Category Archives: Recipes

Preparing Edible Garbage and How to Cook Shoes

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC “Crazy Shoe Stew” from Cool Songs Collection & Times Table Fun by William Avery. Released: 2007   No doubt, we’ve all had a meal that we found distasteful, inedible and would have just as soon … Continue reading

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The Pure Pleasures of Pummeling Pomegranate Pulp!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Pomegranate Rag” from By Request by Matthew Davis. Released: 2016. Ah…October in New Mexico.  Hundreds of hot air balloons, the rich and heady scent of roasting green chile and…pomegranates!  Their Latin name is … Continue reading

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“I Say, Old Chap – Do Not Huckle-my-Buff and Kindly Stop Playing with your Chappit Tatties!”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Rule Britannia” from Elgar Variations by Brass Band Willebroek & Raf Van Looveren. Released: 2007 This might be considered a sequel to “Stargazey Pies and Stinking Bishops– Oh, Those Wonderful Brits!“, which I … Continue reading

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Only in Canada, Eh? Pity

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Eh Canada” from Rick Around the Rock by Rick Scott. Released: 2010 In honour of Canada Day, today, July 1st, which marks 149 years since Confederation, I am re-posting this post from March, … Continue reading

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Christmas in New Mexico

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Christmas in New Mexico” from Christmas in New Mexico by Jerry Dean. Released: 2013 This is re-post from December 18th, 2013, by popular request: Christmas Tradition in Canada, Where I Grew Up Every … Continue reading

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Making Syrup from Tunas? C’mon now!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Don’t Sit On a Cactus” from Don’t Sit on a Cactus by Joel Frankel. Released: 1997 OK. Now that I’ve got your attention, just how DO you get syrup from a tuna? Easy, … Continue reading

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Pick & Pit a Peck of Plums for Plum BBQ Sauce !

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy” from Regina’s Small World by Regina Music Box. Released: 1988 In recent weeks, in my small “orchard” at my new residence, I was inundated by a plethora … Continue reading

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Where Would We Be Without the Earl of Sandwich?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “A Cup Of Coffee, A Sandwich And You / Oh Kay: Someone To Watch Over Me” from The Incomparable Gertrude Lawrence by Gertrude Lawrence. Released: 2011 Many of us have heard of the … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson’s Claim to Fame: the Declaration of Independence or Doughnuts?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Thomas Jefferson” from The Presidents of the United States of America, Vol. 1 by Electric Needle Room. Released: 2011 It is no secret that Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826), was a Founding Father … Continue reading

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Hot Air Balloons and Green Chile Stew Time in Albuquerque – What a Gas !

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Green Chile Love Song” from Wayworn Traveler by Kim Townsend. Released: 2003 For those of you not fortunate enough to live in Albuquerque, or be able to use up your sick leave at … Continue reading

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