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This Week: How To Make Sour Sweet
Cut a grapefruit in half. Your mouth is watering already, isnt it?
Sprinkle on salt. Not sugar!
Taste. Sweet, isnt it?
Salty things on sour things make them double sweet.
Heres 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 doesnt matter.
Ummm! The pies 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 youre 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!
Find a big, juicy dill pickle.
Dip it in soft vanilla ice cream. Swirl it around. Now bite.
Not sour anymore is it? Its doubly sweet! What does it taste like?
Life is just a bowl of cherries. Dont get delirious, its not mysterious.
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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.
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, Grays Rd. off Sixes Rd., Prince Frederick. $3 w/discounts; rsvp: 410/535-5327.
Art Contest for Earth Day
Win prizes during Calvert Librarys 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.