Category: food

veggies and fruits

Thinking about growing the following in containers on the backporch. That way the dogs will not run them down and plow them over, and they should be in sunlight most of the day, or can be moved around if sunlight is bad for them, or something. Cucumbers Avocado Tomatoes Jalapenos Potatos Strawberries Blackberries I’m new [Continue]

more light reading

Backyard Chickens Growing Vegetables in Containers I may try cucumbers, tomatoes, and jalapenos. Can you grow your own black eyed peas, peanuts, cantaloupe, and mangoes? Ok, I know mangoes grow on a tree, but I wonder if that tree can be grown in a container, or if it can grow here anyway with the soil [Continue]

passover coke

I had no idea, but Jews can not eat or drink things made from corn during Passover, so in communities with large Jewish populations, Coke and Pepsi (?) produce Kosher for Passover versions of their products made with cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. Of course, Dublin Dr. Peppers are made that way [Continue]

flame on!

My friend Jen got into the newspaper! Rev up your mixer like Alton Brown “Striped, polished, painted in custom shades. Airbrushed to appear as if wrapped in Old Glory; covered with swirling, multicolored flames. Done up in camouflage or World War II fighter-plane patterns. Street-legal? No, these beauties are countertop kitchen mixers. And not racy [Continue]

live 8

You know, for a global series of concerts aimed at stopping poverty and hunger in Africa, the Live 8 really shouldn’t’ve wasted such a large mountain of bread. ‘Course, the concert goers were messy little buggers, too. “Westminster Council says the estimated 150 tonnes of rubbish generated by the Live 8 crowd would be the [Continue]


SPIEGEL INTERVIEW WITH AFRICAN ECONOMICS EXPERT: “For God’s Sake, Please Stop the Aid!” “The Kenyan economics expert James Shikwati, 35, says that aid to Africa does more harm than good. The avid proponent of globalization spoke with SPIEGEL about the disastrous effects of Western development policy in Africa, corrupt rulers, and the tendency to overstate [Continue]

Greek Festival

Opa! Once again it’s time for the St. Demetrios Greek festival! Here’s the menu: Lunch Athenian Chicken Baked chicken marinated in lemon, olive oil, and garlic OR Vegetarian Moussaka Eggplant, potatoes, and zucchini sprinkled with parmesan cheese and topped with a b