Christmas Cookies, Aunt Mary Appler Rockets

Incredible Christmas cookies and Aunt Mary Appler, a little story

Christmas cookies

She was a woman of style and grace. Picture in your mind a black and white photograph from the 40s or 50s of the quintessential housewife with house guests. Always meticulously dressed, always ready to offer a cocktail or cup of coffee with appropriate appetizers. :: Follow Gromit for more

Mint, A Play

This is what happens when you stay up too late!

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Some time ago I was working on an article about mint. That which makes ice cream so wonderful. It was late, very late. I was getting giddy and full of coffee. Out of the blue I was struck with the idea to write a short play about mint, the origins of mint actually. I think I posted it to our former website, FoodWeb, and let it rip.

I reprint it here because I just came across the file and reread it, found it humorous, and thought, “What the heck. I’ll put it up on Clean Slate Farm and see what happens. :: Follow Gromit for more

Aunt Stef’s Mothers Day Present

Now that’s love!

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My Aunt Stef was the one person I could rely on to pull me from the fire whenever I got into trouble. Any heavy-duty injury warranted a stop at her house so she could perform triage and make the call to my mother explaining that I was okay but…. She rapidly became my favorite Aunt. :: Follow Gromit for more

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