Roasted chickpeas are awesome on salad instead of croutons (savory) or glazed/pralined nuts (sweet). Just saying. (:
ALL jewelry should be removed for showers, handwashing, dishwashing, etc., even if it is all metal and has no delicate gems or base metals, if you have very hard well-water, especially if your water is high in sulfur and/or iron. (Rust stains everywhere? Water smells like rotten eggs? Take your jewelry off!) I learned this the hard way, as the sterling silver rings I wore all the time got badly tarnished. Luckily it was easy enough to clean the tarnish off them, but still, would have been easier just to remove the rings.
@Reginal T. Squirge OMG, I'm not the only one who thought that. Especially the second last picture, that could be Sevigny with a dye job and heavy makeup. Wow.
@Daisy Razor I'm thinking that another good reason to ask questions is that it might actually help the person who's being asked. They might realize that they either need to clarify or expand on something in their work, or it might even inspire them to follow up some thought/idea/direction they hadn't considered before.
@dj pomegranate I had made a dark chocolate fondue for dessert once when my kid was about one and a half and his grandparents (my in-laws at the time) had come over for supper. He's a fantastic eater like Genevieve Winters' boy, will try and usually enjoy pretty much anything I put in front of him, every green vegetable you can think of, you name it. But I thought the dark chocolate might be going a bit far. Still, he was pointing and so excited and he clearly wanted to try what the rest of us were eating. I warned him: "I don't think you're going to like this!" He took one bite of the fruit dipped in bittersweet chocolate sauce, and oh yes, the face he made as he spit it out! Betrayal! I felt bad, but I still laughed. I should have taken a picture, it was priceless.
@TheLetterL "Reformed but formerly very picky eater" describes me to a tee, and I was terrified of the same thing as you when my son was born, that my mother's frequent dinnertime curse would come back to haunt me... "I hope you have a kid just like you!" I feel like I won the freaking lottery: my 2.5-year-old son eats EVERYTHING I eat! Fish! Brussels sprouts! Broccoli! Beets! Asparagus! (Not too hot, but he can handle small amounts of "medium spicy") curry and salsa! It's unbelievable. And get this: he'd rather eat fruit than cake or ice cream! (He got that from his dad, because I'm not all that big on fruit, but I LOVE dessert.) So far, I've only identified one thing he truly dislikes: peanut butter in any and all forms. (I've been warned this could be a sign of future allergy, so I'm not pushing it.) And for some reason the only cold/non-melted cheese he likes is processed cheese -- but he'll eat the good stuff if it's melted on pasta, bread, pizza, etc. (I trust this will change as he grows up.)
@chunk lite I covet the Boardwalk backpack from Namaste. An elegant backpack, if that is even possible. http://www.namasteinc.com/products/handbags/handbags_all.php
@tootsky The Moosewood Cookbook has a wonderful cold borscht with cucumber and buttermilk and yeah, it's fuschia, but I think of that as a feature, not a bug. (: I'm looking forward to beets in my CSA box when they're in season here just for that soup.
@redonion Me too! We'll see what I get when I pick up my CSA box tonight...
@cinnamonskin @Erin Lucille If fat is not an issue, a bit of sesame oil and salt before baking your kale chips is deeeelish.