Monday, October 03, 2005

Canning! Documentary Shorts!

Howdy there. This weekend was filled with canning of green beans and other hijinks.

The beans totaled 40 pints, which came out to $0.65 per pint including jar lids. Not bad for a day's work. Cook for a day, eat for a year. Seriously, can we eat 40 pints of green beans this year? Let's hope so.

The canning dilemma was as follows: Whether to buy locally grown, non-organic beans OR distantly grown, organic ones. Which is worse, the chemicals used in conventional agriculture (gack!) or the chemicals used to truck stuff around the country (double-gack!)? We opted for local produce without an organic label. And I just looked it up, and green beans are on the top 10 foods to eat organically, because they're a high-pesticide food. Greeeeeaaaaaaat.

Once again, a little information proves dangerous. Without memorizing that list, I callously assumed that green beans were safer. Rats! Next year, I'm planting 10 times as much and canning my own. I swear.

And if you haven't seen it yet, go to Brooks's website and watch his documentary film. Do it now. I'm serious.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Hello, Newness!

This is where I plan to chronicle the tribulations of my Jeopardy! audition as well as update y'all on the latest and greatest craft I'm obsessing about right this minute. Most importantly the Funny FezzikStories will go here as often as I can remember to post them.

Audition scheduled for November 6th 2005, 11:30 am
Currently not cramming, but am forming big plans for flashcards and having coworkers quiz me in the form of answer/question response. Should I get a highlighter pen and practice buzzering, a la Ken Jennings? I just don't know yet.

Lessee, right now it's all about canning - putting it by for the winter, like a squirrel. Only with fruit, veg, jars and boiling water instead of nuts and a hole in a tree. I feel a slight pull towards the knitting WIP's, but it's not cold enough yet.

Funny Fezzik Story:
Not a funny Fezzik story per se, but more a REAL STORY as dictated to his preschool teacher!

As told by Fezzik on September 15 2005
Well, Rocky was scared when Buzz Lightyear was at school and Rocky was still at home. Rocky acted like he was sick. I had to sleep with him. I had to put a needle in his tummy and all the other parts of his body that was not blood pressure good. Well, he was still sick. I still had to make him feel better. I had to bring him to school and then he would do better because he would see Buzz again. The end.