Monthly Archives: March 2007

Saturday Book Reviews

We just can’t get enough good book reviews, can we? Fortunately, Semicolon is there to help us out. It’s another weekly edition of the Saturday Review of Books.

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Shrimp and Cauliflower Casserole

Combine:12 oz frozen shrimp1 large bag frozen cauliflower1 can cream of mushroom soup (or your version of thick sauce)1 cup shredded swiss or other cheese of choice1 cup mushrooms, sliced (canned are an abomination, but they do work in a pinch)6 green onions, chopped1 teaspoon dill3/4 teaspoon red pepperPepper and salt to taste (the amount […]

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Banbury Tarts

I haven’t actually made these, but was charmed by the title and the cookbook they came from, The Royal Baker and Pastry Cook. What I have is the remains of what was once a very lovely old cookbook, a baking powder company advertisement published in 1911. Unfortunately, mine is tattered, torn, missing the entire cover […]

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Lessons Learned at a Horse Expo

*If you’re over 40 years old and exhibiting a Friesian for a business, do not wear purple butterfly wings as part of your body-stockinged fairy costume. ‘Tisn’t nice. *If you don’t know how to ride, do not wear purple butterfly wings as you exhibit your Friesian, because when you catch an updraft you will fall […]

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How the elderly, family-man puts up a picture.

This is a long excerpt and I know few of us read blog posts of this length, but permit me to implore you to exert yourself as a special favor and read the whole thing. I hope it makes you laugh as much as it does me, particularly if you are in need of laughs […]

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