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Rio 2016 Olympics Day 3, ‘Fruit Games’ Google Doodle — Showjumping Green Grape.

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Rio 2016 Olympics Day 2, ‘Fruit Games’ Google Doodle — Pineapple Playing Tennis.

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Obama In His Snazzy Philippines Pineapple Shirt — I WisH I Still Had Some.

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I used to have a LOT of this pineapple shirts from the Philippines. I now have none. I actually tried earlier this year to get one, online, but could not justify the price.

PLUS, to be brutally honest, I no longer have the figure for these translucent shirts, BECAUSE, unlike Obama, I wore them, they way they are SUPPOSED to be worn — with nothing underneath.

I used to get them from my adoptive father. He, especially when he worked for UNESCO, used to visit the Philippines often and he too liked these shirts — though he never really had the figure for them. OK. Full disclosure. He was GOOD friends with Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos! What can I say. Many times, when he visited Manila, in the 1970s, when he was stationed in Bangkok, he would stay at their Palace! Some of the pineapple shirts he had — and some which I acquired from him (sometimes by just helping myself from his closet) — had been given to him by the Marcoses! I even had one which was a genuine hand me down from Ferdinand. What can I say.

I just checked again. Amazon, to my amazement, does NOT have any! How is that possible. I, of course, Googled. WOW. $90!

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Smile. Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2015.


Egg Prices Have Gone Up Through The Roof In New Hampshire.

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I don’t, thanks to the now disproven old chestnut that eggs make your cholestrol worse, eat that many eggs anymore. When I was young I ate enough to last a few lifetimes (and her the old theory my life was to be severely curtailed BECAUSE I ate so many eggs). These days, per my low-carb diet, I eat 2 eggs every 4th day. So in a given week I only eat 2 weeks (unless I am travelling and eating breakfast every morning). Given that I also do not no longer eat cakes, pies, muffins, donuts, bagels etc, I don’t ingest too much eggs in prepared food.

Major contrast to when my adoptive mother was alive (and her 84th birthday will be in 3 days time). She used eggs in her fancy cakes, puddings and custards like there was no tomorrow. People loved her sweets. But given that she was very much an International figure and dealt with people from around the world, from Heads of State to beggars, her use of eggs in her sweets would, quite frequently, cause those of us in the KNOW to raise our eyebrows — and in my case, even question her. She, having lived in India for 4 years, entertained many Indian VIPs over the years — even when she lived in Paris. Many of these Indian VIPs claimed to be strict vegetarians or even vegans. Some of them would not eat eggs. But this did NOT stop them from eating my mother’s, and we have to admit they were irresistible, cakes and desserts. She was world famous for her ‘Pineapple Fluff‘ — that really did melt in your mouth. Vegetarians would ask for seconds, thirds and sometimes fourths of her ‘Pineapple Fluff’ when they came for dinner. And my mother would gladly and proudly give them as much as they wanted. One of these Indians who LOVED my mother’s sweets was a delightful Professor from New Delhi. Way, way up in the government echelons. We had known him for years. I called him uncle. STRICT vegetarian. Would not eat eggs. But was even MORE PARTIAL to my mother’s many sweets than even I was and that was saying something. Once he was visiting Paris and, of course, coming over for dinner. So my mother made sure she made him a ‘Pineapple Fluff’. The ‘Fluff’ part was dependent on whisked egg whites. More the merrier. This time she used 12 eggs for that ONE Fluff. That evening between us, with I and the Indian VIP in the lead, we finished the Fluff. 12 eggs gone. After he left, we got talking. Whether he realized or not he had ingested a fair number of eggs. It was one of those cases of “don’t tell, don’t ask” when it came to food.



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An Enid Blyton “Noddy” egg cup with Noddy eating his mandatory, very British, boiled egg for breakfast.

Anywho …

I don’t eat that many eggs anymore. I even have containers of Market Basket Egg Substitute in the fridge, though I don’t use that much either.

The kids, especially Devanee, eat a fair amount of eggs. Plus Deanna and the kids need it for all their baking.

So it is not unusual for us to have 2, 3 sometimes 4 one-dozen containers of eggs in our fridge. We have a special place where they get stacked, one container on top of the other.

On Monday we went shopping at Market Basket — after my appointment at the Social Security Administration (SSA) office in Concord. Deanna asked me to go get some eggs. I went to do so. I, by habit, don’t buy anything without checking the price. I was surprised at the prices I saw. There were eggs at over $3 a dozen! Just a fortnight ago, I am sure, I had got a dozen eggs for around $1.89.

Later on that day we had to go to both Hannaford and Fiddleheads in Alton. I checked egg prices. A couple of years ago, when Fiddleheads in Alton was ‘new’, their featured product was a dozen of large white eggs for 99 cents. Then it went up to $1.50. This week it was close to $3.00. The cheapest I saw was around $2.85 at Hannaford.eggcups

I kind of had an idea as to what this was all about. When I came home I checked. Yes, Avian flu. Prices will continue to go up. So a HEADS UP. This will also impact prices at restaurants and that for prepared food. Keep an eye out.