Saturday morning market.

And you know what? It really does. 

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31 responses to “Saturday morning market.”

  1. coozledad said on July 8, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Smells like treason:

    But it’s all good with Republicans. Haven’t heard a peep out of them on this, or the assault on the healthcare system. You won’t either, because they’re occupying indefensible ground.

    I was trying to recall a quote from Camus that’s seemed pretty pertinent lately, and surprisingly it’s at least similar to how I remembered it.

    Fascism wants to establish the advent of the Nietzschean superman.
    It immediately discovers that God, if He exists, may well be this or that, but He is primarily the master of
    death. If man wants to become God, he arrogates to himself the power of life or death over others.
    Manufacturer of corpses and of sub-men, he is a sub-man himself and not God, but the ignoble servant of

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  2. coozledad said on July 8, 2017 at 10:48 am

    White people from Florida should be denied entry to the US.

    Ladies and gentlemen, Joseph Daniel Hudek IV:

    As the aircraft made the return back to Seattle, the flight attendants and several passengers tried to subdue Hudek. The scuffle got so chaotic that Hudek allegedly punched one of the crew members in her face and hit a passenger over the head with a wine bottle.

    Hudek then tried to open the exit door again. According to the complaint, when another passenger stepped in to help, Hudek allegedly hit the man several times. A flight attendant was eventually able to grab two wine bottles and hit Hudek over the head with them, breaking one of the bottles.

    Several other passengers got involved and were able to hold Hudek down long enough for zip ties to be placed on him. Even while restrained, Hudek “remained extremely combative,” the complaint states.

    White people really need to get their malformed violently entitled ass monkeys in gear.

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  3. susan said on July 8, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Apparently leopard territory-marking spray smells like buttered popcorn.

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  4. Sherri said on July 8, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    According to the Seattle Times story, one of the flight attendants and a passenger had to be treated for “severe facial injuries.”

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  5. David C. said on July 8, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I suspect the guy on the flight is suffering from schizophrenia. If so, as terrible as what he did is, he really had no control over himself. My wife’s brother is schizophrenic and he became very violent during one of his earliest episodes and punched my wife. Before and now that he’s doing well on his medicines, he’d never hurt anyone, let alone one of his sisters. I’m sure concern for the perp isn’t popular, but that’s how it looks to me.

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  6. Dexter said on July 8, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    I wonder what people thought I smelled like after I sprayed myself with a mist from a bottle of Calvin Klein cologne that I found in a Walmart shopping cart in the parking lot…I set it on a light standard support while I shopped but it was still there afters, so I kept it. In my time I would have been accosted by jeers: “French whore!”
    Popcorn odor plants? I B Dam.

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  7. coozledad said on July 8, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I don’t doubt he’s schizophrenic. He’s the right age. His mugshot is from a previous encounter with the law in 2012.

    But this story will die in a matter of days, if not hours, because he’s white. He’ll get due process. Judging from that name, and his status as a passenger on the flight he’ll get expedited due process with perks.

    If he’d been anything else, the cops would have flooded the plane upon landing and shot through other passengers to be the first at him. And the Trump administration would be widening its no fly list, or sending out waves of ICE agents proactively.

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  8. coozledad said on July 8, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    This country is fucked.

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  9. Deborah said on July 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Alex, how did your chili turn out? Mine is bubbling on the stove right now, it will be edible in a half hour or so.

    Is it just me, or are there more airline incidents these days? It’s almost like the airlines are becoming like the bus lines have been for ages. I agree that the guy in the latest incident is lucky he’s white. That is the reality we live in now, sorry to say. LB has a good friend who has a son who was involved in a car accident where one of his passengers died (it is suspected that it’s a case of DUI). The the kid driving is 19, I can’t imagine living with that fact for the rest of my life. On the other hand he’s white so he probably won’t get in as much trouble as he would if he were black or brown. While I’m happy for LB’s friend that her son won’t have to go through hell, it’s a sad state of affairs in this country that people who don’t have his color of skin do not have the same treatment.

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  10. susan said on July 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    I thought the leaves looked leguminous…Senna didymobotrya

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  11. David C. said on July 8, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    You’re right, coozledad. They wouldn’t dare shoot a white man from first class and a the forth. They shoot just enough poor white people that they can say to the rest, “see, we shoot everybody”, and the rest go to sleep happy knowing that everybody doesn’t mean them.

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  12. Deborah said on July 8, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    We had the chili (burp). It was good if I do say so myself, although LB helped a lot.

    I bought a Coleman two burner camp stove today at Target and 2 propane canisters for it. I can’t wait to try it out. We’re going back to Abiquiu tomorrow and will spend the night, but because my husband leaves for Chicago on Tuesday we won’t be back for about a week and a half. I will make coffee on the new stove Mon morning to test it out and then I’m going to have to plan out all of the things I can cook on it for when we go back out there. By the way the Coleman stove was much cheaper at Target than the ones they had at REI. I’m sure they were fancier at REI, but the one I got is just fine for our needs.

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  13. basset said on July 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Coleman makes a sheet-metal oven which fits on top of the stove, very handy if you feel a sudden need for biscuits.

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  14. Jolene said on July 8, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    What’s your chili recipe, Deborah? I had a terrific recipe that I lived, but somehow list. Very annoying. I know there are millions online, but I want MINE.

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  15. Dorothy said on July 9, 2017 at 6:13 am

    I have a chili recipe that I love and it doesn’t have kidney beans, which I don’t like. Of course you can always add them if you want them. I can send it to you if you’d like, Jolene.

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  16. ROGirl said on July 9, 2017 at 6:54 am

    The view from abroad.

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  17. Jolene said on July 9, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Sure, I’d be glad to have it, Dorothy. Maybe post it in Fscebook messages?

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  18. alex said on July 9, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Deborah, my chili turned out well and I’ve been enjoying it all weekend.

    Jolene, I’d share my chili recipe except that I don’t have one so much as I have a technique down pat and the ingredients and proportions can vary. My mother tells me that chili was really a Depression-era invention. People would throw together whatever meat and canned beans they had available and then toss in some strong seasonings. I kind of stay true to that tradition, but have found that certain methods make all the difference between something that’s merely palatable versus something that’s awesome.

    I always brown the meat first, then drain it on paper towels, then sauté the onions and veggies in the remaining meat fat, adding garlic last and cooking it only briefly. Then I add back the meat, deglaze a little with broth or crushed tomato, add the seasonings, then add the rest of the ingredients and let them simmer for a long time.

    I used to brown the meat and veggies together, which was simpler, but it had a lot more fat that way and really wasn’t as good. The onion and veggies caramelize when cooked separately and release a lot of extra flavor that more than makes up for the fat.

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  19. Dorothy said on July 9, 2017 at 11:40 am

    This was not my recipe – a friend shared it with me when I worked at Kenyon.

    1 lb. ground chuck; 1 lb hot Italian sausage; 1 lb sweet Italian sausage, 1 lg onion chopped; 2 large cans of chopped tomatoes – if you like use the ones that have chili peppers and/or other seasonings – use Rotel brand; (or add a separate can of chopped chilis – which is what I do); 1 large can tomato juice; chili powder to taste – and salt and pepper to taste. My husband likes it with corn – so after everything else is cooked and bubbling, I add a small bag of frozen corn.

    Brown all the meat along with the onion – drain off the fat. Add all other ingredients and bring to a slow boil, then simmer for about an hour, stirring so it doesn’t get stuck to the bottom of the pot. It’s even better tasting the next day or two afterwards – leftovers! We always have some homemade cornbread with our chili, too.

    I’ll be in the mood to make this on the first cool Saturday in late September or early October. Hope you like it.

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  20. Jeff Borden said on July 9, 2017 at 1:36 pm


    You beat me to that Australian takedown. tRump is the reverse Midas. Everything he comes in contact with is cheapened and shitty. I argued we’d be more than a generation fixing everything George W. Bush damaged in his eight years, most notably are horrible misadventure in Iraq. In just six months, the Orange King has me pondering whether we can survive his tenure, much less recover from it.

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  21. Jakash said on July 9, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    “…a terrific recipe that I lived, but somehow list. Very annoying.” I’ll bet! ; )

    I love the smell of fresh popcorn, but I wouldn’t want to smell it all the time.

    To me, chili is one of those things that you have to screw up pretty bad for it to not be pretty good — throw the ingredients and spices you like together, let them meld long enough, and there you go. I’m sure Alex’s idea with regard to browning the meat separately is effective, not to mention more healthful, though. It’s like pasta with red sauce — I make it many different ways with no recipes — some are better than others, but it’s always pretty good. Alas, after moving from ground beef to a brief flirtation with ground turkey, we stopped putting meat in our chili or red sauce altogether decades ago and never looked back.

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  22. Jolene said on July 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    You got me, Jakash. Maybe one of these days I’ll remember to proofread. I’m sure you’re right about chili recipes too. Like pizza and sex, even when it isn’t great, it’s still pretty good. Probably more true for pizza and chili than sex.

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  23. Deborah said on July 9, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    LB’s chili recipe is simple but she goes by feel than exact measurements. I let her mix the seasonings that involve things like pequin, jalapeño powder and cayenne (other stuff too like cumin etc). She usually uses Serrano peppers chops one and leaves the other one whole but if the store doesn’t have Serrano she uses other kinds. For meat she uses a lb of ground beef and a lb of ground pork. At least one can of whole peeled tomatoes and a beer for liquid. I can try to match it but it always tastes better to me when she makes it. Oh and I forgot you start by sautéing a chopped yellow onion.

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  24. coozledad said on July 9, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Junior is too stupid to know he’s talking about collusion here.

    Their cover story has changed four times since last night. They’re all Fredo.

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  25. brian stouder said on July 9, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Well, Pam and our youngest daughter and I did the Dollywood thing, and it was marvelous, altogether.

    They indulged me on the way south, and we visited Abe Lincoln’s birthplace in Hodgenville, Kentucky, which was quite good.

    Pigeon Forge was even more beautiful than I was prepared for, and the area attractions we visited were all good stuff. Leaving aside the very pleasant open-air mall in Pigeon Forge, there is a Titanic museum there which was quite good; and a sort of Science Central-type place in an upside-down mansion – ‘Wonder Works’. (ask me about the rope-walk thing, which Chloe wanted to do, with me accompanying her – and our mutual decision to bail on that!).

    But the Smokey Mountains are the ever-present stars of the region, and we visited Clingmans Dome –

    which is quite beautiful, unless the fates decree that cottony white, misty clouds shall enshroud you – as happened with us – and then it’s just the same as watching old-style television, between channels.

    Our hotel back in Pigeon Forge was on the main drag, and they conducted fire-side marshmallow s’more deals each evening. Maybe 4 or 5 kiddos and their parents might be there at any given time, and we had a pleasant conversation with a coupled of Pennsylvanians, one evening.

    On the way back north, Pam indulged me again, and we stopped at Lexington, Kentucky, to see Henry Clay’s house – which was also good stuff. Mitch McConnell’s state occasionally produces a worthwhile senator – and I was pleasantly surprised with how clear-headed (and anti-McConnell) the local paper was, there.

    It was in Lexington that I signed onto the computer in the lobby, and saw Nancy’s news about Michael G, and was completely taken aback. Death is an eventual certainty for all of us, and even despite that – and knowing that Michael G was in dire straits, the news really took me aback.

    This internet thing is sort of like that S’more campfire in the hotel’s parkway, really; and though most of us don’t personally know each other, still we enjoy each other’s company – for a few moments.

    Here’s wishing all the best for his family and friends, from us fire-side companions

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  26. Heather said on July 9, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever made chili. My friend makes a really good version but she always “forgets” to send me the recipe. I’ve never made lasagna either, which seems like something I should know how to do.

    I’m sitting in the Toronto airport on a layover on my way home from Lisbon, drinking a red wine from Wayne Gretzky’s label. It’s, um, okay? I’ve definitely left a great wine country, let’s put it that way.

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  27. Deborah said on July 9, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Heather, it’s hard to come back from those kind of vacations, but at least the weather doesn’t seem too bad in Chicago. My husband goes back on Tuesday and will be there for about 10 days or so.

    We enjoyed another chamber music concert in Abiquiu this afternoon, we got invited to an after party because we’ve become regular donors as well as season ticket holders. It’s really pleasant sitting outside listening to spectacular music.

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  28. coozledad said on July 9, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    This is the monster Republicans have dropped trou for. They need to be shipped to Russia.

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  29. LAMary said on July 9, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Having worked in a few offices where there was microwave popcorn smell nearly every afternoon, I don’t think I’d want a plant that smelled like that. It gets old.

    I make chili about the same way you do, Alex. I’ve been known to use ground turkey occasionally and it’s very good that way. NM chili is a whole other thing. The green chili in NM is a wondrous thing.

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  30. alex said on July 9, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Mary, one of my best friends grew up in Santa Fe and turned me on to green chili. We went to Sante Fe together one time and brought back a ginormous cooler full of Hatch green chiles and threw a green chili party. One of my favorite dishes. He also turned me on to pozole, another variation on chili that I also adore, a pork stew with hominy.

    I also do ground turkey occasionally; it’s softer and tends to disintegrate, but it’s what my cardiologist says I should be eating, so I try to do it at least every once in a while.

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  31. Deborah said on July 9, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Posole is delicious, a friend of LB’s moved away from Santa Fe and had some frozen pork she needed to give away, so she gave it to her. LB looked online for a posole recipe and it was a hit. I ordered posole once at Rancho de Chimayo, a fabulous restaurant in Chimayo, the posole there was so spicy I could only eat a couple of bites. Since then I have acclimated to spicer NM food and I need to order posole there again sometime, I bet it’s really good.

    I usually get a big bag of fresh roasted green chilis at the farmers market every year, use some right away and freeze the rest, they freeze very well. I love the way they smell when they’re roasting. They roast them in the parking lots of every grocery store in town, the whole city smells great.

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