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What the Hell Happened to Compassion?

My friend Potter said the above years ago. I blogged about it without stating it in 2011.

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Join me in a thought experiment. Nota bene that this thought experiment is in the setting of 20th-21st Century Western Hemisphere society.

 

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Detour | Another Beer Bread Variation

Cooking with Gas, Part 1B
 
 
Hold that thought, says Maximus | vegan gluten-free | gothic granola
 
This series is about cooking with hard liquor. The vodka quinoa muffins were the first post. This recipe is related by virtue of being alcohol. I used the last of the crappy (for this beer cannot be mentioned without being ridiculed) Redbridge I bought in April that sat in a cooler behind the Abbey for several months in a loaf of beer bread about a week ago. Then I fed the bread to my coworkers and GF friend. Talk about curse reversing…or dispersing. They all said it was dry, and I do not wonder why (besides the obvious, that teff is a very thirsty flour) . Dead hypotheses’ dessicated limbs, to use a little William James terminology, break under the weight of live friends.
 
 

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Going Clean: Strawberry Avocado Salsa

My assignment: Go maketh something tasty with the One-Day Deal item, strawberries. I wanted Mexican food, so yesterday I made strawberry salsa, which included avocado at the behest of the marketing team leader. Mango and pineapple salsas are a thing, so why not strawberry salsa? Aguacates y fresas son frutas tambien.


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Stocking the Freezer: Blueberry Cheezecake

Stocking the Freezer: Blueberry Cheezecake
 
Blueberry Un-Blues Part II of III
 
Don’t you like my academic-style headings of late? The formula is “Gerund Phrase COLON Nouns Nouns Nouns.” Or something like that. Add an “OF” phrase and you have it made.
 
“Gothic Granola: Deconstructing and Rebuilding the Nature of Reality” since 2011.
 
This recipe represents another must-do, like every vegan food blogger out there, to make raw cheezecake at some point, primarily using cashews and fresh fruit. Done and done.
 

Carnival Cookies & Preferences

This morning as I ran to the farmers market, I noticed my freshly-loaded iPod shuffle was set on alphabetical sort by song title. Yeh, I didn’t think “Amame” followed “All Because of You.” I prefer to listen to albums in whole chunks with the songs in the artist’s intended order. Having the device on shuffle versus loop would make little difference. I could react in a few ways:
1)    Stay pissed off and complain about it. Take out earbuds in disgust.
2)    Accept it and see how the experience of random alphabetical order sounds.
3)    Change it!
 
Black Cat Society | This recipe picture is lost | Vegan Gluten-free | Gothic Granola
 

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Another Chapter in the Quickbread Chronicles

 
Another day, another dollar, another job application, another recipe…lest this gets boring, remember that you are alive, you can move, and you have the use of your five senses and third eye. Reverend Justin Terry’s take-home message from the Sunday evening service at Arlington Metaphysical Chapel was,
 
God is blessing you, whether you can see it or not. But it’s always there.
 
 

10 Front Window in Arlington Metaphysical Chapel, Arlington, VA

 

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Books | Seaweed Stew

I went to the Library at Alexandria yesterday and borrowed a few books. I get such a kick out of saying I went to the Alexandria Library when in truth I patronised the Public Library System of the City of Alexandria, Virginia. While I was on the search for fiction, I checked out the cookery books as well. The few vegan or gluten-free titles they had were classed with the “health food” and “reducing diet” cookbooks.
 
Really?
 
 Marilyn is watching you! vegan gluten-free | Gothic Granola


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