Posts Tagged "Halloween"


When I think of the process for making garum, I keep getting the ridiculous Dr. Demento song “Fish Heads” in my own head. This is strange, because in Roman times, it is more likely that the heads of various fishes were not indeed used to produce garum. Heads and fillets would have been snapped up by customers in the fish market. Just about any sort of fish would do, from species such as small mullets to sardines, but...

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…or date him or live with him…that’s because chocolate will take care of you in so many ways…at least that’s what television commercials imply.  Some chocolate commercials border on soft porn, don’t you think?  I have abandoned all pretense as to healthy foods, and present you with a decadent mocha tart.  If you hate mocha, all you need to do is omit or decrease the coffee powder; everything else is...

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Lady is all dressed up for Halloween, but she looks rather sad.  Weren’t dogs traditionally the symbol for melancholia?  I have had that famous print by Albrecht Dürer hanging over my desk for many years, because I have always associated myself with the ‘melancholia’ humor.  I’m often sitting like the figure in the print, contemplating life, the universe, and everything.  That is one sad-looking dog in...

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