Monday, May 23, 2011

Let Your Inner Monkey....

Let your "Inner Monkey" take care of your "Inner Demons".
Problem solved.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Potatoes

Loaded a glaze kiln this morning and dug some "New" potatoes for supper. They will be quartered and rolled in fresh dried herbs and parmesan cheese then roasted in the oven.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Don't Amount To Beans

Title: " It Don't Amount To Beans"
Or : "Do I Look Like Some Kind Of Fool ?"

Inflation is rampant. The tricks the manufacturers and retailers use to fool us would impress Houdini himself. Packages that contained a pound now only contain 13oz. Your favorite national brand of peanut butter indented the bottom of their jars so they contain 2 oz. less.. Most of the ice cream that was a gallon is now three quarts. Some cereal boxes are the same height and width but the depth has gotten skinnier. The list goes on and on.
My "Aha!" moment happened a couple of weeks ago when I purchased a packet of garden bean seeds for $1. When I opened them there were EIGHT seeds. These were not magic bean seeds just plain old Blue Lake Beans from a national seed supplier. It was like a fairy tale (where Jack trades the cow for a hand full of beans)
I suddenly realized that dollar was practically worthless.
So, I made a jug about it. Please note: the bottom is indented so it will probably only hold

3 1/2 quarts instead of one gallon. Hey, that's inflation for you. The dollar is included.