I’ve been experimenting with an old recipe from the Northumberland region of England. They were called Singin’ Hinnies, because when one would cook them on a griddle, they would hiss or “sing”. Now, I bake these instead of cooking them on griddle, and have found many variations on the Hinnies, and this is a fine, savoury addition.
Mix all ingredients well except for the milk or sour cream. Add these gradually until your have a moistened dough. Turn out dough on rolling or large cutting board. Roll out dough to 1/2 to 1 inch in thickness. Cut with 2 inch diameter biscuit cutter, dipping the cutter in flour between each cut to stop the dough from sticking. Place each scone about 1 inch apart from the other. Bake 30-35 minutes. Serve hot with butter. Makes 12 scones Read more...(285 words, 2 images, estimated 1:08 mins reading time)
For those with a food allergy you know just how difficult they can be when going to the store to shop for groceries. For those with a corn sensitivity or a corn allergy it makes you want to cry when you go to the store. You see all the foods that you ate when you were a kid and you can’t even be around them any more. Heck, corn alcohol is being used now for perfumes and cleaners which make things even worse. Its one thing to be allergic but when that allergy causes you to be afraid of shopping you know that there is a real problem going on. Back in the day when wheat allergies and peanut allergies were first starting to surface people would scoff at them. They would say that the person was just faking it or something. Sometimes they would say it was just to get attention or some kind of other food. No matter what in the end it was proven that those people did indeed have an allergy to those substances and food labels changed to reflect that. Now if they would just take us corn sufferers seriously and start listing things properly. Read more...(869 words, 2 images, estimated 3:29 mins reading time)
This past weekend, August 10th through 12th I was in Philadelphia for the Reform Party National Convention. While there I had the opportunity to eat at a wonderful place in the oriental district of the city, Sakura Mandarin. It is a local noodle house and restaurant on the corner of Race Street and 11th Street in downtown Philadelphia. Click here to see the location on Google Maps
When ever you are going to be someplace that you are not familiar with or have not visited for a long time the best way to find the best place to eat is to ask. I don’t mean asking the hotel or the information desk of the airport or train station. The very best way is to ask someone that is walking by that looks like they live in the area. When you ask them they will tell you what they think and not what someone was paid to say to recommend. A local, if you ask them nicely, is going to tell you the place they like to eat and might even give you some advice or input about the place. That is what I did when I first got off the train in Philadelphia, I asked a local, and they recommended Sakura. Read more...(725 words, 8 images, estimated 2:54 mins reading time)
Many people say that the problem with America is the government or the schools, myself I think it is a total lack of respect for ones self and those that are around them. How do people get so apathetic? Easy, they just don’t care about anything other then themselves and sometimes not even that. I just ran into this face first at full speed and didn’t even know it till I was miles away with no way to turn around to fix the problem. I just had my order royally botched in such a way that I wasn’t even able to salvage the sandwich at all. Now it sites in the fridge waiting to take to another store to see if amends can be made. Read more...(745 words, 4 images, estimated 2:59 mins reading time)