Friday, March 27, 2009

Some medical advice.

Next time you're sore all over as a result of repeated irrational attacks of overwhelming terror AND you're hankering for the marvelous taste sensation of warm maple syrup, just fix yourself some panic-aches.

You won't regret it.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Celery Soup.

An onion and lots of celery chopped fine, sautéed in olive oil. Added S&P, ½ tsp of ground thyme and a dash nutmeg. Simmered for an hour and a half with a stock from the carcass of Sunday's roast chicken. Puréed. Served with more S&P and a dollop of heavy cream.

If it isn't good, I'll tell you.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Some more ornithological little known facts

Birds have to breathe very quickly and in copious amounts to produce enough energy for flight. That is why when ever they start on a journey their friends tell them, "Beak Airful."

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My letter to the Press

Re Pope's condom message reckless.

The writer, conflating two issues better discussed separately, is wrong on both.

On contraception the position of the Church is well known. She rightly reasons that the spiritual harm it causes outweighs any perceived good; the aging population and pornographic pop-culture of a society in the throes of sexual anomie a mere forty-five years after the inception of the sexual revolution bear this out.

On AIDS prevention we need only compare infection rates in the Philippines and Thailand or in Uganda and Swaziland to discover that the Pope is right again. In each case the latter country aggressively pursued a policy promoting condoms ending with an infection rate more than five times that of the former. The reason which escapes the writer is simple. Public promotion of condoms encourages irresponsible promiscuity at rates which dwarf the sorry effectiveness rate of condoms in preventing AIDS.

Monday, March 23, 2009

What I cooked. ( A new Call-me-Mara post category.)

I've taken up cooking. This is what I cooked on the weekend.

  • Stir fried chicken with onions, noodles and black bean sauce. Other ingredients included snap peas, green pepper, diced carrots and fish sauce.

  • Roast chicken stuffed with lemon, carrots and celery rubbed with lemon, olive oil and sage.
  • Mashed Potatoes with lemon butter
  • Gently steamed (al dente) broccoli with butter.
  • Greek salad (English cucumber, small sweet tomatoes, red onion, Canadian feta, and Kalamata olives with a dressing of extra virgin olive oil, lemon and lime juices, salt, pepper, sugar, mustard and oregano)
  • For dinner on Monday: Red Lentil and Cauliflower Curry. Other ingredients included onion, garlic, spinach, and peas as well as minced ginger, cumin, turmeric, ground mustard seed, and cayenne pepper.

Here's a thought:

If doctors had never discovered how to do abortions, then ad0ption agencies could just offer an extra service. You could fill out a form when you hand over your neonate, checking box one if you prefer a gay adoption, box two if you prefer we just kill it for you, or box three if you've no preference.

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