Kale, parmesan, pine nuts, currants, olive oil, lemon, salt. The key is cutting the kale very fine. I do some de-stemming first, and then roll the leaves into kale cigars. This makes it easier to chop. Then I put them in a bowl with some lemon juice and let it sit for a while. Not sure if that really works or not but the idea is that it softens up the raw kale a little more. Toast the pine nuts. Microplane parmesan. I just wing the proportions, but it's pretty easy if you just keep tasting. I use currants because they are small, but if I can't find them I just use regular raisons and chop them up a bit.

Just another normal incident in Oregon

oh, and i guess there was an election...

classics online

Famed Chef Charlie Trotter Dies At 54 (linda emailed me)

I was just in Chicago with people that worked for him, other that knew him, etc

It did not end well on many fronts they said, this could be the !

Wish I had tasted his veggie menu.....we love his book(s)

this looked like some quality bread and pastries in the flat iron but i had just bought some bready products so i didnt stop in. crappy website though for window shopping.

This made me smile this morning. 

this house sadly not on the market, but was $310k

Fukushima contamination of the Pacific?

via Justin fb

just moments ago heard about this show but seems like its worth a look, although it is subtitled and i am a lazy american. but, hey, the french know their supernatural thrillers, right? its true, i have no idea. but i love that genre!! oh wait, not really. hmmm.

cal schenkel

see link for online catalog
sabotage works

oh crap, we lost another hour of daylight? we should never fall back as far as im concerned. and, clearly, i am concerned.


Just re-watching the original UK The Office. Holy shit. The American version was so toned down. The level of mean-spirited humor and abject awkwardness is a lot more intense.

The University of Maryland, however, not only barred blacks from playing sports; the school didn't even permit black kids to enroll in class in 1937. Maryland's first black student didn't enroll until 1951, and only did so then by court order. The Terps' first black athlete didn't arrive until 1962, when Darryl Hill transferred over from Navy to play football. But in Sidat-Singh's day, Maryland administrators were so keen on segregation that they prohibited Terps athletic teams from scheduling any school that allowed blacks to play.

Time Warner has a very bad quarter

i had a cameo in my dreams last night from hugh downs. even hugh downs didnt dream about hugh downs!

man behind exploding whale dies
i always thought it was vic torino. or victor reno.

Felipe Jesus Consalvos

Lots of large groups of birds around on this hazy day.