The short story is literature’s spyglass focused humans in all their glory and pettiness. Think of every human trait: generosity, devotion, generosity, charity, love, patience, mercy, jealousy, envy, greed, antipathy, selfishness, apathy – they’re all there, magnified and showcased in often unforgettable tableaus. It’s interesting how often random encounters in real life will suddenly start… Continue reading Life Is A Short Story
"...books about cooking largely admitted what every homemaker knew to be true: that feeding people was backbreaking work, and then you died." (The "Myth" of Easy Cooking by Elizabeth Dunn - linked in earlier post referenced and linked below) Thanks to Els' encouragement to expand on my earlier post (which was really just a link), and… Continue reading Easy, My Ass…
FINALLY - some actual honesty about "Easy" cooking for the family. Recommended reading for anyone who has to cook dinner for more than him/herself. http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/11/the-myth-of-easy-cooking/417384/ You're Welcome!
One of my guilty pleasure authors just jumped the shark and it pissed me off so much I'd have thrown the book, but it was an e-novella and I'm willing to destroy my Nook over that BS . I don't get too wrapped around the axle if authors slide some of their political/sociological/cultural/religious viewpoints in… Continue reading Friday Rant – Author Edition
(title updated because, well, it was kind of rude) No - not ME!! This stupid, whining cow! I think I shall take myself away from Le Internet for a short while, lest I have a complete, behind-baring meltdown and find myself featured on WTF post somewhere...... 🙂 Happy Thursday! (The meltdown reference is a little… Continue reading Another Rabid Case of PoorLittleS**tUponMe-Itis
I’m reblogging this because it’s that time of year again. That time of year when I get all twitchy because you know, “the spice that dare not speak it’s name” comes screaming to the foreground of all things culinary. Actually, it slithers in sneakily in the guise of “Pumpkin Spice” Fie on you Pumpkin Spice AKA n****g! Fie I Say!
Some people are upset with Starbucks over their Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Apparently the “pumpkin mix” incudes condensed milk. The “some people” would be vegans. You can see how this would present a bit of a problem. Now, I’m not sure why anyone would actually want to be a vegan, but what I’m really confused over is why anyone wants their coffee infected with pumpkinyness.
I actually like pumpkin stuff – as long as it’s pie or muffins or cookies with cream cheese frosting. OK, Jack-o-Lanterns are fine too, but that’s it. I really don’t understand the all-things-pumpkin craze anymore than I understand the all-things-zucchini obsession.
Really though, it’s the whole “spice” combo that worries me. I’m sort of weird about spices and I harbor suspicions about the actual contents of the pumpkin-pie-spice mix. Mostly I suspect (and fear) that it contains nutmeg. Now, as far as I’m concerned (and have…
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There is, apparently, such a thing as "Artisanal Lard". I KNOW. WHO KNEW AND HOW HAVE WE SURVIVED SO LONG WITHOUT IT? You can use a regular old mason jar as a blender container (well, as long as you're not using one of the extremely special ones that have an odd shape). I don't have… Continue reading A Little Friday Randomness