STAFF BLOG LAGNIAPPE In praise of pie
Could I let National Pie Day go by without a mention? (Yes, its today, March 14.)
Actually, I could, because Im not much of a pie appreciator. Im more of a cake connoisseur. Does anybody know when Na... Posted on 3/14/12 at 9:25 AM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Three Pennsylvania Bridges Coming Down
During the Historic Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh last year, I was reminded by a fellow pontist, Nathan Holth who runs the Historic Bridges.org website, of how important it is to photograph and do... Posted on 3/9/11 at 10:46 AM
ALL ABOUT FOOD French Bread Times Two
Snow days keeping me tucked inside my warm, cozy house with my favorite guy, a sweet puppy, a fire in the fireplace, hot soup, homemade bread and a bottle of red wine -- winter life in northern Minnes... Posted on 1/2/11 at 1:01 AM
REPRINT 1944: English Author Arrested By the French
Prominent English author P.G. Wodehouse, who created the butler Jeeves character, was arrested by the French in 1944.
The way it sounds, the Germans had conned him into doing some broadcasts that ma... Posted on 11/28/09 at 12:00 AM
Years ago, at a holiday gathering I attended, I overheard the hostess in conversation with one of her guests. As the Christmas-sweater-clad woman ladled thick, frothy homemade eggnog from a large punch bowl into a clear glass cup, I heard her say in a half-whisper that she always made plenty of the creamy beverage “spiked” with bourbon so she would have enough to use for French toast the next morning.
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