Just for you, Texas Biscuit

February 21, 2005 at 1:33 pm (Uncategorized)

Texas Biscuit has apparently decided to hand out assignments on holidays.

I have no objection, since it’s a nifty way to avoid real work…here’s the deal:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

All righty, TB, how’s this for not-intellectual and not-cool?

My excerpt is from “The Soapmaker’s Companion*” (Yes, it was the closest book–I’d just been looking up proportions for making alkanet oil), page 123, sixth, seventh and eighth sentences:

“Finally, make one bar of soap (see the recipe for the Experimental Bar on page 24) using the colorant in the phase that proved stronger (lye or oil). You can make a second bar if you want to try adding the powdered, coarsely chopped, or whole plant material at the trace. After using a variety of plant colorants, you should have a feel for how much plant material to experiment with per bar.”

*Copyright 1997 by Susan Miller Cavitch. All rights reserved.

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