Welcome all to Cocktail U, where we find something fun to drink alongside whatever was pulled last week from Helen’s recipe box. I went outside of my comfort-zone box this week with a cocktail I’d never tried before. Seriously lacking inspiration (soon-to-be-out-of-school … Continue reading →
Ready for another sweet treat? There is a lovely butter cookie in Great-aunt Helen’s recipe box. Limited for time this week, I flipped through one of the recipe boxes, looking for something that wouldn’t take much time and would also … Continue reading →
Guys. I am extremely excited for today’s Cocktail U session. Many of you return dutifully week after week (and thank you for that!) to sample from Great-aunt Helen’s recipe box, then enjoy adult beverages that match up with these recipes. This … Continue reading →
Hello, all. I hope you enjoyed your Kentucky Iced Tea from last week’s post. If you’d like another, I’d be happy to pour.Moving on, we turn our attention back to Great-aunt Helen’s recipe box. But. Instead of the box, we have a … Continue reading →
Savoring the last of Great-aunt Helen’s scones for breakfast this morning, I realized too late that had I just held out a bit longer, I might have saved it to accompany this week’s Cocktail U sipper. Alas. Even the crumbs were … Continue reading →
We made our first visit to Great-aunt Helen’s recipe box in January 2015 and it floors me that I continue to find recipes worth getting excited about. Besides the first two boxes,we’ve since added two smaller–and most definitely quirky–books. … Continue reading →
Bounjour mes amis et mercie d’etre ici aujourd’hui. Now that my high school French has been exhausted, I will return to the English language as we embark on yet another session of Cocktail U. To match the French-ness of last … Continue reading →
Bonjour and welcome. I wish I could tell you that spring has sprung in Minnesota but alas it has not. Just this past weekend, I watched in horror as two feet of snow fell over 24 hours. Looking through Great-aunt … Continue reading →
Hello all and welcome to Cocktail U. Today’s lesson not only names an adult beverage to serve with last week’s Ham Hock Soup, but also asks what makes a classic cocktail classic and how far you can stray from the … Continue reading →
If you celebrated Easter, you may be trying to work through mountains of ham leftovers. This is the situation I find myself in and I wondered if Great-aunt Helen’s recipe boxes could help.I tried looking under H for ham – … Continue reading →
As much as I love food and drink, it was with some embarrassment that I never knew what to order in a bar. Cocktails and mixed drinks (the same thing? even experts can’t agree) always intrigued, but aside from asking the … Continue reading →
If you have been here before, thank you much for returning despite it being a good amount of time since I’ve posted last. Great-aunt Helen’s recipes are important to me and I want to continue putting them out there. That … Continue reading →
So Dave, then. The reason we’re all here. Whether this is your first visit to The Blog of Funny Names or your 363rd, you owe this corner’s existence to one Mr. King Dave. And today’s post is the fourth in its latest series, dedicated to Dave and his amazing fight.
Fannie, Kerbey and Arto have covered details in earlier posts, so I won’t repeat what they’ve shared. What you need to know is this:
Dave Carlson is an amazing young man.
Among many other entrepreneurial ventures, Dave decided to go to medical school to study neurology.
Dave works hard and goes far.
Dave was diagnosed with a brain tumor last November.
Dave is enduring lots and lots of treatment, much of it successful (yay!).
Dave insists on returning to med school (part-time) so he can keep on keeping on with his degree.
Last we met we were serving up Great-aunt Helen’s zucchini casserole. The rules of our game here are that we follow food with drink. But what should we drink with a casserole? A lovely white wine would do the trick, … Continue reading →
When food for fun started flipping through Great-Aunt Helen’s recipe boxes, I promised myself I would avoid any and all casserole/hot dish recipes. As equal-opportunity as I am with most foods, I have been known to turn my nose up … Continue reading →