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You are not hearing me rave as much about Rancho Gordo beans because I am kinda getting into a groove with them. I cook more of them in the manner described on their site, and then mix it up with … Continue reading
I have so much to say about my disappointment in our government. I don’t recognize my country. No one works together to ward the common good. The last showdowns with the feds were with the Wall of Moms and the … Continue reading
I only wish I could do her justice… not quite right! For those of you who don’t think women go through this; it is true. The harassment started for me USC School of Architecture with SOME not all my design … Continue reading
Yesterday I played with MGraham Ultramarine Violet (left) and Daniel Smith Cobalt Blue Violet (right) here. Today I am showing you my mainstream (not small manufacturers) purples, and talking about why I choose certain paints as KEEPERS… Keepers have a … Continue reading
Cynthia let me use her images of delphiniums with which to work; In the true theme of an art journal I was playing with paint and direct watercolor versus pen and ink and watercolor. Trying MGraham Ultramarine Violet, the prettiest … Continue reading
So yummy we bought several bags of Midnight Black Beans! Black beans are a favorite — they have a different taste than Pintos and we use them in much the same way. The first time I had black beans was … Continue reading
Home home home… The idea of home is so far away from today’s reality… Family figures who were wayshowers became betrayers, My hometown has become a rich man’s enclave, far away from the hippy beach community that was heaven… and … Continue reading
Flageolet is another sweet-smelling bean right out of the bag — smells of the earth and it smells GREEN… Flageolet pushed me back a decade to when I had the time to make my own chicken stock from leftover bones, … Continue reading
Blackberries along the back fence attract birds and so, this year, we finally began feeding the birds on the roof of our building’s loading dock. A wide variety of seed and peanuts and corn means a wide variety of bird … Continue reading
This a redo and making-it-better of my Rancho Gordo Ayocote Morado Beans. I nearly cried when we finished this batch, especially as they are already out of stock! I pre-soaked these beans for an hour… seeing the beautiful beans in … Continue reading
Bored with talk of beans yet? Oh well. because I have lots more beany things to explore! These beans smelled like fresh grass when I opened the bag. Now I am smelling ALL my bags — but so far none … Continue reading
This a redo and making-it-better of my Rancho Gordo Cassoulet Beans. I nearly cried when we finished this batch! Doubled my 4 pieces bacon to 1/2 package, so almost double. A bit more Chipotle — but then we love things smokey … Continue reading
*sigh* My first failure, sorta… Yellow Eye Bean did not deserve that! I put the beans in water to soak and forgot them and they soaked a LONG time, too long. I also put the wrong liquids in the pot … Continue reading
Midweek, and several days since the protests started. I’ve thought about this so much, and partly has been self-serving, as we worry about our own business not too far from downtown. I/we think about where our country is heading all … Continue reading
Finally received the box of beans from Rancho Gordo… Been reading about them, and now I had to have beans… a staple during this damn Rona visit. I started with 1 lb of the big fat White Lima beans. They … Continue reading
Hot Spicy Blackened 2-Pepper Beans with Brown Basmati/Wild Rice Blend! This can be made with any bean… in fact pintos are not my favorite beans! Today I made it with canned black beans and without the wild rice blend, which … Continue reading