Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Words, ships, and pastry perfections

For your consideration – a few headlines from today’s news:

House transforms into ship; sails through neighborhood

Study: U.S. Cigarette Pack Warnings Ineffective

North Dakota issues nation's first hemp permits

Texas, Connecticut Battle over Birthplace of Burger

985,000 Easy-Bake Ovens are recalled

My younger sister had an Easy-Bake oven. In those years, the ovens were turquoise blue, and used the heat from a light bulb to bake the tiny desserts. She delighted in trying different flavors and various shades of food coloring in her cakes. So, you could be served a cobalt blue "pastry perfection" tasting very strongly of almond extract, peppermint, and chocolate chips, topped with salmon-colored icing, and decorated with multicolored candy sprinkles.
As the older sister, I helped her with the baking process; we tried not to burn ourselves too often. As I recall, that model was never recalled…

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It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.
– George William Curtis

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.
– Alfred Hitchcock

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