Monthly Archives: April 2009

253: Kinder Eir TV Guys

Americans are stupid. We’re so stupid that our government is working hard to protect us from plastic toys that come in chocolate eggs. See, the toy, according to our government, is “embedded” in the chocolate, so we’re liable to choke … Continue reading

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254: Napping Clouds

I fear, like most of my landscape shots, this picture does not do the scene justice. Many mornings, while Spokane (elevation, 2000ft) is tucked away in a blanket of clouds, we (2500-3000ft) are poking out, with our hillside, into the … Continue reading

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255: Ratatouille

I used Molly Wizenberg (Orangette)’s recipe from A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table for the ratatouille, changing out how I cooked the zucchini, so that it was just al dente.

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256: Sauteed Zucchini

The biggest problem with ratatouille is that it involves both eggplant and zucchini, which, if you follow the recipe closely, will both end up rather well done (read “smushy” “mushy” “slippery” or “goopy”). Since no one here except me likes … Continue reading

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257: Baked Eggplant

Joel Fuhrman cites eggplant and mushrooms as good mouth-feel meat substitutes. This really only works, on the eggplant front, if you don’t cook them to “mushy.” These eggplants were destined for my ratatouille, where they were a little on the … Continue reading

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258: Artichoke Vegetable Soup

It was a riot of colour, but the flavour really left something to be desired . . . kind of bland, really. I guess that would be appropriate for April 15th.

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259: Man Overboard

Apparently, there are lots of folks who think that where I live is way out in the country . . . it really isn’t. I’m 17 minutes from a mall, and equally close to a Wal-Mart . . . in … Continue reading

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260: Crafting Retreat @ Camp Cross

Spinners, weavers, scrapbookers, knitters, crocheters, quilters, beaders, writers, embroiderers, card makers, felters, poets, . . . whatever your craft, come join women from the Inland Northwest at beautiful Camp Cross for relaxing weekend of crafting, reading, and hanging out. Register … Continue reading

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261: Easter Season Theatrics

My friend Molly writes on her Facebook status: Molly is having a bluegrass good friday, with a cup of coffee in a wood hut in a marine camp out in the desert. strangely pleased to be miles and miles away, … Continue reading

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262: iPod Card

Farmerteen and her friends are a little iPod crazy, but she conceived and created this card for her friend’s birthday. She and her father worked on the ratio and aspect (lots of math!), and fought valiantly with the computer to … Continue reading

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