December 23, 2017 archive

Dec 23

Festivus

For the rest of us. Like most holidays Festivus is a totally artificial construction around a false narrative. I think I’ll spare you the feats of strength. The airing of grievances is mandatory. ‘Tis the reason for the season. I’ve been quite cranky this year, as those close to me will attest. When the hard …

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Dec 23

Toy Land

So I’ll be upgrading some of my systems in the next little bit and because the news is uniformly depressing (not that you have to worry about me, my melancholy, while augmented by the season, does not manifest in self harm- I’m more likely to take a nap) I thought I’d share some of the …

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Dec 23

What’s Cooking: Thoroughly Modern Meatless Mince Pie

Mince pie is a old holiday tradition that can be traced back to 13th century when European crusaders returned from the Middle East with recipes for meats, fruits and spices. Mincing was a way of preserving meats without salting or smoking. The pie has been served at royal tables and, at one time, was banned …

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Dec 23

What’s Cooking: Sugarplum Bread

Republished from 12/11/2011 from the What’s Cooking Archives at The Stars Hollow Gazette In Autumn, the appearance in grocery stores of stacks of candied fruit and mountains of nuts in all their wonderful variety is a sure sign of the approach of the holidays. As the days grow short and the nights grow cool preparations …

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Dec 23

The Breakfast Club (Merrily High)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or …

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