More Veggie P@rn & some interview questions

September 6, 2006 at 10:08 pm | Posted in Pass it On (Memes), Ya Gotta Eat | 4 Comments

Big Dude

This big guy came in our CSA basket this week. He was promptly chopped up with green onions (CSA), cilantro (CSA), jalapeno (CSA), salt, cumin, and lime juice & made into a delicious salsa.

Big Dude with Mac

Here’s Big Dude with Pili’s laptop for a sense of scale.

I didn’t post the tomato tart recipe because, although it looked purty, I think I’ve tasted better. But since you insist… I followed this recipe, more or less. I added some pesto to the inside of the crust after the first bake, and then broiled the tart for about 10 minutes instead of serving it with raw tomatoes. Because that seemed weird to me.


On a totally different note:

So about a year ago, I asked if anyone wanted to be interviewed. The rules are: I ask you five questions. You answer my questions on your blog (heh, evil cackle) and then ask if five of your readers would like to be interviewed. They respond in the comments, you ask them questions, they post the answers on their blog and the fun, it never ends.

For Journeywoman:

  • What advice would you give to fellow partners of people with diabetes?
  • What draws you to adopt from China?
  • Toe-may-toe or toe-mah-toe?
  • What was the happiest day of your life? Why?
  • Are you and your husband planning to raise your kid(s) strictly Jewish or will traditions from his family be mixed in? How did you come to this decision?

For PithyDithy:

  • How did a fire-fighter/carpenter & an academic meet and fall in love?
  • Can you imagine yourself living in Bucolia for the rest of your life or do you think you’ll move eventually?
  • Okay, assuming the kid has ten toes, ten fingers and everything else inbetween in the right proportions. Do you prefer male or female? Why? What about MrPD?
  • You said you wanted a big family. How big is too big?
  • How are the chickens doing?

For Susan – I promised I wasn’t going to ask baby questions. We’ll see if I can do it:

  • Do you also hope to give birth someday? If so, how did you decide who tried first?
  • What is your dream job?
  • How do you think having a chronic illness has shaped you as a person?
  • What is your favorite body part?
  • Tattoos, yea or nay?

For Erin:

  • If you wind up adopting – domestic or international – and why?
  • What do you enjoy about teaching?
  • If you could only pick one for a year, which would it be – chocolate or sex?
  • Do you like living where you live? Why?
  • Toe-may-toe or toe-mah-toe?

For ANON HS BF (just answer in the comments, babe):

  • Care to update my lovely readers (and me) on your Super Hunk (SH)’s adventures in the diabetes world? Do you have any questions you’d like the diabetes blogosphere to answer for you?
  • What would you say are the two biggest ways you’ve changed since we dated in seventh grade?
  • What would you say are the two biggest ways I’ve changed since we dated in seventh grade?
  • What’s the most memorable meal you’ve ever eaten?
  • What’s your favorite airport?

I know that Estelle and Charlotte wanted to be interviewed too, but I am dead tired. So give them some linky love and keep passing the meme along.

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  1. Wow, that tomato is awesome! Just like you for posting that recipe! Thanks 🙂 ! One thing I really miss here in AZ is the ability to get a big, obscene tomato with dirt all over it still… we only seem to grow the tiny ones with any proficiency.

  2. I do hope you have purchased (at one of your State Fair visits) the “magical salsa chopper” that also serves as a mixing bowl and storage container………….(complete with three extra blades). I do think I bought one about five years ago but alas have no clue which upper shelf it’s shoved away on. I might just have to use a knife instead.

  3. HS BF here!

    I’m going to post twice: once on the diabetes stuff, and again (later) on your other questions.

    SH is doing great. Ten days ago after our ER visit (facilited by stepmom-who-works-there; awesome), he went to his new dr here in NY (who he loves), got a relatively small second prescription, and a meter. He was told to test his sugar 3x/day before meals for two weeks and record it, so that the doc can get some data to work with.

    That, and some diet vigilance, has been working great. His sugar #s keep getting lower (we had a 115 yesterday!), and he *feels* so much better. We’ll see what happens once the doctor gets some numbers.

    Without getting into too much detail, I do want to say (without making excuses) that this condition has NOT been going on for a very long time (with the benefit 20/20 hindsight, we are talking about mebbe three weeks of problematic symptoms) and happened during a time of TREMENDOUS other stressors (art-sweet can attest to the pile of stuff weve been dealing with these past couple of months: new jobs, moving, being apart, family crises, etc), so I’m hesitant to be too critical of him. Yes, he should have been more on top of his medical condition. Yes, art-sweet’s Come To Jeebus talk was VERY LUCKILY well timed. That said, in very typical SH fashion, once he started to tackle this and take it seriously, he’s tackling it and taking it seriously. I’m happy and proud of him, and honestly not all that surprised. I will say, though, that it’s very fitting with SH’s personality that he needed an “external” shocker (here, art-sweet) to make him pay attention. Hey, whatever works.

    You asked if I have questions: I do, and it’s pretty, well, mundane. I’m the one who cooks in our household – a task I love. I’m thrilled to be cooking for two since it makes it much easier to movitate yourself to actually make something yummy. Problem is: we’re negotiating both the T2 diabetes, SH’s high blood pressure meaning i’m trying to limit salk intake, and we’re trying to limit our food expenditures somewhat. It’s proving to be a challenging balancing act (thank g-d we aren’t veggie — we’d be hammered). It seems like SH’s basic modus operandi is just kinda atkins-lite — seriously watching carb intake. Cool, but it puts a crimp on some of my tried-and-true food tricks, like making a roast chicken and stretching the meat out for a few dinners by mixing with pasta and veggies.

    To top it all off, we’ve got the compounding issue: I’m something of a foodie and SH is a compulsive nosher, so if he’s bored or hungry or has a taste for something, he’s going to eat it. (To be fair, he has been showing tremendous restraint over the past ten days).

    So, the rambly question is: any advice on recipes/cookbooks/etc to help negotiate? Steaks and spinach for dinner will get old really really quick; I’m going to have to change my repertoire a whole bunch. Any advice appreciated!

  4. HS BF here!

    I’m going to post twice: once on the diabetes stuff, and again (later) on your other questions.

    SH is doing great. Ten days ago after our ER visit (facilited by stepmom-who-works-there; awesome), he went to his new dr here in NY (who he loves), got a relatively small second prescription, and a meter. He was told to test his sugar 3x/day before meals for two weeks and record it, so that the doc can get some data to work with.

    That, and some diet vigilance, has been working great. His sugar #s keep getting lower (we had a 115 yesterday!), and he *feels* so much better. We’ll see what happens once the doctor gets some numbers.

    Without getting into too much detail, I do want to say (without making excuses) that this condition has NOT been going on for a very long time (with the benefit 20/20 hindsight, we are talking about mebbe three weeks of problematic symptoms) and happened during a time of TREMENDOUS other stressors (art-sweet can attest to the pile of stuff weve been dealing with these past couple of months: new jobs, moving, being apart, family crises, etc), so I’m hesitant to be too critical of him. Yes, he should have been more on top of his medical condition. Yes, art-sweet’s Come To Jeebus talk was VERY LUCKILY well timed. That said, in very typical SH fashion, once he started to tackle this and take it seriously, he’s tackling it and taking it seriously. I’m happy and proud of him, and honestly not all that surprised. I will say, though, that it’s very fitting with SH’s personality that he needed an “external” shocker (here, art-sweet) to make him pay attention. Hey, whatever works.

    You asked if I have questions: I do, and it’s pretty, well, mundane. I’m the one who cooks in our household – a task I love. I’m thrilled to be cooking for two since it makes it much easier to movitate yourself to actually make something yummy. Problem is: we’re negotiating both the T2 diabetes, SH’s high blood pressure meaning i’m trying to limit salk intake, and we’re trying to limit our food expenditures somewhat. It’s proving to be a challenging balancing act (thank g-d we aren’t veggie — we’d be hammered). It seems like SH’s basic modus operandi is just kinda atkins-lite — seriously watching carb intake. Cool, but it puts a crimp on some of my tried-and-true food tricks, like making a roast chicken and stretching the meat out for a few dinners by mixing with pasta and veggies.

    To top it all off, we’ve got the compounding issue: I’m something of a foodie and SH is a compulsive nosher, so if he’s bored or hungry or has a taste for something, he’s going to eat it. (To be fair, he has been showing tremendous restraint over the past ten days).

    So, the rambly question is: any advice on recipes/cookbooks/etc to help negotiate? Steaks and spinach for dinner will get old really really quick; I’m going to have to change my repertoire a whole bunch. Any advice appreciated!


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