With no decorations on The Farm I’m not overdecorating for Christmas. In fact, I’m not decorating at all. My Christmas OverDecorating Partner in Crime is fixin’ to move out. And so, … I weighed on the one side of the scale the energy it takes to turn The Farm into an awesome Christmas Lights &
TV Guide ran a special “Closeup” feature to announce the debut of A Charlie Brown Christmas in December 1965. From A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition, Lee Mendelson, Harper Resource, New York, 2000 (p.25). This is a wonderful book. Every home– with or without children– should have it on the shelf. The first half
This is a repost from December 3, 2015. In the previous post, John’s Pork Tamales there were several mentions of “making tamales suggestions” in Mr. Big Food’s Big Food Manual and Survivalist Flourishing Guide. These are the suggestions to which they refer, all from Master Chef, Louis P. De Gouy. TAMALES AND TAMALES CARIBBEAN STYLE VARIATION From Master
This is a repost from December 3, 2015. Enjoy! Did you know tamales are a traditional Tex-Mex Christmas dish? Kid you not. They are a bit labor-intensive– but it’s Christmas season! Spend some time in the kitchen with someone you love making a batch of tamales! To the recipe… There are five six seven parts to this recipe.
of a White Christmas, … .” As far as I’m concerned, white Christmases can stay in Vermont but I want you to have that tune in your head as I tell the story of little Israel Baline, and the man he came to be. Israel was born in Temun, Russia in 1888. His family was
How to Critically Look at a Simple Graph Source: US Department of Education. Let’s pick this apart, shall we? Not in a snarky, negative way, but in a way to keep my brain in practice and to give you a few pointers on how to critically look at graphs. While I find it somewhat unbelievable
I swear to God, this is the best thing you will read all day. Maybe even all week. The Fine Art of Bullshit Killed by Google Thursday Night in New OrleansApril 1994 The lazy ceiling fan spun in the humid Louisiana night. It was weighted poorly, letting out a loud squeak every fifth revolution. Annoying, but fixing
“Pardon me, Marica,” Missy began, “Do you have a moment?” “Why certainly, girl,” Marica replied, “What’s up?” “Ruff?” Rocky asked. “What are your thoughts on in me-dI-us rez?” “Ruff?!?” Rocky scoffed. “What?” “Me-dI-us rez. Surely you know that term, Marica,” Missy answered. “It’s a literary devise meaning ‘to being in the middle of things’.” “Ruffruffruff,”
A while back, Mr. Big Food forwarded to me an email he’d received from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. “For ‘Phen?” Mr. Big Food queried, “He needs to add some cell biology to his current educational regime.” I couldn’t agree more. I am not kidding– and this has been independently confirmed in the flesh by
When we hear Uncle Sidney tellAbout the long-agoAn’ old, old friends he loved so wellWhen he was young–My-oh!–Us childern all wish we’d ‘a’ binA-livin’ then with Uncle,–soWe could a-kindo’ happened inOn them old friends he used to know!–The good, old-fashioned people–The hale, hard-working people–The kindly country people‘At Uncle used to know! They was God’s people,
“This is a restaurant city, not a food city,” said Mitchell Moss, a professor of urban policy and planning at NYU. “It’s as if nobody knows or cares about cooking. Young people barely know how to make coffee.” In this respect, New York City is right in line with national trends. Since around 2012, restaurant
I’ve never gotten over growing up. I must’ve longed to grow up at some point, I suppose, fantasizing about unknown, illicit future pleasures as all kids do—but once I’d done it, I quickly wished I hadn’t. When I see a pair of third graders slumping home after school with backpacks and sneakers trading meaningless conversation,
It’s official. The Farm has entered the 21st century! A few months ago we kicked Verizon’s JetPack Mifi “unlimited” internet to the ditch (we don’t have curbs out here) and signed on for AT&T’s Fixed Wireless Internet. It’s faster, cheaper, and for all practical purposes really unlimited. And for that, we thank you! We could
Several substitutions were made; the photograph is not representative of a slice of Creative Cooking Spiced Rye Bread made according to the recipe. I don’t know how any of this happened because this is just not the way we do things. Ran out of molasses and had no dark Karo so I used light Karo.
Love, as all men and women learn, is often only for a season, but a mortgage is for 30 years. Gerard Van der Leun, The Man Who Loved Not Wisely But at Least Twice Chuckle out loud. Please do read the story of Carl– the man who loved not wisely but at least twice. Delightful!
All the while I was wasting so much time engrossed with Volume Eight of Our Wonder World, I had in the back of my brain something I’d read a long time ago. I could paraphrase it well enough, but that wasn’t good enough. And then… “He welcomed the story as an old and dear friend.”
Email subject line: ?? Content: Where is the ham bone? Love you! Mr. Big Food was to have taken the ham bone (5/1/18) and ham stock (6/19/18) out of his deep freezer this morning before he went to campus, but he forgot. Ring ring. Ring ring. “Hello?” “Hey. I forgot. Sorry. The ham stock is