Friday, April 21, 2023


 When I was a kid, I read MAD Magazine faithfully.  I soon became aware that halva, a type of confectionery originating from Persia was often referred to. I now googled and can't find a reason, but it was so. That said, it was years before I ever tried halva. Crumbly and sweet, and I like it, though hardly ever buy any.


  It's been super-hot the last week and there are more scorching days to come. About 10 days ago, we had two days of torrential rain, wh...