**** Generally Sweet ****

How could I?  How could one, just sit and watch the news with all those government officials gone sour?  Oui, you know I am discussing Petraeus, and his rather dour taste for sweets; that is sweet women that are not his wife, how foreign indeed.

At one point I had to put my bon-bon down, and gasp as the news reported that “a socialite in Florida” admitted to the menage-a-trois.  Le surprise wasn’t the menage, you see, but that Florida had any “socialites” was a greater shock.

Yes, shock!  I almost choked, as my petite chien looked on in horror, and was able to take a fast nip of my bon-bon.

Really, I have heard of many ridiculous things, but a “socialite” in Florida, Tampa more exactly, was disconcerting.  In the days of  soirees, doyennes in the scene, and scions of the high ball 4 pm set,  that State was not ever included; actually, should I say FLO-Rida instead?

Why, you ask, quite simple mon cheri, they were simply referred to as tea-trollops. Matronly, boring, exhaustively dowdy and staid, not surprisingly that le scandal would arise from the laid down, and insufficiently sufficient.  Awful indeed!

However, generally speaking….how could that “biographer” have been so dim-witted as to harass (via email might I add) another woman of leisure, is there no mutual respect among professionals?  Is there no decorum, nor professional conduct, we know that in this situation ethics does not weigh in.

Et for the icing on le cake, the agent that was to investigate one of the subjects, sent a very inappropriate picture of his manly bare chest, yes (oui) at this point I too am going que, what, locos??  The goings on are so cheesy, tawdry, and juvenile that even hollywood would be saying “Non more, s’il vous plait”!  Quel dommage.

BonBon Recipe


  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered orange drink
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, in chunks


With a small ice cream scoop or melon baller, scoop balls of vanilla ice cream onto a cold cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Place in the freezer to reset the ice cream balls to firm.

Put the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave at medium until liquid, about 1 1/2 minutes.  Stop and stir every 30 seconds until melted, be careful not to burn it.

Spread the orange drink powder onto a large plate. Roll the ice cream balls in the powder and return them to the cookie sheet. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the ice cream balls. Return to the freezer until ready to serve.

Creamy Orange BonBon Recipe via Michael Chiarello & Food Network

*Soiree Origin: French soirée evening period, evening party, from Middle French, from soir evening, from Latin sero at a late hour, from serus late; akin to Old Irish sír long, lasting and perhaps to Old English sīth late  — more at since                          First Known Use: 1802

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