Tag: orange juice

AlcoHOLidays | Easter | Trio of the Southern Cross

The “shadowy” origins of many Christian holidays are major bones of contention among the devout and while I’m used to the usual arguments surfacing around Christmas I admit I’m a bit surprised at the furor rampant (at least among my Facebook friends) over Easter‘s influences. Nutshell: the bunny, chicks, and eggs that don’t really seem like obvious symbols […]

AlcoHOLidays | Maple Syrup Saturday | Maple Break

Consider this my apology to maple syrup. Why would I need to apologize to maple syrup? Well, the truth of the matter is that I’ve never really been all that fond of it. So when I was going over my list of holidays this coming week–and there were plenty to choose from*–it would have been […]

Cosmic Cocktails | Scorpio | What a Tail

Apologies for the lack of update last Friday: preparations for the book launch took more time than I expected them to. Isn’t it always the way? But now we’re back! From outer space, we just walked in– No, no, no, we’re not channeling Gloria Gaynor, here, not the least because she was a Virgo, not a Scorpio, […]

Baked Ham with Marmalade-Horseradish Glaze Recipe

This ham was the best ham I have every eaten.  Ever.  It was better than the honey-baked hams that you can buy at the gourmet stores. NOTE:  Although labeled fully cooked, the ham will still need a gentle baking for maximum tenderness and flavor. 20 Servings 1 18-pound fully cooked bone-in smoked ham, room temperature […]

50 Shots of America–Arizona

This is the one that Karyn’s been looking forward to! ~~~oOo~~~ As with much of the southwest, what is now known as Arizona was first claimed by Spain, and then Mexico, before becoming known as Alta California. After that it was all kinds of shuffling as the CSA and USA differed on what to call […]

50 Shots of America–Alabama

East Avenue South–the background photo is from my trip to Birmingham, its the lane leading down to an amazing restaurant, Cobb Lane Passing through French, British & Spanish hands, the town of Mobile, Alabama was finally captured by Andrew Jackson and claimed for the US free and clear. Now that it had some beach-front property, […]

Save Money – Buy Reconstituted Orange Juice

Many of you know that I am a big Wall Street Journal fan.  Today, there was an article called “Belt-Tightening Alters Priorities for Orange Juice”.   It said that consumers are more frequently passing up higher-priced fresh orange juice, and instead, choosing reconstituted orange juice to save money.  I was surprised to learn that the two […]