Sunday, August 16, 2009

Odds & Ends

: : Maria Shriver’s eulogy for her mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver was brilliant. It was warm, funny, inspiring, revealing (“I don’t want to hear one more yip out of you.”) and full of love.

: : Any alcohol based hand sanitizer you purchase must contain at least 60% alcohol in order to be effective, this according to the CDC. Why do I know this? I dislike the strong fragrance in commercial hand sanitizer products. I began investigating making my own unscented version after I got sticker shock over the price of an unscented commercial version.

: : Chuck brought home a perfectly lovely and petite cauliflower from the Farmers’ Market. Despite the heat, I made up a cheese sauce for it and it was very tasty. Why do I crave autumnal dishes during the dog days of summer? Why do I give in to those cravings? And how do you pronounce cauliflower?

: : What’s up with the inconsistencies with our Sunday newspaper delivery? I know you can’t answer that question, it’s just on my mind, it being Sunday and all.

: : Can the Boston Red Sox rebound from this lousy position of being 7.5 games behind the New York Yankees in the American League East? In a similar vein: can anyone keep up with this season’s ever changing Red Sox roster?


Anonymous said...

"collie"flower and what a coincidence. I made the same thing yesterday to go along with a roast chicken but didn't even have one bite. I plan to have it tonight.


Pink Granite said...

Hi Gail -
So this cauliflower is either a seasonal thing or a family thing!
I noticed that I pronounce it Kully-flower, or if I'm tired or rushed Kully-flowuh!
No matter how it's pronounced I hope you enjoy it tonight!
- Lee

Jeff Barnard said...

You got bloglogged today!

Pink Granite said...

Hi Jeff -
Thanks so much for the heads up!
I hadn't realized it had happened.
Very cool...
- Lee

dancingmorganmouse said...

collie flow-er, like collie dog :)
O never mind, I'll say it for you when I get there!

Nana Fi said...

I just love "collieflower" cheese as we used to call it. Amazingly that was one of my favourite dishes my mum used to make for us. I only say amazingly as most young children today would not give you a thank you for it and yet I could just have eaten that when I only 6ish. Fiona x

dancingmorganmouse said...

My mother in law made a version of cauliflower & cheese that was totally disgusting, I sudder to remember.