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omg these things are huge.

The other morning I was walking my dog, and noticed that the beans someone had planted in the courtyard of my building were HUGE. Not just big, but scary huge.
Exhibit A:
these giant beans are growing in my courtyard
Look Closely

Exhibit B:
they are each longer than one foot
Here you don’t have to look so closely, because each bean is more than ONE FOOT long.

I googled a little and found “Yardlong Beans” but I don’t think this is them. These look more like giant scary but regular ‘ol green beans.

I know who they belong to and could just ask them, but its more fun trying to google them all day.

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Booze and Veggies.

This summer I belong to a great CSA, and have a garden, so I’m already finding myself with a shitload of vegetables. Last night after a few beers at the new neighborhood bar The Scurvy Dog, I made some really unphotogenic but yummy pickles, and whipped up these effin’ delicious onion goat cheese muffins.

They are based on Jugalbandi’s Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Muffins, but I used what I had in my fridge, which was onions and zucchini and some dill.

onionmuffin

I was drunk when I made them, but somehow they came out really well, and so fluffy, I think because I used egg whites instead of the whole egg? They are for a picnic tonight at Blithewold, and I think they will go nicely with the Portuguese wine they are serving (More drinking).

Whenever I drink 4 beers on an empty stomach, I crave some za, so luckily I had the right ingrediants.

Last nights dinner Goat Cheese Salami Broccoli Pizza:
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See that beautiful broccoli, its from my garden. I know, you are jealous.

my garden grows.

I’ve really been nerding out about gardening & veggies this summer. I was able to get a community garden spot, and so far its going great. Last year I was trying to grow tomatoes on my roof, but it was super hot out there, we weren’t “technically allowed” on the roof and I got a hornworm invasion. This year, i’ve already harvest a shit-ton of radishes, more mesclun than one person should ever eat, and some so so swiss chard.

Here’s a peek into what gets me so excited.
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look at that cucumber! adorable.

“Shear Genius” or Bottom of the Barrel Reality TV?

I am someone who will watch just about any reality tv show, and enjoy it, and watch it through to the finale. I can find something good about a show, something so tacky or absurd that makes it watchable. I watched every stupid episode of “I Know My Kid’s a Star” and that Mother/Daughter pageant show that I can’t remember the name of.

Last year my ‘hook’ for Shear Genius was listening to Rene Fris’ say “Shake it out” every episode. It seems this year he’s dropped his catch phrase, but they are allowing him to speak more, even though its impossible to understand wtf he is trying to say.

Meet my ‘hook’ for this year. Kim Vo.
Kim Vo

note: Kim Vo in High Def, does NOT look like Kim Vo on his about me page.

Todd Oldham Loves Providence –

or at least RISD Students.

A series of books is available from Todd, and the Prov-centric one has an Essay by Amy Sedaris. HipSTAR! From the AMMO Books Site (where it is available for pre-order for a mere $19.95 in case you don’t know any real life RISD students yourself).
“A testament to ingenuity on a budget without any parental restrictions, Home Studio Home celebrates unique and unfettered creativity.” Isn’t that what living in Providence is all about?

P.S. I think the one about John Waters looks the best.

In Death…

I just came back from New Orleans, I spent my $600 tax thingy there…and you should too.

I have a lot to blog about.. The food, the drink, the caterpillers, the burlesque, but most importantly, I discovered what I want on my tombstone!

At Rest

Found at Saint Roch’s Cemetary. I love it. Especially the tiled font. Its like a ransom note from the grave.

This week’s Narragansett Recipe

I really like Narragansett Beer, I find it pleasant to drink (when in bottles), cheap, and it’s somewhat local. I also really like supporting farmer’s markets, so, I’m going to bring you a recipe a week created with Narragansett and some local produce. Sound good? Good.

This week’s I bring you something pretty simple but incredibly tasty:

Asparagus with ‘Gansett and Sage LittleNecks

– 1 Bunch of Asparagus (I used asparagus from Four Town Farm – much much better than what you’d get at the supermarket)
– 1 lb of Little Neck Clams (Mine were from Matunuck Oyster – awesome)
– 1/2 bottle of Narragansett Lager (or any local lager)
– 1 teaspoon of Dried Sage – Fresh would be better
– 1 clove of garlic
– 1 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil

Mix Oil with thinly sliced garlic on medium heath add Asparagus. Saute on medium for about 10 minutes.

Put Little Necks in Large pot, add 1/2 bottle of Narragansett + Sage let boil on high heat, cook for about 5 minutes, until they open a little bit.

Plate,Eat and Enjoy. (Drink the rest of the beer with the meal)

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