if not meat, what do you eat?

just your average het'ro-normative dyke retro housewife and general all around chica loca

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Location: out of my element, midwest, United States

my friend says I have a certain spazly charm. she's known me for thirteen years, and we still visit regularly and talk often. it's good to have one of the most amazing persons in the world as a friend. I'm lucky like that.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

And now, back to the food!

I slice green tomatoes, then dredge through egg. The slices are then patted in a flour/cornmeal/spices bath, and laid into sizzling hot oil for about two minutes per side.

Fried green tomatoes are exceptional with some macaroni and cheese.
They also make a mighty fine sandwich, if one enjoys that sort of thing as much as I.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Sevyn has been tagged! In what may possibly be the first ever kitty meme, and he thanks Chez NTM family for the chance at feline expression.

Kitty meme

3 Things That Scare Me
dogs, but only over thirty pounds.
mostly, the vacuum cleaner.

3 'People' (or things) That Make Me Laugh
I can't exactly laugh, but I'd say:
my litter-sister, Six.
those darn kittens are fairly hilarious, also.

3 Things I Love
family-sis Six, mom and mama.
my colorful ribbons.
very, VERY early morning.

3 Things I Hate
"neutering". oh, sure, they're all FOR letting human babies keep their man parts. grrrr.
no longer being the babiest.
organic cat treats from trader Jose.

3 Things I Don’t Understand
car rides- sometimes good, sometimes bad.
my image in the mirror: that cat has NO smell. it's just freakish.
what the hell my momma is doing right now, with the typing and the up-loading.

3 Things I’m Doing Right Now
curled in a laundry basket.

3 Things I Can’t Do
drive a car.
call for takeout.
realize the design for my own imagined website, mau.

3 Absolute Favorite Foods
plastic bags, top choice. seriously, intense chewing pleasure.
cat kibble, basic solid everyday chow.
salt from any kind of snack food. i'll lick the salt off, thanks, and leave the rest of the item.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Mixed in a bowl: two cups of cooked brown rice
one half cup freshly grated Parmesan
half cup pine nuts, toasted
half cup raisins
one cup thinly sliced carrots
one cup green peas
one half cup provolone cheese, cut into matchsticks
one tablespoon dried leaf parsley, crumbled
one quarter cup soymilk
tablespoon or two of soysauce
salt and pepper to taste (use a bit more salt than you'd think)

Dump mixture into greased baking pan.

Top with dry breadcrumbs and a dash of paprika.

Bake three hundred and fifty degrees for thirty minutes.

Excellent as a side dish or when you just want to eat a whole bunch of rice pilaf, balanced meals be damned!

Ready in under an hour if you have the rice pre-cooked, 4* comfort food.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Purple potatoes frying in a cast iron skillet was the first step to last nights dinner creation.

I was inspired by the stunning purple spuds from our farmshare, and by a bag of urad dal(white lentils).

I've tried green, brown, and red lentils; this was my first encounter with the white ones. They were delicious, both fragrant and delicate.

These lentils seemed to cook up into more of a plump seed-like shape, and did not 'run down' (cook into a mush, almost a sauce) as quickly as other varieties I've tried.

I made the dal and taters into a stew with onion, jalepeno, garlic, ginger, and spices. It was dished onto a bed of basmati rice.

It would be great with regular potatoes as well.

Very easy to prepare, dinner was ready in a little under an hour.


Friday, August 18, 2006

Golden miso soup with carrots, hijiki, tofu, and scallions.

Miso is a perennial favorite at the lilypad, it's total comfort food.

Simple to prepare, ready in twenty minutes. 4*

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Well, because I can.

1. How tall are you barefoot?
Five feet, eight and a half inches.

2. Have you ever been unfaithful in a relationship?
No, I understand all too well how much it hurts to be cheated on.

3. Do you own a gun?
No, but my father and sister own several. Sis also has a bow and arrow. She'’s an excellent archer, league worthy.

4. If you had a mental disorder, what would it be?
I do. Depression.

5. How many letters are in your crush's name?
Seventeen altogether.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
Tofu cornpup gal, myself.

7. What's your favorite Christmas song?
They are all disliked. I'm not into that holiday, Halloween being my big fave.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Foo-foo coffee drinks.

9. Do you do push-ups?
Once in a while.

10. Have you ever done ecstasy?
Too often, don'’t remind me!

11. Do you have a girlfriend? Oh yes!

12. Do you like the rain?
Love the rain.

15. Do you have A.D.D?
Possibly. Wait, what'’d you ask?

16. Full initials?

17. Name 4 thoughts at this exact moment.
1) Grrr, chainsaw.
2) Wonder what frog is doing.
3) My cat is damn adorable.
4) What am I making for dinner?

18. Name the last 3 things you have bought in the past week.
1) hippie tye-dye dress
2) three pack of Carters bibs for seventy-five cents
3) groceries

20. What time did you wake up today?
For the first time about six am, trampled by the big man-cat.

21. Can you spell?

22. Current worry?
My friend and ex; her living situation and addiction/legal problems.

23. Current hate?
Ugh, my nightmares.

24. Favorite place to be?
The Big Purple Couch, with frog and cat posse.

25. Least favorite place to be?
In a nightmare.

26. Where would you like to go?
Pick up my froggie baby!

27. Do you own slippers?
Yes, knitted blue and purple tones.

28. Where do you think you'll be in 10 yrs?
A bigger, more rural house, with frog and the kids.

29. Do you burn or tan?
I get pink, and then turn to tan while sleeping.

30. Yellow or blue?

31. Would you be a pirate?
In my younger days, sure. I'’m too much of a homebody for that these days.

32. Last time your phone rang?
I pay it no attention, and just return whichever messages I choose.

33. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Generally I only sing to the cats, and so far they have not joined me in the shower.

34. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child?
The GunnyWolf.

35. What's in your pockets right now?
I'’m wearing a simple cotton sheath dress, with no pockets.

36. Last thing that made you laugh?
The cats and frog this morning.

37. Best bed sheets you had as a child?
Don'’t remember anything special.

38. Worst injury you've ever had?
Tripped and caught the corner of a coffee table with my chin; eleven stitches!

40. How many TVs do you have in your house?

45. what is your favorite book?
That is clearly an impossible question for me to answer. Too many books have I loved...

46. What song did you last hear?
Something in the car, scanning for good music driving home from downtown a few hours ago.

48. What is your favorite cereal?
Granola or Raisin Bran.

49.What were you doing at midnight last night?
Drifting off to sleep while petting Kissa the cat.

50.what was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
The first thought in my head this morn was also actually mumbled aloud.
"Hi Mae-mae."

-Ripped off from somewhere in the blogosphere-

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Fettucini with flat beans, escarole, and lemon caper sauce was accentuated perfectly by shavings of assiago cheese.

This meal was very simple to make, and took about twenty five minutes.