It's that time of year again: warm, possibly sultry in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere of an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet orbiting a small, unregarded yellow sun in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy. In other words, the big tourist ships don't stop here, but to us, it's home. And it's late summer, which means we're still enjoying the flowers and fruit, we're swatting flies (tip for cooks: never let a potato rot in your cupboard!), and the kids are getting ready for back-to-school.
Which is why this month's Create challenge involves telling us school anecdotes, if you've got any good ones to share. If you don't, or, like Harpo Marx, dropped out of second grade, how about extending the August challenge and sending us summer recipes instead? We'd still enjoy them.
FWR's recipe, however, started an argument between him and me on Twitter. Look at what he wrote:
Take some carrots, a bit of green stuff, unzip half a cucumber, leave til everyone is drunk and/or hungry enough, or the doritos have run out, throw on compost heap next morning for full benefit.
I won't bore you with the details, but it ended up with him dissing me for saying bacon went with fruit-topped pancakes, and my retorting that I wasn't taking culinary advice from anybody whose national cuisine included baked beans on toast. So help us out here. Send reasonable recipes.
We have some really lovely things for you this week. Here's a quick rundown:
We'll be back next week with more Stuff. (Send more Stuff!) Remember: Never mind the fact that you have to wring your pajamas out in the morning. Come December, you'll wish it were warm again as you fuss about the snow. (This remark does not apply to Willem, who's probably outside right now petting a zebra.)
Quote of the Week: Precisely because I had intended to do good, it was difficult to accept the possibility that I had become involved in something bad – perhaps even evil.
WORLD OF IDEAS
What is it?
The definition of insanity.
|FLOWER SHOW (WITH ADDED FOOD)|
A Celebration of Bridges.
This Little Light of Mine.
|THERE'S A STORY IN THERE|
Getcher hot dogs here.
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