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Doritos Situation Grave, and (Lust for) Alcohol Makes You Stupid

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Arch West led the Frito-Lay team that invented the Dorito (first sold in 1964), a snack that’s now sold worldwide with annual sales in the billions of dollars. This brand of chips has had its ups and downs, with sales falling so badly in recent […]

Does Kung Fu Buffet Lives Up to Its Name? My Sample Says…

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

Most of us have an image of what Kung Fu means. Unfortunately, in the States it usually comes from things like the TV show, or Bruce Lee movies, or maybe kids breaking things with their feet and hands. Yes, martial arts is the top response that […]

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A Salmagundi of Savory Silliness

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

I’ve been storing up odd news bits that (allegedly) involve food. It’s time to share a few of the strange and unbelievable ones:

The convenient Russian myth that beer is a soft drink will end shortly, following the enactment of restrictions signed by President Dmitry Medvedev […]

Saint Basil’s Green; It’s Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

This entry is part of a series, Pepper Jelly Chronicles»

One more pepper jelly and then we’re done (for a while, at least). Today I made jalapeño jelly, using a dozen fresh chiles and two medium green bell peppers. Nothing much special, although I added one interesting ingredient: Fresh basil from the garden.

I decided […]

These Foods Have Bad Reputations; They Aren’t Really Bad for You…

Here’s a short picture-article online that lists nearly a dozen foods that have developed a bad reputation over the years, but are in fact quite healthy. How did they get the bad rap? I’ll go out on a limb here and say it’s usually bad science, or worse yet, fair science that gets mangled […]

Lazy Sunday in Seguin

Not a lot happening today. There’s a bazaar and auction in town at the Catholic church, so I’m sure we’ll be going in there for a while. Hopefully wifeyperson doesn’t get her spend gland going too strongly. (Don’t tell her I said that.) It’ll be well over 100° F today; when will the heat […]

Peaches O’ Eight Jam, the Perfect Pirate Toast Topping

This entry is part of a series, Pepper Jelly Chronicles»

Late-season peaches are nicely priced at the grocers this time of year, and there are so many varieties! White-flesh or standard, large or small, red or cream colored, they’re a nice addition to the table this time of year. It’s also time to start […]