We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Philip Johnson. Robert Venturi. Hassan Fathy. Peter Eisenman. Charles Jencks. Bernard Tschumi. Rem Koolhaus. Daniel Liebeskind. Norman Foster. Frank Gehry. Sykes has rounded up a rogues’ gallery of brittle egotism in which contempt for the traditional canons of architecture is exceeded only by contempt for the public. “The only important task,” we read in one typical expostulation, “is the vigilant corruption of the chain of causality that begins with ‘client’ and ends in ‘building.’” In other words, please pay for this building, but don’t bother me with any demands about how it looks or functions.
2 cups flour 2 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. cinnamon 3/4 cup cooking oil 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 3 eggs 2 cups diced mangos 1/4 cup walnuts
* 1/2 cup coconut, shredded
Sift flour, salt, soda,and cinnamon together. Make a well in dry ingredients and add eggs, oil, vanilla, sugar, nuts, coconut and mangoes; mix well, put into 2 greased 8 x 4 x2 loaf pans. Let stand 20 minutes before baking at 350 degrees f for one hour.
Gwynnie was so undone at the vaporous nexus among City Journal, architecture and Hawaiian Mango Bread, that she almost forgot that she was going to repeat the old observation that every building Philip Johnson designed was a bitter joke on the client....
I apologize for throwing you off your topic with the recipe. I simply felt if I didn't add a post to the thread it would languish for want of response, given it's limited interest. Do try the recipe as it is heavenly.