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Sweet Cherry Ketchup/BBQ Sauce -- from Saveur, 28 August 2013

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Yield 3 to 4 half-pint jars; I got 3 half-pint jars and 1 quarter-pint jar today. [personal profile] ellen_fremedon informs me that this is excellent on tofu as well as meat.
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Spanakopita, roasted olive bun, mixed herb bread, beet confit, pita, fresh fettuccine, spinach & cheese ravioli, eggplant ragu, quart of Mocha Moo, pint of cheese curds, spinach empanada, bluefish empanada, 2 bottles of hickory vinegar (made from shagbark hickory, the same source for hickory syrup).

I'm going to make Sweet Cherry ketchup this afternoon; I've got a six-at-a-time cherry pitter to help with that. Hopefully, the hickory vinegar will give is a nice finish that will make it into an interesting barbecue sauce.
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I made Strawberry Vanilla Jam tonight, with limes instead of lemons... because the store didn't have organic lemons. If I'm going to put zest into a food, I prefer that there's no chance of pesticides going into the food.

Anyway, the yield was 2 pint jars, 2 half-pint jars, and 2 quarter-pint jars of strawberry vanilla jam... one of those pint jars will go to the Ag Fair, but the rest..? Will get distributed at whim, probably. I have promised [personal profile] texasgrandma that I will label anything else I send her, instead of sending mystery ketchup, but that's all.
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BeauSoleil will be performing at the Millennium Stage on Tuesday, June 27. I'd love to meet up with other fans for the show and have dinner afterward, probably at BeefSteak (vegetarian friendly). They are performing at Millenium Stage as a collaboration between the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Speaking of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival -- June 29-July4 and July 6-9 -- this year is the 50th anniversary and they're focusing on Circus Arts! Also 'On the Move' and '50 Years, 50 objects'. But I'm definitely going for the circus!

Let me know if you're interested in either event (or both!) and we can arrange to meet up.
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Batard of sourdough, chicken empanada, tamale del elote, 2 quarts sour cherries, 1 quart yellow sweet cherries, 1 quart strawberries, 1 pint apricots, 1 pint blueberries, 1 pint snap peas, and a pork tenderloin (aka pork fish).

Yesterday, there were peaches (!!!) at the market, and today there were apricots. I think everything is going to be weeks early this summer.

Currently, I'm macerating strawberries to make jam tomorrow -- I'll need to go shopping for organic lemons as I'm going to zest them, and pick up ginger for the cherry ketchup. I'll marinate and cook the pork later; I might make a sweet potato to go with it, especially if I'm going to eat if for lunch at work tomorrow.
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Quart of mocha moo, pint of cheese curds, 3 dry quarts of red sweet cherries. They had some of the yellow sweet cherries, but no pie cherries -- either they're not in yet or they sold out before I got in.

I'm planning on making sweet cherry ketchup and some other sauces and entering them in the county fair this year -- I've already got jam that I could enter, so it'll be fun. I could do a 'selection of five pickles, relishes, or sauces' or 'selection of five jams/jellies' for the Home Arts -- Department 41, Food Preservation division.

I also might enter the Kraken Knuckles I am making for [personal profile] fabrisse in the Adult Gloves, Colorwork division, and either the orange gloves I made for myself, or the purple gloves I made for [personal profile] greenygal for Adult Gloves, One Color or Yarn, if I can find the buttons that were supposed to go with them and actually sew them on...

And in the very unlikely event I get my Fox Paws done, I am damn well entering it into competition because that pattern is ridiculous... gorgeous, but ridiculous.
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I tried making enfrijoladas last night -- pretty good, but I did skimp on the amount of bean broth to add, so next time I'll have to trust the recipe more. On the other hand, it cooks up very quick if you have fresh beans to work with and is very tasty even if you don't have avocado leaves or Mexican tarragon; a half-cup of Midnight Black Beans cooks up to a full cup easily. I will make it again.

I've been looking at Zenni Optical as a possible solution to me getting new eyeglasses -- I can get a pair of progressives and and a pair of distance glasses with detachable sunlens for about $200 total. I'll just have to wait until I actually have a few weeks pay to order.

And speaking of pay, I'm set to start work Thursday, which should be somewhat cooler than today, which was just under 100F. This is going to be a miserable summer, if we're already getting this kind of heat. I'll be sure to bring a water bottle with me to work so I don't dehydrate in transit.
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The wheel came off [personal profile] ellen_fremedon's grocery cart again today. I think it's not repairable -- or not permenantly repairable, as the wheel keeps coming off when I'm using it. I going to look at replacement option on Amazon -- the particular model is available, but there are a lot of other options too -- but I could just go back to using my pack-basket. It's just that would be pretty miserable in the summer, since it looks like this summer is going to be scorching.

A Terrible Idea [podfic]

Jun. 12th, 2017 11:55 pm
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Title: A Terrible Idea
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Sixthlight
Reader: [personal profile] kdheart
Fandom: Rivers of London
Pairing: Thomas Nightingale/Peter Grant
Series: Without Restraint/A Terrible Idea
Rating: Explcit
Tags: post-Foxglove Summer
Summary: The trouble with having spectacular and possibly very slightly kinky sex with your boss because he’s caught you ogling him after work-related sports practice is that however well it goes, there’s no easy way to suggest a repeat.

Length: 17:30min
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Dead Space [podfic]

Jun. 12th, 2017 11:43 pm
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Title: Dead Space
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] entanglednow
Reader: [personal profile] kdheart
Fandom: Supernatural
Characters/Pairings: Sam/Gabriel
Series: Falling (part 2 - sequel to Follow me Down
Rating: T
Summary: He thinks he can feel Castiel staring a hole into the back of his head.
Length: 39:30min
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Go Another Round [podfic]

Jun. 12th, 2017 11:34 pm
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Title: Go Another Round
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] icarus_chained
Reader: [personal profile] kdheart
Fandom: The Flash
Characters: Cisco Ramon, Harrison Wells (Earth 2)
Rating: Teen
Summary: After the reveal of Zoom's true identity, Harry proceeds to deal with it in his usual emotionally-stable manner. Cisco, tired and angry himself, gets in his face about it, and a couple of things come out of the woodwork. Talking about it helps, sort of. So does the hug.

Set immediately following the end of 2x16, but taking influence from 2x18 as well.

Length: 23:47min
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Once More Unto [podfic]

Jun. 12th, 2017 11:30 pm
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Title: Once More Unto
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] icarus_chained
Reader: [personal profile] kdheart
Fandom: The Flash
Characters: Cisco Ramon, Harrison Wells (Earth 2)
Rating: Teen
Summary: In which Cisco needs to tell Harry something before they all die, Harry panics mightily, and then Harry gives it back with equal and terrifying fervour. Well, nobody ever said the man was sane. Or Cisco either for that matter.

Length: 17:16min
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Summer had finally come home, as it was about 97F (36C) today, so I met [profile] ellen_fremedom, [personal profile] greenygal, [livejournal.com profile] ipleasance and A* for brunch. Afterward we went Labyrinth as I wanted to get at least one jigsaw puzzle for the jigsaw puzzle party I'm hoping to host sometime in the next few weeks.

I now have a jigsaw puzzle of art from the NASA/JPL Visions of the Future retrofuturism poster project -- the Visit Mars poster. The shop also had The Grand Tour and Kepler 16b. I also picked up the Pieter Van Den Keere World Map 1611 puzzle.

They also had three variants of the Gradient jigsaw puzzle, several gorgeous Ravensburger puzzles including the Gold Krypt, and a pretty 500-piece landscape of cherry trees against a backdrop of lake and mountains out for people to assemble. We did the easy bits -- the edges, the golden lakeshore, some of the background trees and mountains, but left the mass of pink petals for the next people to come by and get sucked into the puzzle vortex. And sadly, they didn't have any of the mass-produced Bafflers in stock; I'm going to have to order one online if I want one.

Also, there turns out there is a little book store right next door now, so we browsed for a good bit -- A* took home the hard copy of Rejected Princesses -- which was a nice respite given how hot it was out.

Then we walked up the street and looked at the vendors outside Eastern Market, but walked back down and had gelato at Pitango. They had a halvah-and-pistachio gelato that was interesting, but too heavily weighted toward sesame over pistachio for my taste, so I had cream and hazelnut before we all headed home.

Now I just have to hear back from the contracting agency about when my background check is complete and when they want me to start work...

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