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Grilled pizzas, the tiny yellow Bequinho peppers from the garden, initially suggest impending  fire but there is none beyond, taste great, added chili flakes to pump up the heat along with hot cacciatore salami, cherry tomatoes.

Second is a simple Margherita with Buratta cheese.






Summer highlite, Nicoise Salad. From the backyard, greens, wax beans and tomatoes, Bloody Butcher, usually our first tomato to start ripening up, the other Garden Peach, yellow with a pink/orange blush and fuzzy skin, very sweet, both consistently produce well here and worth growing year after year. Baby potatoes, eggs, Kalamata olives, anchovies, canned tuna in oil & aged Balsamic vinegar from the farmer's market.




Have a decent weekend, take care!
dave

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Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: August 06, 2020, 07:18:18 PM »
Been a while for a new release, first saw them at a small club in Toronto, The El Macombo, touring 10, 9, 8....


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General Questions / Re: Resistor Questions
« on: August 06, 2020, 11:07:32 AM »
Size and wattage don't necessarily jibe, you can get 1/2w through hole that are a crack longer then an 1/8th of an inch, 1w at 1/4". I'd guess if it physically fits the space on a pedal pcb, resister wattage isn't going to be a factor.
dave

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Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: August 06, 2020, 11:00:29 AM »
A couple more from the Jon Savage compilation, 1970, 50th anniversary,  back to back on the cd, The Guess Who - American Woman, also have the  45 i bought when released back in the day, MC5 - American Ruse.

Album version with acoustic intro
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dave


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Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: August 05, 2020, 09:47:02 AM »

There, don't you feel better now.

Golden Brown???

dave



The first two are fun listens. Teen Spirit is a great song, big I donít know that it lends itself to this idea as much.

That Golden Brown clip is interesting. Any chance to listen to Joe Morello play drums is good in my book, sounds like that is the only thing the person used though.

Laurence Mason answers some questions about putting  it together in this video.



Hadn't seen this until now.


dave

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Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: August 04, 2020, 11:36:13 AM »
Ukulele happy songs.




There, don't you feel better now.

Golden Brown???

dave

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Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: August 03, 2020, 09:53:55 PM »
Marsha Hunt -  just picked up Jon Savage's compilation 1969 -1971, Rock Dreams on 45 and found this, new to me cover of I Walk on Gilded Splinters, first heard this done by Humble Pie before eventually getting 'round to Dr. John

Gang of Four - I love a man in uniform



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Build Reports / Re: Mini Mu Florist and Red Shift
« on: August 03, 2020, 07:20:38 PM »
People are saying photographing Envirotex/resin makes for bad pictures, how is it different than photographing glossy objects clear coated with a different kind of finish?
dave
Itís not.


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Okay first thing to do is ditch the camera flash, only reason to ever use a camera flash is in an emergency that requires a picture for reference.

Try shooting outside in a shaded spot, north side of a building will give even diffuse light.

Indoors try beside a bright window but not one with the sun shining in.
dave

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Build Reports / Re: Mini Mu Florist and Red Shift
« on: August 03, 2020, 09:38:43 AM »
People are saying photographing Envirotex/resin makes for bad pictures, how is it different than photographing glossy objects clear coated with a different kind of finish?
dave

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Caponata on pasta, grilled the eggplant, onions and some of the tomatoes, garlic, capers, green olives, pepperoncini, celery which didn't have much of so bulked up with bok choy stems, parsely, basil, olive oil & balsamic vinegar.






This afternoon did garlic dill peppers, cucumbers and dill from yesterday's farmer's market, set for awhile again.






Long weekend here... or status quo. take care!
dave



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Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: July 28, 2020, 09:58:09 PM »
This Tele duel came on the radio while prepping dinner tonight, Steve Cropper solos 1 & 3, Roy Buchanan 2 & 4, shiver material.



Closer to home the Headstones.







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What variety is that orange one? 

But seriously, whatís your storage strategy for a year of garlic?  We put them in the freezer.  The taste doesnít suffer at all, but they tend to be mushy.  Which is fine, as we are most likely going to mince them for a recipe anyway. 

Iíve got 4 varieties that I grow, no idea what they are now, many years later.

Orange one's Top Flyte, can't remember where i sourced it?

This is the first year i've cut the stalks off at harvest rather than after curing, not suppose to make any difference and takes up way less room, we'll see. Usually two to three weeks to cure, now using the basement which is cool and very dry compared to outside. For years i cured outside in the sun covered up when it rained but i was literally getting roasted cloves of garlic here and there, soft yellow mushy anomalies in  a bulb, not suppose to cure in the sun... Basement for the past few years has worked fine.

This years trays of bulbs, fully vented on all sides, are sitting on a couple saw horses with a small fan blowing on them.

After the curing put them in a couple 5, 10lb mesh onion bags and hang those from a basement joist and that's it.

Just went and took pictures of what i have left from last summer's harvest. Sprouting here and there, surprisingly firm, cut a clove open, fragrant and oily. Last picture with the orange variety, the bulb on the left was harvested two days ago, the bulb on the right July 2019, kept great.

I've only ever grown hard neck varieties and my guess is these are Music, seems to be the most common one around.





dave


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Don't do much cooking without including some of this, our years supply of garlic planted in November and harvested yesterday.

Enough for this weeks dill pickle production, backyard tomato sauce to last the year, a year's worth of cooking and a fall planting for next summer's harvest. Trace these bulbs directly back to the ones i bought and planted in the fall of 1994, variety is more then likely 'music'.




Take care.
dave




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Dave, never invite me to a cook-out at your place.

"Alan, how do you want your steak done?"

"I dunno, cooked."

"Raw, medium, well done, what?"

"Er, cooked in the middle?"

We can discuss it when you get here, it's all just one long experiment, exploration, search...
dave

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Open Discussion / Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« on: July 24, 2020, 11:00:09 AM »
My school district is still going full steam ahead with students being in school all week, with no alterations to bus routes, and class rotations...and that is with our cases over double what they were in March and April. We will try and social distance or use masks if we can't within the classroom (and let's face it, public schools don't have the resources to social distance within a classroom). With me being a teacher, I have to go to school, and that means two of my kids have to go to their elementary and the youngest to daycare. I'm hoping the district will come to a conclusion that we should push back the start date to the end of August, but they already pushed it back just one week and are sure that their plan will work enough, even if it seems scant on crucial details. I have a feeling that Covid-19 is going to catch us with our pants down again.

I donít believe anyone has had a chance to pull there pants back up.

Insert string of butt jokes here....


In all seriousness though, be careful man, thatís a lot of new possible vectors for this thing to get into your house. I would be in the exact same position if I hadnít taken this and last year off from teaching so we could travel for my wifeís job. Until March I was pretty unhappy about not being able to be in the classroom, now I feel kinda lucky I guess. I suppose if I have to take a few years off teaching then a pandemic isnít a bad time, but I still miss it.

My wife's last day employed as a teacher was Dec.31, 2019, a date picked a few years earlier, thanks her lucky stars daily.

Stay well, the powers that be sure aren't doing those in the trenches any favours. Houses made of cards...
dave

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