Monday, November 2, 2009

A Brilliant Meal for Fall!

This lovely is stuffed with Mexican ingredients--tortillas, sour cream, roasted chiles, tomatillo sauce, roasted chicken, cheese, and generous seasoning--and roasted for 2 hours. Scraping down the cooked insides of this Baby Blue Hubbard yielded a delicious dish!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

facebook kills the blog?

I know I'm over it. Status updates, wall posts, notes, and other random updates that are automatically generated when the crafters haven't fixed their privacy settings on Facebook, keep me plenty up-to-date. I'm signing off the blog. It is just too much for me.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Get Ready to Garden!

So you don't have to, I've linked pages of catalogs I'm ordering from this year:

Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds Good herb & Asian greens selections; no photos

Seed Savers Exchange Great pics, lots of organics

Baker Creek Heirloom Heirloom, huge selections (8 pages of tomatoes), not much growing info, not all depicted

Johnny's Organized by category, good growing info

Stokes Commercial catalog has a ton of growing info and mostly hybrids

Seeds of Change I'm ticked because they increased packet prices 50 cents--nearly a 20% increase; NM farm that grows organics

The Chile Woman My friend Susan ships transplants of chiles, peppers, tomatoes & tomatillos, $3 per plant

And if you want to see my veggie wishlist, it's growing & posted at my new garden produce wiki.

Friday, January 2, 2009

More on the Food Economy

Wrapping up the previous post of the NYT article, his books, and prior rumored nomination to Secretary of Ag, Bill Moyers interviews Michael Pollan.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Culinary delights from 1974

or ... reconsider that new year's diet. These are just plain priceless.

Weight Watchers recipe cards from 1974

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry New Year

And a toast to such lovely food-loving wits who share this space, and who, as it was put, have an insatiable intellectual curiousity for life and its components!


And on to 2009--what will the future of the RC blog hold? A death knell? Conversion to Twitter? Ads? Actual crafting?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I have to admit to totally loving this.

The fine print: "You probably thought it was smart to buy a foreign import of superior quality, with better mileage and resale value. Maybe you thought that years of market share loss might prod us into rethinking our process and redesigning our products with better quality in mind. But you forgot one thing: We spend a shitload of money on lobbyists. So now you’re out $25 billion, plus the cost of your Subaru. Maybe next time you’ll buy American like a real man. Either way, we’re cool."

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Blog Debut of SMT

I had to do it. SMT, the child of CD2E & Jeepboy, is just too cute not to post. Congrats to the newest blog family. She is adorable and we can't wait to find out the person she turns in to.

The Internet is Turning My Brain into a Pretzel

If you follow the right people on Twitter, this was in your stream today:

Obama's Twin Lives in Ecuador

...not to mention lots of other useless? info. Catch me there on travel stuff at VirtualHostel

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Politicians are scumbags

"Machine-style Politics is the only honest form of government." At least no one is shocked that the politicians are corrupt.


Freelancers Union to Create Health Insurance Company

You've heard about the Freelancers Union here; now there's more news to report:

Freelancers Union Starts Health Insurance Company
Frustrated with rising premiums, the Freelancers Union, a charity that has long provided health coverage to self-employed workers, is creating its own health-insurance company with $17-million contributed from a group of philanthropies including the Rockefeller Foundation, New York State Health Foundation, and the Pioneer Portfolio of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The company, Freelancers Insurance, will craft plans around members’ feedback and outsource each part of the plan administration to the most efficient bidder, says Sara Horowitz, executive director of the Freelancers Union.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

News from the Mothership

We will be closed for moving on December 1st & 2nd please plan your visit & Holiday Party planning around that time. We have a huge grand opening planned for December 3rd in our new location (right next door) and hope that you can join us for the event. We will be having lots of prizes to enter to win. The party starts at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Stale Blog

But I don't have the energy to contribute more than a picture of tumbleweed. Hopefully someone else has more energy than I do. We are as lame as Enjoy Every Sandwich these days.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Big Red F talent on the small screen

So last night was the start of the new season of Top Chef and what a joyous surprise to see there are two Big Red F chefs (albeit, from Boulder) in the competition. They didn't mention a connection between the two during last nights episode nor do I recall seeing them on screen together. He is from Jax Boulder. She is from Centro... on the same block in Boulder. Of course there were 17 chefs last night (now 15) including two culinary school buddies a group that has dubbed themselves "Team Rainbow" (what gays on Bravo... um, totally expected!) I love Top Chef anyway but having folks from my most favorite local restaurant group in the mix just makes it all the more appealing! For the un-cabled, I think you can catch up on line.

They are in NYC this season. Last night they had to draw knives and venture into the different neighborhoods and prepare a meal inspired by that neighborhood's signature culture. Hosea won his head to head with Russian fare. Both made the final cut to move onto next week.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Holiday Gift Fairs

Small, no entry fee gift fairs:

Nov. 14-16: DBG Holiday Sale + plants, 9-6PM except 5PM on Sat. and 3PM on Sun.

Nov.14-16: Fair Trade Gifts, Park Hill Congregational, 26th/Leyden, 3-7PM, 9AM-4PM & 11:30-3PM

Nov. 15-16: Artisans at Phipps Mansion, 3400 Belcaro Dr.,12-6PM and 11-4PM

Dec. 5-7: Women’s Bean Project, 9AM-2PM

Dec. 6: Young Americans Bank Entrepreneurs: 10-2, 3550 E. 1st Ave. (12/13 in Belmar)