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Faux Filet

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 11:20 AM
Subject: When I was in France

I encounterd a beef cut called "faux fillet".  What is it in American terms?
Am I right in thinking it's the piece left on the flat bottom round when you
take the onglet/ hanger steak off.  And is a tri-tip equivalent to onglet or
hanger steak?
Thanks.  This stuff keeps me up at night.

Hi Mary,

Well, no, you're looking in the wrong part of the beef. Look higher, at the sirloin. Onglet/ hangar steaks are cuts from the belly of the animal, but these are cut from the sirloin. A "faux filet" is what we call "strip sirloin", and a "tri-tip roast" is a boneless cut from the bottom of the sirloin. It's called tri-tip (three tips) because of its triangular shape.

Sleep well tonight. ;-)


Calling All Angels

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Sunshine
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 12:24 AM
Subject: ? about song on soundtrack "Pay It Forward"

> Closing scene of the movie, "Pay It Forward".  They are playing a song,
> female vocalist, which I think is titled "Calling All Angels".  I would
> like to know the name of the artist and if it is available on a CD, other 
> than a soundtrack CD for the movie, by the same artist that performed it.  
> I tried reading the credits at the end of the movie but was unsuccessful.  
> Thanks for your effort.

Hello Sunshine,

This song "Calling All Angels" is by a Canadian artist named Jane Siberry. K.D. Lang sings harmony. The song was first released on Siberry's album "When I Was a Boy", produced by Brian Eno. It will also be on her upcoming album "Love is Everything: The Jane Siberry Anthology", to be released in April. Both are/will be available on CD. Lyrics below.


Calling All Angels 

Santa Maria, Santa Teresa, Santa Anna, Santa Susannah 
Santa Cecilia, Santa Copelia, Santa Dominica, Mary Angelica 
Frater Achad, Frater Pietro, Julianus, Petronella 
Santa, Santos, Miroslaw, Vladimir 
and all the rest  
a man is placed upon the steps, a baby cries 
and high above the church bells start to ring 
and as the heaviness the body  
oh the heaviness settles in 
somewhere you can hear a mother sing  
then it`s one foot then the other  
as you step out onto the road 
how much weight? how much weight? 
then it`s how long? and how far? 
and how many times before it`s too late?  
calling all angels 
calling all angels 
walk me through this one 
don`t leave me alone 
calling all angels 
calling all angels 
we`re cryin` and we`re hurtin` 
and we`re not sure why...  
and every day you gaze upon the sunset 
with such love and intensity 
why it``s almost as if 
if you could only crack the code 
then you`d finally understand what this all means  
but if you you think you would 
trade it in  
all the pain and suffering? 
ah, but then you`d miss 
the beauty of the light upon this earth 
and the sweetness of the leaving  
calling all angels 
calling all angels 
walk me through this one 
don`t leave me alone 
callin` all angels 
callin` all angels 
we`re tryin` 
we`re hopin` 
we`re hurtin` 
we`re lovin` 
we`re cryin` 
we`re callin` 
`cause we`re not sure how this goes

Wine Gums

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michelle" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 3:49 PM
Subject: Hi

Hi, just a question that has been bothering me for a number of years now.  I
am writing from New Zealand.  We have a candy called wine gums, I have
always wondered why they are called this as there is no wine in them.  If
you could find out this for me I would be very grateful.
 Thanks Michelle

Hi Michelle,

Wine gums originated in the UK.

Charles Riley Maynard started his business in 1880 by producing confections in a candy kitchen with his brother Tom, while his wife Sarah Ann, served the customers. Maynard's candy grew steadily and was launched as a company in 1896. Maynard's Wine Gums were introduced in 1909 by Maynard's son Charles Gordon Maynard. Charles Riley Maynard nearly fired his son on the spot when the junior Maynard came up with the recipe for Maynard's Wine Gums. It took Charles Gordon Maynard some time to persuade his strict Methodist and teetotaller father that the sweets didn't really contain actual wine.

The gums come in five shapes: kidney, crown, diamond, circle and rectangle, and are labeled with five names: port, sherry, champagne, burgundy and claret. They do not now, or have they ever, contained wine/

So... why are they called "wine gums". There are two apocryphal stories told:

One is that after hearing a fiery temperance sermon, Maynard the younger decided to market his candies as an aid to cutting down one's alcohol consumption. Therefore, he called them "wine gums", and labeled them with wine names.

The other story is simpler and probably closer to the truth. Maynard the younger wished to market his candies as being so good that they should be appreciated like a fine wine. Therefore he called them "wine gums" and labeled them with wine names.


Why's It Called a Fool?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rosemari" 
To: "Phaedrus" 
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 9:22 AM
Subject: Would a rose, etc. from Rosemarie

Oops.  I just sent you a question without indicating my first name. Force of
habit.  I usually email only people who know me.  I apologize.

The question that I sent was:

Why is the dessert known as a "fool" called a fool?  (This is not a joke.  I
would really like to know the answer.)

Thank you,

Hi Rosemarie,

A "fool" is a traditional British dessert made of mashed fruit with cream or whipped cream, sometimes cooked, sometimes not. Gooseberries are a favorite. Although there have been some "fool" recipes without fruit, it's thought that the dish known as a "fool" began as mashed fruit with cream, as it is now. Therein lies a clue as to how it got the name "fool" : It's thought that the name "fool" came from the French word "fouler", which means "to mash." ("The Penguin Companion to Food" by Alan Davidson.)


Strawberry  Fool

 Ingredients : 
 1 1/2 pts. fresh hulled strawberries
 1/2 c. sugar
 2 drops lemon juice
 1 c. whipping cream

 Preparation : 
    Puree strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in food processor
 fitted with steel blade.  Whip cream until it holds stiff peaks;
 stir the puree into it until the mixture is smooth.  Adjust for
 sweetness, if desired.  Refrigerate for several hours before
 serving.  Serves 4-6. 
 Gooseberry  Fool

 Ingredients : 

 Preparation : 
    Fool is an old English word meaning crushed stewed fruit served
 with whipped cream.  Combine: 3/4 c. sugar 1/4 c. gooseberry juice  
 Heat until sugar is dissolved. Mix: 2 tbsp. butter 1/2 c. milk 1 c.
 flour 1 tsp. baking powder   Pour into 8 inch baking pan.  Pour
 gooseberry mixture over batter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  Gooseberries end up on the bottom and batter on top. Serve with
 whipped cream or ice cream. 
 Apple  Fool

 Ingredients : 
 5 apples
 2 c. water
 1 3/4 c. sugar
 1 lemon
 1 c. cream
 1 tsp. vanilla

 Preparation : 
    Slice the lemon and place in a pan with the water and 1 1/2 cups
 sugar.  Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cook for 5 minutes. 
 Peel, core and slice the apples.  Add to the syrup and cook for 10
 minutes.  Drain and discard the syrup and lemons.  Puree the apples
 in a blender and refrigerate until until well chilled. Beat the
 cream until thick.  Add 1/4c. sugar and vanilla. Blend with the
 apple puree.  Pour into individual bowl and chill before serving. 
 Use 2 tablespoons of your favorite liqueur in place of the vanilla
 for a different flavor.  Use the same technique for different fruit
 and garnish with grated chocolate, chopped nuts or small pieces of
 fresh fruit dipped in lemon juice to prevent browning.
 Raspberry  Fool

 Ingredients : 
 1 (12 oz.) pkg. dry pack frozen whole raspberries, thawed
 1/4 c. raspberry liqueur (optional)
 2 c. heavy whipping cream
 1/4 c. sugar
 1 pkg. Oreo cookies or an angel food cake

 Preparation : 
    If you choose to use the liqueur, mix into berries.  Whip cream
 in a chilled bowl until stiff, folding in sugar a little as you go. 
 Fold in berries.  Serve with Oreo cookies in parfait glasses or over
 angel food cake.  


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Chuck
To: "phaedrus" 
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 10:25 PM
Subject: help

I am having trouble removing or uninstalling a program that I installed on
my computer, I have tried uninstalling this program with my Add/Remove
Program, but it has not worked. Here is what I did. I installed a program
called home improvement 1-2-3, made by M-2K. While installing this program,
a program in this program called Qick Time was also installed, I did not
like this home improvement program & went to my Add/Remove program & tried
to remove this program, well the home improvement part was removed but the
other part of the program, Quick Time was not removed & I can not get it off
of my computer, I have the Quick Time icom on my control panel screen & it
will not come off, What Can I Do To Get It Removed?  Can you help Me????
Thanks Chuck

Hello Chuck,

First, are you sure you want to remove it? Quicktime is a stand-alone program that allows you to view certain kinds of video and animation. Lots of websites use Quicktime Video. If you don't have it installed, you won't be able to view them. It's a good program by itself, similar to RealOne PLayer and Windows Media Player. It certainly won't hurt anything by staying in your computer, and you might need it at some point.

If you're sure that you want to remove it, there are several things to try, in order:

1) Go back to the "Add/Remove Programs" list in Control Panel. See if there's a separate entry for "Quicktime" or "Quicktime for Windows". If so, just remove it there like you did the other one.
2) If it's not there, go back to your Desktop. Go to START - PROGRAMS - Look down the list for "Quicktime", placing your pointer over "Quicktime" on the list will show the programs that are part of "Quicktime". Mine has an "Uninstall Quicktime". If yours does, too, then just click on the "Uninstall Quicktime" and it will uninstall itself.
3) If you don't have that either, or if it doesn't work, you can still uninstall Quicktime manually, but I need to know which version of Windows you have before I can tell you how to get rid of the icon on your Control Panel screen



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