Doris Dear's Gurl Talk ep 6! 

Hi Everyone, Doris Dear, America’s Perfect Housewife here! Welcome back to the Rumpus Room! 

My mom and dad, Taffy and Duke, truly were the classic mid-century modern couple! They SEEMED perfect! They went through “stuff” But they always focused on how much they truly loved each other. I learned from the best! Taffy taught me that to make it in the world you must be a strong independent woman. Because that’s what she was. You know, Taffy went to work when I was in the 7th grade. She took a part time job in one of the BIG BANKS . One day she showed up in a wonderful lime green pant suit and matching scarf around her head. The VP of the bank came running down and told her she had to go home immediately and change into something more appropriate for a woman at work and certainly NOT PANTS! Well, Taffy marched out of the bank, noticed a pay phone in front of the bank and with a twinkle in her eye, got on a pay phone and called the local papers. Now who do u think was on the cover of the style section that weekend and don’t you know Taffy was back working at that bank the following week wearing that Green pantsuit and matching scarf around her head! That’s Taffy! That’s my mom.  

“Style is everything, STYLE is what gets u up in the morning! “ 

Taffy had so much to say and teach and I wrote it all down in this little book.  You know she gave up her career in modeling for her family. She was proud to raise and take care of her family and never was she embarrassed that she was “Just a Housewife”.. She never understood why some thought it was something bad “only” raising a family. … But I kept her notes with me at all times and well, I’m sharing them with you now! … needless to say they are a slightly different view of the world we live in now… 

Taffy was great at so many things… cooking, mother, wife, gardener… but I will say that being a housewife wasn’t always easy. You sometimes felt under appreciated. But Duke always made sure that he told her how much he loved her and how important she was to our family…. And to the world! I mean Taffy was a staunch believer that EVERYONE was equal and deserved equal rights no matter what! Taffy was truly loved. As was I… 

There was a knock on the door and lo and behold it's Broadway Diva Karen Mason! Karen sits down on the couch with me and we have a great chat about her long history of Broadway shows and tells some greta backstage stories. Karen is a blast and you will love this conversation as we sip on a favorite retro cocktail...

The Doris Dear Sidecar! 

I have to admit… my go to drink in winter is the delicious SIDECAR! I adore this cocktail. I tend to like sweeter drinks and this warms my bones and tickles my taste buds!  

The Ritz Hotel in Paris France claims origin of the drink. The first recipes for the Sidecar appear in a 1922 cocktail book. Of course, it is also contained in my cocktail bible “The Esquire Cocktail Book”. It’s a rather simple drink of Cognac or brandy, Cointreau or some other triple sec and lemon juice. A sugar rim tops it off and down it goes! I love sitting in front of a fire and sipping this while feasting on a lovely board of meats and cheeses. Yummy! Now on to the drink! 

To a shaker full of ice, add 

1 ½ oz brandy 
¾ oz Cointreau 
¾ oz lemon juice 

Shake vigorously and Strain into a saucer glass with a sugar rim 

Sip this one slowly… you don’t want to finish it fast!! 

Well I hope you enjoyed your stay in the Rumpus Room today.. 

As always I love when friends drop by and we share some fun ideas and bring some joy to the world around us. Don’t forget… head over to www.dorisdear.com/gurl-talk for all the recipes and hints from today’s show.  I hope you’ll drop by the Rumpus Room again for more Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk. Stay safe and hugs and love from Doris Dear … and remember… A Dress doesn’t get you anywhere, it’s the life you live in the dress that matters! 

See you soon… CHEERS!

Doris Dear's Gurl Talk episode 5! 

Hi Everyone, Doris Dear, America’s Perfect Housewife here! Welcome back to the Rumpus Room! I’ve just been going through some of my old Broadway record albums. Boy, the Rumpus Room was always rocking with these albums when Taffy and Duke had friends over!  

Now today, I am so excited to share with you some super fun food history. You know growing up on Staten Island with my parents Taffy and Duke and my sister Nancy was a barrel of fun! Taffy and Duke really enjoyed life and lived it out loud! Let me tell you… that Rumpus room was swingin’ all night on a Saturday evening. All their friends would come over all dressed up and my sister Nancy and I would sneak down the stairs and listen to all the giggling and the laughing and the tinkling of the ice as the Manhattan’s and Whiskey sours were poured as they listened to those Broadway record albums. 

Now mom and dad loved going into the city to see shows and go out to eat, and they both were amazing cooks. They loved discovering new dishes in restaurants and then recreating their versions at home. Taffy often said that the way to a man’s heart was through his stomach… and Duke loved to eat! I mean everything from jello molds to grand buffets, the rumpus room always had good food around and of course there was always that relish tray!!! But boy she loved discovering new food. Later in life, my sister would do the same thing… oh Nancy loved her crock pot! 

Now we must remember that back then there were not all these different ethnic foods on every corner. Even Italian restaurants were exotic in the 60’s! But Taffy and Duke loved bringing us to the city to enjoy those wonderful meals in all those fancy eating establishments. When we got home of course mother would start looking for the dishes we ate so she could recreate them. And she would of course go the her ‘BIBLE’ - Better Homes and Gardens Famous Foods From Famous places!  On of my favs was of course going to The Top of the Fair at the 1964-65 World’s Fair! Oh, the fair was so marvy wasn’t it. Full of wonder and dreams of the future. Who knew the future would be what 2020 looks like! 

Top of the Fair was glorious. Glass enclosed, suspended high above the fair where you could actually see the NYC skyline! Oh, how I marveled being there. The Chef was Charles Peponakis, who apparently,  was very famous for his ‘Chocolate Three Way”. Now… I’m not sure if Taffy had any 3 ways in her kitchen, but well, one never knows! LOL… 

In the book Chef Peponakis shares his classic take on Sauerbraten! We actually had that when we ate there, and I thought I was so fancy eating something from another country like that! Now I thought we were getting something like SAURKRAUT! Who knew it was meat and the NATIONAL DISH OF GERMANY!  And … it came with ‘Gingersnap Gravy’.. talk about exotic! Oh I remember how good it smelled! 

AND … Well this is a classic example of my sister Nancy’s cooking. She took this recipe, added some booze to it, popped it all into a crock pot…and VOILA! A feast for her family! Sooooo good!

My guest was the marvy young man Aaron Kimmel. A graduate of Julliard and fantastic jazz drummer. He is my neighbor and he graciously agreed to come over to the Rumpus Room and chat about his career and touring experiences and how Covid has changed all that. What great guy. Of course we sipped on our marvelous Doris Dear cocktail of the moment... The Doris Dear Grapefruit Margarita! 

Welcome to the ‘Bar Chart’! The place were we make the cocktails we drink here in the Rumpus Room. 

On todays show we enjoyed a refreshing favorite … The Margarita! The margarita is related to a popular Mexican and American drink, the Daisy, margarita is Spanish for "daisy", remade with tequila instead of brandy. It became popular during Prohibition as people drifted over the border for alcohol. 

Now, as always I look to my cocktail Bible, The Esquire Drink Book, and lo and behold… The first known publication of a margarita recipe was in the December 1953 issue of Esquire, with a recipe calling for an ounce of tequila, a dash of triple sec and the juice of half a lime or lemon. 

Now, as always, I like creating my own version of the drinks I love, and I created a special version… The Doris Dear Grapefruit Margarita! This a refreshing take on a classic… so lets get on with it! 

You pour that into your shaker filled with ice 

5 oz Red Grapefruit juice 
4 oz white tequila 
1 ½ oz triple sec 
½ oz simple syrup 

Shake it up and pour into a glass filled with ice. Add a grapefruit slice… and there it is! A yummy refreshing cocktail for those steamy summer evenings! or days if u like! 

Well I hope you enjoyed your stay in the Rumpus Room today.. 

I love when friends drop by and we share some fun ideas and bring some joy to the world around us. Don’tforget… head over to www.dorisdear.com/gurl-talk for all the recipes and hints from today’s show I hope you’ll drop by the Rumpus Room again for more Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk. Stay safe and hugs and love from Doris Dear … and remember… A Dress doesn’t get you anywhere, it’s the life you live in the dress that matters! 

See you soon… CHEERS!

Doris Dear's Gurl Talk Episode 4! 

Hi Everyone, Doris Dear, America’s Perfect Housewife here! Welcome back to the Rumpus Room! 

My mom, Taffy, was a true Irish Beauty. Dark hair, bright blue eyes and later in life bright blonde hair! Oh she was a sight to behold on the tennis court. Taffy, well, she was the ultimate glamorous suburban mother and housewife. Always dressed au courant, always knowing just what to do and say. Taffy was PERFECTION! 

I remember the day she announced she was taking me to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the Monet waterlily exhibit and then lunch. Oh my dears, imagine how excited I was. A little girl like me finally seeing the big city! So we put on our most beautiful outfits and hopped into Taffy’s fab yellow mustang convertible. Wrapped a silk kerchief on our heads and off to the train, otherwise known as the  “Staten Island Turtle”, fastest train in the 5 boroughs!  Hopped on the train that finally got us to the Staten Island ferry, best free ride in town. We chugged across the mighty Hudson while I enjoyed my first NY pretzel and root beer soda! Then, there we were... the big Island of Manhattan. Oh I was so excited! As I took my first steps, mother declared we were taking a subway! Well, this WAS an adventure! So we went underground and took a subway, we arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Oh I'll never forget walking up those stairs, through those mighty doors. Of course, I dropped my quarter into the donation box at the door and the guard gave me my little button that said I gave! I’m still a giver today!!! and then off to see the Monet Water Lilies! There we stood, staring at those glorious Monet paintings, I had never seen such beautiful paintings and those colors ... lilac and purple… so lovely. Taffy adored those paintings. I mean everything in Taffy’s bedroom was LILAC! The ceiling, the walls, the bedspread, the shag carpeting… she even had lilac potpourri! Then it was off to lunch, downstairs at the amazing “Dorotheum” restaurant.  

Do you remember the Dorotheum Restaurant? What a glorious place with its oversized Birdcage Chandeliers and reflecting pool with bronze water sprites skipping across.  Oh, a gurl like me never experienced such glamour! Designed by the amazing Dorothy Draper. Taffy said she was ordering the perfect lunch for a blossoming woman in training... a Rock Cornish Hen...! She proceeded to teach me eating etiquette in public;. That was the day, she said, that I was going to learn about being a proper grown up WOMAN! 

That was Taffy… my mom!

My special guest in todays episode was the Broadway star of "Phantom of the Opera" Maree Johnson, who plays Madame Giry! We spoke about the beginnings of her career in Australia as a swing in "les Miserable" and then playing the lead part, Christina, in "Phantom". Maree also shared the deeply personal story of her entire family contracting Covid and how it affected them. Maree is a joy to sit with and she even brought a special cake known in Australia... The "Lamingtons"! These delicious desserts were cake and chocolate and coconut! It was a perfect treat for or chat! They are truly fab and you can go here to see the recipe that is Maree's favorite! 

While we chatted, we sipped on one of my favorite cocktails. The 'Pimm's Cup'!

I was a very lucky gal and was invited to the ASCOT RACES last year! What an absolute joy it was seeing all those people dressed in there fancy hats and morning suits. And there I stood as the Queen Mother and the Royal family passed just feet away from me in the Royal Coach! Now… I am sure that the Queen Mother waved at me! I mean how could she not! What was really marvelous was after the races everyone gathers around the bandstand as the band played songs and the huge crowds of people sing along. And with those songs I was introduced to the traditional drink of Wimbledon… Pimm’s Cup. What a joyous day it was as I sipped my fruity sweet libation singing along with my Scottish friends and the thousands of people there. James Pimm, the owner of a London oyster bar, invented the drink sometime between 1823 and 1840. The original version featured gin, quinine, and various herbs, and it reportedly aided digestion. The sweet libation is the signature drink of the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, where the first Pimm’s bar opened in 1971, but it is also enjoyed widely across Britain in the summer months. Now, I would look this up in my cocktail bible, The Esquire Drink Book, but this isn’t in there! So I had to go on my memories of my day at the races. But enough chatter… lets create the Doris Dear Pimm’s Cup! 

To a tall glass full of ice add: 

2 oz Pimms Cup 
3 oz 7up 
Cucumber slice 
Strawberry 
Orange slice 
Lemon slice 
Mint leaves 

stir and garnish with fruit! 

Well I hope you enjoyed your stay in the Rumpus Room today.. 

I love when friends drop by and we share some fun ideas and bring some joy to the world around us. Don’tforget… head over to www.dorisdear.com/gurl-talk for all the recipes and hints from today’s show I hope you’ll drop by the Rumpus Room again for more Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk. Stay safe and hugs and love from Doris Dear … and remember… A Dress doesn’t get you anywhere, it’s the life you live in the dress that matters! 

See you soon… CHEERS!

 

 

Doris Dear's Gurl Talk Episode 3! 

 Hi Everyone, Doris Dear, America’s Perfect Housewife here! Welcome back to the Rumpus Room! 

You have heard me talk about my parents Taffy and Duke and growing up in the Rumpus Room in our house on Staten Island. Well… they were really something. Taffy always told me I could have any life I wanted. I asked mom how do I find that someone to make my dreams come true like you found Duke? And of course she pointed me right to her stack of magazines! I asked her… “Better Homes and Gardens is going to get me a man?”, and she said “No! Better Homes and Gardens will help you KEEP a man but to find one you look for advice from the HOLLYWOOD MAGAZINES!!!” YEAH…. Because those Hollywood types really know the secret to long happy marriages!!!  Oh yes, like 

The star with the perpetual tan... oh, George Hamilton, remember him. Well Dears he says… “A woman is often like a strip of film, insignificant, until a man puts a light behind her!”  Or the bald one! The King and I, Yul Brenner, here he is on the cover of Colliers magazine. well he says… “The one thing a woman doesn’t have to be is logical!” Hmmmmm

Now Taffy NEVER had problems attracting handsome men! Duke after all, was a star athlete and Taffy was a successful model in her day. She appeared on the runways and in the magazines… a true beauty, tall and statuesque for her day. She was a 5 foot 8 beauty. She was told by her agents to NOT worry about those glaring “defects” like her height, instead turn those defects into assets! Adopt the daring fashions of the day.  Carry yourself like a queen! Well as you can see I follow that bit of advice to the T!!! When Taffy married Duke, it really seemed like they had everything. They were 2 of the most beautiful people, the model and the athlete. I loved watching them be in love. Taffy adored Duke. Now you know Taffy gave up her modeling career for Duke. He made all her dreams come true. 

Taffy and Duke truly were in love. They loved together, they drank together and boy did they smoke together! Taffy would rather fight than switch! But remember… it was good for you back then! I would watch her sit next to Duke and listen to every word he said. 

“An interested woman, is interesting!!!” That was Taffy… and that’s my mom!

We were visited by the amazing jazz trumpeter and crooner, Benny Benack III. He has been a force here in NYC. He showed up wearing a gorgeous purple pinstripe custom suit! The mans got style! These days singing and playing on the streets on NYC with all the other artists, waiting for the day we can all go back inside the clubs! He talked about his musical family, that has had generations of musicians and teachers in the arts! We talked about his concert I attended at Dizzy's at Lincoln Center where his dad showed up to play with him! His grandfather is famous for writing the song for The Pittsburg Pirates sports team!!! This a guy to watch.. he is bringing fab music to all of us! 

We sat and enjoyed a wonderful cocktail that I thought he would enjoy, and he did! Benny knocked it back!!! The Doris Dear’s AQUAVIT OLD FASHIONED! Another favorite drink. It is said that this wonderful simple cocktail, The Old Fashioned, was invented by a bartender in Louisville, Kentucky at the Pendennis Club in 1881. Named the “old fashioned” because people wanted to harken back to simpler drinks from the olden days! Hmmmm … sounds like 2020!! In fact, this is the official cocktail for the city of Louisville and they celebrate the drink each year during the “old fashioned fortnight” celebration. Sounds like Doris needs to visit then! 

Consulting my bible of cocktail making, The Esquire Drink Book for 1956, it is an easy cocktail to make consisting of lemon, sugar whiskey and bitters. I was lucky enough to live in Denmark, and while I was there, I discovered a wonderful liquor called Aquavit! It is distilled from grain and potato’s with caraway or dill seed! And what a surprise to find out that Aquavit is used in an old Fashioned in Denmark! So, here is my recipe for The Doris Dear Aquavit Old Fashioned! 

To a shaker filled with ice add… 

1 ½ oz Aquavit 
1 oz Rye Whiskey 
1 tsp Maple Syrup 
1 dash orange angostura Bitters 

Shake, strain into a glass with a large ice cube garnish with an orange twist! ENJOY! Cheers! 

Well I hope you enjoyed your stay in the Rumpus Room today.. 

I love when friends drop by and we share some fun ideas and bring some joy to the world around us. Don’tforget… head over to www.dorisdear.com/gurl-talk for all the recipes and hints from today’s show I hope you’ll drop by the Rumpus Room again for more Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk. Stay safe and hugs and love from Doris Dear … and remember… A Dress doesn’t get you anywhere, it’s the life you live in the dress that matters! 

See you soon… CHEERS!

So here is the recipe for my "Doris Dear Aquavit Old Fashioned"!!! 

 

 

Doris Dear's Gurl Talk episode 2! 

Hi Everyone, Doris Dear, America’s Perfect Housewife here! Welcome back to the Rumpus Room! 

I was going through some of my books that Taffy, my mother, gave me so I could grow up to be the perfect Housewife. Today I am so excited because I get to share with you a book that I simply adore.  

You know, having a marvelous mother is a gift isn't it? I mean when you’re a young person, you don’t really realize how special our mom’s are. Well I can tell you I had the best. She was glamorous and super smart. Taffy passed on to me many things during those wonderful glamorous suburban days, especially her love of reading. Taffy said that nothing looked better than your husband coming home and seeing u curled up on the sofa with a good book in your lap! She said Tolstoy was a good choice, show's him you "know things". Now Taffy didn’t need books to show she was smart… oh no… she was very smart. Believe me. Well, Taffy introduced me to this marvelous writers works when I was just a young gal, getting ready for the wonderful life ahead. This author has written close to a dozen books and countless magazine articles for Co-Ed Magazine. This author really spoke to me back then and still speaks to me today… along with all the other voices in my head! I was hoping to share with you a little something that she penned. The author’s name, and I’m sure many here have heard her name before, is the one and only “GAY HEAD”! It’s true darlings... Gay Head! NOW, I read from her best seller “Party Perfect”, something Taffy surely knew how to do!  

Look at that cover darlings. Aren't those kids having fun? And look at that, a nice relish tray on the bar. Nothing says party like olives and celery! Now this book IS one of my Bibles. It is chock-a-block full of marvelous ideas for the kids. My absolute favorite that I share with you today, and I KNOW u gals out there have been to a few of these... is the ever popular ‘PAJAMA PARTY! Don’t u just love those? Gay says that a party that is “BOY-LESS” IS NOT “FUN-LESS”! She says to invite your most congenial girl friends that are willing and able to cum!!!! (very important) And don’t worry there are lots of activities you can do like… Give home permanents! Because that always turns out well, still trying to get the frizz out of this Toni. Whip up a batch of candies! Hot boiling sugar is a girl’s best friend! Or the popular, and I know the kids will love doing this on a Saturday night… have an all-night study group! You gotta wonder what they are all studying at that late hour! But don’t worry about where all those lovely ladies are going to sleep. Miss Head suggests maybe you pick one or two of ur pettiest friends and ask them to share the bed with you! Hmmm yes Dears..... And where will the rest of ur friends sleep? Not to worry, just throw some rubber mats down on the floor and make sure to have plenty of soap! You know, I have often wondered why so much soap is needed, but HEY… Don’t question the Gay! Ladies and Gentlemen, “Party Perfect.” 

Now, I MUST tell you a quick story. I was doing one of my live shows in a theater and when I held this book up I heard a loud gasp from the audience. Afterward, my dear friend John said he couldn’t believe that I had that book! He said that his mother was the editor of CO-ED Magazine back in the day, and whoever the editor was they wrote under the name of Gay Head! He said his MOTHER actually wrote this book and used to read it to him when he was a child!!!~ A small world!

There was a knock on my door and who do you think came in but the simply amazing Meg Flather! Meg is an author, Home Shopping host and singer/songwriter. We caught up with how we are dealing in this new Covid World. Meg told stories of growing cup in the Philippines! Stories of her family moving there and have local nannies hold her and enshrine their love of music in Meg as a child. We discussed her book "Home Shopping Diva" (available on Amazon) and had so much fun together. we sipped our way through the Doris Dear Whiskey Sour! 

Welcome to the BAR CART! This is one of the most popular places in the Rumpus Room. I love whipping up a good yummy cocktail for my guests. Today we enjoyed a marvy Whiskey Sour, one of my most favorite drinks. 

Now, did you know that “Whiskey” has 2 spelling variations… and that depends where the whiskey is distilled! Whisky, no e, refers to Scottish, Canadian, or Japanese grain spirits. Whiskey, with an ey refers to grain spirits distilled in Ireland and the United States. 

So today we are using “whisky” with a ‘Y’ namely Dewar’s, which is a a blended Scotch Whisky from Scotland and it is what Taffy and Duke used as well! 

Now, there are many variations of the Whiskey sour… a little egg white on top it becomes a ‘Boston Sour”, a dash of red wine on top… a New York Sour… but all in all it is really just… as my go to cocktail bible … The Esquire Drink Book says… a fortified lemonade!! Makes sense.. it’s basically a mixture of sugar and lemon juice mixed with some good booze.  

Now this recipe in the book uses granulated sugar but , well it is a new century darlings so I created my own Doris Dear variation! 

Fill your shaker up with ice, add the ingredients 

We need fresh lemon juice… ¾ oz 
¾ oz simple syrup 
I like to make my own simple syrup. It’s a simple combination of 2 parts sugar to one part water. You mix that in a pot, boil it to dissolve the sugar crystals and let it cool. Put in a bottle and keep in a refrigerator. And u can make all sorts of variations of syrups using different types of sugars. For this recipe I decided to use demerara sugar. This type of sugar has a large grain and a slight toffee flavor! I love it in my cocktails. 
2 oz of Dewar’s, yes I know it’s a “Scotch Whisky” meaning whisky from Scotland,  but it’s what Taffy and Duke used 
Shake and strain over a nice glass of ice. Add an orange slice and 2, aren’t I decadent, maraschino cherries and enjoy! 

Well I hope you enjoyed your stay in the Rumpus Room today.. 

I love when friends drop by and we share some fun ideas and bring some joy to the world around us. Don’tforget… head over to www.dorisdear.com/gurl-talk for all the recipes and hints from today’s show I hope you’ll drop by the Rumpus Room again for more Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk. Stay safe and hugs and love from Doris Dear … and remember… A Dress doesn’t get you anywhere, it’s the life you live in the dress that matters! 

See you soon… CHEERS!

Doris Dear's Gurl Talk episode 1! 

Premier episode 1!

Now streaming on Broadway on Demand!

Doris Dear welcomes you to her Rumpus Room and has some fun nostalgic advice for living in a Covid World. There’s a knock on the door and Doris welcomes Amray-Faye Wright to have a chat about her Broadway career, life as an artist and sips on a special cocktail.  Doris ends it all with a cocktail recipe your sure to enjoy! 

Now I know things may still feel a little rough out there, but I'm here to tell you we're going to be ok. How do I know?  Well, for those that haven't heard, I was brought up on Staten Island by Taffy and Duke, my parents. And they lived through some tough times ya know.  The Great Depression, a few wars, Watergate, the polio vaccine - all kinds of crazy stuff. But they taught me to find what works, to persevere, and to live life to the fullest no matter what the circumstances. And I certainly live out loud!  So here in the Rumpus Room, were safe, and having a good time with friends and colleagues. We’re going to share some laughs, find some bright spots and spread some joy and I know you’re going to love it. They love having parties in the Rumpus room! They certainly knew how to live the best life!  

I love looking back at my old magazines. Of course my fav is what I like to call ‘the bible of the American housewife’ - Better Homes and Gardens! Now todays issue is from May 1959. What I find interesting is that so many of the articles really to seem like things we would read today! For example, this issue is all about camping and taking long car trips! Sounds like what so many of my social-distancing friends are doing right now! I mean look at this great article about camping! It says… ‘these family’s have one thing in common… there all a bit crazy… about camping we mean! LOL oh… funny! Now this article talks about the National Campers and Hikers association. A group dedicated to it all things camping. I looked it up and now they are called the FCRV (Family Campers & RVers) … I bet that a fun group!

 

 

My fav article though is this one about dieting! We all put on a few “covid pounds” and may of my girlfriends are trying to lose weight. Well I have the perfect thing right here… the Wesson Oil MIRICLE DIET! You see they consulted some of the world's most eminent nutritionists at the time who said… “it's so nutritionally sound you can live on it for weeks! In fact you can lose 14 ½ pounds in 28 days and still feel “fit as a fiddle”!!! Imagine that! I think everyone has all the ingredients right in their own pantry. You just mix Wesson Oil, raw eggs, a touch of orange juice and reconstituted skim milk and you just have to drink that 7 times a day! MMMM sounds wonderful! … I’m just guessing with all that oil the pounds are literally sliding right through you!!!

I’ll be looking back at lots of these old magazines and books I have… let me tell you, there is some very fun and informative things in them, and I can’t wait to share them with you. And don’t forget, you can find all these tips and recipes on my website at www.dorisdear.com/Gurl-Talk all one word. 

Oh... who's that ringing my doorbell!?!?

Amra Faye Wright!

Amra Faye Wright is a broadway triple threat! She has been performing in "Chicago: The Musical" for 19 years! 14 years on Broadway! . 2001 was her opening in the UK company of Chicago! Originally from South Africa, she started late in life performing. 2 beautiful daughters and has recently started on a new path of artistry... painting! Her art is powerful and makes you look deeper! 

 

 

Our drink today was the ‘Doris Dear Gin and Tonic’. Here is my version just for my fans! 

The Doris Dear G & T! 

Now this is really a “to taste” drink. But I like to stick with basics here. My version is similar to the ‘EVANS’ cocktail in the UK! 

Fill a tall glass with ice and squeeze a hearty slice of lime over it. To that pour  

1 full jigger of gin 
Fill with tonic water 
Add a lemon wedge on top and serve! 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the show!

See you next week for episode 2 with another fab artist friend dropping in for a cocktail! 

(all screen grabs from Alex Pearlman)