Dunno about rabbits. I haven't grown it for about 15 - 16 years, but
I've had pet rabbits in that time period (have one now) and them
bastards will eat about anything that grows.
It's actually a quite attractive plant. Kinda blueish green, small
lobed leaves with small yellow flowers. When I was in Vancouver we had
it in the garden and it grew about 3 foot high by 3 foot wide. Very
aromatic smell. Horrible taste.
I've quite a few ornamentals, but it would rot in the ground here.
High humidity, clay soils, wet roots. Might just help in warding off
the evil spirits, however. I mess with garden/horticulture stuff too:
Keeping your hands wet with water while working with garlic and onions
won't allow any of the stinky juices to get into your skin.
Same thing goes for cutting boards. Wet first, then use. Makes sense
when you think about it.
Don't get the idea I eat potato chips and beer at home. I keep a half
dozen varieties of beans and peas, potatoes, rice, cheeses, breads
around. Things with a short shelf-life don't make it often. Sometimes
I'll make a large batch of spaghetti or lasagne and freeze it in meal
sized blocks. Sometimes I don't feel like messing with it at all and
eat a to-go burger. Eating out could be the only predictable social
life I would have otherwise. :) I'd never leave the house.
Hey, I even have Raman noodles. ;)
I'm always open for something easy and good. (Like THAT ever happens.)
But when traveling you gotta go out just to meet the locals and such.
I hate to cook, and eat to live. Mostly. If could take a green pill
each day and dispense with eating I probably would for most meals.
But I can make biscuits that are fairly edible, and great popcorn!
One reason I avoid cooking is that while waiting on something or
another to steep, boil, or bake, I'll get distracted by a project or
book or... and whatever I was preparing burns to a crisp. Less of a
problem now with electronic times and such, but if you only knew...
Besides, isn't that women are for? <g,d,&r)
Send 'em on! (the recipes, that is.)
Want to liven up your life? Pick up a bag of salad at the supermarket
and invite one of the gals from work over for a (pot roast) supper
sometime. She _will_ tell her friends about it, and you should be
prepared to deal with the other gals trying to wrangle dinner
Friends don't let friends eat Raman noodles. Yes, they'll keep your
belly button separated from your spine, but they have _zip_ nutritional
value. You can find Raman noodle soups (just add water and microwave)
and they're about as nutritional as the water you add. Don't do that to
I've seen a fair number of recipes here - but not a lot of good basic
fare. I have some favorites and will post 'em here for peer review. I'm
really not much of a cook, but know for certain that eating well is a
fundamental requirement for thinking well - I just heard on PBS'
"Becoming Human" series that 25% of the human energy budget is used by
our brains, and that's worth more than just passing consideration...
I hear you - but it doesn't work that way. There's just no way to
sustain a 100+ pound human body on 1/10 ounce of anything - much less
keep it healthy and functional - and if eating is necessary, then it
might as well be enjoyable.
You think I don't? I have a cheap little electronic timer with a belt
clip (bought at the recommendation of a PHLX software analyst) that
solved the problem for me. I'd put the food on to cook and go make
software in another room...
Hmm. You think your ex was the only gal who couldn't cook? Here's a
flash for you: of the women who _can_ cook, 50% have /below/ /average/
I tried that when I was young - never any women. Tried working two
jobs to meet a sane one, but technical jobs in the south attracted
zero women. The girl I work with and I code from home, so that
wouldn't work too well. Her only unmarried friends live in MA and PA
and CA. Customers are scattered over the country, none even in this
state. And that's why I go out! And that has its own share of evils...
And I won't /even/ elaborate there... And as one girl told me last
year, "You are geographically undesirable." Gee, thanks! (I don't
live in yuppy single's land, neighbors are Married With Children, and
I /really/ don't think they want their daughters messed with :) )
Ha! I know, that's why the smiley. Good for sodium and a trace of
niacin. Not much else, except when the sheilas and rug-munchers get
sick and can't keep anything else down..
Yes, mother. :)
And as usual, I beat the odds. :)
I've actually had something very much like this - it was pretty good
and tender. I don't own a crock pot though. Kitchen utensils take a
back seat to tools/flight. Used to own kitchen stuff, and a cookbook
or two to boot, but life is a roller coaster & I'm a rolling stone...
Ramen = college food when the allotted food funds have been 'wasted'
on getting 'wasted'.
Now, I read the salt content on a raman package and I pretty near get
That shit will killya!
I did learn to prepare KD in 142 different ways though. (Ah yes..those
days when you could still buy 8 packages for $ 1.49)
Deja vu. Had this exchange two days ago. As I was "cooking" one of
the 6 for $1.25 packs - I'm guilty and fully aware of my crime.
142 ways, eh? You do realize you should publish a college cookbook.
There's money in them salt mines.
In just over 30 minutes you can feed a
group of 4 BIG eaters.(From waaaaay back)
1 lb Italian sausage
1 large jar of spaghetti sauce
1 box of favorite pasta
Loaf of favorite bread
Slice up sausage in bite size pieces
brown in Large frying pan
Dump in sauce
Simmer for 30 minutes
Cook Pasta.....(try to read directions)
Serve sauce w/sausage over pasta.......
Greg G. wrote:
Southern California. East of LA about 70 miles on I10, then turn left
and go up to 7000 feet elevation in the San Bernardino National Forest.
Desert mountain mixed conifer and deciduous (mainly white oak) forest.
We get some rain in the fall and 5 to 20 feet of snow in the winter.
No other precipitation.
The forest service and local forestry groups have finally started to try
to maintain and thin the forest. It's tough to let stuff burn if there
is a chance that it will get out of control. Our town now has a ring
around it of areas with little brush and healthy trees. All we have to
do now is maintain it. A small price for living in paradise.
good luck to us,
Helped watch over a friend's B&B a couple of years ago in the Sierra
Nevada's; there were fires and warnings all around. Dry as heck.
Great weather, out in the middle nowhere next to a National Park, lots
of hummingbirds, a stocked rainbow trout stream, and dry as heck.
Puddling butterflies, big-ass sequoia trees, no traffic, mountains,
smoke, and dry as heck. ;-)
I can and if I lived in tornado alley like you do, it would be even more
important to me. Cell phone providers generally oversell their systems by
about 75%. Their thinking is that no more than 25% of their subscribers will
be using the phone at any one time. They are right, usually. In the case of
natural (or unnatural) disaster, the cell system gets so jammed that it is
useless. Many people will try to claim otherwise but I have seen it time
after time. Same will happen with emergency services due to the trunking
system many places are using. At least around here (Seattle) they were smart
enough to plan for that and they retained their old frequencies for backup.
I have a land line ($55 per month). I also have a cell phone ($16.50 per
month) that I use for most everything (including texting which is half rate
and long distance which is no additional charge) but I will not give up my
land line. In a disaster situation (such as the earthquake we had here some
years back) cell phones were, as usual, useless. Between my land line and 2
meter radio, communication was no problem.
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