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tepary beans(Phaseolus actuifolius) [20 Apr 2004|03:35am]

Me and Liz just cooked our second pot of tepary beans(Phaseolus actuifolius). They are so good tasting and the most amazing legume ever! They thrive in desert heat and actually don't make bean if their given to much water! Overwatered plants will produce more leaves and runners and fewer pods. The leaves of the plants actually turn towards the sun to catch more rays when other beans turn their leaves away to aviod the sun. They're very high in protein, more so than other legumes.

"First grown in the Southwest during the time of the Hohokam Indians, teparies mature quickly and are tolerant of the low desert heat, drought and alkaline soils. " -NativeSeeds/SEARCH

You can buy them in 1 lb bags and seeds for planting from NativeSeeds/SEARCH http://www.nativeseeds.org/v2/content.php?catID=1024
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Vosges chocolate [29 Feb 2004|11:27am]

Has anyone ever tried the Vosges candy bars?


There's a dark chocolate with wasabi and a milk chocolate with curry. They sound like odd combinations, but they taste great!
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[07 Feb 2004|08:28pm]

[ mood | curious ]

My mum showed me how to make gravy with Marmite in when i was younger and now i make it all the time. All my friends think i am strange. Does anyone else do this or is it just me?

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Lapsang Souchong smoked tea [01 Feb 2004|02:57am]

i've been drinking Lapsang Souchong tea. it's a smoked black tea and i highly recomend it. i've been trying to drink black tea with every meal and Lapsang Souchong has become my new favorite. it's not overly smokey and it's smoked flavor is almost fruity and nice. it's like no other tea i've ever tried.
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[23 Nov 2003|09:30am]

[ mood | content ]

Some of my favorite combos that make some people gag.

*Peanut butter and kraft single sandwich

*fresh cauliflower dipped in green olive juice

*artichokes on my pizza

*french fries in my milkshake

*shove as many pretzels in your mouth as you can and take a big swig of pepsi so it gets all bubbly in your mouth and super sweet and salty.

*oh and dipping a hershey dark bar into peanut butter is devine. :)

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How many plants do you eat? [16 Oct 2003|09:56pm]

How many plants do you eat? me and liz started figuring out how many we eat after she told me she read "Today Americans regularly eat less than ten plants in their diet, and many eat less than five." in the secret life of plants by stephen harrod bruner. I think it's scary how few plant families our foods come from and how few plants make up the bulk of the worlds diet. write up your list and post it here.

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Quillquiña [10 Oct 2003|04:08am]

I'm growing this Bolivian herb Killi AKA Quillquiña(Porophyllum ruderale). I got it from Seeds Of Change. It has an interesting taste the they desribe as "somewhere between arugula, cilantro and rue". It's a good salsa herb and I eat just while I'm out tending my chiles all the time. It's self sowed it self from the one original plant and now I have 20+ plants growing. Anyone else growing it or ever tried it? I'm always trying to grow odd vegetables.
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[04 Oct 2003|08:42pm]
In college, one of my roommates always ran her dry food under water.

I once caught her running her toast under the tap. It was odd, but I figured she had a problem salivating or something.

Anyone else do this? I admit to dipping my sandwiches into soups, but at least it's because the soups had flavor my sandwiches sometimes lacked. I don't think I'd dip my sandwich into a glass of water or anything.
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[27 Sep 2003|08:08pm]

Anyone ever actually tried milk and pepsi? I get strange looks but it was actually on a TV show in the 70s called 'Laverne and Shirly' so why doesn't anyone remember? I'm getting old or something.
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Iron Chef [21 Sep 2003|03:33am]

I watch TV's Iron Chef sometimes. They cook crazy animals so often. I like it better when they use veggies. you know what I'd like to see on Iron Chef? An all vegan cook-off. That would fuck up those haughty bastard chefs so bad! They'd be helpless and confused. They did have a buddhist monk chef on who cooked all vegetarian once but he lost. He was too uncompetitive. My ex-girlfriend had the idea of an doing a Iron Chef type of match at home against her friend. it would be fun to do that.
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[14 Sep 2003|11:39pm]

If it confused and disgusted my friends, then I figured it belonged here.

Pizza with anchovies and jalapenos. Someone mentioned it as a joke, but I went ahead and did it. Yum!
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Halloween Treats [03 Sep 2003|09:31pm]

[ mood | FLUFFY ]

Not too early to start thinking about Halloween Treats.

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YUMM [02 Sep 2003|10:07pm]

[ mood | anxious ]

If I finish up all my faggots,
may I have some spotted dick for dessert?

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a nice summer treat [23 Aug 2003|06:51pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

I just made an avacado cinnamon-banana smoothie! MmMMm

1 ripe avacado
1 ripe banana
1/4 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon sugar
1 scoop of butter pecan ice cream (we didn't have vanilla)

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MACKERELLY [20 Aug 2003|03:39pm]

[ mood | silly ]

Weight Watcher's Recipe Cards circa 1974

I love them.

I want them.

I want to spread them out before me and ponder their meaning.

I want to meditate upon them and decipher their properties and powers.

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[13 Jul 2003|01:07am]

[ mood | sleepy ]

I quite enjoy parmesan cheese in ichiban noodle soup.

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[04 May 2003|09:58am]

A coworker of mine puts salt on her fresh watermelon. She says it adds a nice flavor to it and it's not uncommon. Does anyone else do that? It's new to me...
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Daal on anything [24 Apr 2003|09:50pm]

I made some indian daal (spiced lentils) and had tons left over. I've been putting it on everything, and it's strangely compatible with a heck of a lot. Some recent choices:

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irish breakfast [24 Apr 2003|05:02pm]

lucky charms with guinness instead of milk
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Happy Anniversary! [15 Apr 2003|02:57pm]


Happy 50th Anniversary, Peeps!
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