Art Pottery, Politics and Food
Thursday, November 25, 2004
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wild Turkeys

Image: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

In these dark pre-holiday days (How does Tony’s curiously-timed electoral terror feel, huh, England?), as loyal Americans find solace in mean-spiritedness, shell-shocked lefties are Earth shoeing and Flip-Flopping unique individual paths toward a darkening humor.
Hunting for material to fill the cable news void, I had the luck to discover, in the vast Media Play pile of DVD’s, 2003’s 5th season of the BBC comedy Absolutely Fabulous starring the brilliant Jennifer Saunders and her too delicious chum Joanna Lumley.
Thus far, I’ve only hysterically laughed my way through 4 of the 8 programs on the 2-disc set.
The programs, also written by Saunders, are her absolute best yet!
As Eddy thrills to her new mixed-race grandchild, “The Gucci of babies, sweetie”, before her life-sized office copy of the Saddam statue, these darkly, devilishly and deviously funny celebrations of the politically incorrect will, sadly likely, never see the light of even a cablecast dawn on our newly imperial shores.
The series, like Patsy’s fav bourbon, is an acquired taste but I guarantee many of you will cry neat, undiluted tears of needed laughter.
Web-wise, as the nongrammatical are prone to say, makes for a fun-filled surf.
With elements like the above Oil of Iraq image, Ask Professor Rumsfeld and Fucked Planet, this clever site should also loosen your lactic acid-filled humor muscles and newly vestigial funny bone!


Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Olive Feta Dip

8 oz. Feta Cheese, crumbled
4 oz. Cream Cheese
¼ cup Sour Cream
½ cup Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
½ cup Spanish Olives
1 Tsp liquid from Olive jar
¼ cup Green Onion, chopped
Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste

Divide Olives equally placing half in food processor while quartering remaining half.
Add everything else to the food processor but the quartered Olives and the chopped Green Onion.
Pulse food processor until mixture is smooth. Sides of processor may have to be scraped with a spatula between pulses.
Empty mixture into a medium bowl and fold in quartered Olives and Green Onion.
Cover and refrigerate for, at least, one hour…the longer the mixture chills the better the flavors combine.
Serve with Table Water Crackers, toasted Pita or chilled veggies.
Almost too delicious!


Turkey Prep

Do these three "ponchos" shop at Macy's?

Posting, no matter my consuming desire to say something about foolish world leader costumes, has temporarily taken a backseat to holiday shopping and Thanksgiving preparation.

Crudite with Roasted Pepper and Olive Feta Dip
Cream of 3 Mushroom Soup
Roasted Leg of Lamb
Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Turnips, Carrots & Parsnips
Swiss Chard, Leek & Sausage Stuffing in Swiss Chard Pockets
Snickerdoodles, Candy Bar Brownies and Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream

Best wishes to all my American readers for a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Photo: Reuters

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