On Watch

I don’t know what they’re guarding us from.

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Obligatory

First snowfall of the season

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Cozy perch

Ferrous likes to be on the back of the couch in the loft because the heat comes up from behind and makes it a very cozy spot. Two pictures today, each more adorable than the other. Facebook friends, click through for the second.

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Surprise Kitty

Our current stick of butter has a little void in it. When I cut a pat for my toast this morning, the hole was in the shape of a kitty!

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Crystalline Entities

I walk by these every day on my way into/out of work. Should I be concerned?

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Fun with Science

Lis’s knife at dinner tonight was quite strongly magnetized.

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Root Vegetable

Among our other treats today, we roasted and ate this Cthulhu Fruit, which normal people call a celery root.

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Trussed

Trying out my new trussing needle. This is MUCH easier than tying!

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The Ant and the Grasshopper

I brought up three quarts of turkey stock today, made the day after Thanksgiving last year; there’s another 3 pints still in the freezer.

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Birds

In the mid 19th century, as mechanical milking of dairy cows became a thing, veal was much cheaper and more widely available than chicken. Thus was born the “veal bird” or “city chicken”, a recipe designed to simulate poultry. One of my favorite dishes as a boy, I make this recipe semi-frequently, though I usually make “pork birds”. Today, for the first time, I brought it full circle and used chicken breast, thus making the amusingly-named “chicken birds”.

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