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I so very rarely get to use my young hooligan pic - A little less than a happy high
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I so very rarely get to use my young hooligan pic
I'm thinking that I might go to the Plough & Stars tomorrow morning to catch hot England on Paraguay World Cup action. Game time is at 9AM, and yes, I will be indulging in a pint before noon. I may even buy you one.

Failing that, I've got a metric buttload of rhubarb and was thinking that on Sunday I'd either make rhubarb pie or rhubarb crisp for y'all. Following this ritual initiation into the mysteries of the coming summer, and since ALL of the house carboys are empty, I've decided that it's time to brew. Heck, if we've got enough rhubarb left, I'll start wine on top of whatever beer we make.

I know some of you think I'm far too domestic for my own good. So be it. Today, this captured precisely what goes through my head when I'm in it...
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inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: June 9th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
ain't nothin wrong with being domestic.

(we gonna see your lovely face tomorrow? I've got at least three kinds of homebrew in bottles to tempt you with... ^_^)
komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Krikey, I missed somethin'

What's happening? What time do I need to be where?
inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: June 9th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
email comin atcha
komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Groovy. Danke.
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komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Up to you entirely. I'm happy to do it, but won't keep you from delicious beer and cookies. Or bunny cuddling, if that's what you're into.

Call me?
sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: June 9th, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think you're too domestic - that's part of what makes you rock the way you do. :) It's utterly cool.

My rhubarb still looks like ground cover. I need to do some reading up on when's the right time to use it and all that. We've always just let it grow wild before and not done anything with it.
komos From: komos Date: June 9th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I may be TOTALLY RAW, but I can say that I need to get out more. I can say that there's been snogging, though.

Finally.

My mom routinely digs up parts of her root system and passes it along to friends. I'm thinking that I should get a clump from her, but I have no idea how my landlord would react. The stuff rocks.
sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: June 10th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Snogging is the best. It makes up for a lot in the world.

Why would your landlord object to rhubarb? (And why mention it - one small plant won't hurt anyone...)
komos From: komos Date: June 11th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, but not having access to snogging makes things that much worse!

It is true, though, a good snog can do wonders for the soul.

Honestly, I'm not sure he'd notice... at least until such time as it grew to resemble ground cover. At that point, he would unleash the dogs and madness would follow with big nasty teeth. It would certainly go one step beyond.
watchamacallit From: watchamacallit Date: June 9th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll call you Sunday pending arrival back from the NY woods. It's been too long! (My porter is almost all gone!)
komos From: komos Date: June 11th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I've a couple more still here. Can you believe I haven't had one yet?

On second thought, I may remedy that right now.

Call or just show up. Have no idea what will be happening yet, but I'm guessing World Cup will be on. And yes, there will be pie. Or crisp. Or something.
watchamacallit From: watchamacallit Date: June 12th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did you have one? What took you so long??!!!

We didn't get back until 9pm last night so no stopping by. Let me know if anything's going on next weekend though! I should be in town.
komos From: komos Date: June 12th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did, and I have to say it was a hard beer. I think I prefer Paul's coffee stout, which tasted a lot more like beer with coffee accents as opposed to outright coffee in a pint glass. Was considering cream when I was drinking it. No joke!

Have no idea about the weekend. I just know that I've got Friday off.
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komos From: komos Date: June 11th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
It's one of those things that's remarkably simple and yet every little thing has a profound effect on the end product. Easy to learn, very difficult to master I assume.

Just get a decent recipe and give it a go. Just make sure to use the freshest yeast you can find and make a starter.
woodwhat From: woodwhat Date: June 10th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
That very frame made Diet Dr. Pepper shoot out of my nose at work yesterday.
komos From: komos Date: June 11th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
It takes a bit for a comic strip to laugh out loud. This hit me right.

Soooo good.
xzqx From: xzqx Date: June 11th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I love that Cornelius is totally going to be the hardest man.
komos From: komos Date: June 11th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I like that we've gone from the GOF to this. It's such an incredible about face, and yet entirely in keeping.

Ah, Cornelius... the things he can teach us!
why_style From: why_style Date: June 11th, 2006 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)
ooh, could you possibly share rhubard pie/crisp recipes? i've ad a hankerin' for some rhubarb the past couple of weeks, but i still don't have a good manual. cheers!
komos From: komos Date: June 11th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rhubarb Crisp from Marjorie Standish:

4 cups rhubarb
2 cups sugar
2 tbs flour
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt

Cut rhubarb into inch-long pieces. Mix rhubarb with other ingredients. Place mixture in a shallow baking pan.

Cover with the following:

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter

Mix the brown sugar, flour and butter together with a food processor. Spread evenly over rhubarb.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
komos From: komos Date: June 12th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
If possible, up the amount of rhubarb to about 3 cups. The recipe as it stands is a lot more crisp than rhubarb. Still, there's something to be said for a sea of carmelized rhubarb sugar covered with more sugar. Vanilla ice cream is a must.
why_style From: why_style Date: June 12th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
sweet - i can't wait to try this. the few recipes i've found that didn't involve strawberries all came out pretty dry. course i didn't have ice cream with them which sounds like a pretty darned good idea.
komos From: komos Date: June 12th, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is actually pretty gooey. Good luck with it.
starflow From: starflow Date: June 12th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi. We haven't hung out in ages. Care to remedy that sometime this week?
komos From: komos Date: June 12th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
That'd be groovy. When might you be free?
starflow From: starflow Date: June 12th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
How does Wednesday, 7:30 sound to you?
komos From: komos Date: June 12th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure thing.
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