I’ve been impressed with several of the youtubers I follow for their isolation/work from home/pandemic videos. Sort of making lemonade from lemons sort of situation.
Today I Found Out is the podcast I’ve been listening to the most lately, and they did a show on pandemics.
Binging With Babish is a pretty awesome cooking show (also, he’s from Rochester!) He did a pantry staple show on chickpeas and then, once he got sick, did the Cold Cure from Kenan and Kel.
Speaking of Pantry staples, check out Alton Brown’s most recent videos, including his hand washing video (go with “no cleaver.”).
And then Bon Apetit did a Cooking from Home episode which was pretty awesome.
Is there’s any working-from-home content you guys’ve been enjoying?
It’s playing in the dirt time of year, and I’ve been doing a lot of it.
Well, not as much as SOME years, but a decent amount.
A couple few weeks ago was the local high school’s annual plant sale, where most of the local nurseries show up to sell you plants (go fig, what with it being a plant sale and all 😉
That was – well, not the start, but the lion’s share of our plant buying.
We have a bunch of brassicas, some peppers (poblano, mostly), an eggplant, a couple tomatoes, and some sweet potatoes. Also two kinds of summer squash and four cucumber plants.
The two beds on the south end of our garden were already full — one is a now-permanent perennial bed with asparagus and strawberries, and the other is growing garlic we planted last year. It’s nice to have stuff up and ready to eat while everything else is just barely thinking about being tall enough for the chipmunks to eat.
(The damn pests pulled up my ONE habanada plant! Killed it! Again!) Continue reading
The Kitchn: Advice for Eating on a Very Tight Budget
(we ate lots of rice and beans, and “splurged” on condiments when they were on sale. To this day you can see that echoed in our condiment selection, which is, ah, extensive).
Via M.C.A. Hogarth: Russian Scientists Build Monument To Honor Lab Rats
Now I want to read Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH again…
And FROM MCA Hogarth: Now Available: Not in Need of Quests, a Men in Fantasy Coloring Book!
You have GOT to look at this! It’s beautiful!
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Rion writes about getting inspiration from other writers and, in specific, her inspiration from MCA Hogarth.
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Rion posted this piece on entitlement yesterday, which I found interesting: what do artists owe their fans?
And ri has moved the Inspiration posts to the blog, so they are more readily accessible: here’s Wednesday‘s.
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Micah posts about leaving Smashwords here.
Although I have about 1/100th of the stuff on Smashwords that Micah did, I have to admit I’ve had similar feelings.
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