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Does Meade let some of them ripen Bubils (garlic equivalent of seeds) for replanting? We started doing that and found that within several years the garlic was much more suited for our hot, dry, southern plains.
I think Little Zero has already done that.Interesting stuff about garlic from Meade yesterday. The Blonde has been talking about the health benefits of garlic, so I'll have to show her that video when she gets home.PS Hope this means you're taking the afternoon off and having some fun. Very productive morning.
Skip the whole wheat pasta (sorry, not for this). Lemon pepper linquine might be really good. I like the idea of capers with it. The vinegary saltiness is a good balance to the fresh garlic. Use a good romano peccorino cheese on it. Yum.
Will you hang them upside-down?Or will you follow the advice in the comments, yesterday, that said you should keep them the way nature did. Bulb facing down.It still looks like a large haul to find recipes for. But ya know what? For some reason it just begs tomatoes. Raw. Or bubbling away on the stove top.And, over at Serious Eats ... they provided a recipe for scapes. Made into a quiche. Using Rocotta ... I guess eggs. And, it looked so yum, too.You know, if you had cats ... and this was growing, still ... would the cats come over and nip at the leaves? I know, for sure, my dogs would. But they'd eat anything. Especially if I yell out a "command" like "what are you doing?" Or, "no."Will some of those bulbs get replanted in September? Someone on your last post ... said you can stick them back in the earth. Where they'd grow to be the size we see in supermarkets.I love learning something new everyday.
The housing market in some of the East has stabilized. DC area is doing the best.
If you're not going to eat all that, I know a certain muppet that wouldn't mind a bulb or two! nom nom nom
I saute the garlic in a little grapeseed oil (it has a smoking point about the same as peanut oil and takes heat really well). Then I had the cooked garlic and that oil to the pasta. I finish the dish with drizzled extra virgin olive oil. The warm pasta will release the smell of the olive oil without cooking it away.
Meade, how did you get them so clean?Yesterday, you said you pulled them out of the ground because rain was expected last night.Then you said water is bad. So you'd be cleaning them some other way.Here? It looks like they had a trip to the kitchen sink, first. Did they?
Mark G @ 12:36 PM. What does "stabilized" mean?Developers are going out of business. No new homes are being built.And, what you pay now for a home will remain the same for fifteen years, if current "trends" in our ZOMBIE ECONOMY hold true.That means IF you buy ... you can't re-sell unless you want to swallow a loss.As to DC, I think you should point out you mean "Georgetown." And, not the "ghetto."
"Does Meade let some of them ripen Bubils (garlic equivalent of seeds) for replanting?"Yes. @Carol That was demonstrated in the video yesterday.
As to DC, I think you should point out you mean "Georgetown." And, not the "ghetto."No, I mean the DC area. Suburban Maryland and Virginia included. Which is where I am (lucky me). "Stabilized" means that home prices this year, in some areas of the East, are flat or rising.
NY Times: "Aaron Fielding quietly stalks his prey — Republicans — with his video camera, patiently waiting for a political moment worthy of YouTube.At 27, he is a full-time “tracker” for American Bridge 21st Century, a new Democratic organization that aims to record every handshake, every utterance by Republican candidates in 2011 and 2012, looking for gotcha moments that could derail political ambitions or provide fodder for television advertisements by liberal groups next year.The organization has hired a dozen professional trackers like Mr. Fielding, outfitted them with the latest high-tech cameras and computers and positioned them in key states where Republican candidates are busy chattering away to voters. If all works as planned, incriminating moments captured by American Bridge will quickly become part of the political bloodstream.Combined with a team of 20 researchers in a Washington “war room” that has a large rack of computer servers, the effort is part of a push by Democratic groups to bolster their opposition research. Republicans also have trackers, but so far have not assembled the kind of centralized video archive of political caught-on-tape moments that their rivals envision.Every Republican of any import is being stalked by a group of Democrats with cameras - waiting for them to fuck up.Exit question: Does the Tea Party have a camera on all the Democrat crooks?If not ... why not?Why are we not taking pictures of Nancy Pelosi's $350 bottles of wine?
Pigeons on the grass, alas;Garlic on the grass, a gas!
As to DC, I think you should point out you mean "Georgetown." And, not the "ghetto.An archaic if not exactly quaint view of DC.
Exit question: Does the Tea Party have a camera on all the Democrat crooks?I thought the Tea Party was trying to fix the Republican party first.
Don't move to Georgetown. Don't move anywhere within DC.As Trooper would say, Just sayin'.
Ann, I watched the video.I kept thinking for the soil to be that "soft" Meade had to use a tiller. And, I heard him say he was pulling all the garlic out because there was going to be rain last night.That he said he pulls them out and then puts some back in? I missed that.that garlic seems to grow from itself, and not seed, also went over my head. Though I think I remember being told that potatoes grow from the "eyes." Also not from seed.Are tulips grown the same way?How did the world ever learn that tulips could cause a financial crisis?For kids, just playing in dirt (if it's soft enough), is fun, enough. But if I touched anything that was meant to grow ... it would perish. It would die immediately. Or it would wait for me to turn the hose on and add water.
Carol_Herman said...Meade, how did you get them so clean?Garlic is cloven and crested (but not crusted).
How did the world ever learn that tulips could cause a financial crisis?Cleopatra taught us that two lips could launch ships and cause belli.
Stink it up?I brought my dog home from five days at the kennel today. They had washed and groomed her, and she was all fluffy and beautiful. She's a Beagle-Aussie mix, a lovely dog. Her first move when let into the back yard was to do about three minutes of stink rolling. She sniffs around for a particularly fragrant spot, digs at it for a while to release the fragrance, and rolls.She does this every time she's been away for a while.She's lying here on the porch next to me, and smells all the way to heaven. I'm glad to have her home.
I have a friend who was an NFL player years ago, offensive lineman. He used to load up on garlic the night before a game to gross out the defensive lineman.In addition to vampires I would guess that garlic would be good protection against protesters in the Wisconsin Capital rotunda. In fact, I'm thinking Meade could clear it out during the next protest.
@Carol He talks about his "patented" method of cleaning the garlic on the spot by peeling off an outer layer.
I brought my dog home from five days at the kennel today.When we left for two weeks we put our two house cats out in the garage with someone to come by and feed them etc. They were not allowed in the house. We put a petdoor in a garage sidedoor so they could get outside during the day. In the past when we left for any period of time we'd do the same but allow the cats inside. We'd always be treated to what we called "scorn logs," usually left somewhere prominently displayed out of spite.
... go ahead and stink up the joint.Is that garlic or pot I smell?Ewwww!
Ann, you put "patented" up i quotes. That's not a real patent. And, yes. I remain curious.I saw the garlic bulbs when they were being pulled out. I saw Meade counting off stalk numbers. I heard him say he wouldn't pull if the center stalks were droopy, still.But when I saw the two piles of cleaned-up bulbs ... I said to myself, "if he didn't use water, then he used cleaning fluid."Another idea, perhaps to patent? You could run a series of strokes over them with tape? The way you do when company's coming ... and you want to get the cat hairs off the chairs.I don't know.Not afraid to show my ignorance, either.
Her first move when let into the back yard was to do about three minutes of stink rolling. She sniffs around for a particularly fragrant spot, digs at it for a while to release the fragrance, and rolls.David, at our house, we call that "the happy dance."
"I thought the Tea Party was trying to fix the Republican party first."The Democrats are doing that for us. Any Republican who gets out of line is already being taped by them.And any Republican who votes for any tax increase or debt limit increase is automatically sealing their fate.So we have the Republicans taken care of.The Tea Party - if it's going to be a serious party - has to get cameras recording the $350 bottles of wine being purchased by Democrats with our tax dollars.Nancy Pelosi bought $100,000 worth of booze to put on her Air Force Gulfstream that we paid for. Why don't we have video of her out on the town drinking it up?They're doing it to us.We'd better be prepared to fight fire with fire. We need to be making sure every time they're out for dinner that their dinner is being interrupted by a taxpayer berating them.And then putting that video up on YouTube.Goose. Meet Gander.Or we could just sit around and suck on garlic and eat pancakes.
1. A method for cleaning leeks comprising the steps:pulling a leek from the ground; andremoving a layer of outer leaves from said leek leaving the roots intact.2. The method of claim 1 wherein the leek is garlic.DONE
Hey, Y'all,I need some help answering a question,...
I need some help answering a question,...Garage Mahal once emailed me his phone numebr with the message "I dare you." So I called him and he turned out to be a pretty cool guy. Don't let his persona expressed here fool you. Now, if it hadn't been an entity I "recognized" I probably wouldn't have called him.
Why are we not taking pictures of Nancy Pelosi's $350 bottles of wine?Because unlike the folks at TPM I have a life.
Ace of Spades' new nickname for drunk spy Susan Feinberg:"Professor Drinky McCapillaryBurst"That's some damn fine blogging right there.
"I need some help answering a question,..."What's happening is that they're trying to link your online persona to an actual person.They don't know exactly who you are, so they're playing on your ego. They want to link your online persona to your real existence.Now why would someone want to do that? You should ask yourself what's in it for you.I submit there's nothing but risk for you and no risk for them.I'd never do it. I don't have an ego that needs stroking.
"I saw the garlic bulbs when they were being pulled out. I saw Meade counting off stalk numbers. I heard him say he wouldn't pull if the center stalks were droopy, still. But when I saw the two piles of cleaned-up bulbs ... I said to myself, "if he didn't use water, then he used cleaning fluid.""You need to watch again and pay closer attention! You see several times that he strips off a layer that leaves them that clean. There was never any water... or cleaning fluid.And I put "patented" in quotes because it's not a real patent, but if you were going to protect a method of doing something, the legal device would be a patent. However that particular method is, in my view, not patentable.
"However that particular method is, in my view, not patentable."Every method is patentable unless someone objects and even then, as the business-process patent attorneys have discovered, even prior art doesn't necessarily invalidate your patent application - especially if you have deep pockets and can outlast the legal fees of your opponent.Or you donate to the right party at the right time (and by that, I mean both parties, all the time.)
Ace of Spades:Drunk Rutgers spy professor Susan Feinberg's MySpace CV Page."Professionals usually don't use all caps and exclamation points."Gee, I wonder how much Rutgers University depends on now Republican-controlled federal grants to pay lowly assistant professors to accost members of Congress in drunken tirades.
Crack, at 2:29 PM.That's a great picture that got captioned. But what do kids today know about cords and telephones?We are so dated. Or, at least I am.And, NO, I wouldn't call this guy, PERIOD. I wouldn't want my phone number exposed to his Caller ID.Was the photo photo-chopped? Are we in URBAN LEGEND territory, yet?
To Nevadabob at 3:01 PM, and before. And, to "Ace of Spades."The incompetent professor didn't publish the story! To do that she had to repeat it to CRABTREE ... who then grabbed the story. And, a call was made to Paul Ryan's office ... where it was ANTICIPATED this event would get reported.Given that I'm sure Paul Ryan goes out to dine in DC, a lot. And, perhaps with his wife? Since the receipt showed "Table 22/2" ... Must have come about because of Professor Feinberg's tirade, in the first place, no?Dining out at 5-star-restaurants usually doesn't come with "oh, waiter, we'd all like to have separate checks." For that, you have to go to Denny's.And, like Trooper York said ... if he owned Bistro Bis, he'd have fired the entire wait staff and crew! Or, as I said ... the only way for Professor Feinberg to "see" the wine label. She had to pull a spy glass out of her pocket book. And, FOCUS! (Obviously, she didn't carry a cell phone. Or the Bistro Bis management would have gone ape shit.)Then, I said ... the only way she could have moved towards Paul Ryan's table is if she had a "ship's wheel." She'd get up. And, she'd "steer" herself forward. With her husband's chest puffing out like a sail.If wind is drift. She'd get to go to her port of destination.Meanwhile, if it was me, and I knew what those two bottles cost ... I'd go over ... very friendly ... and I'd ask if I could take the empties home. If I got a "yes." Then, I'd have asked for their corks. (Do waiters in fancy places pocket corks?)Imagine how you could impress your friends if you got your hands on these empty bottles? You wouldn't even have to rinse them out, first. All you'd need to do is pour in the Gallo.As a tactic, of the left, though? They should consider LARGE PUPPETS! With arms you can move about by having dangling metal rods. Sure. The puppet head would need a chair all it's own. But the wait staff would know it wasn't a diner.Separate checks, anyone?
"She had to pull a spy glass out of her pocket book."No, she just pulled out her trusty spyPhone and took a picture from her table of the Congressman.Here's the picture she took while on her drunk spying mission.Democrat Rutgers University professors are stalking United States Congressmen and reporting on all their activities in attempts to embarass them and reduce their chances for re-election.I think we should pause funding of non-essential Rutgers University grants until the recession is over and unemployment is back down under 5%.You know ... so we don't bankrupt the country.It's for the kids we should cut their budget.
You'll notice if you look carefully at this photograph that the drunk Rutgers professor herself was getting hammered on an $80 bottle of wine paid for with money she got from the taxpayers of the State of New Jersey.(Also, remember, Susan Feinberg admitted to downing "half a bottle of wine" during her dinner before she drunkenly accosted the United States Congressman, who was dining with two fellow economists who had ordered their wine that he had nothing whatsoever to do with, but that he eventually paid for to avoid any appearance of impropriety.)Rutgers University? Where is your comment on your employee accosting United States Congressmen?
Top 10 Reasons Why Ann Althouse Will Vote for Obama in 2012.Because running off the cliff with the other lemmings is a rational decision.Because the guy who screwed up is the only one who’s able to fix what’s wrong.Because voting against the black man would make her a racist.Because the rest of the faculty of UW Madison knows where she lives.Because Obama won’t come out in favor of gay marriage until the next election.Because Obama’s soooo dreamy and sends a thrill up her leg.Because Palin’s a Republican.Because of Obama’s steely nerveBecause of Obama’s groundednessBecause not voting for Obama would be admitting she’s a rube.
Top 10 Reasons Ann Althouse will vote to re-elect Barack Obama:* Because she's a lifelong Democrat* Because she's a lawyer* Because she's from Madison, Wisc.* Because nobody she knows won't vote against Obama* Because she's a professor* Because she's a Socialist* Because she's a government official.* Because she makes $170,000/year and he won't raise her taxes* Because she'll receive a million-dollar public pension* To nullify Meade's vote and further castrate him as a masculine entity.
The funniest thing about Winegate (Whinegate?) was the response of one of the economists, "F____ her," because isn't that what any sensible person would have been thinking?
Great! Garlic! Here's a recipe to keep your blood pressure normal:2-3 cloves of garlic (pressed or finely chopped)1-3 tomatoes (depending on size; sliced thin)1/2-1 onion (depending on size; sliced thin)1 stalk of celery (chopped or minced)2-3 sprigs of parsley (chopped)Sautée and eat as a side dish. Alternate 1: add to fresh chicken, bring to boil as a broth.Alternate 2: add to any dish. N.B.: steamed/fried/pureed bitter melon does the same thing.Garlic! Yum! Eat parsley after the garlic and take away the garlic breath.
BTW, garlic greens is great when barbecued. Ask the Chinese.
Okay, Nevadabob. @ 3:31PM. I'll go with the photographic evidence you've produced.From the angle which Professor Feinberg took her best shot ... I'm going to guess ... the only way for her to get across the room ... was to push her table forward. So, it would work as her "disguise" ... As the table itself propelled itself into position. Where, if Representative Ryan didn't see her coming ... her husband puffed out his chest ... just to make sure the rant his wife let loose ... would get heard around the world.Still, without CRABTREE this would not have hit the Internet.As to success?I don't think so.I think this act got reported ... and the Bistro Bis, if they have decent management ... went and fired everybody.Because ya know what? Professor Feinberg needed the waiter, or the May-tree-dee ... to have pushed the table into position for her to eat. Someone also had to come along ... and pull this table out again ...Or? Professor Feinberg propelled it forward ... to act as her decoy.You couldn't read the label on the bottle from the distance shown! Did Professor Feinberg also bring a hawk along? You know. Carried in on her husband's shoulder. Where his "puffing chest" kept the bird calm enough ... to go see the label that was on the bottle of wine.As a left wing whine, however, it's not so bad.I got a lot of laughs out of it.On the other hand? The wait staff? Maybe, not so much?
Feinberg said one of the "lobbyist's stood up. As if to confront her ... When her husband performed his "puff out his chest" trick.From the lookds of things, Paul Ryan was seated towards the aisle. This woman could'a been a menace? Why wasn't she stopped? What happens if he, like a rock star, had bodyguards?
"The funniest thing about Winegate (Whinegate?) was the response of one of the economists, "F____ her,"No, the funniest thing came next.TalkingPointsMemo: "'F---- her,' one of them replied and stood up in a menacing way, according to Feinberg's account. Feinberg said her husband then 'puffed out his chest' in response before the manager and a waiter came over and Feinberg decided she had said her piece and it was time to leave."Let me ask you a question Freeman. If an angry man charged you in a menacing way saying "Fuck her", would you want your husband to punch that fucker?Or would you want your husband to "puff his chest out" before being saved by the homo waiters who populate the Bi Bistro?Susan Feinberg's husband is a fucking coward pussy who refused to defend his wife's honor.That's the funniest thing about this whole event.
"This woman could'a been a menace? Why wasn't she stopped?"This is what Republicans just don't understand.When angry Democrats charge Republicans with fists clenched in angry tirades at restaurants and in state supreme Court chambers, Republicans need to take the security threat to heart and just go ahead and call the Secret Service so that these imbalanced fucking bitches can get the mental health care they've been ordered to pay for by Barack Obama.Does another Gabby Giffords have to happen before Republicans will begin to take the angry-Rutgers-University-Democrat security threat seriously?How many bullets to the face do you have to see in this era of new civility before you call the cops, Mr. Ryan?
"Dining out at 5-star-restaurants usually doesn't come with "oh, waiter, we'd all like to have separate checks." For that, you have to go to Denny's."I could be wrong, but I think it's common practice in a professional group at a nice restaurant to get one check but then everyone throws down a credit card, then separate credit card receipts come out based on a straight division of the total.
That would explain the lack of itemization on the receipt.
Ya got me, Ann, I don't pay for food with credit cards.A good friend of mind did. And, the next day when I saw her she said if she hadn't looked at the card the waiter handed back ... She'd have left her real card, behind!One of the easiest ways to have your identity stolen is to use a credit card when you're at a restaurant.And, YES, I'm THRILLED we've got Feinberg going on this thread!Now that Nevadabob added the photographic evidence taken by Feinberg from her seat at the table ... It seems highly unlikely that she saw anything close to the wine label! And, she only saw Ryan in profile.Then, I try and imagine how she got across the aisle! With her husband puffing out his chest, and everything. (I hope she made sure to check and see his pants were zipped.)And, when she said as she was yelling at the table's occupants, one of the gentlemen stood up.Well. Well. You tell me if you can just stand up when you're seated in the booth ... Or if you have to slide out first?Also, this happened on July 5th. Perhaps, there's been some job openings at the Bistro Bis?If not, wouldn't people worry that the staff is spitting into the food?Whatever happened to restaurants who comp meals if something untoward happens to you (or your mink coat), while dining?
Ryan's tab has to be the result of an even three-way split of the tab.With a 10% restaurant tax in D.C. the total before tax would have been $357. So he just had a $7 appetizer? I doubt it.Take the gross $357 times 3 for $1071. Now subtract out $700 for the two bottles of wine and we have $371 total for three guys. Plausible at a fine restaurant.And for an appetizer - try roast garlic. With the amount you have it is worth roasting a few bulbs. Delicious.
We deserve what we get.What stinks is shit.
The Buckley I knew would write a book entitled "The Reagan I Knew."Wait. I didn't know squat, much less WFB.That stinks.The book though, on the other hand...
Let me ask you a question Freeman. If an angry man charged you in a menacing way saying "Fuck her", would you want your husband to punch that fucker?I would want my husband to keep me from making such an ass of myself in the first place."Imma go over there an' give 'at man apiece a my mind.""Check! Forget it, he can bring it to us in the lobby. Let's go."
Someone at my old job told me to do this with garlic, and it was great:Take a bulb.Cut the topknot part off like you would with a pumpkin you were going to turn into a jack-o-lantern. You should have a garlic bulb with an opened top and a little cap.Slowly poor olive oil into the bulb until it will accept no more.Replace the cap.Bake until the inside of the bulb is soft and spreadable.Spread on bread.Yum.
T. J. Sawyer. @6:09 PMAnn had a link to the receipt. Ryan's receipt said: Table 22/2He was paying for two people. And, from the photographic evidence, since he was sitting on the aisle ... who sat next to him on his right?We only see 3 people. But there was a 4th. The bill, at best was split TWO WAYS.And, Paul Ryan DEMANDED the proof that he paid for one of the bottles of expensive wine ... because, somehow, the loudmouth Feinberg ... left her table ... and approached Ryan's table ... HOWLING.When a bitch howls. You cover your behind.
Great harvets Mr. Meade!I heard that farming was seasons of hard work--planting and harvesting times-- and seasons of free time. How very civilized.The Egyptian Pharoahs then made work in the 4 downtime months to keep order among the idle workers. Voila, the pyramids.
Of course, speaking of stink and joints and whatnot, I'm not sure if this is real.You decide.http://old.nationalreview.com/buckley/buckley200406291207.aspI haven't read it, nor do I care to.
So I read it.It wasn't linked, as far as I know.That's why I read it. Here'e what WFB said:"We're not going to find someone running for president who advocates reform of those laws. What is required is a genuine republican groundswell. It is happening, but ever so gradually. Two of every five Americans, according to a 2003 Zogby poll cited by Dr. Nadelmann, believe "the government should treat marijuana more or less the same way it treats alcohol: It should regulate it, control it, tax it, and make it illegal only for children."Such reforms would hugely increase the use of the drug? Why? It is de facto legal in the Netherlands, and the percentage of users there is the same as here. The Dutch do odd things, but here they teach us a lesson."
Oh, let me chime in, in case this thread is not yet dead.If our government legalizes weed, there will be a lot of old people smoking in bed. And, either setting off the oxygen tent, causing explosions. Or just setting off their mattresses ... and buring their houses down.Weed is like cigarettes. Those who aren't allowed to smoke will find they don't have to get arrested to buy a smoke ... they could cultivate in the cracks in the ground.Gardeners? Probably buying seed would find themselves growing hemp. Instead of a productive variety.But, sure. It could get interesting if weed were packed like Lipton's. The wrapper? Maybe, it could be used like paper? That's how cigarettes got invented. At first? All you could buy was the tobacco.Tobacco was sold in little sacks. The wrapping paper was sold separate.
Memo to Patrick Ruffini:We Don't Need William F. Buckley Back.http://tinyurl.com/4xj7bhkwv: clousnon
Garlic is best when it is boiled with crawfish. I love it and my wife makes me sleep in another room those nights.
I hope this isn't in the harvest.
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