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Lentils as Blessing to Mankind
« on: November 30, 2019, 10:31:29 pm »
Good news for a change:  My mom actually enjoyed the last batch of Lentils which I made bland - just the holy trinity of Carrots, Celery, and Onions (.. and ... shhhh - a few cloves of garlic on the down low.)   ;)

  Thank you for sharing this great secret with me.  I am sure my sister may have once mentioned (maybe not specifically lentils) ...  she is well aware of the delicate [tense] situation between our Mom and myself when it comes to difficulties planning something we both might enjoy.   Mom's fetish with SQUARE MEALS (in robotic and time-controlled fashion to the micro-maximum degree). 

I had not discovered black-eye peas until incarcerated at age 19.  My mom never made them, ever.   Lots of potatoes, carrots,  { not complaining at all about the carrots and potatoes } and [mostly] chicken.   I think maybe going to jail ::&and&:: learning to LOVE the black-eye peas that others would not be interested in had been a blessing then, to me.    To love such a bean IS the blessing, to develop a taste, respect, and appreciation for them ... even in the midst of so many others looking upon them as unworthy to be transformed into poop.   

[note:  poop is a mother-word, as opposed to the more scientific DUNG]


The fact that my mom::grand-daughter ( ;) ) enjoys it when I make it bland, it will relieve much strife in the house, since I already LOVE it.  She's even bending to celebrate how appropriate pancakes [flapjacks] can be for dinner, then the next morning left-over for her.   I'm adjusting to her, and she is having to give me a little more slack as far as PECK-PECK-PECKing on me.    Ridiculous, comical, stressful.

It is a great miracle, really, that my mom enjoyed the lentils, carrots.  I have found the longer I can go throughout the day before "breaking fast," even if I am up early, the deeper is my appreciation for them.   Eating outside in hot bowl with cold outdoors cools it off quick and I can even WOLF it down.    ;D

I was making them for myself, but the mother is definitely prejudiced against beans due to gastritis FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTTAAATT

When I made 2 pounds separated into two pots, I was able to freeze most.   She likes it, and that is a relief because I get piissed off when she spits food out on her plate (that she can't chew).  I try not to waste food, she throws pasta away.  [no wonder the sum of our weights is < 230 pounds]

I have some jokes I "sing" in the grocery store:  "Dizzy in Amerikaaa ... (dizzy with hunger)" --- Ask a spiritualist if George Carlin thinks it's "appropriate for this audience" to joke about hunger.

AS LONG   AS                     IT'S   ABOUT YOU'RE OWN               HUNGER

and how you cope with it, as we each .. [[[[  you mean real hunger  ?  ]]]]

when the throat closes?   OK.  Joke about being hungry and dizzy, no problem. 
Joke about the way most animal life in the natural state dies?   Maybe we ought to.  It might decrease the anxiety we have about death, security, food storage, waste ... Maybe we can live on beans. more or less, and just have to observe the gorts chase the craap they don't need and can't afford unless they sell themselves into slavery or kneel at the temple of Mammon, or whatever the mall-rats call their God.
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Amen again on the humble power of the Lentil
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 04:12:53 pm »
Even if I wait until 3:33 PM (15:33 hour) before getting a chance to really "feed," heating up Lentils/carrots/celery/onion mix, pouring in deep bowl ... it revives me!

I measure the fierceness of my will to live this way.

This Thing-in-Itself has an appetite, and I thank the humble power of the Lentil for helping me to keep that THING=::=HUNGER/THIRST at bay. 

I imagine these would be great for transporting on long stretches, then stopping for the meal ... makes me wonder ... in this terrifying cosmos, the little lentil (in great numbers) brings me comfort=::=WARM_BELLY.

Notice I am making up my own notation as I go along.   That's what they get for exposing a madman poet to digital computer programming ... it's bound to effect my "private inner alpha-numeric notations".

Alfred Korzybski would have appreciated subscripting applied to computer science, where we access elements via location in an array of elements.  H[0] = first element, H[1] = second element.

Also, an instantiation of a class into an actual specific object has STATES that change in time ...

This reminds me of Korzybki's "Mike_1998" != "Mike_2019"

You can't step in the same river twice because, not only have you changed, but so has the river.

Bottom line:  Amen on the Lentils suggestion.  I have reached an age where I can appreciate the simplicity of it.  You might be what we call an "old soul" here.
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Powerful Medicine !
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2019, 11:31:32 am »
Also: split pea soup (little yellow peas) with onion/carrots/celery started in olive oil / butter.

Add ham bone (optional) or bacon (optional++)

Rinse peas well [ 2 pound bag or 1 ]
soak overnight [ cover peas in water with room to expand/absorb_water ]

Drain peas and rinse ....
Start by heating pot with onion+carrots+celery+(garlic optional) mix in oil+butter until onions start to brown.

Add a little water as needed ... drop in ham butt bone ... continue to add water ... add peas ...
The peas should be just slightly submerged in water.

Cook med-high until boil, then turn down for SLOW boil for as long as possible (until mushy - that's how the Swedes like it, I suspect; if I'm part Swede, I reckon it is best thick).

Powerful Medicine !
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Warning to Coffee Bean Junkies
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2020, 07:30:14 am »
A word to the wise:  if you find your Will-to-Imbibe Strong Fresh Coffee is All-Consuming Powerful in the morning or upon waking from long sleep in general, then you may want to consciously make a point of mechanically drinking down plenty of water before and after and in between these Shots of Super-condensed Black Medicine.

 ;)

Pascal and Schopenhauer and Kierkegaard would have appreciated the coffee I drank this morning that I have become accustomed to.

Those with honest minds would not judge me were I to confess to recognizing the organism-as-monster that each of us IS right now and for all eternity.  I am expected to be ashamed of the tobacco smoking, the strong coffee?  My morbid sense of humor compels me to delight in self-defacement.   Did not Kafka wish to demean himself in public throguh menial labor as revenge against an authoritarian father who mistreated his employees?   

Who knows why any of us choose to live as we do?    I may be living out a penance of non-participation to pay for recent grandfather's participation in the Manhattan Project, or simply as a statement of my total confusion concerning where exactly I am supposed to fit into this Land of Highways and Stores and nightmare cities of death.

Also, besides drinking water along with the strong coffee, should you find yourself rolling up Pipe Tobacco to spare yourself paying through the guts for cigarette tobacco, do not inhale so much of the smoke as pipe tobacco is meant just to --- well ... not inhale much of the smoke.

I tend to always inhale like something is goddamn C*C*  :o [which I avoid like the Plague], but with pipe tobacco such as "Good Stuff," it is best to not inhale any of the smoke at all, and if you do, not to hold that shiit in.   

Such tips expose me as Professor Smokes A Lot, Professor Coffee Breath ... Just another day in the life of code monkey man with a plan to drink water and coffee, then bundle up to smoke tobacco under the sun, staying out of the kitchen as the aging mother rises and claims her territory in the kitchen.

To the kitchen, hurry Kaspar!

Try to revive interest in meditating upon ancient algorithms in modern C++ !
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Bread and Sunflowerseed Butter
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 02:28:14 pm »
Sunflower seed butter spread thin on one slice of bread.   

Cinnamon-Raisin-Walnut Bread with a glob of molasses and a couple slurps of maple syrup (on top of the "tablespoon" of butter).
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Sweet Potato Pie as Game Changer
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 03:19:59 am »
I have made Sweet Potato Pies (double batch) twice since learning how from sister last week.  Game changer, easy recipe. 

I use 4 giant sweet potatoes (you can use 6 medium sized ones).
Boil in large pot of water until you can stab into potato with sharp knife.
Let cool.  Slice through skin and peel off.   Mash in large bowl with (room temperature) stick of butter, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 3 eggs.

Pour into pie crusts and bake 50-60 minutes at 350 F degrees.

Makes 2 pies

1/4 pie filling dinner in itself for one, 1/2 pie for 2.
You can freeze and give as gift, feeds 3 people easy - for dinner even.
Warm and sticks to ribs.
Things They Will Never Tell YouArthur Schopenhauer has been the most radical and defiant of all troublemakers.

Gorticide @ Nothing that is so, is so DOT edu

~ Tabak und Kaffee Süchtigen ~