On the recent Epicurean canoe & camping trip, I and my fellow Epicurean campers had much fine food & drink: grilled steaks, baked potatoes, sour cream, fine wines, cognac, Irish whisky, and s'mores. But as true Epicureans, we also ate much as pioneers might have: dried foods, pemmican, flatbreads and hardtack. In the Epicurean fashion, we added some improved ingredients to "spice up" the otherwise bland food. In the case of hardtack, that was peanut butter & strawberry jelly.
In the course of eating my breakfast of black coffee, pemmican and hardtack with peanut butter & jelly, as adventurous chipmunk spotted a piece of "loaded" hardtack that I dropped. Obviously he was a gourmand and grabbed it, carrying a piece bigger than himself to a safe spot to enjoy.
The photo above shows Chip ... or is that Dale? enjoying the Epicurean treat: hardtack with peanut butter & jelly. We had many visits from enterprising chipmunks to our various campsites. They were welcome and as hardtack is rather crumbly, they obtained some fine food from me.
Waiting to sell some gold stocks when the signal gets stronger. I'm keeping my physical gold & silver for now.
Word of the Day
"Execrate" - verb, transitive [$10]
Execrate means 1. to declare to be hateful or abhorrent; denounce; 2. to feel loathing for; abhor; 3. to invoke a curse upon.
Sentence: The Tea Party movements unifying principal is to execrate big government. I hope somehow that can be more finely focused onto the Ruling Class power structures.