greeneyedsadie: (Bernie)
Bernie released this video today:



Take the 8 minutes and watch it. He gets it. He gets that the 99% are being CRUSHED by the 1% and he lays it all out here. Share this on facebook! Get out this message!
greeneyedsadie: (Headhunters)

Abbey Road

Jan. 17th, 2015 09:14 am
greeneyedsadie: (Beatles - Abbey Road)
I was listening to Abbey Road in the car this morning, I've been listening to that album a lot lately and I love it more and more each time I listen to it. There's always hidden gems in it that only come out on repeated listening.

Take I Want You (She's So Heavy) which is John's art piece:



Which is striking in its own right, but I was noticing just now Billy Preston's keyboard work on the Hammond Organ, which is truly delicious, and it's kind of hidden in the song's noise (that John put in there) and so listen to it and really listen for Preston's organ, especially starting at 1:55 into the song. It's brilliant, this whole song is fucking brilliant and John Lennon was brilliant.
greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
Italian Pork and Pepper Stew

2 pounds pork roast, cubed
1 large onion, chopped
4 large carrots, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp salt
1tsp black pepper
1 tsp hot seasoning salt/blend (I use Slap Yo Mama hot)
2 tbsp oil (I used EVOO, Avocado oil is good)
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
¼ cup flour
1 cup red wine
1 large can whole tomatoes
1 regular can diced tomatoes (I used Trader Joe's Fire Roasted with chiles)
1 jar roasted red peppers (with juice) (I used Trader Joe's Sweet & Hot Cherry Peppers)

If needed for thickening:

1 tbsp butter
1/8 cup flour

Heat oven to 300 degrees. Get out a cast iron Dutch oven (mine is 6 quarts).

Heat Dutch oven on stove with ½ tbsp oil per batch on medium heat, and brown the pork in 2 batches, browning on several sides, about 6 minutes total per batch. While browning, season each batch with ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper and ½ tsp hot seasoning. Remove to a bowl with a spoon, set aside.

Turn off your stove for 3-4 minutes to let the heat go down, then turn onto low and put the remaining 1 tbsp of oil into the pan, and sweat down the carrots, onions, and garlic for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. The onions will turn brown from the meat juices, but do not let the onions “brown”, they need to sweat down and become translucent. Keep the heat to low to medium.

Add the remaining 1 tsp of salt, the basil and the oregano and the flour and stir to coat and cook on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the wine, and stir to coat and scrape up EVERYTHING from the bottom of the pan, and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes until thick and the wine has cooked down.

Add the meat (and whatever juices are in the bowl), the tomatoes, and the peppers, mash up the whole tomatoes a bit, and stir to mix. Bring to a boil on high heat.

Once boiling, put the lid on the Dutch oven and place in the oven for 60 minutes. After 60 minutes, remove from the oven and stir and break up the tomatoes more. Bake for 30 more minutes.

After 30 minutes, put the pot on the stove and stir, if it is not thick like stew, take the butter and the flour and mash together in a bowl until it becomes a ball and the flour and butter are completely incorporated. (a lower fat method would be to dissolve the flour in water and stir that into the stew) Add to the stew, stir to melt, and then turn the oven up to 350 degrees and cook covered in the oven for 30 more minutes. Total bake time is 2 hours.

I served this on a bed of steamed spaghetti squash tonight, but I also have served it on gnocchi and polenta and they are also delicious. Serve with Parmesan cheese on top.
greeneyedsadie: (Jerry Garcia)
greeneyedsadie: (Beatles - John Money)
I was going through YouTube finding New Year's themed songs for FB and I found this bootleg of the Decca audition record The Beatles made in 1962. Decca listened to this and decided not to sign them:



And I can see why. It's mostly Paul singing and his singing is uninspired and lackadaisical and only John's few songs POP with that Beatles pop. I can see where George Martin could listen to this and listen to the band and see the potential, and then he took that potential and molded it into Please Please Me (which I'm going to listen to next as a contrast) and also George Martin put John up front and center with the vocals and the songs and I can see that that was a genius move, because John is so much more electric than Paul. John's voice sounds otherworldly.

Also on this record is them singing To Know Him Is To Love Him which is a Phil Spector song and Phil Spector would go on to produce Let It Be and All Things Must Pass for George and Imagine for John. Also, trivia for the day, Phil Spector's father commit suicide when Spector was a boy and on his gravestone is "To Know Him Is To Love Him"



Anyway, this Decca audition record is horrible, but great, you can really see what George Martin saw in them at EMI and how he was able to take this sort of blah base and transform them into The Beatles.
greeneyedsadie: (Rizzo loves Elvis)
There is actually SOME Christmas music I like! Since I'm not all bah humbug this year I'm listening to some Christmas music, here are my three favorites:







Merry Christmas everyone! I love you all!
greeneyedsadie: (Headhunters)
greeneyedsadie: (Beatles - John Cute)
I always love finding new Beatles covers and I'm listening to this band called Ache, and they did this great cover of We Can Work it Out:



Awesome.
greeneyedsadie: (Tube)
These are the bands that were on the charts:

I can't get no satisfaction )
greeneyedsadie: (Clapton - Green)
The London scene did not have a lot of direct contact with San Francisco so it was more an interpretation of the movement. Allen Ginsberg was someone who traveled to London in 1965 and organized a poetry meeting "Poets of the World/Poets of Our Time" at the Royal Albert Hall and psychedlia begins to bloom in London.

Then Michael Hollinshead opened the World Psychedelic Center in London in Fall 1965. In 1966 the Indica bookshop opens up (where John Lennon gets his copy of The Psychedelic Experience, parts of which end up in Tomorrow Never Knows). Also in 1966 was the London Free School that had people having dialogues about the culture, and then in Dec 1966 the International Times were published as an answer to SF's The Oracle. There was also a UFO Club which was where people gathered to drop acid and trip.

shears baby )

So these are the underground groups.
greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
I was on a quest to make low fat cornbread, and I found a few recipes and cobbled this together and it was so good!

1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup yogurt
3 tbsp Agave Nectar (this is a low glycemic sugar) (the original recipe said 1/4 cup white sugar)
2 chopped canned jalapenos (2 whole peppers, no seeds)
1/2 can of corn (drained)

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, and in a separate bowl beat the eggs, then add the yogurt, agave nectar and jalapenos and mix well. Add the wet bowl to the dry bowl and stir gently with a spatula until JUST mixed, then fold in the corn. Bake at 400 in a greased 8 x 8 glass pan for 20-25 minutes.

I also made ham and bean soup with the ham bone I found and these HUGE lima beans from the Polish store in LA. OMG these beans are expensive but they are so good and they are literally the biggest beans I have ever seen. So flavorful!
greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
I just made stuffed cabbage:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mario-batali/stuffed-cabbage-cavolo-ripieno-recipe/index.html

And it's in the oven and it looks so good! From our garden, in this recipe are: cabbage, red onions, parsley and sage.

This recipe was a lot of work! I started at 3:45 and finished at 5pm, so it took 1:15 of prep before an hour in the oven. This is definitely a weekend recipe for everyone else. But OMG everything tastes and smells so good and I think it will be delicious. I can't wait. I am not putting the mint on it though, even though we are growing mint, because I am not a big fan of mint in savory foods.

I'll let you know how it went! I'm serving it with brown rice.

Here it is! It was delicious!

greeneyedsadie: (Cat - Joe)


He came up to visit me while everyone else was still asleep.
greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
I made "Plantation Blackeyes" tonight for New Year's Day. I followed a recipe that was in the bag of black eyed peas I bought from the farmer's market. It was delicious! I ate it with some steamed cabbage.

Here are the peas, all soaked and ready to go:



click for more deliciousness )

There wasn't a whole lot of fat per serving, since it was only four slices of bacon and 1 1/2 cup cheese for the whole thing. We didn't eat anything other than this or cabbage so it is a healthy and moderate fat meal. If anyone wants the recipe, let me know.
greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
I made these glazed snow peas tonight:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/glazed-snow-peas-recipe/index.html

with snow peas from the farmer's market. So delicious.

Also, I made a pork roast, and we have a new meat thermometer:

http://www.amazon.com/Splash-Proof-Super-Fast-Thermapen-Thermometer-Professional/dp/B003P601S2/ref=sr_1_48?ie=UTF8&qid=1346982501&sr=8-48&keywords=meat+thermometer

Which I believe was recommended to me by [livejournal.com profile] skywhisperer and it did a PERFECT job. Well worth the money. The pork was tender, moist and delicious.
greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
I went to the Farmer's Market this morning:



Tonight we are grilling steaks for Labor Day and I'm going to steam the green beans.

I think I'll make this with the leeks:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/potato-leek-soup-recipe/index.html

and this with the cauliflower:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/oven-roasted-cauliflower-with-garlic-olive-oil-and-lemon-juice-recipe/index.html

this with the snow peas:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/sesame-chicken-with-snow-peas-recipe/index.html

And I'll probably steam the broccoli to go with something. Mmmmm...cooking! This morning I made Sunday breakfast with buttermilk pancakes made with a 60s Betty Crocker recipe (so delicious - it's from the big Betty Crocker cookbook that Mom got when she married Dad in 1968) and I folded in some dried blueberries. Excellent!
greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
This has high fructose corn syrup in it if you use Hershey's.

Chocolate Nut Pie (from the 70s)

1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup Hershey's chocolate syrup
2 cups whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks
chopped nuts
2 chocolate pie crusts

Makes 2 pies

Sprinkle chopped nuts in pie crust. In large bowl, stir together condensed milk and chocolate syrup. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into pie shells. Freeze. Take out of freezer 10-15 minutes prior to serving.

This tastes like a pie made with the Frosty at Wendy's. It's so good. And insanely easy. And if you don't want HFCS, you can probably find some chocolate syrup online that doesn't have it. Since it doesn't bake, you could even use sugar free chocolate syrup, but you'll still get the sugar from the condensed milk. Either way, this pie is delicious and simple.

Creedence

Jul. 28th, 2012 05:03 pm
greeneyedsadie: (Obama - Smoking)


ETA:
greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
I've made this three times now and it's so delicious. And so simple! You just throw everything in a bowl and let it sit (I let it sit for an hour). Make this for your families! LOL

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/black-bean-and-corn-salad-recipe/index.html

And I was craving Tapioca pudding, so I'm making the filling from this recipe tomorrow:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/tapioca-pudding-parfaits-recipe/index.html

Orange flavored tapioca pudding sounds heavenly.

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