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This website turns nineteen today. I just thought I should note that. Still not feeling up for writing much and have only marginally paid attention to guns or politics or much because in March, my house burned to the ground. Complete loss. The cause is undetermined and never will be but I suspect something in the attic.

But this ain’t a post about that, it’s a post about this: One of the things that I lost was years and years of handwritten recipes. Now, I can, generally, recall quite a few of them but not all. For some that require precise measurements, I need those. And some I’ve forgotten completely. I’ve done quite a few things that I had recipes for with success. Others, I’ve had to search the internet for close enough variations of mine. With that said, I’m going to start posting those here from time to time so that I have them and maybe you guys will enjoy them too. No word on when I’ll be up on guns or politics, just not been into that since the passing of my wife and now this.

Also, I will post just the recipes (foreshadowing) not those longwinded, autobiographical pieces that pass as recipes these days because Google likes them that way. You know, just show the recipe. I and the rest of the planet don’t give two shits about that time you were in Tuscany and how this recipe takes you there. And, in an ironic twist, I will end this post with a recipe for creme fraiche:

1 pint heavy cream
2 tablespoons of cultured buttermilk

Combine in a mason jar and give it a stir. Cover the jar with a cheese cloth and leave on the counter for 24 hours. After 24 hours, put it in the refrigerator. Once it’s cold, it’s a creamier and more delicious sour cream. Oh, and if you like, you can flavor it with herbs before refrigerating.

Cheers.

11 Responses to “19”

  1. chris Says:

    how are the kids??

  2. J T Bolt Says:

    There are plenty of recipes for the Aviation Coctail.

    I like:

    3 parts Plymouth Navy Strength Gin
    1 part Maraschino liqueur
    1 part lemon juice
    1 part Creme De Violette liquer

    (Because easy to remember when tipsy. Gin, then a third of that for the other 3 ingredients)

    Shake over ice and straing into a cocktail glass
    Garnish with lemon peel.

  3. Nolan Says:

    Damn, I was hoping this was good news. When it rains it pours.

  4. USCitizen Says:

    Oh man.

    What terrible news!

    I have a friend in your town with lots of houses. Do you need some help finding a new place?

  5. Joe Says:

    Get back to regular blogging… it will be good for the soul.

  6. Mike Says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your house sir. We’ll be here when you’re ready to come back.

  7. Rob K Says:

    Man, that’s hard. You and your kids have my deepest sympathy.

    I look forward to the recipes.

  8. Ravenwood Says:

    Oh boy.. when it rains it pours. My sympathies.
    Looking forward to your recipes when you come back.

  9. David Says:

    Sorry about your house. As an insurance agent in WY, I hope your experience with the insurance was positive and they were able to indemnify you as much as possible. I’ve always enjoyed your blog but understand the block you must be facing with the loss of your spouse. I’m sorry for that. Hope you are doing better these days.

  10. jed Says:

    Oh damn. Just damn! I’m sorry to hear this. And I will continue to hope for the best for you and yours.

    Guns and politics are actually both getting rather tiresome anyway. Seems a bit odd to say that about guns, but I really don’t have much interest in the latest 6.5mm whatever, or striker-fired polymer thing. What I already have suits me just fine.

  11. Hartley Says:

    That has got to hurt – I assume your family is ok? Just know that the faithful are out here pulling for you!