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Pimiento Cheese Spread

WANT TO ENJOY A CHEAP LUNCH? EAT AT THE MASTERS AND ORDER A PIMIENTO CHEESE SANDWICH      Scheduled for the first full week of April, the Masters is the first major of the year, and unlike the others, it is always held at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club. It’s a private course in the southeastern United States, in the city of Augusta, Georgia. The setting is beautiful. It is run with clockwork precision. It showcases the best golfers in the world. But you know all of this.     …

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Starting A Flame In Her Heart

How To Get Your Guest’s Attention        To serve a cocktail with pizazz, I’d like to recommend an Oaxaca Old Fashioned. Oaxaca is pronounced “wuh-HAH-kuh.” I know. It sounds like a city in Wisconsin, but instead it’s a vacation spot in Mexico.        The traditional whiskey is replaced by tequila and mescal (or mezcal). The ratio of mescal to tequila can vary. I like even parts so I can taste a bit more of the mescal. Other recipes use 1 1/2 ounces of tequila to 1/2 ounce mescal. Not only is this an attention getter…

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Sexy Chickens Need Not Apply

     I’ve never thought of a chicken as being sexy. I grew up around them, and the chickens of my youth were ordinary no-nonsense chickens. They were hearty, stalwart, Midwestern varieties we could fry, roast, or stew. Familiar varieties were the Plymouth Rock, the Rhode Island Red, and the Leghorn.  “We’re Not Running A Beauty Pageant Here”      The above was a quote from my father when my siblings and I asked if we could get some banty chickens. As a result, we had no exotic designer cockerels roaming our farm….

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On The Road Again – Life In The Slow Lane

A Dinner Parties and More Extra . . . A Poem          Life In The Slow Lane        Yet once again I’m made aware that         It’s germane to the state of Maine         One has to wait for the southbound train.         It’s always late. It’s such a pain.         While waiting here, it begins to rain.         If it keeps up, I’ll go insane.         Next time I go, I’ll take a plane to            New York City. A poem by Robert Miller

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Meiomi Rose´ – A Sexy Summer Wine (Review)

     The Meiomi rose´ is a sexy wine with a young vibe. And if I were a young man, I’d describe it the following way:      From your first glance you notice its lascivious pink color. As you approach the lip of the glass you notice the wine’s heady aromas. You take a small sip. You feel a pleasant and playful sensation, so you take a full drink. It’s subtle, seductive, and complex. It entices you to take another, and another, and you pause as layer after layer flows over your palate and…

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