He’s the little boy that Santa Claus forgot

. . This is a re-blog of a previous rant of mine. I just thought it appropriate since I was making Weihnachtsstollen just a couple of days ago. For me this is the beginning of the end of the year, and beginning of the festive season. .   He’s the little boy that Santa Claus forgot,Continue reading “He’s the little boy that Santa Claus forgot”

the crescent for christmas

. … it is Viennese, and that’s that ….  . There is nothing that says Christmas more than a this little crescent-shaped cookie called Vanillekipferl. It is the star of any and every household’s cooking repertoire. It is the pride of every self-respecting wife, mother, grandmother, and sometimes even husband, father, and I am notContinue reading “the crescent for christmas”

or to permit the production of the opium poppy

. § 3 of The Opium Poppy Control Act states It shall be unlawful for any person who is not the holder of a license authorizing him to produce the opium poppy, duly issued to him by the Secretary of the Treasury in accordance with the provisions of this Act, to produce the opium poppy,Continue reading “or to permit the production of the opium poppy”

For the truth is the truth, and no lie can prevail

. Leadership by Jean McGivney Boese (Louisiana State Senate Poem adopted 1999) It is easy to bend with the wind and be weak, Wrapped in silence when it would take courage to speak, To do nothing when crises demand that you act; To prefer a delusion to unpleasant fact. But the easy evasions that dreamersContinue reading “For the truth is the truth, and no lie can prevail”

curry, you’re close to my heart !

. Curry, you’re close to my heart! Well, let’s hope you’re not too close to my heart But you know what I mean, you play a special part. You mess With my excess Cholesterol, But all in all you make me whole, Curry, you’re close to my heart! But curry, you sure make me… from “CurryContinue reading “curry, you’re close to my heart !”

But, for my own part, it was Greek to me

. But, for my own part, it was Greek to me William Shakespeare, The Life and Death of Julies Caesar (Act I, Scene II) . A massive outdoor 1916 production of “Julius Caesar” in Beachwood Canyon to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 300th birthday. It was during a search for an “old” recipe that would use ricotta, that’s when IContinue reading “But, for my own part, it was Greek to me”

Play it once, Sam. For old times’ sake.

. Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) and Sam (Dooley Wilson) in  Casablanca  (Michael Curtiz 1942) . Over the years I have cooked with a variety of different nationalities and ethnic groups. The Malays in Brunei and Malaysia, Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore, Indian, Pakistani and Iranians in Dubai. I have cooked in Bali, Nigeria, all over theContinue reading “Play it once, Sam. For old times’ sake.”