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keifermiller  ·  175 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 1, 2017

Whelp, I now have a Canon T5, and a boat load of pictures of the pup.

We're about half way through listening to The Omnivore's Dilemma. Which got me to thinking: now that we've moved, we are close enough to my parent's land to plant a garden. Potatoes, here we come! Also onions. And Garlic. And Beets? And Turnips?

We saved a big ol' bag of veggie bits for making stock, but it was possibly the bitterest thing I've ever tasted. The onion skin to everything else ratio was too damn high, I think.

EDIT: Oh, and canned coconut milk is a poor creamer substitute in coffee.




goobster  ·  175 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I loved the Omnivore's Dilemma. It felt like a really honestly portrayed personal journey. He didn't have an agenda... he was exploring, and documenting his explorations.

I still think about the contents of that book often. Especially the boar hunt. That's a fascinating personal journey for him...

kleinbl00  ·  175 days ago  ·  link  ·  

As someone who loathes kale, can I recommend lacitano kale?

It grows stupid easy, you can trim bits off of it all season, and it's steadfastly resistant to meltdown when frying and putting in soups. Chop it fine and put something acidic on it and it's even salad.

And yes. Canned coconut milk is a poor creamer substitute in coffee.

tacocat  ·  175 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My favorite thing about kale is until recently pizza hut was the largest purchaser of kale for years. They used it as a garnish for buffets and threw it away

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2012/05/31/kale-super-food/

keifermiller  ·  173 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We talked about it, and we're planting this. I'm not a big fan of Kale, but Steph loves it. Thanks!

kleinbl00  ·  173 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Just remember - lacitano. All other kale tastes a lot like the stuff Pizza Hut uses to line their salad bars. ;-)

keifermiller  ·  137 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I just got back from the farmers market, and one of the stalls gave me a sample of Red Russian kale to try.

It wasn't too bad. We ended up buying a bag to put in soup. Reminds me more of giant arugula, but that may just be me 'cause google doesn't turn up many hits on that. Wasn't actually cardboard like the generic supermarket variety at any rate.

snoodog  ·  136 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wrong pubski this ones a month and a half old, but I wanted to share a kale trick.

If you coat it in oil and let it stand for at least half an hour and ideally a few hours it softens up and becomes pretty edible. I used to hate it because I thought it tasted like grassy cardboard but if you let it sit covered in oil it will wilt a bit and soften up. Also make sure you remove the tough stems in the center of the leaf. Credit for this trick to kenji from serous eats