New Glossary Entry: The AstraZeneca Effect

The AstraZeneca Effect describes the impact of the AstraZeneca CoViD Vaccine trials. The earliest “variants of concern” occurred in and only in the places where AstraZeneca did their trials: AstraZeneca did their initial trials in the UK, Brazil, South Africa & India The World Health Organizations initial variants of concern, alpha, beta, gamma & delta (more…)

Don’t Tell Me You Believe in Mother?!

Can’t believe I never heard this before…Our priest read it in mass today & I was caught offguard–got all choked up to the amazement (or chagrin) of my kids…It’s a good one!  

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail

I accidentally made the original recipe of this and found it tough to choke down–I made some tweaks and it was fantastic…then I saw in the original post where I found the recipe, a modified recipe and it was great too…this is the formula I settled on:  3 ounces Koloa Gold or Mount Gay Eclipse (more…)

I Call BS! The Shortage of Truckers is a Result of Deliberate Policy!

post-purge repost (originally posted April 2018)… Nowhere in this article does it mention the systematic policy attack on truckers. Extreme restrictions on truckers’ flexibility over when to drive has crushed productivity–rising wages or line-hauls won’t make up for having to spend more hours idle for every delivery. Demand for truckers is going up not only (more…)

New Cocktail: The Last Word

For the fatigued palate…just what the doctor ordered! If I ever had a cold and had to go to work–at least during my waitressing years–Elsie, the old German matriarch of the night crew, would have me sip a shot of Green Chartreuse (maybe that’s redundant, but there is a Yellow Chartreuse!) Boy would that stuff (more…)

Mezcal Sour …OMGosh….

Mezcal Sour 1½ oz. fresh lime juice 1½ oz. Mezcal 1 oz. Amaro Montenegro 1 tsp. light agave nectar 1 large egg white Angostura bitters and lime twist (for serving) Shake lime juice, mezcal, amaro, agave, and egg white in a cocktail shaker (or in a tightly lidded 1-qt. glass jar) until frothy, about 1 (more…)

Southern Favorites: Hurricane & Alabama Slammer

Hurricane (my Mardi Gras pick) 0.75 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum 0.75 oz Captain Morgan White Rum […I just used dark rum and white rum but I bet it’s even better with spiced rum….] 2 oz passion fruit juice (welch’s makes a great passion fruit juice blend in a carton) 1 oz orange juice (more…)