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Old German Tomato
Old German Tomato

This year I started a bunch of very old seeds from my stash, unsure if they would even sprout. The Old German tomato was one of them, but I think it was mislabeled as a Orange German Strawberry tomato…

Cold “Mexican” “Lasagna?”
Cold “Mexican” “Lasagna?”

Let me start out by saying I’m in this awesome group that joyously trashes inauthentic Mexican food. I love it! I think this would be a good contender for the group, but I probably won’t submit it. …

Ginger Nice Cream Sandwiches
Ginger Nice Cream Sandwiches

I’m sure I’ve mentioned it in past posts, but it’s hot. I mean real hot. Additionally, it’s been that Covid hot that disallows visits to the beach, or anywhere, really, because people are such ass…

More Pickles
More Pickles

As is custom to this time of year, we are beginning to pickle just about everything. This time it’s the pepperoncini and mouse melons we grew at home. Most of the peppers we grow were started from…

Uplift, Accommodation, and Assimilation, 2 of 2
Uplift, Accommodation, and Assimilation, 2 of 2

Hollowell starts out with a timeline, which I truly appreciate. He wants to express the point that the separation of the races through the Jim Crow laws starts around 1877, and mostly around public ac…

Pickled Purslane
Pickled Purslane

I love purslane. The first time I had purslane was when I was invited to a former student’s house for lunch. She made a traditional Mexican pork stew with “verdolagas” or what we call purslane, to…

Real fruit popsicles
Real fruit popsicles

Today is the kind of day where you feel like you are covered in mucus. It is so ridiculously hot, that even my own skin bothers me. I ache to peel it from my bones, but it’s a bad idea. In o…

Sushi Time
Sushi Time

It’s hot here. It’s mid July, and we’re hot. All we want are cold foods, so last night we made sushi for today’s lunch. We need a better knife for cutting sushi. This is one of my favo…

Uplift, Accommodation, and Assimilation 1 of 2
Uplift, Accommodation, and Assimilation 1 of 2

Hollowell states that the “Talented Tenth,” Uplift & Respectability, and Race Management are the themes of the next two lectures, and honestly, I really need a little uplifting because the last fo…