Info & Events
the December Meeting
stellar turnout for last month's meeting which is nice to see
given the fact that the bitter cold nights we've been having tend
to motivate the hibernation gland. We not only had a full house,
we also had a potential new member. Neil Morris, our resident
tobacco blender and club photographer has convinced John, primarily
a cigar smoker to come to a meeting. Neil, who is affectionately
known as the Pipe Pope to the members of the cigar group that
he belongs to (but he doesn't smoke cigars) for his power to convert
cigar smokers to the pipe.
We'd like to welcome John to the Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club. We
hope he enjoyed his visit enough to return on a regular basis.
We got approval to move forward on getting more club shirts with
the new club logo. We will purchase one example and take orders
if everyone is happy with it.
Pipe Club Monthly Theme
We had a nice response for the theme of the month with many members
contributing their stories of a person, event or experience that
had a major impact on them smoking a pipe.
This month's theme: What
is your favorite movie scene depicting a pipe. See if you can
find it online, print it out and bring it to the meeting with
you for a better experience. Better yet, bring in a video clip
on our smart phone.
With Sherlock by Richard
my readings I learned that lunch was not Sherlock Holmes favorite
meal. This probably had to do with his non-stop, ongoing investigations.
Despite not being his favorite meal one can only assume that
Holmes had to have lunch sometimes. In fact in “The Sign
of the Four,” Dr. Watson admits it might have been the Beaune
he drank with lunch that bolstered his verbal attack on Holmes’
drug habit. So there is at least one instance – and I am
sure there are more.
Let’s imagine that by afternoon Holmes does get hungry
and he and Watson venture somewhere to get something to eat. And
that somewhere is a pub that we just happen to be in and as Holmes
and Watson walk in they sit at the table right next to ours and
we hear them order ---- Shepherd’s Pie.
Care to have some? Let’s get cooking.
Ingredients: Mutton (old lamb back then), cold
sliced thin 1lb., mashed potatoes, 2 lbs; I tablespoon of one
chopped onion; Stock, 1 cup; Salt and Pepper to taste and 1one
Place meat in pie pan over mashed potatoes
which have been mixed in butter. Sprinkle with chopped onion add
stock, season; and cover with another layer of potatoes. Smooth
surface to look like pastry. Brush with egg yolk and bake in moderate
(375 degree oven until browned lightly. (Serves 4-6)
And since this was Elizabethan times I can only imagine Holmes
ordering a beer; but Watson probably had a glass of brandy.
Sounds good to me!