Friday, March 31, 2006

Soda Bread

Been playing with soda bread recipes. Basically, soda bread is a bread that was made using soda as the leavener rather than yeast--the traditional irish bread had simply flour, salt, buttermilk (or sour milk) and soda. That's it. The best page I've read discussing traditional irish vs. the "jazzed up" American versions (sugar, anyone?) is sodabread ... so what I've been making is not traditonal, but it's still fun, and tasty.

Not often having buttermilk around, I make sour milk--dump a tablespoon of lemon juie or apple cider vinegar per cup of milk, and let sit until the milk thickens...sounds nasty, biut it adds a richness and depth to a recipe. more here: sour milk


Monday, March 27, 2006

It's raining...

...I'm migraining
My gut is straining
The chickens are complaining

The drugs aren't working
A cat is horking
The dog is glomming

The joy of doggerel...and blue pills.

Hey, if you wanted quality, go buy a book.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

An interesting blog or two...

Tales of the Freewayblogger ... Grassroots politicking at its finest!

Government Abuse ...More political discussion...
just because I refuse to talk about politics does NOT mean I can't point you at people who do.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

nephilium mortuus

boundaries like pillars of salt riddle the wastelands before us
there are no answers
there are no answers
girding lions in the nephilium
sepulchri nos nobis domine eris
respondeundum est mihi, ne fio mortuus.
respond I must, lest I become as death.
some things are no longer voluntary
Adonai, tuorum non mihi dominst quod liber sum, liber, liberi, libri.
and saying it makes it so
and saying it makes it so
belief strings together pulling us through the gaps
reality spills, etching patterns of pitted scars
explosions on the plains of madness
there are no answers
and saying it makes it so
respond I must, for some things are no longer voluntary
I have become as death
I have become as death
your god is not my master because i am free, i am free, a book, a child.
-cobalt ciar, 1992