January 5th, 2013
If you love breakfast, honey, parfaits, oatmeal, and tubby bears, you may want to read on...
In today’s edition of Literary Wit and an Oven Mitt, we’re throwing aside the mitt and going bear paws all the way…and it is a beary, berry long way indeed to All the Way…
“What’s a long way?” asked Pooh, who had been poking his nose into a jar of honey to see if there was anything left in it. He recalled that there had been, or at least there had been last Monday, before lunchtime, because his stomach had had that funny feeling in it that meant it was time for a small smackerel, and he had poked his head into the jar just like he was doing now to see if there was any honey, and there had been, then.
“Why, all the way, I suppose,” I said.
Pooh’s nose disappeared again into the pot as he considered this for a moment. “And are we there yet?” he said at last. “To All the Way?”
“Possibly. But then again, just as possibly not.”
“It’s awfull dark f we are,” said Pooh, who was exploring The-Place-That-Could-Be-All-the-Way very thoroughly. If you wanted to do it, you could do it, too. All you’d have to do is this, like Pooh:
(But you'll have to go here f you want to see the picture.)
"I'm not sure I like All the Way very much," Pooh said when Piglet had shown up (for Piglet was there too, you know, only he is a Very Small Creature and easily missed, but we shall tell you about his story next time) and--
"Why should I be Easily Missed?" said Piglet in a squeaky voice.
"Yes, shouldn't Piglet have an adventure as well?" Pooh asked with a bit of dizziness in his voice, for he had been hitovertheheadwithahammersothatthejarwou
"We're sorry," said the tubby bear, very humbly shaking bits of broken pot out of his ears.
"I only wanted an adventure," Piglet said, before he added very quickly, "But only if it's not in a Very Dark Place like All the Way."
"Very well," I said. And so, before we return to what we were coming to before we got here, Piglet had an adventure like this:
To see what Piglet's adventure is and what he has to say about this delicious breakfast, and for more silly stories and a beary good recipe, hop on over to the 100 Acre Woods!
I remember saying something about baklava just recently. Forget. These sticky cinnamon buns are the most powerful piece of anti stress baking (and eating) I ever tried. They might well be the best piece of pastry I ever produced. You will smell the nuts bubbling in sticky maple syrup and all the sweet cinnamon richness, while watching how the spiral buns puff out of their cases, catching each others' sides and crisping up on top. Twenty minutes later that one of them looking right at you will be just yours. And so will be the maple nutty goo left over at the bottom of the baking dish (which is, as often happens in life, the best part of the exercise).
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