Via Instapundit.com linking to Patterico’s Pontifications: Senators are questioning whether the National Security Agency collected bulk data on more than just Americans’ phone records, such as firearm and book purchases. I’d seen the bit about the gun registry the other day and thought, “But of course.” But this was the first mention of BOOKS I’d
What’d you do this weekend?
Naturally, dewberries A happy face 🙂 A BIG fungus And another And another! A Libertarian truck And OMG! A Libertarian!! They’re not as rare as they used to be, though.
Dewberries are a species distinct from blackberries, but for all intents and purposes– namely picking berries for jam– dewberries are wild blackberries. Emphasis on wild.Long pants. Long sleeves. Hat. Boots. A quart or so of Deep Woods Off [TM]. Gloves. Water. Camera. Phone. Gun. Shotgun (armadillos). What a chore. But there’s jam at the end.
Foggy reflections of dusk Hat tip to Rocky & Missy who got all worked up about something, prompting me to look outside. Reflecting on the moment, it was a rare event. Missy got worked up about something and Rocky followed suit. More often than not– like 19 out of 20 times– it’s Rocky who is
From my inbox: Those of us who celebrate Independence Day here at the Farm read the Declaration every Independence Day. Can’t eat if you don’t! Here’s the link to the Pledge if you’re interested.And by the way– if you head over to the link here, you’ll read that last year there were nine copies
via Daughter C come the “100 smartest cities in America.”Starkville, Mississippi– home to Mississippi State University: #34 Oxford, Mississippi– home to the University of Mississippi, or as we like to call it, That School Up North: #75Cincinnati, Ohio– home to the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and many others: #100Here’s the list. I do believe
Born June 27, 1880 From Anniversaries and Holidays: A Calendar of Days and How to Observe Them (Mary E. Hazeltine, American Library Association, Chicago, 1965). American lecturer and writer, blind and deaf since infancy; the inspiration of countless handicapped people throughout the world. [Photo from Pushing to the Front Volume II by Orison Swett Marden,
I picked up a book the other day at Palmer Home Thrift Store– where all proceeds go to support the Palmer Home for Children— by Channing Cope, an old Georgia farmer. It’s titled, Front Porch Farmer (1949, Turner E. Smith & Company, Atlanta, Georgia). My goodness! Those Front Porch Farmers back in the crappy olden
Emphasis on the onion! We recommend Vidalias. To veganize, substitute almond milk. CRUNCHY CORNMEAL ONION RINGSServes 4-6 4 onionsMilk or buttermilk2 C corn meal1 tsp saltDash black pepperOil for deep frying Slice onions ¼ inch thick and separate into rings. Soak onion rings in milk or buttermilk to cover for 30 minutes, then drain. Combine
Best, of course, with homegrown green beans! GREEN BEANS WITH PINE NUTS 1 lb green beans, trimmed, left whole if small, halved if large, cooked in boiling salted water 10-15 minutes or until just tender, drained, refreshed with cold water, and drained again½ C pine nuts2 Tbsp butter1 Tbsp chopped parsleySalt, pepper Melt butter, add
Used in this meatloaf recipe. There was some discussion about meatloaf, with Miss M saying before she turned vegan she liked brown sugar on top. In this meatloaf recipe, the maple sausage adds the hint of sweet. HOMEMADE MAPLE SAUSAGE Makes 1 lb, easily multiplied 1 lb ground pork 3 Tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp
Mr. Big Food used Homemade Maple Sausage. MEAT LOAF DELUXE 1 Tbsp butter½ C white onion, chopped fine½ tsp garlic powder¾ C evaporated milk1 lb ground beef½ C chili sauce (preferably homemade—see recipes in Basics section)½ lb bulk pork sausage (any variety—hot, sage, maple, whatever, and preferably homemade—see recipes in Meats section)2 Tbsp steak sauce
I forgot to snap a photo of this dish. Sorry. Mr. Big Food made some modifications to the recipe. He 1) substituted veggie stock for beef stock; 2) used 1 pound fresh (frozen from last year’s garden!) black eyes so need to soak them, and 3) cut the amount of stock to 2 cups. Served
Dang good. Fairly dense. Awesome with black-eyed peas. “This is a delicious basic vegan cornbread. It is moist and crunchy and corntastic. It is not a sweet bread, but a bread to be savored with soup or smothered with guacamole. For best results, use old-fashioned cornmeal.” VEGAN CORNBREAD Makes 12 to 16 squares 2 C
Via Instapundit.com: As the first anniversary of her graduation in eco-tourism and cultural history approaches, Linnea Borjars remains jobless and frustrated. Well, I am designing a food plot which I hope will attract not only turkey, deer, and quail but also artists, photographers and nature lovers. And we do have a lot of crappy old
Okay. We know Mr. Big Food is famous. By “we” I mean those of us who know Mr. Big Food, personally. Personally: as in, your brains & minds, bodies & souls, have been nourished, and as a consequence, have flourished, by being in Mr. Big Food’s company. The list of folks who know Mr. Big
They claim to have almost one million recipes! Someone from RecipesUS left a comment on the Grilled Vegetables with Herb Marinade post inviting me to submit the blog to their site. And so I have! I believe it will take a day to process my “application” and I’m not sure how they are going to
MSU Baseball ‘Welcome Home’ Celebration set June 26, 2013 Celebrating the best season by any team in school history, the Mississippi State athletic department invites fans to Dudy Noble Field this Thursday [June 27], at 7 p.m., to celebrate the 2013 national finalists Mississippi State Bulldog baseball team. Gates open at 5 p.m. and admission
I was so consumed with tractors that I forgot to mention that we had meatloaf and mashed potatoes and green beans tonight while State was getting loosing.Recipes tomorrow.