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… Oil that is– black gold, Texas tea…

With thanks to Suzanne Lainson for the tip, The Guardian‘s “From extraction to consumption: Oil, an exhibition by Edward Burtynsky.”

As we consider all things crude, we might recall that that on this date in 1781, Cornwallis, after a loss at Yorktown, surrendered to The Continental Army (and the French who’d joined them), effectively ending the Revolutionary War (as it’s known over here)…

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… then, just 31 years later, on this date in 1812, Napoleon threw in the serviette, and began his retreat from Moscow.

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It could be worse…

The motto of the good folks at Fancy Fast Food is “yeah it’s still bad for you– but see how good it can look!”  Starting with over-the-counter fast food, they prepare gourmet(ish) delights like the…

BK Quiche (Fancy Croissan’wich & Biscuit)

Ingredients (for two mini quiches):

* 1 Burger King Croissan’wich (with ham) meal, with hash browns and a coffee
* 1 Burger King Ham, Egg & Cheese biscuit meal, with hash browns and an orange juice
* 1 bottle of water

Disassemble the two breakfast sandwiches into its ingredients: eggs, bread, and ham. (The cheese will probably be melted and stuck onto the bread or ham, but that’s okay.)  Break apart the biscuit and croissant into smaller pieces and put them all into a food processor. Add about 2 tbsp. of bottled water and blend; it will soon turn back into a doughy substance.  Mold the dough into non-stick quiche pans.

Next, place all the eggs in the food processor, plus ham and hash browns to your liking.  Blend that down to a scramble and then fill the crusts.  Bake for 10 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 350°F, or until the crust becomes a golden brown.

Let it cool, then serve the quiche with coffee in a fancy cup, and orange juice in a wine glass.  Why have it your way, when you can have it the fancy way?

For many more “serving suggestions,” visit  Fancy Fast Food.

As we swallow our statins and lick our lips, we might recall that this is a big date in the annals of the American military: On July 3, 1775, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, George Washington took command of the Continental Army. Then, on this date in 1863, Major General George Pickett led his infamous charge– and Lee’s forces were defeated at Gettysburg…

Pickett’s Charge, as painted by Edwin Forbes

Written by LW

July 3, 2009 at 7:28 am

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