Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I think Tony Bourdain Is Right. We should seriously revive "Tiki" culture. We can update it a little, in tribute to the 21st-Century. But we need our bamboo, beaded curtains and zombies! These are an essential part of our legacy from the Pacific campaign of The Second World War (You know ... the last war we were allowed to actually win!). Let us preserve and enjoy them!

                                          Rob's Tiki Lounge

                                         Don the Beachcomber's Original 1934 Zombie Recipe

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

If You're Gonna "Flake", Do It With Some "Navy Flake"

McBarren's Navy Flake That is ...

Cocktails Made With Calvados!

This so-called "Apple Brandy" is 80 proof. I think it is a euphemism for French "Apple Jack" or high-class British "Scrumpy". In any event , it's a refreshing change of pace from the usual cocktail fare.

Shepherd's Pie To Die For!

I recently read that Shepherd's Pie was one of the top ten culinary favorites of males. It's certainly a favorite of mine ... an old-time favorite. It goes back to my childhood and was the first dish I ever cooked, all by myself, from scratch. Here are two versions of the many that exist for this classic example of "comfort food".

Now, here is a "cajun" version of this versatile recipe:

If you are willing to share, please send your own recipe for Shepherd's (a.k.a., Shephard's) Pie. All donations will be gratefullt received and promptly posted. Thanks1

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Adopt A Pet This Year - You'll Be Glad You Did!

Before my puppy adopted me, I wasn't an animal lover. Now I am. It's well worth the effort. Just choose carefully,

They will become family, have no doubt in your mind.

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