I Try a Boston Cooler

Once again, in my attempt to try the unusual I came across a “recipe” for this drink on one of my favorite sites, atlasobscura.com In a section called gastro obscura people write in on local favorites of their homes. A Northeastern treat of the US is a soda shake that is made from ginger ale…

I did it! I listened to Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs Ever

In 2004 Rolling Stone Magazine came out with a 500 greatest list. Over the years I have tried to listen to a few songs here and there from the list to broaden my own horizons. It has been an experience. Some of the songs were life-affirming, others not so much. That is the thing with…

What am I cooking? Steamed Jaggery and Coconut Milk Pudding/Watalappan

#993 of 1001 Foods to Eat Before You Die What Is It? From Wikipedia, “Jaggery is a traditional non-centrifugal cane sugar consumed in Asia, Africa and some countries in the Americas. It is a concentrated product of cane juice and often date or palm sap without separation of the molasses and crystals, and can vary…

But First, Fifty Teas.

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. C.S Lewis Every year I set out to learn something new. I’ll be damned if I don’t have some personal growth every year of some sort. Besides, life is short or long depending on how you look…

My god. It has been a year.

I enjoy this. I enjoy writing. How did I get out of the habit of writing, of attempting to connect with people? Your answer is as good as mine. I want to say. “Life.” But god that sounds so trite. The fact of the matter is that I got out of the habit of doing…

“More hot pies! More hot pies! – Part 1”

Is that a pie fit for a king? Such wondrous Sweet and most particular thing? Sweeney Todd – God that’s Good   A few years ago I set a goal for myself that I was going to learn to cook pies.. ahem bake pies. You see my problem here. I set a goal of 50…