Andy’s Corner





Welcome to “Andy’s Corner” of Big Little Meals, where Andy has free rein (reign??) to get off script now and then.

Recently Posted

Can an Old Dog Teach a New Dog Old Tricks? (Posted by Andy, 11/8/2022)

The Fungus Among Us: Something to Eat or a Super-Hero Capable of Saving our Planet (Posted by Andy, 10/25/2022).

Ignoring the Elephant in the Room – or Not (Posted by Andy, 10/11/2022)

Wrap Rage: National Crisis or Buyer’s Remorse? (Posted by Andy, 9/27/2022)

My Personal Quest for Fire: From a Deviant Behavior to a Skilled Craft (Posted by Andy, 9/13/2022)

Best Laid Plains: A Beach Date Gone Awry (Posted by Andy, 8/30/2022)

Homesick and Deep Six: Confessions of a Former Boy Scout (Posted by Andy, 8/16/2022)

Beef Pizzle and the Art of Eating (Posted by Andy, 8/2/2022)

Rats – on the Menu or in the Kitchen? (Posted by Ann, 7/19/2022)

The Color Blue: Super Hero or Nature’s Great Hoax? (Posted by Andy, 7/5/2022)

Can Invasivores Save Our Planet? (Posted by Andy, 6/21/2022)

Learning To Live With Spam (Posted by Andy, 6/7/2022)

Believing is Seeing or What You Get is What You See (Posted by Andy, 5/24/2022)

Today It’s All About the 2022 Rag-Tag Award (Posted by Andy, 5/10/2022)

A Hoagie Straight from Heaven (Posted by Andy, 4/26/2022)

Weather-Speak: Banal Banter or Social Lubricant? (Posted by Andy, 4/12/2022)

The Grimm Truth: Solving a Puzzle (Posted by Andy, 3/30/2022)

Hobby Envy: Wordle vs. Marquetry (Posted by Andy, 3/15/2022)

Orphaned Negatives: A Reason for Despair {Posted by Andy, 3/1/2022)

Kindergarten Sociology (Posted by Andy,2/15/2022)

Why I Can’t Stop Discussing Disgusting Things (Posted by Andy, 1/18/2022)

My Brush with California Fame (Posted by Andy, 1/4/2022)

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  1. theRaggedys says:

    Thanks for sharing your cat names, but I don’t know. It looks like you have number of clever names in the mix. Not that I would ever suggest that you may be an “attention-grabbing poser.” Also, do you know why the cat who was crossing the desert thought that he was at the North Pole? Because he looked down and saw Sandy Claws. So sorry about that. I have been waiting for many years for an excuse to tell that one.


  2. Carolyn Hall says:

    Pet names in our family (all cats): Mountolive and Mehitabel (guess what I was reading). Feiffer (for the cartoonist). Abner . . . because we liked it? Tigger (the most obvious, silly name, but by far the best pet ever!). Angelina Popolina Fineberg (named by four-year-old Jenny). Miss Kitty (feral cat not around long enough to “earn” a real name). Clara (after Clara Bow, the “it” girl). And Paws (current companion). He was “Claws” when we adopted him. We thought it a kindness to soften it to Paws. Next in line? Who knows.


  3. OMG – 2 of the highlights I experienced in Israel – Singing the Jerusalem “The Holy City” song as we entered the city on the bus, and the incredible food fresh from the farm. Can’t wait to try these recipes of yours, they look incredible. I started making hummus when I got home, still can’t make it as good as they can. What I had was from scratch. they make the tahini fresh in the restaurant blending the sesame seeds themselves. You could choose from 5 main courses cooked fresh in front of you! my mouth is watering. Thanks for sharing, I love your blog. When I retire I want to attend your private cooking school, or better yet just come visit and eat.


    • theRaggedys says:

      Thanks for the comments. Your Israeli trip sounds like a wonderful experience both food-wise and culturally. You are always welcome to visit (and eat). You will have to talk to Ann about the private cooking school; I am mainly the dishwasher around here.


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