- @warrenellis Would strangers come to intervene? No. We're here to watch the carnage. Carry on. in reply to warrenellis #
- @00Syd Smile back! Unlikely to go anywhere, but you may as well improve his day and yours with a bit of connection and happiness. in reply to 00Syd #
- @00Syd Such is life. At least a nice exchange was had. in reply to 00Syd #
- @TweetsofOld Were they Vikings? Because those respiratory organs would be very out of repair indeed! in reply to TweetsofOld #
- When I import the pictures fro my camera, suddenly I feel like I have a clean slate to record the wonder again. #
- Much as I <3 nonvascular plants, I am not very good at keeping them alive. Can anybody help me be kind to my moss garden? Please? #
- Late Night Food Bloggin' https://followsthesun.com/romesco-sauce-overcoming-red-pepper-fear/ #
- There's not much in the world greater than knowing something you made made somebody smile. #
- @GraphicNovelty Gotta love complex genetic make-ups. in reply to GraphicNovelty #
- @charlieglickman Yeah but *you* don't come back and present to us, do you? in reply to charlieglickman #
- @musingvirtual Thanks for passing my name along! @Alex_Franzen Look me up! https://followsthesun.com/consulting in reply to musingvirtual #
- @Siniful Yay! I really love it! Enjoy! in reply to Siniful #
- Coworking day: Me "Time to go reconcile #Mint and #Amazon " @mgod "NO ONE CAN RECONCILE THEM. One is #delicious the other is a #river " #
- @MollyRen That's not a sin that's awesome! in reply to MollyRen #
- My thoughts: https://followsthesun.com/meditations-on-snow/ #
It is winter, and the thing is we’re all acrimonious.
There was a cop car in front of my house today.
My landlady was arguing with the landlord next door
about who put what snow where.
It builds up and closes us around.
The city carves out channels for itself between steep white cliffs
and every street corner has its own filthy mountain
slowly icing over in the cycle of freeze-thaw-freeze
and you start to feel a little claustrophobic
and wake choking from the dream of snow, clogging your mouth and sliding,
down into your lungs.
Can you drown in snow?
Or maybe in the sordid greyish slush waters that are every sunny January day’s unwelcome gifts?
The first snow of every winter retains its magic,
and then once or twice again, when the flakes are so fat and you can just forget about tomorrow’s errands and your car
and your total lack of waterproof footwear,
and just turn your face up and watch it come.
It is best to do this right under a street lamp.
It is best of all to do this with somebody who will laugh with you, or
when inclined to solitude,
do it all alone, and be assured of your beauty, standing there.
If I had a camera with me
walking home, and I saw you from down the block, standing there
with your mouth open and your eyes closed, enjoying
I would take your picture.
You, there, in the falling snow.
You are so beautiful.
Forget about the acrimony. The days are getting longer.
Think about the snow as a gift,
if you moved back and forth to Australia at the wrong times of the year, you might go 20 months without seeing any snow at all!
You would miss it.
You will miss it. In August. When it is too hot to breath and you can’t fuck because
you would stick to your lover.
You lie gasping on the couch and look at them naked
and nothing has ever been so unappealing.
You’ll miss the snow then, and the wonder of the cool flakes
falling onto your cheeks and into your waiting mouth.
You’ll miss being able to touch people.
The snow is as much a blessing as a curse.
Forget the acrimony.
Winter is at most another two, two and a half months.
May will be here soon enough, and then the heat.
Meditate on variation, live in the moment,
get your shovel.
It is snow season. Let it be.
I am not by and large a fan of roasted red peppers (also known as pimientos). They’re a little on the sweet side for a vegetable, it seems to me, and they’re slimy – that’s the real problem. Generally one encounters them either stuffed into a green olive or laid out in large, incisor-defying slices in your Italian sandwich. I have often found myself wondering about the most polite way of removing the two inches of roasted red pepper hanging from my between my teeth while I attempt to chew a bite of my lunch.
I know that I’m not alone in my red-pepper misgivings, but I am here to say: There is hope! The textural problems can be done away with completely and the red pepper transformed into a savory, elegant sauce, if only one has the tools for the job.
The tool in question is something to do your chopping and grinding; this is one sauce where a knife just won’t suffice. If you’ve got a food processor, this is it’s moment. If you’ve got a blender, it will serve. In fact, you can even pull this off with an immersion blender (every soup-cook’s best friend), if that’s all you’ve got. For that, however, a little extra knife work will be needed.
- Food processor, blender or immersion blender-and-deep-bowl
- Sharp knife
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Grater (if you’re grating the cheese by hand)
- Big pinch (3/4 t) kosher salt
- Small pinch (1/4 t) freshly ground black pepper (a few good grinds)
- 1/2 cup roasted almonds, chopped (non-roasted are fine, too, but not salted)
- 1 fat clove garlic, peeled
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (or Pecorino, or what-have-you)
- 12 oz jar of roasted red peppers, drained
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 t sherry vinegar (red wine if you don’t have it)
Combine everything in the bowl of your food processor and pulse or process until chunky-smooth. Chunky smooth is not an oxymoron; it is the correct description of this sauce. I have kept the grated cheese to the side and served the sauce to happy vegan dinner guests.
I first had it served over grilled skirt steak with Yukon gold potatoes and watercress salad. Right now I like it best served over whole wheat pasta tossed with baby spinach while the pasta is still very hot, so that the spinach has a chance to wilt just a little bit from the heat. I am sure that you can think of lots of other uses for it, and you should, because it is very healthy. Red peppers are full of Vitamins A and C, and there’s protein and healthy fats from the nuts and cheeses. The sauce is savory and satisfying, and ready in about as long as it took you to read this about it.
Go forth, and eat roasted red peppers. They are delicious.
- @viviane212 sundried tomato pesto, is one option. in reply to viviane212 #
- @vlad43210 I'm not sure how good a combination Cthulhu and driving really are… y'know, he's over 200 feet tall. And a bit chaotic. in reply to vlad43210 #
- My paperwhites are about to bloom!! Why is this so exciting?! #
- Trying to edit short writing, I always find myself adding words, not removing them. Yes, Mr. White, but *how* do I omit unnecessary words? #
- @Siniful Mine are in a sort of a deep glass bowl with slanted sides. They're in rocks collected from the ocean side, the only rocks I had. in reply to Siniful #
- @vlad43210 I know, I know. But *adding*? Dammit! Constraint was part of the point of this one. in reply to vlad43210 #
- I meant to go to lunch, but then I read some #history #comics. Kate Beaton, I want my heart back, you well-read temptress you. #
- I want wall shelves. I should not attempt to hang one of my bookshelves, correct? #justchecking #
- Y'know how iTunes sometimes gets in moods? Today's mood is stuff I didn't know I had and don't want to listen to. #todayisnotmyfriend #
- Do you know what season it is for Girl-Fridays & #Organizers at-Large? The season of #receipts the season of #totals the season of #taxes #
- Ok, world. I'm home, I've done a big chunk of work, I've got the fixins for an awesome dinner. Groceries have arrived. I can relax now. #
- Work work work follow @neilhimself's link to @warrenellis's blog, lose half an hour, work work work … #
- .@vlad43210 We can watch the wave of #braintwistingly interesting time waste slowly spread across the Internet. Thanks, @warrenellis. in reply to vlad43210 #
- Also, I think my favorite thing about this job is getting to peek into other people's lives. I love the little truths about the way we live. #
- @SaraEileen Perhaps it would be good if I flew there with you for this most important of all theatrical events? Holy heck! in reply to SaraEileen #
- @katiesalt And I have one for you: what? in reply to katiesalt #
- My posture is both painful and embarrassing. Go me! #
- @vlad43210 Right! What time is it? Corset for posture time! in reply to vlad43210 #
- @charlieglickman My class starts tomorrow! Corset seems to be doing the trick for now. in reply to charlieglickman #
- @charlieglickman Well A) the problem is with my back and shoulders and B) I like to be able to breath and C) not a chance in heck, my friend in reply to charlieglickman #
- @Septimus1812 @Charlieglickman Dudes I'm not about to purchase a posture collar for reasons of actual posture! I will get a backbrace first! in reply to Septimus1812 #
- @charlieglickman Why Charlie are you flirting with me? in reply to charlieglickman #
- @charlieglickman Start by moving your thinking right away form posture collars. That one's for dreamland only. in reply to charlieglickman #
- @charlieglickman Well that one's currently a given. I am rocking the loose jeans, corset, flannel shirt of the work-at-home weirdo. in reply to charlieglickman #
- @charlieglickman That's a remarkably decisive imagination you've got there, sir. in reply to charlieglickman #
- @charlieglickman Aww, see now you're not giving *my* imagination enough credit in reply to charlieglickman #
- @charlieglickman Certainly an invitation to find out more about my imagination. That lives in my head and comes out in my words. in reply to charlieglickman #
- @PopBioethics With these forces you will drag us kicking and screaming into a shining new future. in reply to PopBioethics #
- @bewareleopard Yeah what's up with that. in reply to bewareleopard #
- @peter_hull Dude peter you are the best #overgrad ever. I would never have guessed. in reply to peter_hull #
- @LookAtThatPunim Where do you need paper towels in the bathroom? in reply to LookAtThatPunim #
- Thank you, sky, for being lovely even when I myself, my outlook and my day are unlovely. Way to keep it real, heavenly dome. #
- @Siniful Have you had kale chips yet? in reply to Siniful #
- @Siniful I go with slow, deep breaths to get my diaphragm to stop jumping & compose myself. After that, Jeeves & Wooster & junk food. <3 <3! in reply to Siniful #
- @Siniful When I need to ask twitter for support, you're always the first to shell-out. Just paying it back as well as forward, lady. in reply to Siniful #
Winter sunshine has no right to be so similar
From one coast to another
Winter sunshine should not have the same thin,
misty sort of
quality to it, in the here and the there
Almost as ridiculous as losing track of your limbs
Pedal, pedal, sticks and fingers
Timbre and rhythm and conversation
Where words have no part
Almost as ridiculous
As missing people you don’t even actually know
As the tricks the brain plays on the body
the body plays on the brain
Almost as ridiculous as the rustlings in the mornings
When you can’t really tell when the night ended
And the morning began
And precisely as ridiculous as the notion that the human voice
is really just another instrument
to be played like all the rest
What’s the point of trying to say things in words?
What’s the point?
Like coming home to count up all the things
that make the place you just walked into
the place that you call home.