Tuesday, October 21, 2014


This morning, this was Pumpkin/coconut curry - but somehow as the day wore on, it became fried chicken. The house will smell like fried food for a week - but gosh it was yummy.

Keep your seats ladies and gentlemen : The BUCKEYES are coming !

These guys just win halftime. Make sure to watch their drum major as well....

That's me in the spotlight.

 • Oh my god, they look so young! It was 1981 when this little Athens, Ga. based band started making a splash. Over the years that followed they made waves. This small trailer for a larger documentary about R.E.M. is a beautiful peak at innocence, youth, the '80s and MTV. The music television network (it used to be that) and R.E.M. grew up together. Much of what that band did was documented on MTV, including its break up in 2011.
The documentary, R.E.M. By MTV, airs in November on MTV and VH1. It'll also be included in the six-DVD set REMTV, out on Nov. 24. Also in the set: award highlights, TV appearances, live performances and plenty of tidbits and highlights from the vaults including both of the band's MTV Unplugged sessions from 1991 and 2001, live concerts from the other Athens, 99 performances spanning three discs and much more. Take a look at this, then imagine your favorite young band and the documentary that could get made 33 years from now."

Monday, October 20, 2014

Take it down a notch ....

Vegetable of the Day

Pointed cabbage

Pointed, hispi, hearted or sweetheart cabbage as it is sometimes known is a type of green cabbage with green leaves and a pointed head. The leaves are more open than those of a green cabbage and they have a softer texture and sweeter taste. When buying pointed cabbage look for crisp, bright looking leaves and avoid any that are wilting, yellowing or have discoloured patches or holes.

How to Use

Pointed cabbage is usually eaten cooked. It can be added to stir-fries or served with butter and black pepper as a side dish. It makes a tasty accompaniment to hearty stews and casseroles as well as grilled chops or steaks.

How to Prepare

Remove any damaged outer leaves and cut the cabbage in half and then into quarters, cut off the hard core from each quarter at an angle. Slice and wash thoroughly.

How to Cook

Cabbage can be steamed, boiled or stir-fried, it is easy to overcook cabbage and spoil its texture and flavour so just cook until tender. To steam cabbage, place in a steamer and cook for 5-10 minutes until tender but still crisp. To boil, bring a pan of water to the boil, add the prepared cabbage and cook for 5 8 minutes until tender but still crisp. To stir-fry cabbage, heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan, add the cabbage and stir fry for 4-5 minutes or until tender but still crisp.

How to Store

refrigerated after purchase.


It was late in getting here, but 2014 turned out to be a great run.

Adios Mi Amigos!
Until next Summer.

 Not really even all that many pumpkins left, more than this, but I just really liked this shot with the leaves and mute colors.
and another view of my favorite October shot from this afternoon.
A blaze of Autumn color over a few 200 year old graves!