Saturday, June 8, 2013
“Rock Cornish” game hens, those succulent little birds that can roast in just an hour, have a hybrid name to reflect their hybrid heritage.
Not actually a game bird and not necessarily a “hen”, they are the carefully controlled offspring of a White Plymouth Rock bred for its hardiness and the dark little Cornish hen from county Cornwall, England, renowned for its plump, round breast.
Taken together, they yield a meaty little bird hardy in all climates that grows quickly, from hatching to dinner table in about a calendar month.
Roast them in a searing hot oven with black and white grapes, French shallots and fresh thyme, and lots of salt and pepper.
Just don’t get attached to the chicks.
5 day old RockCornish chicks
Posted by Gregory
Friday, June 7, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
When economic trend goes against your sense of entitlement,
what should you do?
Adjust your business model?
Find another career you can prosper in?
Compete on a level playing field?
How about go back to school and learn 21st century skills?
Inflate the rats, sit in the car and wait.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Dorothy Rabinowitz doesn’t mince words and she claims to speak for all of us.
She’s on the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board and she has a real problem with Bloomberg’s bicycle policy.
Such a huge problem, it turns out, that I thought the CitiBike video below might be satire until I realized how hilariously serious she is.
Read what she has to say about the new CitiBike program:
New York’s “best neighborhoods are absolutely begrimed
--is the word--
by these blazing blue Citibank bikes,
all of the finest picturesque parts of the city,
sneaked under the radar in the interests of the environment.”
How dare the mayor work in the interest of the environment? :-)
She goes on:
“The bike lobby is an all-powerful enterprise”... “empowered by the city administration with the idea
they are privileged because they are helping,
they are part of all the good forward-looking things.”
She calls the administration “autocratic totalitarians” and refers to the “ideology maddened traffic commissioner.”
And she is appalled that “the city is helpless before the driven, personal and ideological passions of its leader in the interests--allegedly--of the good of the city.”
Isn’t this why we elect a mayor in the first place!?