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Smells like Bacon

I don't know if you remember the series Pete & Pete from early-90s Nickelodeon. That show was a trip, a bit surreal with lots of jokes that went over the intended audience's heads. I was in my 20s when this…
Marianne
July 23, 2008
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Bacon what? Oh snap!

I know what you're thinking. "Those cookies don't look like bacon." That's because the ingenious chef behind this cookie is hiding it from us. It's a Bacon Snap; much like a ginger snap but made with bacon grease in place…
Marianne
July 22, 2008
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Southern Comfort

You gotta love The New Yorker. Wry, urbane, and recently under attack for some controversial cover art. You know what? It's not going to make me stop reading. Not when the latest edition features the Fourteen Passive-Aggressive Appetizers that would…
Marianne
July 17, 2008
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Bacon Apple Pie

There are an amazing number of recipes in existence that pair up the salty with the sweet. I myself rarely mix the two. Can't stand sweet & sour chicken. Don't want pineapple on my pizza. The thought of pickles and…
Marianne
July 16, 2008
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Sir Francis Bacon – 1561-1626

Also known as the Viscount St. Alban, Sir Francis Bacon is best known for his Baconian method, known to this day as the scientific method of inquiry. A widely-respected scientist, philosopher and statesman, Bacon was also believed by some to…
Marianne
July 5, 2008
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Grilling Time Again

I love it when July 4th falls on a Friday. It's the perfect 3-day weekend where you actually start the partying on day one and either rage on through, or have a full two days to recover. Believe me, I've…
Marianne
July 3, 2008
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Coconut Bacon

Will wonders never cease? I just ran across a recipe for homemade vegan bacon, using coconut as its base. I don't usually do this, but here's the recipe: 3 large handfuls of bulk coconut 1 tablespoon liquid smoke 2 tablespoons…
Marianne
July 2, 2008
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Bacon Cake Redux

More bacon cake, this time for humans! This is a simple cornbread cake with crumbled bacon and maple/cream cheese frosting between the layers and, of course, on top. Yum! Have you ever done a bacon search of Flickr? Crazy stuff.…
Marianne
July 1, 2008
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Organic Bacon Treats

I have to be honest with you, readers. My roommate, Marianne, can be a little stingy with the treats. Sometimes I go to the office with her to help out, and for all my efforts I get, like, two treats…
Brutus
June 30, 2008
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Roger Bacon – c1214-1294

Considered by some to be the first scientist, Roger Bacon was a Franciscan friar and English philosopher known for his emphasis on empirical research and experimentation. Bacon studied at Oxford at the tender age of 13, and later became an…
Marianne
June 28, 2008
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Can you imagine a world with Toaster Bacon?

In 1962, Arnold Barach dared to dream of a bright future, a world filled with ultrasonic dishwashers, electronic teaching machines, and yes, toaster bacon. Of course! It's genius! Pre-cooked bacon sealed in aluminum pouches that can be easily re-heated by…
Marianne
June 26, 2008
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The Bacon Shop

Internet, I love you. You let people do and say whatever they want, and you don't judge them for it. If people want to shout their political views, you give them a soapbox to stand on. If they want to…
Marianne
June 25, 2008
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Nathaniel Bacon

Nathaniel Bacon was a wealthy diplomat in the young colony of Virginia, best known for his instigation of the Virginia Rebellion, now called Bacon's Rebellion. Frustrated by high taxes, low tobacco prices and favoritism shown by Virginia's Governor William Berkeley,…
Marianne
June 21, 2008
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Bacon Hippos

In the tradition of seeing the Virgin Mary on your tortilla or the Shroud of Turin on your toast, this nice lady saw a vision of hippos in her rashers. And I think this may be a true miracle, because…
Marianne
June 19, 2008
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Birthday Bacon

As I mentioned yesterday, we had one heck of a party to celebrate our good friend Naseem last weekend. Wine tasting was followed by wine drinking, followed by many taxi-cabs and occasionally getting shushed by my husband for talking too…
Marianne
June 17, 2008