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We stopped at Palumbo Farmer’s Market last weekend; it’s a for-real farmer’s market (on the edge of their farm, I think) in Brighton, near Denver. Got a couple small things, but they had a half-bushel of giant-ass beets for like $5. Some were gigantic, some were a bit soft, but we boiled nearly all of them the other day to make Pickled Beets with Cumin and Cloves. We got about 12...
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capnskull: The state of Missouri just got some solar thing that turned the sky all red. Now the state of Missouri is warning of zombies on a government website. ITS LIKE THE MOVIE “NIGHT OF THE COMET” BUT IN MISSOURI!
A lot of talk about sustainability mentions “buy the best quality, and you won’t have to constantly replace cheap stuff.” I appreciate the sentiment, but the above is kinda simplistic. Believe me, I love the idea of buying good-quality things that I don’t have to replace. Things that might get passed down to my descendants, even. But here are some of the problems....
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rossruns: Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning for MEN. I wanted to pass it on in case you haven’t heard about it. This will only become more commonplace as we begin heading to the Home Improvement Centers for…
Last month I wrote about Art@Art, aka the Art Bus. It looks like Art Bus is back, at least for one month! ART @ ART: Be Art, See Art. 1st Friday Art Tour Friday, November 4th, 2011 This month’s theme is: Light ART@ART is back. I setup a Twitter account (@Art_At_Art) for the bus, which I will update on the road. Departing from Guildwerks (3821 Steele St. #B) at 6 p.m., and returning...
Ugh. S’posed to be snow on Wednesday, along with really cold temperatures. Last spring, I bought a used knobby-tired bike ‘specially for snow-day rides, but I put it in the garage and haven’t looked at it since. I know it needs some work before it’s ride-able; I don’t know if I can do that work before Wednesday morning. Might need to RTD it in that day… It was...
How (I assume) Denver was founded:
*group of explorers traverses what is now Colorado*
*pauses on the site that is now Denver*
*looks at Rocky Mountains to the west*
Guy in Charge: "Oh, fuck THAT."
Even more so now that recycling/reuse/Craigslist/eBay is so popular, English really needs a word for the concept of “new—to me.” Like, it’s been previously owned, but you just acquired it yourself. As in, “check out my new-to-me car that I just got.” I guess a lot of the time the listener can figure it out from context, but there’s a big difference between...
Damn, I totally forgot the Rapture was scheduled for today. And I’m wearing Casual Friday clothes, too!
Why we should use the Oxford Comma
ryanewolf: latefines: thoseglassdungeons: A direct quote from The Times newspaper, talking about a Peter Ustinov documentary and saying that: “highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector.” I nearly shot coffee out of my nose… hahahahahahaha *dies laughing*
Garden, next year
Planting suggestions for next year: Herbs: Tons more basil and cilantro. Also, be better about spacing out their plantings, so I don’t have ten cilantro plants all gone to seed in June. I’m fine with one each of: garlic chives, chives, tarragon, sage, catnip, rosemary, thyme, and tarragon. Do plant some lavender. Don’t bother with green onions. Veggies: Beans: try these...
Last night I was browsing through one of my favorite books, The Penguin Encyclopedia of Food, and came across this list of Scottish/Borders sweeties (candy)—and the names of these are just too cool: Hawick Balls Soor Plooms Jeddart Snails Moffat Toffee Cheugh Jeans Helensburgh Toffee Curly Doddies Curly Andra There’s something so cool about that kind of history and...