Search Results: tried
5 Dec 2015: Belated Brew Log: Massive Cider Edition
Food: apples, brewing, cider, crab apples, pears, Rosaceae · 1 comment
... which lack the tannins and acids you want in cider. I tried to compensate by adding some crab apples but despite their nice color ...
24 May 2015: Cooking with Lilac
Food: cocktails, lilac, Oleraceae · no comments
... playing around with lilacs the past couple years. I've tried several ways of extracting and preserving lilac flavors: in alcohol, in ...
Food: cheatgrass, fescue, grains, Poaceae · 2 comments
... and some kinda fescue (Festuca sp.), because I'd never tried foraging grains before. Tom Elpel notes that all grasses are edible with ... to the straw still so you have to smash and winnow. I tried putting all of this stuff into an old pillowcase and beating it, which... ...
25 May 2014: Mugwort mochi
Food: Asteraceae, Fabaceae, mugwort, red bean paste · 1 comment
... of Artemisia was not conveniently in my cupboard, I tried it with good ol' Artemisia vulgaris instead. A couple notes: My ...
24 Aug 2013: Cornel Vanilla Cream Pie
Food: Cornaceae, cornels, pie · no comments
... of the pie shell before filling it with vanilla cream, and tried to do some fancy swirly garnish stuff on the top, which probably would've ...
20 Jun 2013: The Not-So-Many Uses of Dehydrated Knotweed
Food: infusions, knotweed, peer-reviewed research, Polygonaceae, resveratrol · 2 comments
... your vodka a little bit so it's ready to drink. I tried to infuse a bit of dried knotweed and it was completely awful - it ...
7 Apr 2013: How I Don’t Eat Dandelions
Food: Asteraceae, bitters, coffee substitutes, dandelions, Food, infusions · 10 comments
... of past results. The whole dandelion is edible and I've tried everything but the seeds. The emerging theme is that dandelions are great ...
30 Mar 2013: Japanese Knotweed Straws
Food: Asteraceae, Fabaceae, garnishes, knotweed, Polygonaceae, Rosaceae · no comments
... - like if you let a sweet pea get old and starchy. Haven't tried pickling them yet. A sunburn! Just a little one. It feels so nice to be ... much less tasty than any of the other Rubus species I've tried so far - not intolerable, but markedly more bitter/astringent. Between ...
16 Mar 2013: Horsetail shoots
Food: Equisetaceae · 2 comments
... it was we were tasting, we all liked it. After we'd all tried a nibble of raw shoots, I steamed the remainder for a few minutes, tossed ...
9 Feb 2013: Oregon grape liqueur
Food: Berberidaceae, liqueurs · 5 comments
... I initially tried my first batch of this liqueur I was thinking it'd be a good replacement ... liquor cabinet not as a sloe gin substitute - the more I tried that, the more I thought that actually it's too strongly flavored and not ...
30 Dec 2012: Cooking with Douglas Fir
Food: Pinaceae, Pseudotsuga menziesii · 3 comments
... carols I have been trying to avoid. This year I also tried to eat a Christmas tree. Or some needles, anyway. Douglas firs are one of ...
21 May 2012: A Foraged Dinner
Food: Asteraceae, Berberidaceae, Brassicaceae, cocktails, nettles, pickles, Pinaceae, Polygonaceae, recipes, Rosaceae, rowan, soup, Urticaceae · 4 comments
... the pineappleweed blooms again. *Did I mention that we tried to dig up some geoducks during the Supermoon? We failed. The 'ducks were ...
29 Apr 2012: Pickled Japanese Knotweed
Food: bread, knotweed, pickles, Polygonaceae · 2 comments
... to overcome the fact that it looked like baby poo. I tried it on pancakes and just couldn't do it. So I've been using up my knotweed ...
17 Jul 2011: Winnowing Money Plant Seeds
Food: Brassicaceae, foraging, seeds · 1 comment
... money plant seeds from their dried and smashed-up pods. I tried every technique I could think of - or rather, since it was raining, I tried every technique I could think of that would work underneath the covered ...
30 Dec 2008: Cell Phones Make You Drive More
Aimless: · 3 comments
... changes to reduce our impact on the planet. I've tried, but so far I have been unable to halt the advance of socially-mandated ...
6 Sep 2008: You Know You’re Marrying a Geologist When…
Aimless: · 22 comments
... other, and she nearly dumps you She keeps asking if you've tried licking it She asks you to rub it against your teeth You honeymoon in ...
18 Jun 2008: Advice for a Mathphobe?
Aimless: · 25 comments
... like statistics. How did I find the joy? Well first I tried really hard not to. I was an English major after all! Then I went to grad ... I was good at it and that it was sort of fun. My professor tried to get me to pick up a cognate in statistics. I wasn't that crazed about ...
22 Apr 2008: The Personal is Political, Earth Day Edition
Politics: earth day, environmentalism, feminism · 10 comments
... sound habit that you've thought about cultivating, or tried to cultivate, but never managed to really get off the ground? Can you ...
Aimless: · 16 comments
... (the tectonic unit now known as North America) actually tried to split apart in several places, but somehow managed to hold itself ...
18 Feb 2008: Repost: A Puzzle
Aimless: · 4 comments
... I'll kick things off by posting a puzzle/meme I tried to start back in aught-one, which never caught on - probably because back ...
18 Jan 2008: Fred Meyer French Onion with Bacon Vegetable Dip
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: iTunes iChing, reviews of stuff, vegetable dip · 4 comments
... of order and purpose and shiny in many years... and then I tried this vegetable dip. It tastes exactly like the floor of a hardware store ...
31 Dec 2007: Year in Review
Meta: clip show · no comments
... smell illusions, too - though as far as I know no one has tried to confuse dogs with this particular technique. Best Geoscience Post: ...
18 Dec 2007: Grading Codes I Want to Give
Teaching: funny, grading, students say the darndest things · 1 comment
... some relevant examples from historical earthquakes and tried. There might even be hope for the future. I think I need to lie down for ...
20 Oct 2007: The Spinning Dancer and the Brain
Science: debunking, neuroscience, optical illusions · 77 comments
... smell illusions, too - though as far as I know no one has tried to confuse dogs with this particular technique. If this explanation ...
3 Mar 2007: Earthquake Folksonomy
Science, Teaching: earthquakes, lay science · 14 comments
... - "It was a swivel, wasn't it? It swivelled!" - while I tried to estimate epicentral distance and magnitude based on S wave / surface ...
21 Feb 2007: Blocking Mt. Etna
Science: volcanoes, X-treem hazard mitigation · 2 comments
... became our base of operations. The navy units involved tried several different ways to place large decommissioned anti-terrorist ...
24 Nov 2006: Thanksblogging
Human Fuzzies, Personal: pie, thanksgiving · 4 comments
... you can have them. Ditto how to cook in lava. Not that we tried that. This year? A pecan piecosahedron. Not quite as showy as a gravy ...
12 Oct 2006: Seismograms from North Korea
Politics, Science: earthquakes, nuclear weapons, seismograms · 4 comments
... accounted for the way the waves are actually recorded. I tried, but for some reason it comes out all wonky and I can only fuss so much. ...
10 Jul 2006: Sunday, Day of Links
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics, Science: fascist police states, Joseph Campbell, science studies · 2 comments
... that I leave, but still not quite believing my ears, I tried one more approach to reason. "Hey, listen. I'm a veteran. This is a V.A. ...
17 May 2006: Miss Manners vs. the Washington Post
Politics: miss manners, sexism, the walking uterus · 1 comment
... loss - 50 pounds in total, to a low of 85 pounds. She tried me on Keppra, which was worse - then gave up for the sake of the ...
13 Mar 2006: The Rhetoric of Patriarchy
Human Fuzzies, Politics: feminism, patriarchy, rhetorical tactics, words · no comments
... have used it, as well as people like Heidi Hartmann who tried to establish patriarchy as a parallel system to capitalism: a system of ... staring at you as if you are from the Moon. I've also tried to make the point that "patriarchy" has a connotation of structural-level ...
14 Feb 2006: You Say Patriarchy, I Say Pahtriarchy
Politics: feminisms, patriarchy, rhetorical nit-picking · 4 comments
... for the idea that etymology is destiny. If past feminists tried to overdefine The Patriarchy to mean more than just the rule of old farty ...
7 Feb 2006: Oh Look, the “Jobs for Men” Section
Personal, Politics: advertising, sexism · no comments
... site, and a heavy dose of X-treeem graphic design. I tried to watch the promotional video, to see if the X-treem male targeting ...
23 Sep 2005: Friday iTunes iChing
Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, search requests · 5 comments
... is hot vagina iching - [now there's an oracle I haven't tried... -y] sniff and taste a product plywood ...
21 Jul 2005: Why I am so very slack
Personal: guest posts · no comments
... yamlet's visit, bad nasty terrrristes may or may not have tried again to blow up smokey old Londontown, to widespread indifference: With ...
10 Jun 2005: Friday Random Ten: Delphic Edition
Meta: Friday random ten, search requests · 1 comment
... The Sunnyside Of The Street Stepped over bodies in bombay Tried to make it to the u.s.a. Ended up in nepal Up on the roof with nothing at ...
17 May 2005: Someone’s Been Waiting
Meta: fan mail, monkeys, ninjas, pirates, robots, zombies · 5 comments
... when you hear the word "coccyx"? www.miniclip.com I tried to play monkey snow fight, but was denied. Cruelly denied! Also, I ...
18 Apr 2005: For Millennia, Google Has Spoken
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: essay contests, googlefu · 3 comments
... Is the Measure of Man For many millennia, man has tried to create ways to measure time intervals in microseconds. You can take ...
7 Feb 2005: Monday Links to Stuff
Links: brain drain, Iowa, nerdy jokes · no comments
... under 30. [...] Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, a Democrat, has tried [...] holding cocktail parties for former Iowans living in Chicago, New ...
4 Feb 2005: Trombones of Great Injustice
Politics: fascist police states, Geneva conventions, Joe Lieberman · no comments
... ultimately unjust. Joe Lieberman would be offended if I tried to send a trombone to an imprisoned family member - and they say ... Mohammed, so perhaps he wouldn't find it offensive if I tried to mail a trombone to someone who was being held in Gitmo indefinitely ...
2 Dec 2004: Thanksgiving Food Review
Food, Personal: cranberry sauce, pie, recipes, thanksgiving · 4 comments
... without yams, and I don't like mashed potatoes anyway. I tried an apricot brandy based glaze, which was fine but for N things: I have ...
15 Aug 2004: Sidebar Gadget Manager: Implementation Notes
Meta: code, Movable Type, php, sidebar gadgets · no comments
I'm currently installing the show/hide sidebar gadgets script, from scriptygoddess. Because I don't want to have the script included on every single bloody page, file, and MT template, I'm hiding it in a layer of includes which have caused a couple problem ...
5 Aug 2004: SUVs illegal in Pasadena
Politics: environmentalism, Pasadena, SUVs · 1 comment
... illegal in my neighborhood (and others). I'm sure if they tried to enforce the ban, all the Hummer owners would get together and "help" ...
13 Jun 2004: Sunday Review: Things That Are Red
Human Fuzzies: cola, gardening, graphic design, pop, reviews of stuff, Solanaceae, tomatoes · 2 comments
... tried some of the new Manly Coke Light product; it's about what I expected, not ...
4 Apr 2004: In Which I Am Excited About Compost
Links, Personal: · 3 comments
... being bogged in their own meaningless seriousnesses.* I tried leaving a message with a particular local hotel re: Item 1, but they ...
9 Dec 2003: Snekaos i L.A.?
Links, Politics, Whimsy: Local Politics, Los Angeles, snow · 5 comments
... and city councilpersons: Last time, Reyes and his staff tried to make their own [snowman], but it turned into a disaster because none ...
2 Aug 2003: Housing Markets
Personal, Politics: apartment hunting, capitalism sucks, hey lazyweb, Los Angeles · 3 comments
... prospective landlord, he mentioned that the last time he tried to rent the place, he listed it with one such agency; after a few days of ... placed on the renter in other areas; but then, I've never tried to rent in other areas. Is this just an L.A. thing? A thing that happens ...
4 Jun 2003: Exploded Your Mom’s Cambrian Energy Drinks
Personal, Science: · 4 comments
... unfortunate resemblance to Surge. Remember Surge? They tried promotional giveaways of the stuff when I was in high school; even then, ...
16 May 2003: Kkore 1: the Stack
Personal: · 4 comments
... old high school pickup didn't have a name; I occasionally tried to refer to it as Mulchmobile, but it never stuck. But then, I knew that ...
31 Mar 2003: See My Tanned Blisters!
Personal: Hawaii, hawaiian volcano observatory, kilauea, lava trees, papayas, travelogue, volcanoes · no comments
... taro leaves and chicken chunks called a "luau bowl" that I tried to eat for lunch. Taro is a great tasting food, but almost every time I've tried to eat it, it's suffered from severe texture problems. This is most ...
8 Mar 2003: I Love Working
Personal: · no comments
... the company of the Microsoft Office paper clip, who just tried to tell me that "lava" is not a countable noun. For your information, Mr. ...
5 Oct 2002: Old Comments
Meta: · no comments
... a while since I last went through the email backlog... i tried to view the 'neal pollack' site at work, but it was filtered, due to ...
27 Aug 2002: Go Away
Personal: · no comments
... walked up to the bank at ten minutes past four, tried to open the door, and peered in the window. A woman frowned at me and ...
13 Jun 2002: Spamanography
Uncategorized: guest posts · 1 comment
... for you ! But don't believe us . Mr Ames of Massachusetts tried us and says "My only problem now is where to park all my cars" ! We are ...
30 Mar 2002: Crying Baby Airlines
Personal: · 4 comments
... who erased gaping sores onto the backs of their hands? I tried it once, and got about two strokes in before realizing it was not only a ...
18 Feb 2002: Guerilla Feminism
Politics: feminism, gender, sexism, stereotypes · no comments
... anyone remember the fiasco when Toys 'R' Us tried to label their store sections Boys' World and Girls' World? It was enough ...
5 Feb 2002: Joy of Joys
Personal: · no comments
... guess I did promise to say something about how the showers tried to kill me when I was just a wee frosh, but since they've mostly stopped ... was checking the water temperature prior to stepping in, I tried to adjust the angle of the showerhead. It would move up, but not down, ...
3 Feb 2002: Hey! You!
Meta: · no comments
... different: tell the people at the anti-bloggies how I tried to start a horrible new meme. After all, those of us who want fame ...
2 Feb 2002: I Vanquish You, Laplace Transform!
Personal: money, neuroses · no comments
... purchased could really go unquestioned - my parents never tried to explicitly control our expenditures, but if we made any major purchase ...
17 Jan 2002: It Wasn’t Joan Jett
Personal, Politics: · no comments
... can't tell any fun stories about that. I would have maybe tried to sit in, but there was one of those women doing the organizing who ...
14 Jan 2002: Goats
Links: · no comments
... to us during a lecture break on Friday. So we immediately tried to work out what the most expensive goat in the world would be. The ...
4 Jan 2002: The Boring State
Personal: amtrak, crap towns, grain elevators, journey west, land of enchantment, salvage yards, trains, travelogue, useless information · no comments
... Yeugh! Meanwhile, the erstwhile Amtrak conductors tried to make the best of the bland scenery by talking excitedly about each ...
10 Dec 2001: tuna fish sculpture
Food, Meta: cooking, groceries · no comments
... #1: I tried to edit the comments file from two posts back and I seem to have broken ...
9 Dec 2001: side couples square through
Personal: agnosticism, atheism, cookies, dancing, julefrokost, monkeys, religion, religious conversion, religious preferences, square dancing, unitarian church · 1 comment
... Meh. Here's a recipe for stuffed monkeys. I haven't tried it, and I'm planning on banana chocolate chip cookies in the near future ...
11 Nov 2001: s-tog til hundige
Human Fuzzies: · no comments
... 5 hours for the only long-distance relationship I've ever tried. I've got a fair amount of nostalgic energy invested in that truck, ...
6 Nov 2001: things about busses
Meta, Personal: boots, maps, weather · no comments
... but it's not so easy to pay attention then. So tonight I tried standing more towards the inside of my feet, and I felt a bit ...
30 Sep 2001: Problem Set #1
Aimless: · 1 comment
... the time, the starting location is in the city center. I tried starting out on Amager once, but vowed never to do it again. Then I ... 0.1n, where n is the number of bars I've already tried that night. On average, how many bars will I visit each night I go ...
24 Jul 2001: socks
Meta, Personal: fonts, socks · 1 comment
... site. I think it's trendy for a reason, really, though I tried initially to avoid it. It's just that Tahoma looks terrible in large ...