12 Jul 2015

Sunday Food: Wensleydale Cheese

(Picture courtesy of Carol at flickr.com.) There are a lot of discoveries going on, and this week I happened to pick up some of a cheese brand I wasn’t familiar with, and found out it’s not just a British peculiarity, it’s got wonderful history.   Wensleydale cheese is crumbly and

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11 Jul 2015

Saturday Art: Realism Supplanted Romanticism, Commoners its Subject

(Picture courtesy of Lynn at flickr.com.) As in the past few weeks I’ve presented Cubism, along with artists that were part of that movement and associated non-representational schools of art, today in honor of the Greek overturn of imposed austerity, I’m going to the art movement that participated in the

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10 Jul 2015

Over Easy: Owed on a Grecian Earn(ings)

(Picture courtesy of Curto on flickr.com.) Morning, pups, being a bit silly but a congratulations is due to the Greek voters for saying no to robbery by banksters, and I’m hoping all of this works to increase their well-being.   Of course, austerity was preventing that well-being and calling the

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09 Jul 2015

Over Easy: Around the World

(Picture courtesy of Herry Lawford at flickr.com.) Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene.   Yes, still from Over There in

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05 Jul 2015

Sunday Food: Greek Lamb

(Picture courtesy of Kal Hendry at flickr.com.) Cannot resist taking the day of the Greek referendum on whether or not to cave to EU demands that it sacrifice its economy, for the offering of that sacrificial lamb cooked up in Greek fashion.   This takes a twist on the usual lemon

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03 Jul 2015

Saturday Art: ‘Tea Time’ by Jean Metzinger – Beginnings of Cubism

Cannot find a picture of just the right side painting, sorry. (Picture courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art at wikipedia commons.) The beginning of the movement in art called Cubism is sometimes ascribed to the display of the painting above right, by theorist and artist Jean Metzinger.   Building  on Cezanne’s later

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03 Jul 2015

Over Easy: Friday Preview

(Picture courtesy of steynard at flickr.com.) This is a short Over Easy to give pups a conversation shelf and introduce tomorrow’s art post about Jean Metzinger and his significant contribution to cubism. Hope you are enjoying the summer, it’s been messy a lot of places and my sympathies to Hawaiians

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02 Jul 2015

Over Easy: Around the World

(Picture courtesy of Herry Lawford at flickr.com.) Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene. As, again today, you’re hearing from Over

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28 Jun 2015

Sunday Food: Visit to Neal’s Yard Dairy Farm Cheeses from the British Isles

(Picture courtesy of Kalina Wilson at flickr.com.) Some posts come out to get you, and this is one.  Last Saturday I was strolling around the Covent Garden area, just enjoying the ancient cobblestone streets and the bric-a-brac of stonework and sculpture on the buildings.   Then I happened onto a lady

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27 Jun 2015

Saturday Art: Diego Rivera

(Picture courtesy of Wally Gometz at flickr.com.) (Picture courtesy of pegatina1 at flickr.com in Palacio Nacional.) (Picture courtesy of Shannon at flickr.com.) The previous Art Saturday subject was the artist Frida Kahlo, who was married to the subject of today’s post,  Diego Rivera.   Both were credited with many styles, often as impressionist, and

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