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We have a 5'x8' recessed north-facing balcony that gets no sunshine at all on any day of the year. So we are restricted to what can grow in full shade in zone 8.

We have Spanish bluebells and anemone de caen in one planter. We planned last fall. Due to a warm front one anemone sprouted in December and the rest rotted I think. That one did just barely survive, and the bluebells went dormant properly and came up in February. So we have a dozen bluebells with one anemone in the middle.

We have a small pot with forget-me-nots and a couple with lily-of- the-valley.

We planted some "Dorothy Rose" variety columbines which everyone suggests putting in at least partial sun, but I planted some in a big pot anyway for sentimental reasons.

I got a Turks cap which is native here from Lowe's and put it in a big pot, but I don't think it had enough time to get established before the cold weather hit and it is dead. I have a gift card to a better nursery that will have more in stock next week so I should have better luck with that one.

It's like somebody is using that post as a sandbox to test in a few new comments at a time.

    Metzger Law Group, which sued the coffee companies on behalf of CERT


    The Metzger Law Group previously sued McDonald's and Burger King, which eventually settled and agreed to put warning labels on their fries, pay civil penalties to California, CERT and attorney Raphael Metzger, reported The New Food Economy. The law firm applied the same formula to potato chip manufacturers.

    Skeptics abound. At least one lawyer previously questioned Metzger and his relationship with CERT, wondering why the nonprofit and law firm had the same address.

    The American Council on Science and Health called such lawsuits an attempt to grab "a giant bag of money," reported Forbes.

Troll just wants to collect some fees.

ThurberMingus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 28, 2018

A kegerator setup has a CO2 canister, so a flat liquid is put in, all the hoses are set up, pressure is added, and as it sits the CO2 dissolves in the liquid, carbonating it.

ThurberMingus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 28, 2018

We drove out to the middle of nowhere to stargaze & watch a meteor shower, and I proposed after a nice bright one. I think I said something dumb about wishing on a on a shooting start while proposing, and she blinked and didn't see that one at all, but she said yes anyway.

Thanks. Lucifer's Hammer is the only one of those I've read yet.

It kept my interest well enough to request the second one from the library but now I want your suggestions of better books too

I just finished listening to The Passage by Justin Cronin. It's a strange combination of apocalyptic/sci-fi/vampire. I enjoyed the whole thing. Not sure if it would stand up as well to a second closer read. There are a number of loose ends that I assume are lead-ins to the next in the series. On the whole, I liked it.

I just started reading To Kill a Mockingbird. I haven't read it since middle school I think, and I didn't get or forgot most of it.

I like that community tags exist. A poster may not know about a commonly used tag in a subject, or the comments go in an unexpected direction and the community tags can lead others to the thread who would overlook it based on the original title and tags.

It would be nice if they weren't anonymous. Everyone should filter or block each other like civilized assholes instead of making tags like that.

Does anyone remember how community tags work? If multiple are added, does the tag with the most suggestions get posted? I added #communitytags.

That's something I'm curious about too.

ThurberMingus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: A Falafel Dinner

I tried the recipe. I halved it, and also left out the jalepenos and cilantro, which my wife can't stand, and added some "Za'atar Mix" I found at the grocery store, which is mostly sumac and sesame seeds, with some other unspecified spices. So my recipe was 1/2 lb chick peas, 1/2 onion, 1 largeish clove of garlic, between a 1/2 and a full teaspoon each of ground corriander and za'atar mix, and salt to taste.

My blender does really poor job pretending to be a food processor, so I gave up and switched to a potato masher, which didn't work great either. My dough was pretty chunky, and I blame that for the some of the problems I had. Also I didn't have enough flour at the start. And also I didn't get the oil temp right until halfway through.

The first half either fell apart or burned. The last 10 were pretty good. Unfortunately I took a picture of the middle third and not the good ones at the end.

I absolutely recommend the sumac+coriander combination.

ThurberMingus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: A Falafel Dinner

I came back to this post because I want to try this recipe out.

I never know falafel was such a big hit for the Delhi pimps.

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