jc blog - tales of a modern-day nomadic hunter-gatherer

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You can consider my Del.icio.us links an extension to my blog, as are my LifeTango goals and my other to-do items. My to-buy list is also public, but only for sharing any useful ideas that might be there; I'm not requesting charity, neither do I offer it.

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2022-12-22-2015Z

Arámburo had ground beef at 50 pesos/kilo, marked down from about 150 two days ago. I bought half a kilo, made meatballs out of half, and will make a nice, greasy, burger with the rest.

Meatballs, experimental recipe: equal parts by volume ground beef and cornmeal; thyme and oregano to taste; enough soy sauce to get it all to bind is just about right for salt. Panfry in lard until browned evenly. Delicious, if a little dry, but it remains to be seen if they hold up in a stew. [comment]

2022-12-20-0048Z

One of my top rules for experimenters: always defer cutting purchased and found materials. I'd been dithering about how to build a raised bed for a garden. Finally today I checked to see if the boards that were parts of various vehicle prototypes would work, and they did. The 8 foot board, that was part of a ridiculously long scooter prototype, was just barely long enough. If I had cut it, even a few inches, it wouldn't have worked. [comment]

2022-12-19-0239Z

The first thing that Rawls's participants in the original position become aware of, once they come out of their matrix of ignorance—before realizing their race, body build, or inherited wealth—is that they need to pee.

Once I finish rereading this 3rd (?) time, I will work on my "justice as bathrooms" conception... [comment]

2022-12-05-1628Z

Well, the tattler lid just popped on the attempted hot-fat canning of some beef kidney yesterday. I'd better cook it and try again another day. [comment]

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