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  1. Recently finished two seasons of Ramy on Hulu. It's about Ramy, a 1st generation Egyptian who lives in NJ trying to be an adult and failing miserably. Lots of unexpected plot lines. AMAZING acting and writing. Kudos especially to Hiam Abbass (I knew her previously as Marcia from Succession) and Mahershala Ali. The last episode of S2 was particularly raw.
  2. I made tortillas with discard and though they won't win any beauty contests, they are really tasty with a nice buttery flavor.
  3. Apparently there is also a shortage on canning supplies too.
  4. I just discovered the Pay Yourself Back feature which is really coming in handy just now as I've been hit with a big, unexpected car expense. And for better or for worse, beer (or breweries) is a category that qualifies for Pay Yourself Back.
  5. I'm a VERY amateur mushroom hunter and chanterelles are one of the few that I'm comfortable foraging. Hen of the woods are another and given all the rain, I'm crossing my fingers for a big harvest.
  6. I've been to Schilling, it's a great brewery and lovely to visit, they are located in Littleton, right on the river. They also put out the Resilience beers that they do, I've only had the IPAs but they are excellent.
  7. Agree with Joe on those flour types. If my starter is sluggish, rye especially helps to jump start it. I use a 50/50 blend of WW and AP flour. Regarding the temperatures, the 80+F ones above are incorrect and way too hot. Just think about the SF temps and the "famous" SF sourdough. Cooler temps just mean slower fermentation and the development of better flavor. 75F is just fine. What method are you using and how long have you been doing it? I'd recommend regular feedings, perhaps 1-2 times a day at the same time. Google Chad Robertson, Tartine Bakery. That's what I use.
  8. Behemoth and Stone: am I understanding correctly that you are cleaning out your sourdough starter vessel? I have been using the same crock for years -- unwashed -- to better grow the yeast beasties. No need to wash it every time, or ever!
  9. 🤣we've all become homesteaders.
  10. I roasted it first but now that you mention it, could've probably skipped that step.
  11. I was weeding my garden when a lightbulb went off. Dandelion greens are fantastic wilted with a warm anchovy garlic dressing and a couple of fried eggs plopped on top. And snow yesterday had me craving a hearty soup so I made a (rancho) black bean soup. Vegetarian except for the fact that I used bacon fat to sauté the bacon and onions. Somebody left about a pound of rhubarb on the free table of my community garden so I made a rhubarb clafoutis which was simple and excellent.
  12. This year I tried winter seed sowing, you basically cut a milk jug in half, punch holes in the bottom, add dirt, plant seeds, tape the two halves back together and put outside where the whole contraption acts like a greenhouse. Low and behold, I have kale, broccoli and cauliflower seedlings that were planted in February.
  13. I've never made coq au vin so last night a friend and I FaceTime cooked together. Really a lot of fun and what a great dish.
  14. Put some cookies in to bake but forgot to set the timer. Still came out great.
  15. Tried sewing my own mask. That's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back.
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