Saturday morning market.

Haven’t done one of these for a while, but how often do you see a turnip as big as your head?


Posted at 9:34 am in Detroit life, iPhone |

20 responses to “Saturday morning market.”

  1. brian stouder said on October 11, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Well, as I’ve always said, you’ve got a great pair of turnips there, ma’am!

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  2. susan said on October 11, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I once grew a rutabaga that was as big as my head and weighed 12.5 lbs. (Wonder how much my head weighs? Note to ISIL: Er, uh, I’m not willing to find out.)

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  3. Deborah said on October 11, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Heather, from the last thread, hang in there. Wishing you the best outcome.

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  4. beb said on October 11, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    why are the least appitizing foods always the easiest to grow?

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  5. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Heather, you WILL be okay either way; I just hope and pray you don’t have uncertainty for too much longer.

    And my own assumption is that no one thinks we’re not a support group around here. We may be a pretty dysfunctional one on some levels, but compared to some groups I’ve run, it’s a loving, caring community with a better sense of boundaries than most, even if because there’s no choice about that! Vent away, and take all of our advice (mine most emphatically included) with a large shaker of salt. But it’s all always offered in love, I believe.

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  6. Deborah said on October 11, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Susan, according to Uncle Google the human head weighs between 8 and 12 lbs.

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  7. Basset said on October 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Oktoberfest in Nashville was about the usual this year – funk band onstage playing Michael Jackson when I got there, stand in line once for a wristband and again to pay $7 for a small beer, and this being Nashville there has to be a little stage off to the side with more goddamn songwriters. Did make contact with the local cat rescue and bought mrs. B a t-shirt.

    Southern Festival of Books was a lot better, I passed on the author speeches and went straight to the booksellers’ tents.

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  8. brian stouder said on October 11, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I’m a sucker for the authors’ speeches – especially if I’ve read one of their books, and/or they’ve written a nonfiction about 19th century America

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  9. Basset said on October 12, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Curtis Wilkie was the only one I was interested in & I missed him.

    Trying to keep a previous thread alive… Anyone else want to share their twelve cities? (For those who missed it – if you were going to spend the next year in twelve US cities, one month in each, where would you go?

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  10. Dexter said on October 12, 2014 at 1:14 am

    ” I can eat FIFTY …uh…turnips.” [Turnip Hand Luke]

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  11. Snarkworth said on October 12, 2014 at 7:04 am

    I’m surprised Philadelphia isn’t on anyone’s city list. It does tend to get overlooked, situated as it is between NY and DC, but it has much to offer. Brian, how could you miss out on the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall — the very room where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written?

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  12. brian stouder said on October 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Snarkworth – I thought of Philly, and then went Harrisburg, because you can commute from there to Hershey and other places.

    Upon further review, though, you’re right. Philly would be excellent. My brother would go Pittsburgh – as he is (and always has been) a diehard Steeler fan.

    And indeed, I overlooked that we talking spending a MONTH in each place, and Philly would fill a month easily

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  13. Deborah said on October 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Snarkworth, I’ve been to Philadelphia twice, it was fine but it’s not necessarily a place I would want to spend a month. I could only come up with 5 cities in my previous comment, so I’ve been thinking about it but still haven’t come up with anymore where I’d want to spend a whole month of the year.

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  14. adrianne said on October 12, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Nestled next to the gigantic rutabaga appears to be Brussel sprouts, another one of my fall faves! I shred ’em, brown a little cut-up pancetta in a frying pan, add sprouts, chopped garlic, olive oil and herbs (herbes de provence work great) and stir fry until tender. I could eat pots of this. My husband and kids, not so much.

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  15. MichaelG said on October 12, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Adrianne, I’ll cut the pancetta into ¼ inch bits, sauté in olive oil until right, add quartered Brussels sprouts, sauté them for a minute and finally add some chicken broth and simmer until done.

    I know it’s easy to throw stones, and maybe it’s no better or no worse than any other hospital, but I sure would have no desire to go to that Texas Health Presbyterian establishment. They haven’t looked all that sharp over the last couple of weeks.

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  16. brian stouder said on October 12, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    And indeed, if it was a VA hospital, it would be yet another “Obama-nation” scandal story – another example of how that un-American usurper is either criminally negligent in his mis-administration, or else a traitor out-right.

    And, really, I betcha one icy-cold glass of lemonade that by the end of next week, as that hospital comes under increasing scrutiny, this will (somehow) be blamed on the ACA (“Obamacare”)

    Here in Fort Wayne, our brand new Emerald City hospital has declared that they aren’t going to treat a particular insurance brand as “in-network”, and given the web marketing deals that they have woven with doctors and other providers, this means that some folks will have to change doctors or else face higher medical bills (owing to their insurance carrier’s capricious decree).

    And, by the use of smoke and mirrors and misdirection, it took about 7 seconds before someone put the blame on ACA/Obama, which is just about as far from the truth as Fort Wayne is from Madagascar.

    The striped-suit, slick-haired, lying sons of bitches that run the big insurance company have too much power, and they’re not shy about using it, although they’re modest when it comes time to take credit (or, more usually, blame) for what they do.

    The “Golden Rule” writ large

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  17. brian stouder said on October 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Make that: “The striped-suit, slick-haired, lying sons of bitches that run the big insurance companies

    …every damned one of them.

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  18. Dexter said on October 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    uh-oh…my iolo anti-virus protection expired at midnight and I am being blocked from the renewing page and they have changed their policy and now are on strict bankers’ hours for phone renewals…I can actually hear those nasty bugs chewing at my protection walls trying to destroy me. 🙁

    I am amazed when people tell me they have never paid for any protection, just use free Macafee or Avast! or one of those other freebies provided by their isp. None of those ever worked for me…even Norton didn’t work , just one time…and my computer was toast. iolo WORKS…any problem I have had is fixed by remote access. 8:00 AM and I will be on the horn.

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  19. beb said on October 12, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    obviously one’s mileage will vary but I use Avast and have been very happy with it.

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  20. MichaelG said on October 12, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Consumer Reports rates Avast very highly. Better than a lot of pricy protection including McAfee. I’m a user.

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