Flours, grains and pasta. They are the basis of so much of what we consume. Especially, if you're a pasta eater. My goodness! Flour and grains galore!

I simply cannot discuss flour without also being utterly consumed by the thoughts of my great aunt's biscuits. Great aunt! Who has a great aunt these days? I did for a short time, long enough though to know the soft fluff of the biscuits she made nearly every morning. Biscuits everyday! Can you wrap your minds around that delicious kernel? Every-last-day. I've become totally preoccupied with the thought of biscuits now. I wish I was hearing the clank of cookie sheets in my kitchen.

The sad part of all this is that I cannot make my own biscuits. I'm at the mercy of others in this matter. Have you ever tried? If you don't know what you're doing you'll end up with tan hockey puck. And let me tell you, a tan hockey puck is barely visible on the ice. I should know. I grew up playing pick-up hockey on frozen, flooded cranberry bogs. Well, I grew up watching the kids in the neighborhood play. But do not, don't you dare feel sorry for me. I sat on the bank of the bog with my then friend and current neighbor Sherwood Day. He was always there with me.

Come to think of it... please, feel sorry for me.


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