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the January Meeting
relentless deep freeze we've been experiencing was responsible
for preventing at least one of our members from making it to last
month's meeting. CB Perkin's was pretty quiet too except for maybe
Prabhakar who was particularly animated that day. Possibly he
got some good news from his friend Johnny Walker.
After dinner at Subway we headed to the meeting where people trickled
in slowly undoubtedly due to frozen limbs and joints. It was good
to see Bob back for a visit, especially since he had our pipes
from the Kaywoodie Holiday party that most of us regrettably missed
this year due to an all day snow storm predicted on that day.
But this year's pipe was a beauty, a square shanked, four panel,
sandblasted billiard. I've smoked it twice so far and it smokes
Pipe Club Monthly Theme
Last month's meeting theme went really well. Everyone participated
and the stories that were shared were all very interesting. So
let's keep it going.
This month's theme: Was
there any person, event, book, movie, etc. that had a profound
effect on you smoking a pipe or influenced why you smoke your
pipe the way you do? If not, have you met any pipe smokers over
the years that left you with a lasting memory. Tell us about it.
the businessess part of our meeting Ernie had asked me, in his
absense, to present his idea to the club that we donate some of
our funds to a worthy cause. and in particular to the Wounded
Warrior Project. Our discussion included a number of members
contibuting very positive reviews of this charity's work. A vote
was taken with unanimous agreement. Additional details to follow.
With Sherlock by Richard
It is a bitter cold day and I just lit up my
pipe. This is usually when I like to write and now is no exception.
this week my wife and I were going through her cookbooks (she has
well over one hundred) when we came across one entitled “Sherlock
Holmes Cookbook.” We bought it when we visited London almost
35 years ago. I forgot all about it until now. So, I decided that
periodically I will take the liberty to share some things from the
book – giving you readers a chance to escape to your kitchen
and dining room as if it were the late 1800’s. Let’s
start with breakfast.
The author, John Farrell makes note that “Holmes
and Watson ate their eggs scrambled, at least on occasion since
Holmes, offering breakfast to Inspector Stanley Hopkins warns him
that the scrambled eggs are cold.” (Do you know what story
this is from? send in your
) On another occasion, at tea in “The Valley of
Fear,” Holmes talks of “polishing off” an egg.
So here is one egg recipe to try – and
it just might be one that Holmes himself would have enjoyed.
Eggs and Tomatoes:
two ripe tomatoes and cut a circular hole into the stalk ends. Remove
the seeds and pulp, leaving only the flesh adhering to the skin.
Sprinkle the inside of the tomato with salt and pepper. Break one
egg into each tomato. Lay a small piece of butter on top and bake
in a moderate (350 degree) oven until egg is set. Sprinkle with
“… and we sat down together to
the excellent breakfast that Mrs. Hudson had prepared.”
See you next time for lunch.
Bob Kiess of Dr. Bob Pipes left a comment on one of Rick's recent
articles about smoking a pipe on hot days. Here's what he said....
I totally agree about hot and humid weather affecting pipe smoking.
About June I noted that one of my favorites, EMP, quickly went
down hill and was a chore to finish due to harshness. Then I noticed
that Appertif and NiteCap did the same. Virginias were not as
bad. My good friend Bob Swanson living in Florida has the same
problem and made a good suggestion. Just smoke half bowls and
that does seem to help. I find myself smoking more cigars this
summer and less pipes. I am confident that cooler and drier weather
will change all this. Dr. Bob