Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Monday, December 13, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
I haven't tried this yet, but a recent request on Nextdoor prompted a search, which yielded two recipes.
One recipe is from The SF Chronicle - cut and pasted below, and another is a re-creation from the "Sweet" book, which follows at the bottom of this post.
Reading the article, I found out the original creator of the cake was a man called Ernest Weil, who wrote a book that included the original recipe. This led to the discovery of several new copies of Mr. Weil's book, each at the cost of $300+ and a website that offers a downloadable pdf version for a $25.00 donation to any of the non-profits listed on their website.
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Did you know why we carve pumpkins for Halloween, and why they are called Jack O' Lanterns?
Well, it turns out that the tradition comes from old Irish folklore about some trickster name Jack, and the original lanterns were carved from a turnip (or a potato, or the nearest root vegetable.)
When Irish immigrants came to America, they brought the tradition along while rejoicing in the more easily carved indigenous fruit - the pumpkin!
Added bonus, yummy seeds for midnight snacking...
More details can be found by visiting these links:
https://fruitsandveggies.org/stories/top-10-ways-to-enjoy-turnips/ (scroll down to see the recipes)
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
When stories are shared, it is best to be on the side of kindness. If you have a few moments, it's an interesting thread.
Incident in a NJ Supermarket— Michael Perino (@ProfessorPerino) February 14, 2021
At the supermarket today, I found a small, elderly woman standing in front of a high shelf holding @BonneMamanUS preserves. She was having trouble finding the flavor she wanted because the jars were set back on the shelf.
Friday, February 12, 2021
A few weeks back at the current day gig, I noticed we were selling LOTS of feta cheese...