At least I think that this belonged to my Great Grandmother. I don’t remember exactly how I ended up with it. I am 99% sure it was in the attic of the family farmhouse when we moved into it when I was 14. It was in pretty rough shape then and that was 1986. But I immediately fell in love… Read more →
Before we get to the topic at hand, can we just take a minute first and talk about this? Helen fucking Mirren…. boom. Speaking of werking it.. (ha… you see what I did there? Queen of the segue, eh?) I have been trying to work out more and I’m lucky that my office has a small gym that I can… Read more →
So, hey… It’s been a few weeks… it’s been a few rough weeks, but I’m pretty sure I’m on the upswing… so here I am, carefully making my way back into the world. I’ve been pretty depressed since our ParmaQay passed away. Depression for me looks like this: Hide Think I’m ok and handling things Discover I’m not handling things… Read more →
You will be missed, my little angel. I have so few words but a big hole in my heart.
You guys know about Nerdette, right? Although, I honestly have issues with the word “Nerd” like I have issues with the word “foodie”, I make a concession for Nerdette. And Wil Wheaton. But that’s it. No one else get’s to call me a nerd, okay? I have internal emotional scars from the 80’s about the word “nerd”. I was that… Read more →
Look at that.. another “hey I’ve been busy sorry I’ve been away yadda yadda yadda” post. Shocking!
So anyway, this is what I’ve been up to.
I found a new amazing snack.
I’ve been torturing my neighbors with my new banjolele. Please note the Bing Futch shirt. It’s totally cool to wear a shirt about one instrument and play a different one.. right? Sho.
I finally mowed the lawn and whacked the shit out of the weeds.. and tried to look tough doing it.
I rendered down something like three pounds of beef fat I’d been saving. I’m going to use this to make beef confit… eventually.
I made 16 pints of chicken stock out of the carcasses I’d been saving in the freezer. I finished up the last of the homebrew in front of the window while I waiting for the bitch, Big Betty to finish up.
We bought a big box of meat. Which is why I was canning and rendering like a fool. I needed the freezer space.
And we did a 45 whirlwind trip to the most Magical Place On Earth and stayed awake for 20 hours! I felt invicible! Until I fell down.
That’s the snippets. What do you want to know more about first?
I love a good burger. I’m all about ground meat slapped on a nice roll. I’ve been riding an 11 day stretch of “clean eating”. Gods, I hate that phrase.. I mean it’s so… pretentious. But basically, I’ve been eating real food with real ingredients and keeping the grains, nuts and cheese at a minimum. I have also really been… Read more →
Back in June of last year, I posted about my experience with making homemade soda from Emma Christensen’s book True Brews: How to Craft Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine, Sake, Soda, Mead, Kefir, and Kombucha at Home. At the time I was like “I’m only gonna make soda because I already make milk kefir and kombucha just looks weird and I… Read more →
I’m a bit of a Doctor Who geek.. not a huge Whovian. I mean, I can’t quote episodes or remember which Doctor is which number and I don’t really care for the original episodes. But I do love the idea of the Doctor. And as part of Stashdown 2014, I’m making a lot of shawls so of COURSE I need… Read more →