or to permit the production of the opium poppy

. § 3 of The Opium Poppy Control Act states It shall be unlawful for any person who is not the holder of a license authorizing him to produce the opium poppy, duly issued to him by the Secretary of the Treasury in accordance with the provisions of this Act, to produce the opium poppy,…

For the truth is the truth, and no lie can prevail

. Leadership by Jean McGivney Boese (Louisiana State Senate Poem adopted 1999) It is easy to bend with the wind and be weak, Wrapped in silence when it would take courage to speak, To do nothing when crises demand that you act; To prefer a delusion to unpleasant fact. But the easy evasions that dreamers…

only the chosen ones can be admitted into the realms of the beautiful

. “But beauty is of higher value than all this,” said the apple-tree branch; “only the chosen ones can be admitted into the realms of the beautiful. There is a difference between plants, just as there is a difference between men.” excerpt of The Conceited Apple-Branch By Hans Christian Andersen (1852) Many, many years ago, …….

the more sense it makes

. “Cooking is not a particularly difficult art, and the more you cook and learn about cooking, the more sense it makes. But like any art it requires practice and experience. The most important ingredient you can bring to it is love of cooking for its own sake.” Julia Child, Mastering the Art of French Cooking ….

associated with a goblin …

. Pumpernickel is a very heavy, slightly sweet rye bread traditionally made with coarsely ground rye. It is often made with a combination of rye flour and whole rye berries. At one time it was traditional peasant fare, but largely during the 20th century various forms have become popular items of delicatessen. A folk etymology…

and dish a special allure

. WHEN NIGHT FALLS OVER NEW ORLEANS, BEVERLY HILLS, BOSTON OR BEIRUT, THE EXCITEMENT, YOU PUT ON YOUR FINEST, GATHER YOUR POISE, WIT AND SOPHISTICATION ABOUT YOU AND VENTURE OUT, ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST LIGHTS IN THE BIG CITY THIS NIGHT. IN THE RESTAURANT, GLASSWARE TINKLES GENTLY, CONVERSATION SURGES AND LAPSES, AND SOFT LIGHTING LENDS…

… is only a plateful of mince

. but – chilli con carne without any chilli is only a plateful of mince… These are the last two lines of “Bitcherel” by Eleanor Brown . . Chili con carne (chili with meat) or more commonly known as simply “chili” is a spicy stew containing chili peppers, meat, and tomatoes. Traditional versions are made…

but by itssel’ an’ in a class apairt

. Mrs Purdie’s Aipple Tart The bakin’ at oor village show’s the best ye’ve ivver seen. Fowk come frae far an’ near, frae ilka airt. But listen till I tell ye a’ aboot ma guid aul’ freen, An’ the tale o’ Mrs Purdie’s aipple tert. Pair Mrs Purdie took it as an unco fashious slight…

the little boy that santa claus forgot

. He’s the little boy that Santa Claus forgot, And goodness knows, he didn’t want a lot. He sent a note to Santa For some soldiers and a drum, It broke his little heart  When he found Santa hadn’t come. In the street he envies all those lucky boys, Then wanders home to last year’s…

curry, you’re close to my heart !

. Curry, you’re close to my heart! Well, let’s hope you’re not too close to my heart But you know what I mean, you play a special part. You mess With my excess Cholesterol, But all in all you make me whole, Curry, you’re close to my heart! But curry, you sure make me… from “Curry…

But, for my own part, it was Greek to me

. But, for my own part, it was Greek to me William Shakespeare, The Life and Death of Julies Caesar (Act I, Scene II) . A massive outdoor 1916 production of “Julius Caesar” in Beachwood Canyon to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 300th birthday. It was during a search for an “old” recipe that would use ricotta, that’s when I…

he was too innocent to live

. “They killed him because he was too innocent to live. He was young and ignorant and silly and he got involved. He had no more of a notion than any of you what the whole affair’s about . . .“ Graham Greene, The Quiet American NOVEL BY GRAHAM GREENE PUBLISHED 1955, ADAPTED TO THE SCREEN…