Brian walks into a German restaurant in Indianapolis and asks from some rotkraut to go. The waitress looks at Brian in bewilderment and responds, “You want real kraut?” Brian responds, “No, I want rotkraut. You know, ‘red cabbage’?” The waitress responds, “Oh, you want red cabbage. OK.” Brian takes his rotkraut, shares it with his oldest son, and […]
I was up early this morning and hit the Greenwood Farmer’s Market in search of some fresh eggs. As I’ve learned, if you’re not there shortly after they open at 8 a.m., you won’t be getting any eggs. This lovely dozen will run you $4, and taste delicious over easy, with a helping of free range […]
The Mastrad Ice Ball Molds are pretty cool, and are excellent for a lowball glass. These are easy to fill, and fit nicely in the freezer in the included stand. However, the set that I received to review had one of the four ice ball molds that didn’t quite seal correctly, and in four tries, […]
It’s the 4th of July, Independence Day, here in America, and I am pondering if fireworks scare plants.
As June comes to a close, and the Dead of Summer has arrived, we take a look at the 2014 Garden progress.
It’s Jalapeño Season in Indiana!
Last year, well into the planting season, I decided to look into what it takes to grow peas here in Indiana. Looking around, the most valuable resource by far has been the Purdue University Consumer Horticulture website, specifically the Indiana Vegetable Planting Calendar (PDF) they publish. They state that peas should be planted, in the Indianapolis area, from March […]
Despite some setbacks due to two major hail storms, and just not enough time in the day, the 2014 garden is now in full swing. This year the veggie section was more than doubled, and is all in raised beds. For the most part this is setup as “square foot gardening”, which makes things a […]
The world’s longest inverted roller coaster, “Banshee,” opened in April at Kings Island, and I had a chance to ride it on Father’s Day. Banshee runs on 4,124.1 feet of track and has seven inversions, taking you at speeds up to 68 miles per hour. From a rider perspective, Banshee was very comfortable and smooth. There was […]
I’ve seen multiple “tax refund” emails today from companies trying to push their goods to the people who suddenly think that they have “free money”. I get that, but… It makes me wonder if the companies realize that not everyone gets a refund. AND, more importantly, that the ones who DO NOT get a tax […]