Monthly Archives: March 2012

Today’s vegetarian dinner: dandelion and sauerkraut

No, I’m not going all Euell Gibbons. It was just what was at hand.

Due to my deep nights work schedule I have to do outdoor noisy things as soon as the law allows (8am here) then shower and hit the sack.

I went out to the front yard to walk it before mowing; twig removal, etc. I noticed small dandelions so I picked the greens and took them in, rinsed them off, and threw them in the steamer. Continue reading


prepper lunch: chicken noodle with hardtack

When I hear hardtack I think about sailors, pirates, scurvy, and all that.

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CM7 bluetooth stack for Optimus One/p500/p509 is a battery drainer

I have been fighting massive battery drain in official CM7.2, as in “40% battery consumption while sitting on the bedstand overnight.”  Stock ROM minus the bloatware would use less than 10% overnight.

Then I remembered a problem I had with Mik’s unofficial CM7. Continue reading

[ovo]vegetarian lunch: fried rice

I cooked some sushi rice on Monday night before work (1c rice, 1.66c water, soaked overnight then cooked in rice cooker) but didn’t have enough time to cool it and infused with sushi vinegar.

So I refrigerated it until tonight and cooked it up for lunch.  Cold oil in hot wok, chowed the rice.  Then onions;  incorporated with rice and made a hole again.  I think 1 egg would have been a more normal ratio but now that the daylight is increasing the birds are in the mood to lay eggs again.

Added two eggs from the backyard chickens, scrambled then incorporated the whole mess.  Ate with a tiny bit of soy.

Scrubbed up the wok, dried on low and re-oiled.  Sure wish I had a gas stove…. the house is plumbed for it but the existing stove is electric.  Hard to control the heat with any accuracy.

Tonight’s meatless dinner: zuke, sprouted beans, plantain

Tonight’s  dinner:

  • sprouted red (adzuki?) beans from the Asian market.    Took ~4 days to sprout.  Sauteed with:
  • zucchini.
  • baked plantain
  • brown rice

The brown rice is going to be a little controversial for purists.   Continue reading

Johnnie Walker tasting @ State Fair Park

I attended a whiskey tasting at the Embarcadero building last night.  I’ve been to a few other tastings and this one had a slightly different vibe.  I am generally a single malt (or bourbon) fellow but figured I’d drink some blended if they gave it to me.  Which they did.

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