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None of Your Business

You can satisfy folks that want a recipe yet still keep your secret by only divulging part of the recipe. In the above example, I would respond (if I was the chef): "it's like a normal cheesecake recipe except I use orange flower water instead of vanilla." If I heard something like that I'd be satisfied and wouldn't bug the chef anymore.

May 09, 2007
bonserh in Features

Counter Measures

This is great, all new information I hadn't thought of before. I would add that folks should use dishtowels and cloth napkins instead of the paper versions.

Apr 24, 2007
bonserh in Features

Adults Only

Ok. Heather's back. I'm getting the impression that maybe there's a lot of parties that happen without children. Maybe it's an urban phenomenon? I firmly believe that intergenerational events promote family and community unity. My circle of friends has thrown only two adults-only events in the past seven years. People might go out to dinner at a restaurant without children but it's rare to host a kid-less dinner party. Then again, rural NorCal is more about potlucks and salmon BBQs than formal dinner parties.

Apr 14, 2007
bonserh in Features

Kulfi

I made it without the pistachios.

Even I - of the mondo sweet tooth - found this recipe too sweet. I cut the sweetness by serving it with a blackberry sorbet I made last summer. The combination is good and the cardamom compliments the semi-bitter berries.

Apr 12, 2007
bonserh in Recipes

Adults Only

1. Specifying "adults only" on invitations makes it very clear, in a nice way, that children aren't invited.
2. Parents sometimes have to make a choice. I have two lovely urchins and chose not to attend an adults only wedding. It's the right of the host to decide who to invite.
3. Maybe I tend to hang out only with people with other children, but all events are family events. The children run and play with each other, the adults congregate and everybody has a great time. The beer budget for kid birthdays exceeds the cost of juice and balloons, for sure!

Apr 12, 2007
bonserh in Features