Hello, everyone. Time to de-lurk and say that I just ordered from
Wayside: Gruss an Aachen, Sir Thomas Lipton, The Herbalist, Fisherman's
Friend, and Gertrude Jekyll. Yay! But feel extremely daring esp. with
Gruss an Aachen & Gertrude Jekyll because they have so many petals and are
not rugosa types... Seattle summers are not necessarily a rose-lover's
helper! And I'm afraid of chemicals, although do manage to talk myself
into it once or twice a year... will be sure to put lots of compost etc.
in the new holes and fertilize a-plenty to make up for that...
It's been very helpful reading everyone's advice! Many thanks!
Meanwhile, here is the push that got me out of the shadows... passing it
along as a good cause (especially if you bake) =)
I sympathize with plight of the benighted consumer, fool enough to wander
into Needless Markup, as an ex-Texan co-worker of mine once called it...
gives new meaning to the nickname. You'll see, below, IF you're curious
about something non-rosy! Jeri
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 1995 14:26:05 -0800 (PST)
From: Lea Vaughn
Subject: Cookie Recipe (fwd)
Here is a true story from Donna Edley, this came as a photocopy of an
email from my girlfriend, Stacia's work and it was too good to resist.
It is being typed word for word as I received it (with typos too).
My daughter and I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe in
Dallas & decided to have a small dessert. Because our family are such
cookie lovers, we decided to try the "Neiman-Marcus Cookie". It was so
excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe and they said
with a small frown, "I'm afraid not". Well, I said, would you let me buy
the receipe? With a cute smile, she said, "yes". I asked how much, and
she responded, "Two fifty". I said with approval, just add it to my tab.
Thirty days later, I received my VISA statement from Neiman-Marcus and it
was $285.00. I looked again and I remembered I had only spend $9.95 for
the two salads and about $20.00 for a scarf. As I glanced at the bottom
of the statement, it said, "Cookie recipe - $250.00." Boy, was I
upset!! I called Neiman's Accounting Dept. and told them the waitress
said it was "tow-fifty" and I did not realize she meant $250.00 for a
cookie recipe. I asked them to take back the recipe and reduce my bill
and they said they were sorry, but because all the recipes were this
expensive so not just everyone could duplicate any of our bakery
recipes... the bill would stand. I waited, thinking of how I could get
even or even try and get any of my money back.
$250.00 worth of fun". I told her that I was going to see to it that
every cookie lover will have a $250.00 cookie receipe from Neiman-Marcus
for nothing. She replied, "I wish you wouldn't do this". I said "I'm
sorry but this is the only way I feel I could get even, and I will".
So, here it is, and please pass it to someone else or run a few
copies...I paid for it; now you can have it for free.
(Recipe may be halved.):
2 cups butter 4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda 2 cups sugar
5 cups blended oatmeal** 24oz chocolate chips
2 cups brown sugar 1 tsp sald
1 8oz Hershey bar (grated) 4 eggs
2 tsp baking powder 2 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
2 tsp vanilla
Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together w.
flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add chocolate
chips, Hershey bar and nuts.
Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for
10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.
** measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
Have fun!!! This is not a joke -- this is a true story.**********
That's it. Please, pass it along to everyone you know, single people,
mailing lists, etc.