Browsing Posts published in November, 2014

A Rant

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The past few months I’ve realized that I’m “tuning out” as far as keeping up with world news. Between the Middle-East, the Ukraine and other hot spots, I just don’t want to read or hear about it anymore. I read about failing infrastructure, corporation lobbies buying government and melting glaciers. Our returning veterans aren’t being […]


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I learned to make pies by watching my mother and grandmothers. The pastry was a pretty straightforward affair, a three to one ratio of flour to shortening (ex: 1½ cups flour to ½ cup shortening) with just enough water to hold it all together, 2½ to3 tablespoons per cup of flour. Don’t work it too […]