Friday, July 25, 2008

A Midsummer Night's Post

Dear Mouse (et al),

You Gentle Readers of the AMB;
Permit me to explain my Lack of News
The Public Theatre Hath my Private Time
O'ertaken, leaving no Bouche less Amused.

The Truth is that of Late I have not Cooked
Nor Dined Out, since this Odyssey Began
My Breakfast I have More than Once Forsook;
My Lunch is Limited to Au Bon Pain.

Well, That's Not True. But Nothing really Great
Has come across the Palate of the Boo
Of Diet I Can nothing New relate(Except Confession of a Carb or Two)

But, "Post!" the Mouse entreated, and Anon
I did resolve to make it up or bust
Even if inspiration seemed , well, gone -
Even if it got This Ridiculous

So Now, to Make this Post Seem Somewhat Valid
I Give You:


(You can use the extra syllable as garnish!)

"Be kind and courteous to this gentleman
Hop in his walks, and gambol in his eyes
Feed him with apricocks, and dewberries,
with purple grapes, green figs, and mulberries
The honey-bags steal from the humble-bees...
... And pluck the wings from painted butterflies
To fan the moonbeams from his sleeping eyes.
Nod to him, elves, and do him courtesies."

1 box fresh! apricots, pitted/halved (on sale! now at food emporium)
1 box red raspberries1 box golden raspberries
bunch purple grapes, whole
box green figs, halved 
box blackberries
local honey, for drizzling 
optional: butterfly wings, moonbeams

Suggested Accompaniment: Haagen Dazs Coconut Sorbet. SO DELICIOUS. (an
early draft - first folio? - contained this reference.)

I've used raspberries and blackberries in place of dewberries and
mulberries as, come on, who has those. And they are supposedly almost
identical in taste. If y
ou have the originals, go for it! But if you wake
up with giant donkey's ears, don't say i didn't warn you.

So Dorky Can Never Show Her Face in This Town Again,
The Boo

Hungry for More?
This recipe has never actually been tested (gasp! hiss!), so no pictures of it exist. (If you make it and want to write in, send a picture too!!) The beautiful shots in this posting (by Marty McConnell!) are from my birthday celebration, for which The Mouse supplied gorgeous strawberry/blueberry shortcakes with lemon curd, a la Ina Garten Note from the Mouse: The lemon curd was my addition
:). Cheese courtesy of Murray's cheese shop in the West Village. 

This Post Sponsored by the Public Theatre Shakespeare Lab, Summer 08.
(Showcases coming up in August!)

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