Thursday, June 30, 2011

Musical Interlude

Musical Interlude

Nothing new on the processing cart. Here is Levon Helm. You can get the CD once I return it tomorrow.

Here is Elvis Costello's version, if you prefer. Costello does have Richard Thompson playing along.

Heck, while I'm at, here is Nick Lowe as well. Richard Thompson is best.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Food, Drink, Compost


Complete Guide to Preserving Meat, Fish and Game by Ken Oster. Other food preservation guides have checked out. I don't know if meat and fish preserving will go or not.

How to Build, Maintain and Use A Compost System by Kelly Smith. Barrels, bins, garbage cans with holes in the sides.

Complete Guide to Poultry Breeds by Melissa Nelson. Chicken books are popular here. I do not know why. Chicken keeping is not allowed inside the city. Be discreet. Good thing hairy dogs that love to bark are allowed. Otherwise, I'd be in trouble.

Complete Test Preparation ASVAB: Power Practice by Learning Express, LLC.

Big Book of Cupcakes by

** Emergency Musical Interlude **

BBC's 6 Music is replaying performances from the Glastonbury Festival. I'm listening - loudly - on my headphones. They are playing this now.

...Betty Crocker. Cupcakes are all the rage now. I was reading a review of some of the better known cupcake restaurants around the country and most of them were panned.

Martha Stewart's Pies and Tarts from the editors of Martha Stewart Living. "The large yield of this recipe makes it perfect for parties."

It Gets Betters: coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living edited by Dan Savage. Book version of the internet campaign. The only name I recognize is David Sedaris. He and his sister Amy should likely be avoided when they are together. They were riding a crowded El train in Chicago once. Her stop came first, and while she was going out the train door she loudly said to him (paraphrasing), "So long, David, and good luck with that rape trial. I'm sure you'll get off."

Great Potluck Cookbook by Good Housekeeping. Casseroles.

Drink This, Not That by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding. Calorie comparisons of commonly available restaurant drinks. There a couple decent beers listed: Sam Adams Lager, Guinness, Bass Ale, Flying Dog Dogtoberfest, Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout, Redhook ESB, Leffe Blonde Beer, a couple Sierra Nevadas.

I used to buy Bass and Redhook ESB all the time. I think Bass cases were sold at Sam's Club in Glendale. Redhook ESB was tougher to find. I think their production is still kinda low and their distribution not as wide. Redhook was one of the first brewers to have a webpage.

Eat This, Not That by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding. "Be extra careful about the juice you purchase."