Text and pics from Chef Joey
Here in France I was thinking about things that I can get in the states, and English muffins came to mind. …
During the global pandemic, the French government gives free facial masks to all people! Joey – pictured here wearing his mask – got his daughter Gigi ready for school. The kiddos went back to school last month – avec social distancing and stringent cleaning protocols.
It’s an easy recipe, and by eliminating the butter and using oil and water instead of milk you can make it vegan!
2 1/2 cups flour
1 packet yeast
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
Mix it all together, well.
Cover and let rise 16 hours.
Form into muffins and place in a heated skillet that’s dry. Cover.
Cook a couple of minutes and flip. Let cook, then serve. It’s that easy!
BLACK LIVES MATTER – BUT WORCESTER’S “COMFORTABLE” BLACK FOLKS MUST DEMAND REFORM, TOO!
By Rosalie Tirella
IF BLACK FAMILIES WANT CHANGES IN WORCESTER – ESPECIALLY IN OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT – …
… THEN THEY HAVE TO WORK FOR IT, TOO! It can’t be CECELIA, the college kids, the young people, Gordon Davis, Dante and activist Kevin Ksen, D4 City Councilor Sarai Rivera and the usual suspects. THE REGULAR FOLKS – BLACK MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES WITH NICE HOMES, KIDS IN OUR SCHOOLS, GOOD JOBS IN CITY GOVT OR IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS … They must rise to meet these days!
I know from 20 years experience running CECELIA, InCity Times, our website and more: Too often Blacks who are “all set” in Worcester, have reaped the benefits of a good city job etc, are middle class, are professionals, keep their mouths shut, do not get involved so as not to jeopardize their good jobs, their situations in their nice neighborhoods. They know how Worcester rolls. They do not want to lose their good jobs, their comfy situations, their good relations with Worcester’s white power brokers …
Cowards. Through the years some terrific, educated Black people who know the score, have said to me: Rose, don’t quote me. I have to be careful …
These African Americans walk a tight rope every day here in Worcester. Even the recent open letter from Worcester’s Black Clergy to the City of Worcester was wimpy! It didn’t say very much at all, despite its lengthiness! Just asking for talks with the City. Well, pastors, Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus will be glad to meet with you and blab and blab and say beautiful sentences. His rhetoric will soar! But you will get nothing from him and City officials: No civilian review board. No body cameras for all WPD cops. No banning of chokeholds, etc by WPD cops. No defunding WPD overtime to give $$$ to other city services that help Blacks and other minorities and the poor – homeless agencies, social workers, health services. And no removal of WPD cops from our public high schools.
YOU WILL GET NOTHING. NONE OF THE ABOVE. BECAUSE YOU ARE PLAYING IT SAFE SO AS NOT TO ANGER City Manager Ed Augustus and the city’s powerful players. So as not to hurt your and your families’ situation.
The city poo blahs know this – they know the patterns of our city better than anyone!
So nothing of substance will happen for Worcester’s Black Community.