Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tin Cup Revisited

The Great Big Hiking Co-op offers a line of enameled steel dinner ware in several colors. A couple of red cups caught my eye and purse the other day. Progress has wrapped the lip of the old cup format with a stainless rim that isolates the raw edge. I was pleased to discover that I can set a cup on the induction hot plate and heat tea water directly in the drinking vessel.

The Co-op's cups have not a rough spot on the enameling, a subtle but significant improvement in quality. 


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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ETA

The hors d'oeurve was developed in Russia as a way to fortify guests when they arrived by horse. Small snacks made it easy to accommodate scattered arrivals before the main meal was served.

That's not a bad way to greet a family member who has survived a commute. It's also a splendid strategy for using up dabs of leftover food. A hot pot of tea and small plate of this and that accompanied by cheese, crackers, and perhaps a nut or olive fosters the will to live.


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Monday, November 23, 2015

A Wise Man

Waiting with a friend in a high-end jewelry chain, I overheard a man discussing Christmas gifts for his four daughter-in-law. He told the clerk that whatever he chose, he would buy four of the same thing.


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