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Matt F. -

I've had akavit, and there's nothing about it I enjoyed. I vote to keep caraway in its place of disfavour.

I'm noticing a dissenting trend developing in my comments on this blog.

Alan -

Akavit is a key ingredient in the BBQ process. You dis akavit you dis BBQ!<p>But you are young and I suspect have yet to know the pleasure of eating raw herring with onion, rye bread and iced akavit in the dockyards of Oslo at dawn.

portland -

you make no mention of my soda bread. i'm hurt.

Alan -

Do the dulcet tones of your soda bread smack with the fresh Norwegian tang of caraway, portland? I don't know that it stood out, which is rare for caraway. How much caraway do you use? Would there be a possibility that the merest sliver of the <i>brot</i> could have been cut that would have allowed the divine carawayosity to escape my palate?<p>All this talk of caraway has got me cakking for caraway encrusted smoked salmon on caraway rye rolled in a caraway seed flour and akavit batter deep fried in pure first pressing caraway seed oil.

James Bow -

Appropo of nothing, Alan, I thought I'd stop by and invite you to join up with the Blogging Alliance of Non Partisan Canadians. Though you've been apparently sympathetic to the Liberals in some of your posts on BlogsCanada, I see you belong to the Red Ensign brigade, which suggests a wide range of views. You'd be an excellent addition to the blogroll (now at www.nonpartisancanadians.org). Interested?

Alan -

You really want to talk caraway, though, don't you James.<p>Let me check it out.

James Bow -

The only thing that comes to mind with caraway is seeds. Don't know the stuff well. My spice experience comes mostly in coriander, cumin and cilantro.

Alan -

Caraway is the seed of the 21st century, James.

Alan -

Is the site an aggregator or a manual group blog like Blogs Canada.

James Bow -

The site itself is an aggregator. It borrows an extract of each post (from your RSS feed) and provides readers with a link to your site or your post. The Blogging Tories have something similar (http://www.bloggingtories.ca)

Alan -

My problem, then, is that I write more posts about caraway than politics.

James Bow -

Which, to my mind, makes you ideally suited to the alliance. But if you'd rather not, that's okay too.

Alan -

But won't my RSS feed clutter the aggregator with off-topic stuff?

Alan -

By the way, the Google ads search tool is pretty good. This thread attracted this ad:<p><center><img src="images/2005b/caraway.jpg" vspace="10"></center>

James Bow -

The requirements really aren't that strict. You want to talk about Caraway? I'm up for that. You might notice that a review of the latest Doctor Who episode found its way into the list.

Which reminds me: have you been following the series? Be sure to tune in next week. The episode coming up is really special.

Alan -

I saw: "EXTERMINATE!"