Volume XI, Issue 16 ~ April 17-23, 2003

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Not Just for Kids

The How-To Cowboy™
Brings You Another Secret, Magic How-To Fun Trick.
This Week: How To Make Sour Sweet


Cut a grapefruit in half. Your mouth is watering already, isn’t it?

Sprinkle on salt. Not sugar!

Taste. Sweet, isn’t it?

Salty things on sour things make them double sweet.

Lemon Pie

Here’s another: works best at holiday family meals or banquets.

Lemon pie. Tart, right? Lemon Meringue pie? Just as sour.

Pour gravy on the lemon pie. Beef or pork gravy, it doesn’t matter.

Ummm! The pie’s not tangy anymore, sort of marshmallowy.


Ever bite into a ripe onion? Stingy, sharp and sour, right?

Cut that eye-watering onion taste with lard! Make an onion-lard sandwich, and pretend you’re a depression-era, rail-riding hobo. Try butter, too.

Spread lard on two slices of thick bread. Pile on the onion slices. Take a bite.

Sweet. Heavenly. Ahhhh!

Dill Pickle

Find a big, juicy dill pickle.

Dip it in soft vanilla ice cream. Swirl it around. Now bite.

Not sour anymore is it? It’s doubly sweet! What does it taste like?

Life is just a bowl of cherries. Don’t get delirious, it’s not mysterious.

The How-To Ranch Hand Challenge: Send a unique How-To trick to IM Press, Box 5346, Takoma Park, MD 20913 with step-by-step instructions. If accepted, you will see your trick published in this space, and receive a LITTLE NED STORIES book and a $10 check.

Visit the How-To Cowboy, aka Edward Allan Faine, at his website: http://www.takoma.com/ned/home.htm

This Week's Kids Stuff

Saturday, April 19
April Showers Brings Forth …
Kids ages 6-9 learn more about the power and uses of water. 2-3pm @ Flag Ponds Nature Park, Solomons Island Rd N., off S. Rt. 2 & 4, Lusby. $25 w/discounts; rsvp: 410/535-5327.

Birding for Kids
Young aspiring bird watchers learn to identify birds and use binoculars to locate them. 10:30am @ Kinder Farm Park, Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. free; rsvp: 410/222-6115.

Nature Walk
Walk into nature at Governor Bridge Natural Area outing. Ages 8 & up. Meet at parking lot at Governor Bridge Road in Bowie. 7:30-10:30am @ Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro. free; rsvp: 301/627-6074.

Tuesday, April 22
Kids ages 3-5 find out more about frog transformations. Start with a story, end with a craft and a snack. 10-11am & 2-3pm @ Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Gray’s Rd. off Sixes Rd., Prince Frederick. $3 w/discounts; rsvp: 410/535-5327.

Art Contest for Earth Day
Win prizes during Calvert Library’s Earth Day celebration. Art contest winner receives T-shirt. Meet Sneaks the mascot. 6:30-7:30pm @ Calvert Public Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. free: 410/535-0291 • www.calvert.lib.md.us.



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