Wheat & Weeds – The Tomatoes Don’t Lie, II
Ah, those tomatoes. Throw in a little Algore and it’s a recipe for hilarity.
Tomatoes don’t do at all well if it’s too wet. If it’s warm and wet why not grow cucumbers? Granted, the tendrils can be a bit spooky and it’s no fun having skin scraped off by the velcro-y bits, and then there’s always the smell as well, but it’s a really satisfying plant to look at once it’s at full height and fruiting.
I suggest okra.
WayOffTopic! But breaking news from cyclenewS
Jan Ullrich suspended from T-Mobile, will not be participating in the Tour de France.
Sorry Ninme, I got overexcited, now I cannot confirm above, maybe a savage roumor.
Oh, you are right Half. Here.
Looks like a whole bunch more suspended, too. [dusts off cycling shoes]
Oh jeeez, Basso, Zapala and Mancebo too. This is gonna be a weird tour. If I’d only had a year notice I coulda lost 75 lbs and been ready.
Only on this blog can someone go from totally unknown to superhero and then to supevillain in the space of half a dozen posts. One really has to keep up.
Fun though! Once ninme’s filthy rich maybe she’ll sponsor her own Tour for Brett and Half and the gang. Probably not as fast as the main tour, but the food and drink’ll be better.
I saw 7 comments and wondered what could possibly be so interesting about slow-to-ripen tomatoes. Am relieved we’re onto a sports scandal now.
Half, I associate okra only with my uncle’s scare-the-kids claim that sometimes he likes to peel away the vegetable and just have a bowl of the slime. As for cycling: with so many suspensions, they may needja just as you are.
See what happens when Lance Armstrong isn’t there to monopolize the attentions of the doping officials?
Better wait by the phone there, Brett.
associate okra only with my uncle’s scare-the-kids claim that sometimes he likes to peel away the vegetable and just have a bowl of the slime.
Hew hee, Double-Gumbo for the Cajun aficionado.
I like okra and tomatoes and even fried okra, I do draw the line at pickeled tho.
I hate okra. I hate cucumbers. I want currants trained up a brick wall and a potted nectarine.
And kaffir limes. I always need their leaves for my thai recipes but damned if I’ve ever seen them in the shops.
I get the feeling I’m going to spend the weekend hiding in the bedroom burying myself in my paperbacks and gardening books.
I’m pretty excited about finding this, though.
Herb garden now has mint, rosemary, basil, chives, thyme, coriander and lavender. Very gratifying.
My little lavender topiary is starting to bloom. My avocado keeps going up up up, and never out. I’m wondering if I should clip it.
Anyone know anything about growing Jerusalem artichokes?
You don’t like peeled cucumbers sliced thin in a bowl of quality vinegar with Kosher salt and black bread? It’s the only beloved food Tallahassee and Moscow have in common.
With pasta (pick yur own) on the side, always.
LOL! I’m betraying my country culinary-wise on the eve of the 4th! Ha! Tho, I do have a whole 3on rack of ribs getting started.
Any one near Tallahassee let me know.
Did I mention our barbecue got stolen? I got it for my birthday two years ago (from dad) and used it once, then put it away for the winter and it disappeared. So I dunno what I’m going to do for the 4th. Too po’ to go home for the big barbecue… With steaks… God it’s been a long time since I’ve had a steak.
Boy I just can’t find anything to cheer me up.
I can eat cucumbers if they’re julienned into a thai noodle salad, but in big chunks I just don’t like them. Weird crunchy/slimy texture.
Well. I had a good. go. on the bike. today.
I can confirm I’m ready. to take Jan’s place.
on the couch. watching the tour. should he need a break.
I’ll keep it warm.
[must recover. in time. to. watch. soccer]
Commiserations on the barbeque. I am also (one of the few Australians) without one, and hence never eat steak except when dining out. Lamb chops are good if you have a grill. Does the famously low-pressure blood have enough iron in it, I wonder?
Well, I get most of my protein from paneer and lentils. And I haven’t fainted yet.
Now shape up! Walk it off! Put on your game face! Your lingosphere may need you!
Your lingosphere may need you!
Har hee hee hee. Is that new? I love to be cutting edge.
Yes it is.
ninme sniffs proudly
You know, I received your accolades and plaudits for another working of the whole Anglosphere word thing before… What was that…
Did you introduce the adjectival form, anglospherical?
I’m trying to remember…
Ooh maybe that’s what it was. I’ll check in my search comments box (can’t search before you know what to search for, after all).
No, the only result is your comment just now. Bugger.
Hah! I’m a genius! Or Brett is. It’s teamwork, let’s say that. At any rate, I found it.
Anglospheric zeitgeist. That must have been it.
Or was it? Now I’m doubting myself.
We’ve sold out for a really long thread. But what can I say?
/ha ha ha
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