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Sticky Chicken Drumsticks

From the folks at Grandmother’s Kitchen!

Finger lickin’ and crowd pleasin’…


8 chicken drumsticks



  1. Using a sharp knife, make a couple of cuts into the thickest part of each drumstick.
  2. Arrange drumsticks in a single layer in a glass or ceramic dish.
  3. Combine soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and garlic in a bowl and then rub over chicken.
  4. Place chicken in the fridge for 30 minutes to marinate.
  5. Grease and preheat grill to medium.
  6. Sprinkle chicken with sesame seeds and grill on direct heat for 10-15 minutes to get frill marks, then transfer to indirect heat for another 15-20 minutes until cooked.



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Molasses Raisin Cookies


1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup molasses mixed with 1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
2 cups oats
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves, optional
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour milk mixed with 1 tsp baking soda
2 cup raisins, rolled in flour



Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease cookie sheet.

Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy; add eggs and molasses-soda mixture.

Sift together flour, and spices, if not using cloves up the cinnamon to 2 teaspoons; add alternately with sour milk-soda mixture. Mix in oats and raisins.

Drop by teaspoon onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
Makes 6 dozen

Use heavy cream in place of sour milk
Use 2 tsp cinnamon if not using any cloves
Use 4 cups of flour and omit the oats


From Granny’s Favorites Cookbooks

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Sometimes I’ll look at a can or package or bottle and say to myself…


What were they thinking?


Someone somewhere approved this name…


On a corporate level…


This went to printers…


Advertising campaigns were built around this name…


Who on earth approved it?


It’s in English. You’d think someone could have run it by an English speaking person?


Not just the “Hello. Good day. How do you do? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday” kind of English speaker.


I mean someone who knows not to name a product this…


Or this!

worst-food-product-names-4(This is in sold in Canada!)

Or this!


It’s hard to believe.


It’s almost like they’re doing this on purpose.

worst-food-product-names-10(Nobody tell Mayor Rob Ford about this!)

Oh, come on!


I mean really.


Mommy! Mommy! Make it stop!




Thank you.




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Reblog of The Kosher Scene’s restaurant review


La Brochette Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Sounds wonderful. Well done!



The Kosher Scene

Last evening, SYR and I attended La Brochette‘s (340 Lexington Ave; New York, NY 10016; Tel: 212.972.2200Grand Opening Event. It is located on the premises of the late La Carne GrillUnder the direction of its owners Avi and Reuven Cohen, it acquired a more sedate and contemporary look to give it the distinctive atmosphere that would do full justice to its fare.


Chef Angel Rodriguez cooked up a memorable menu for the occasion. We started out with the Petit Omakase, a selection of sushi rolls…

For a meat appetizer we had the La Brochette Sampler; it soon became very obvious we were about to be treated to a virtuoso performance of food and heavenly aromas…

SYR followed with La Brochette Salad, which came with Boston lettuce, baby corn, haricot vert, Kalamata olives and Ranch-Lemon dressing and she liked it!…

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The coldest place on earth.

Antarctica. August 10, 2o1o and July 31, 2o13.


-135.8F (-93.2C)!

Mighty brisk, I can tell you that right now.

Puts things in perspective.


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Roasted Garlic Mushrooms

Roasted Garlic Mushrooms

From Gina’s Favourites!

The name says it all! Try it. Love it!


16 even-sized open cup mushrooms, stalks cut level
3 tbsp corn or vegetable oil
75g unsalted butter, softened
3 cloves garlic, chopped very finely
2 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1½ tbsp lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
50g fresh breadcrumbs



Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6. Lightly fry the mushrooms, cap-side down, in hot oil for 20 seconds.

Arrange the mushrooms in a shallow roasting tin with the stalks facing upwards.

Mix together the butter, garlic, thyme, lemon juice and seasoning. Spoon a little garlic butter onto each mushroom, then lightly press the breadcrumbs on top.

Either refrigerate for later use, or cook immediately in the oven for 10 minutes.


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If breakfast is really the most important meal of the day, Nathan Shields has a leg up. For the last two years, he’s been preparing amazing art pancakes for his kids — shaped like everything from fractals to highly detailed characters from The Hobbit – and documenting his efforts online.

saipancakes-1(Image credit: Nathan Shields)

Shields is a former math teacher and a professional artist, specializing in speed-drawing videos — a skill set, he says, that’s been helpful at the griddle. His background in secondary mathematics education has found its way into his designs as well. He’s made pancakes in the likenesses of mathematicians from Maria Agnesi to Linus Pauling and platonic solids to delicate fractals.

saipancakes-3(Image credit: Nathan Shields)

So far, the more theoretical pancakes are mostly lost on their lucky recipients, five-year-old Gryphon and three-year-old Alice, who prefer more hands-on fare. “So far the kids’ favorites have been the interactive pancakes,” said Shields, “the Angry Birds that are served by flinging them through the air, or the monster and pirate faces made by mixing and matching features.”

saipancakes-4(Image credit: Nathan Shields)

For budding pancake artists, Shields offers the following advice: “A condiment bottle makes the batter easier to control.” Still, he says, skill isn’t everything: “If the purpose is to make your kids smile, then a weird, ugly pancake is still better than a round one.”

Check out the photos at his site Saipancakes.blogspot.


The above text is by Rachel Edidin in her article  “Hobbits, Fractals, and Jellyfish Become Ridiculously Detailed Pancakes” for Wired.com.

Image credit: Nathan Shields

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