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August 26, 2011

Signs I’m Spending Too Much Time in the Lab

1. I try to use my lab key to unlock my car.

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August 15, 2011

‘Shrooms

I hate throwing away food.  Hate it.  I also hate throwing away food scraps.

So pretty much the first thing Fiance and I did when we moved in together was set up a compost bin, and with all the veggies we’ve been preparing this summer due to our farm share, we’ve already filled up one bucket.  The other morning, as Fiance was going to cover our first bucket and set up our new one, he discovered we had some “volunteers”.

These inky cap mushrooms grew out of our compost bin.  Fun fact about inky cap mushrooms:  they digest themselves upon reaching maturity.  We welcomed the site of them because they suggest that our compost is both nutrient rich, and decomposing.   According to our field guide, the variety of these fungi that we think we grew, are edible. However,  we passed, because neither of us are experienced mushroom identifiers, and didn’t trust ourselves to 100% properly identify them.

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August 13, 2011

Our Wedding. A list. Part 2

11. I am so over photo-booths and photo-booth props.

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August 11, 2011

Ranch dip or dressing

This recipe is courtesy my besti who can be found blogging here.

Add:

2 tbsp dried minced onions

3 tsp dried parsley

2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

To about 3 cups of sour cream for dip, or 1.5 cup mayo + 1.5 cup buttermilk or sour cream for dressing.

Mix and chill for a couple hours before serving.

I’m sure you can do similarly with fresh ingredients, but I would increase the amount of onion and garlic then.

Eat with vegetables.

Or your fingers.

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August 9, 2011

Is it fall yet?

The past month or so in the midwest has been a heat advisory fest.  As much as I love our cute fourth floor walk up apartment, when heat rises and there’s not so much as  a breeze to move it around it makes us a little crazy. I’ve been ready for the heat to break for a while now.

More recently we’ve seen temperatures in the more manageable mid-eighties, and I’m guessing this “cold-snap” has made the wild-life around campus a bit more active. Like this friend who was hanging out by the bird feeder ALL DAY last week.Dear Wild Turkey,

You might be enjoying these hot days and dreading the coming autumn.  But I’m looking forward to it with comfy sweaters and a roasting pan.  You might want to move on before then.

Love,

macnamania

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