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From Stock to Doodle

by Patrick on April 13, 2013

in "Science",Food

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Simmered for 48 hours for stock, then drawn.
All evidence of the shaft of the larger part of the bone fell off after 12 hours of simmering.
This is the bottom end of the bovine femoris.
I feel a little bit robbed that I didn’t receive the knee cap with my purchase…

Halloween and Hurricanes

by Patrick on October 31, 2012

in "Science",Food,Tattoos

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Some Hurricane doodles for Halloween.

Mice in the Cupboard

by Patrick on March 29, 2012

in comics,Food

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A little comic that followed one simple arbitrary graphic rule.. it needed to look like a face.

St. Josephs

by Patrick on March 20, 2012

in Everything,Food

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Had a bit of sugar yesterday (March 19) for St. Joes. This pastry is made at Italian bakeries most of the year, but they go nuts on this day in particular.
“Zeppola” is a pastry named for St Guiseppe (Joseph). The shape is supposed to reference a tool for carpentry and symbolize the passing down of knowledge and the strength of family. (or something)
(bought this one at Isgro on Christian Street. They called it “Vanilla” and Cathleen ordered one with Marscipone and chocolate flakes (reminded me of Scialo Bros’ tiramisu). I couldn’t follow all the flavors they had and they cost a fortune.. but it was delicious.
At Scialo’s you had two choices: the everyday one with custard inside and out with a cherry, or the “special” zeppola with the basic cannoli cream just on top and a cherry.
yummy stuff

Ground Cherries

by Patrick on August 11, 2011

in "Science",Everything,Food

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Found this weird fruit at the Fair Food Stand at Reading Terminal Market. The fella at the register said these were related somehow to the tomatillo, the tell tale marker being the loose paper hull (not sure if I captured it exactly right) surrounding each berry. He claimed they were “tart with a strange pineapple like sweetness”. That’s pretty spot on.
Strange, It just occurred to me that “bottom” implies that the cherry sits on that part, but there is clearly a stem and it probably dangles from that, so it should read “top”. Since I have never seen the plant from which it comes just assume “bottom” is wrong, or at least not exactly correct.

Yup, I drank it.

by Patrick on June 11, 2011

in Food

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A few months ago I bought “The Primal Blueprint” by Mark Sisson. The book practically reads itself, I finished it in two days (which really does say a lot, I’ve never been a fast reader). It is basically an outline to get one started on living “primal”. The logic starts: with the advent of agriculture ten thousand years ago humans got sicker, shorter, dumber, and softer. So if we act more like our pre-agra-ancestor we can correct some of the penalties we’ve accrued.
I lost ten pounds of fat the first month, five the next, and I feel great.
I’m sold. Want to lose weight? Want to get stronger? Buy it, read it. Done.
He also has a well maintained web presence.

notes:
I don’t own the rights to either Kool-aid or “Grok”.
First read about Mark Sisson in the Rivendell Reader. Also of interest is “Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It” by Gary Taubes.
There’s plenty of fun Paleo blogging like this guy.
This video gets at the heart of the low carb diet.

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