know you all are going to get a kick out of this. I think you
are probably among those who would never put Tang in your mouth,
but did you know it's great for cleaning your dishwasher? The
citric acid in Tang will remove all the junk built up inside the
machine and after a few days, it will run just like new.
I know this because after only a few months, my
new dishwasher was delivering spotted and not-so-clean dishes. A
repairman told me to try adding a couple of tablespoons of Tang
to each cycle. It works like a charm.
Hey, if the word gets around, sales could
A Visit to River Cottage
I have been remiss in not introducing
you to the work and writings of Hugh
Fearnley-Whittingstall (now that's a mouthful). He
is a whole-hog kind of guy who recommends using all
parts of an animal, eating in season and
organically, and whenever possible, locally. He
writes and talks about food integrity. A television
personality in the UK who is famous for his
River Cottage series, he balances out fame with
Hugh has a property on the
Dorset/Devon border called--you guessed
it--River Cottage. I was very excited to have
dinner there with a Bulgarian friend and my son
Brendan in June. From the parking lot we rode on
a tractor-drawn trailer down the property toward
wine and exotic appetizers were served in a
yurt, which gave us time to circulate and take
pictures. Dinner was served in a restored barn
(originally built in 1610), retrofitted with a
professional kitchen on one end, a
trendy restaurant in the middle and a butcher's
shop/store on the other end. The yogurt sold
there truly made me think of moving to England!!
And then there was a drink called Stinger, made
After drinks and pix, sixty
guests from all over the UK (and us from the
US!) sat down to an evening of
inspired organic cuisine and wine. The main dish
was prepared from "second-life chickens" or
"rescue chickens"--chickens that had been
rescued from confinement and let loose in an
apple orchard for a few weeks to reach their
full potential before becoming our dinner. I
rank the meal in the top five of my life.
I have also added some of Hugh's
books to my bookstore. I have recommended my
favorite ones. Cruise over to
Cookbooks by Category.
I have added Hugh's to the top of the page.
New Articles I've Posted
I've written and posted a couple of
new articles on my Web site recently. You can read
them by clicking on the following links:
Now That's an Orange Egg Yolk!
visiting River Cottage, we stayed at a great B&B
nearby. A traditional English breakfast the next
morning included eggs from the owner's chickens.
The egg yolk was a marvelous deep orange--evidence
of lots of Vitamin A. Wish I could have brought a
dozen home to make some awesome