n-in-1 items, and returned one because I did not understand how it qualified as an n-in-1 item. Which got me pondering on the meaning of n-in-1, and &/or. &/or is a very convoluted concept whose meaning(s) change depending on the domain of inquiry. Mr. Big Food and I have heated
It’s Friday night and the salads for the first Tailgate are chilling, the tea is made, the coolers are clean, and the corned beef and brisket are sliced– thanks to Kat– and so what else I’m I going to do? If you are among the randomly chosen readers who are seeing new content here, bless
Long time readers may be wondering why I haven’t been talking about the Mississippi State A&S tailgates yet. New readers may be wondering what I’m taking about. For the past three years, Mr. Big Food and I have not only cooked for the 120 or more who attend the Arts & Sciences tailgate, we were
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Our potter / artist pal, The Alchemist, lives waaay up north. Though you didn’t hear too much about it, Nova Scotia got hit by Dorian. Hundreds of thousands of folks were without power for days. I’m not an expert on Nova Scotia but my assumption is this is not a frequent occurrence for Nova Scotians.
and I gathered up my mallet and I went out there and wacked the weather station up side the head. Seemed to work. FYI: Atlas Stations are worthless pieces of s87t. I spent money so you don’t have to.
via American Digest. Well worth 11 minutes of your life.
Amateur Radio. Mr. Big Food is on board, too. We are going to get out amateur radio licenses and some equipment. Blog silence is thus explained. It’s all quite interesting. I’m taking notes. SueK– I found this to be the best bird’s eye view introduction to ham radio. Almost jargon free and very accessible for
These are RadarScope (RS) screen shots captured between 10:04 and 10:05 this morning. To orient you, we’re going west to east beginning with the southern most states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, then again west to east one notch further north. While is is true that the center of the low pressure system that is/was
That we have Facebook to “keep up with friends” is this century’s version of “I read Playboy for the articles.” That’s what telephones are for. If you don’t care enough about the person to give them a call now and then, you don’t really care about “keeping up” with them—you’re interested in their keeping up with you. You want them
I like technology just as much as the next country mouse but if you turn your life over to something over which you– you— do not have ultimate control, you deserve working up a sweat walking up the steps in your non-air conditioned apartment to physically check on your spawn.
If I relied solely on Google for email and whatnot, I’d be seriously thinking about findin’ me a backup plan. This message has been brought to you by The Department of Redundancy Department.
I don’t think it’s going to rain here. The pressure is 1012hPa and rising. (48 hour low (1009) was yesterday at about 6pm.) We got 0.17″ rain over night. The wind speeds now are averaging 7mph with gusts up to 14. I’m not seeing how it gets here. I can promise you that if we
I have never been to the equator, but I’m pretty sure that vehicle is not at a location on the equator. Take that back. A quick spin around the globe and I see there’s a desert in Kenya right about at the equator, but given the stickers are en Español… ? Let us hark back
It’s gorgeous outside. Daisies are getting ready to pop! FYI: Gotta keep those old neurons firing over something.
A perplexing riddle affecting dozens of families in the Cleveland area has finally been solved, but not before weeks of wreaking havoc on people who – bizarre as it sounds – were unable to open their car and garage doors. Car Keys Mysteriously Stopped Working in This Small Ohio Town, And We Now Know Why