07 Jun 2015

Sunday Food: Broccoli Rabe

A new discovery for me this year, broccoli rabe, also called rapini, is a nicely tart veggie that is used in Italy and around the Mediterranean, and resembles a chinese vegetable with similar characteristics.   I find that it grows easily in early starting pots, and it was a hearty

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06 Jun 2015

Saturday Art: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

(Pictures courtesy of jean louis mazieres at flickr.com.) (Picture courtesy of Cliff at flickr.com.) A precursor of the impressionists, Corot painted with care and planning yet gave an impression of dreaminess that has led him to be associated with the movement itself.   He was prolific and dedicated, but the academicians

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05 Jun 2015

Over Easy; Friday

Morning, pups, have a lovely Friday and this is a place for conversation. Tomorrow, of course, have Saturday Art, so this is a preview. It’s also National Donut Day, and I have free donut at the local convenience store.   Hope you enjoy yours, or your other breakfast.

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04 Jun 2015

Over Easy: Around the World

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. Prime Minister Tsipras calls forEuropean reality consciousness as Greek debt talks kick off to resolve

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31 May 2015

Sunday Food: Rhubarb Dessert

(Picture courtesy of Kari Sullivan at flickr.com.) When rhubarb is in season, which happens now, you will find it at farm markets and could make a totally unusual treat.   Here, I’m even seeing it advertised at private homes, grown in home gardens.   It’s spikey, so needs sweetening for my

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30 May 2015

Saturday Art: Jean-Antoine Watteau

(Picture courtesy of Irina at flickr.com.) (Picture courtesy of Jean Louis Mazziere at flickr.com.) Remarkable animation of the spirit of his time seems to have been the major characteristic that brought Jean-Antoine Watteau to the ranks of foremost artists, and gave him distinction there. One of the most brilliant and

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28 May 2015

Over Easy: Around the World

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. A raid by Swiss justice officers on the Zurich headquarters of FIFA, worldwide governing

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26 May 2015

Over Easy: Placeholder

The lack of a post today would give some of us a sad, so here’s one to use for conversation we all enjoy.

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24 May 2015

Sunday Food: Beef Steak for Memorial Day

(Picture courtesy of Liz Lowley at flickr.com.) While a lot of the U.S. will have weather that isn’t ideal for outdoor cooking, one of the traditions of Memorial Day celebrations is a barbeque, often featuring steaks on the grill.  We all hear varying tastes for cooking and dining on steaks, but

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23 May 2015

Saturday Art: Jean-Baptiste Oudry

A painter known best for his portrayal of animals, Oudry studied and showed expertise from an early age and began as a portrait artist.   He showed mastery in art featuring animals and attracted interest from members of the court of Louis XV and support that gave him a solid

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