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At Wit’s End

True love

Proof, perhaps, that there are some who see past mere appearances: Petra reunited at last…

In the realm of learning something new, I didn’t know there was such a thing as a Black Swan Theory.

Meanwhile, Petra, you go girl!


March 29, 2008 Posted by | Romance and other myths | , | 1 Comment

Outsourcing passports

As someone who has just applied for a passport, I am more than a little disturbed by this. It seems like the height of stupidity to hand over not only all of that personal information about US citizens, but an endless supply of blank passport books to any country outside the US. Aren’t passports considered integral to national security? Feh.

March 27, 2008 Posted by | Gripes | , | Leave a comment

Rudesheimer Coffee

I’ve become hopelessly addicted to this coffee. ‘Scuse me, kaffee. The person who introduced me to this (hereafter known as The Guilty Party) also adds a dollop of orange liqueur, which makes all the difference. This version of the recipe comes from The Culinary Hags of London.*

3 sugar cubes
4 cl Asbach Uralt
Hot coffee
Whipped cream
Vanilla sugar
Grated dark chocolate

1. Put 3 cubes of sugar in a cup (or in an ‘original’ Rudesheimer Coffee cup), pour over 4 cl well-heated Asbach and light.
2. Stir and allow to burn for about one minute.
3. Pour in hot coffee and fill to about 2cm below the rim.
4. Place a scoop of whipped cream sweetened with vanilla sugar on top.
5. Sprinkle with grated dark chocolate.
6. Enjoy the hot delight through the cool cream.

I’m not sure how important having actual Asbach cups is, but once you too are addicted, you can buy a set with just a Google.

P.S. For some reason, the url for Culinary Hags isn’t showing up properly, so here it is: http://culinaryhags.blogspot.com/2006/12/what-to-do-with-asbachrudesheimer.html

March 27, 2008 Posted by | Recipes | , | Leave a comment

I’ve gone to the dark side

I resisted the lure of blogging for many years, but here I am…

March 26, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment