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nugatorytm ([personal profile] nugatorytm) wrote2009-08-08 09:55 pm

Balcony / barbecue update

My barbecue is up and running, and it works fine. Let's see if the slideshow works so you can see the before and after pics.




I even have some plants to go on the balcony, just to liven it up a bit.





Larger images are on Photobucket, in case these are too small to see.

ETA: Figures, you have to click "view all" and it will take you to photobucket, where the album is. Ehh, what can you do, right?
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[personal profile] crafty_packrat 2009-08-09 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
The aloe and the cactus should do pretty well, as long as they don't get too wet which I kind of doubt it a hazard in your neck of the woods.

That mini-rose is pretty. I wish I could grow one, but I'm sure I don't get enough light.
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[personal profile] laughingrat 2009-08-29 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Aw, I finally remembered to come look at these. I bipped over to see what you'd been up to, but this was the most recent post...you're probably barbecuing. :)
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[personal profile] laughingrat 2009-08-30 01:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Do you fix those often? I confess to being absolutely clueless about how to deal with them.
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[personal profile] laughingrat 2009-09-05 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Mmm, that fire oil sounds good. So you chops don't turn out leathery? Every time I cook mine, they're dry as a bone and just miser'ble to eat. Sad.

Supposedly we're not as likely to get parasites in meat anymore, but there's been an increase of trichinosis in the US again lately. It seems to be coming more from people not washing their hands and then preparing foods. Like, food-service workers not washing their hands. One article I read about it was trying to imply that the persons spreading it may originally come from places where meat-packing is less hygienic, that is, Mexico. I guess it's possible that's true, but it had the flavor of racist fearmongering to me, so I dunno.
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[personal profile] laughingrat 2009-09-05 09:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, excellent! Thank you!

Finally had a loaf of bread turn out Perfect. Like, the whole nine yards: the crumb nice and even, no giant air pockets (this rarely happens, but still), not too dry not too moist, and instead of deflating when it hit the oven (a sure sign I've left it to rise too long), it did what I hope it'll do every time and flumphed up a little higher instead. Gorgeous. The problem? The slices are too tall for my toaster and I half to flip each piece around and toast it twice. :-D