Pies & Tarts


Doomsday Approacheth…

Doomsday Approacheth…


Posted By on Jun 5, 2016

…and “Bombur’s Pork-Pie” Recently, I had a dream/nightmare wherein our new president was named Donald Trump. For some reason, he was in bed, eating some meat loaf. Why meat loaf? I think somewhere along the line, I had heard a report that his son-in-law had wondered why his father-in-law would even want to be president because of all the work involved. He pictured dad usually sitting on the couch in the...

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Making Mincemeat…

Making Mincemeat…


Posted By on May 5, 2016

…out of “Bofur’s Mince Pie” When I was researching my original cookbook, I discovered that your basic traditional mincemeat pie was (of course, duh) made partially of meat. It usually had large amounts of beef suet as well, which was something I had usually relegated to bird feeders. I came across a recipe and made some modifications, which really means I omitted the meat and suet. However, the amount of...

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New Emoji…

New Emoji…


Posted By on Apr 17, 2016

and “Bifur’s Raspberry Jam and Apple-Tart” In general, I 🙂 the new Facebook emoji.  My newspaper ran this cartoon, however, and I think it really does represent what perhaps many of us would 🙂 to see as emoji: For years, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Facebook. Lately, it’s been mostly frustration. It seems it has become the place where relatively interesting people go to become boring. I have a...

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