Thursday, November 26, 2009

No More Anonymous Comments

I like getting comments, I really do. However, I have gotten really tired of anonymous comments directing readers to commercial sites. Therefore, I have disabled anonymous comments until further notice.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Making Crystalized Ginger II

I have decided to make crystallized ginger again. This time, I am going more for the syrup than the ginger. I am making bread pudding for Thanksgiving and I think that a ginger syrup glaze will really put it over the top. Thanks to Minstrel Boy at Harp and Sword for the original recipe.


1 1/2 pounds fresh, peeled ginger, cut into medallions (should be about a quart by volume)
3 cups sugar
1 lemon, sliced thin and seeded
1 cup light Karo® syrup (usually when I use a brand name it is because I've tried another label and not have had good results. Go ahead and use an off brand if you want, but there's something about the Karo® that works in this one)
large granule sugar for dusting

It takes four or five days to make this and I will do it in three this time by doing a step every morning and every evening.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Greyhounds Needing Homes

I got this information from one of my Facebook/blog friends. If you or anyone you know is in a position to help, please do so. Also, feel free to pass this on.

Dairyland Greyhound Racetrack in Kenosha, Wisconsin will be closing on December 31, 2009. 900 Greyhounds need to be adopted or they will be euthanized. Please help me get the word out; there is only 6 weeks to get this task done. Contact Joanne Kehoe Operations Director P: 312.559.0887 Or Dairyland Race Track Adoption Center direct at (262) 612-8256

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I try to keep it positive on this blog but the men in Congress carrying on about abortion are pissing me off. I have some questions I'd like to hear them and any other men who think they should have a say regarding this issue answer.

Have you ever had a one night stand?

Have you ever convinced a woman to have sex with you and then never called her again?

Have you had sex with a woman without it ever crossing your mind that she might become the mother of your child?

Have you had sex with a woman with whom you would never want to have children?

Do you know a mother who has had to take the father of her child to court to get child support?

Are you capable of carrying a child in your body and going through all of the discomfort of pregnancy and childbirth?

Are you naive enough to think that making abortion will stop it from happening? Have you ever heard of back alleys and clothes hangers?

As long as you can have sex without thinking about any of these things, how can you think that decisions regarding pregnancy and its management are not yours to make?