2012.11.23 19:00 - fire brownies

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    The Guardian for this meeting was druth Vlodovic. The comments are by druth Vlodovic.


    Filling up on bugs:

    Korel Laloix: Can you sit?
    druth Vlodovic: I am sitting :)
    druth Vlodovic: I sort of hover
    Korel Laloix: Oh OK... smiles
    Korel Laloix: I do love dragonflies.. at least watching them.
    druth Vlodovic: I got to watch one eat one time
    druth Vlodovic: it was pretty neat
    Korel Laloix: Eat what?
    druth Vlodovic: some sort of large bug, lots of legs and wings
    druth Vlodovic: it had it kind of scrunched up by the time I saw it
    druth Vlodovic: hey cat
    Korel Laloix: Evidently they are very good preditors and keep other bugs down.
    Korel Laloix: Heya... smiles
    Catrinamonblue Resident: hello
    druth Vlodovic: dragonflies and bats
    Korel Laloix: I do love bats.
    Korel Laloix: I was a member of BCI for a while.
    Korel Laloix: Might should join again.
    druth Vlodovic: you can get bat boxes for them to sleep in
    Catrinamonblue Resident: what are we talking about?
    druth Vlodovic: put them up and attract things that eat your 'squitoes
    druth Vlodovic: things that eat bugs :)
    Korel Laloix: http://www.batcon.org/
    druth Vlodovic: what is BCI?
    Korel Laloix: Especially with WNS killing off huge parts of the population.

    (WNS is "white nose syndrome" some kind of fungus which is devestating hibernating bats in north america)
    druth Vlodovic: the theme is "filling up" so it seemed appropriate
    Catrinamonblue Resident: :)


    Thanksgiving in the US:

    Korel Laloix: I am full today... on the down side of my annual post thanksgiving dinner thing.
    Korel Laloix: I ate waaaayy too much.
    druth Vlodovic: I thought that was the up side
    druth Vlodovic: lots of family over?
    Korel Laloix smiles
    Korel Laloix: This is just friends really.
    Korel Laloix: And I try to do all Native American stuff as best I can.
    druth Vlodovic: what do cherokee do for harvest festival?
    Korel Laloix: An actual wild turkey, sweetpotatoes, peppers, black beans, native greens, fiddleheads and devils claw, etc.
    Korel Laloix: There are various traditions.
    Catrinamonblue Resident: devils claw?
    Catrinamonblue Resident: what is that?
    Korel Laloix: One sec
    Korel Laloix: http://shop.nativeseeds.org/collections/devils-claw
    Korel Laloix: When the pods are young you can eat them like ocra.
    Korel Laloix: If you wait to late they get woody though.
    Catrinamonblue Resident: neat
    druth Vlodovic: I thought fiddleheads were a spring thing
    Korel Laloix: They are... but I found some frozen ones at a health food store...
    Korel Laloix: Never had them before... were quite nice.
    druth Vlodovic: I see them in the forest sometimes but am never sure when to pick them
    Korel Laloix: nativeseeds has a great selection of things to grow and try as well.
    Catrinamonblue Resident: brb
    Korel Laloix: Me neither, and I don't think they actualy grow down here, but not sure. I don't think I hae ever seen them.
    Korel Laloix: ok
    druth Vlodovic: well,they are just baby ferns, so you need a fairly shaded place with a bit of moisture
    druth Vlodovic: you'd have to brave the trees :)
    Korel Laloix: Made some wood sorrel soup this time as well... lovely sour flavor.
    Korel Laloix smiles
    Catrinamonblue Resident: back
    Korel Laloix: Between helping with my boss's event and mine I was cooking for about a whole day.... worn down a bit.
    druth Vlodovic: how many friends did you have over?
    Korel Laloix: But a good holiday I gues.
    druth Vlodovic: ah
    Korel Laloix: Just 10 of us.
    druth Vlodovic: busy :)
    Catrinamonblue Resident: :)
    Korel Laloix: Including me grandma and Reeba.
    druth Vlodovic: Reeba?
    Korel Laloix: My gf.
    druth Vlodovic: ah,nice
    Korel Laloix: She is passed out in my bed at the moment.... smiles
    Catrinamonblue Resident: :)
    druth Vlodovic: too much for her :)
    Korel Laloix: If taking a nap would not really mess my sleep up, I would join her.
    druth Vlodovic: nothing says you have to sleep
    Catrinamonblue Resident: snuggles are very nice
    Korel Laloix: But I am tired.
    Korel Laloix: Don't want to wake her though.
    Korel Laloix: Not yet at least... smiles
    Catrinamonblue Resident: i never mind being woke for snuggles :)
    Korel Laloix: It is nice to get people that I care about together.
    Korel Laloix: Espeically when they don't die from my cooking... smiles
    druth Vlodovic: lol
    Catrinamonblue Resident: :)
    Korel Laloix: Some of it was a bit of an experiment.
    druth Vlodovic: when I left work tonight I saw that the night shift were having a little feast
    Korel Laloix: Was pleased by the fiddleheads and sorrel soup.
    Korel Laloix: That sonds lovely.
    druth Vlodovic: do you experiment with food a lot, or is this new?
    Korel Laloix: Office potlucks are always fun.
    Korel Laloix: I try new things a lot.
    Korel Laloix: Grandma and I like to try new things int he garden.
    Catrinamonblue Resident: I can cook anything from a recipe but am not good at experimenting
    Korel Laloix: And I like trying First American recipies.
    Korel Laloix: For me, recipies are more just suggestions.
    Korel Laloix: So most things are an experiement.
    Korel Laloix: My fire brownies this round were out of control hot... yummy.
    druth Vlodovic: you put jalapenos in brownies?
    Korel Laloix: Oh ick... jalepenos? No
    druth Vlodovic: what makes them hot?
    Korel Laloix: A mixture of ground chili powders.
    Korel Laloix: One sec.
    Korel Laloix: http://shop.nativeseeds.org/collections/chile-powders
    druth Vlodovic: not sure I'll try it
    druth Vlodovic: hot brownies sounds pretty...
    Korel Laloix: I used the Hatch and Santa Cruz hot.. smiles
    Korel Laloix: It is lovely...
    Korel Laloix: http://shop.nativeseeds.org/collecti...products/jm004
    Korel Laloix: Order one of these... You will be hooked.
    Catrinamonblue Resident: brb
    Korel Laloix: ok
    Korel Laloix: Did you cook anything new this year?
    druth Vlodovic: no, our thanksgiving was just chicken and sweet potatoes
    Korel Laloix: That sounds lovely actually.
    druth Vlodovic: not very adventurous in the cooking department
    Korel Laloix: There are times that I want predictable.
    druth Vlodovic: I get intimidated by any recipie with over 5 ingredients in it lol
    druth Vlodovic: I do a mean general tso's chicken though
    Korel Laloix: Not sure what that is, but will look it up.
    Korel Laloix: Oh that... smiles.. I do like.
    druth Vlodovic: it was interesting at my last work when we had potlucks
    druth Vlodovic: we had a lot of middle eastern and indian people
    Korel Laloix: That must have been nice... my first gf was from India and wow she could cook. Loved her cooking.
    Catrinamonblue Resident: back again :)
    Korel Laloix: Welcome back.
    Korel Laloix: The power of suggstions... I am full, but talking about food is making my brain register hunger... silly
    Catrinamonblue Resident: busy night here :)
    Catrinamonblue Resident: mmm food....good idea :)
    Korel Laloix: I also took a bunch of left over turkey from my boss's dinner and will make enchilada tomorrow.
    Korel Laloix: I always love that.
    Catrinamonblue Resident: what are you Druth?
    Catrinamonblue Resident: dragon?
    druth Vlodovic: dragonlet :)
    Catrinamonblue Resident: love the hat
    Korel Laloix: And the glasses.
    druth Vlodovic: it gets windy when you fly
    Catrinamonblue Resident: lol
    Korel Laloix: Take teh buss.
    druth Vlodovic: :)
    Catrinamonblue Resident: brb yet again
    Korel Laloix: ok


    Waitasec, isn't there a topic?:

    Korel Laloix: So should we actually try the suggested topic then?.. smiles
    Catrinamonblue Resident: and the kidlets are tucked in supposedly
    druth Vlodovic: oh, weren't we?
    druth Vlodovic: what do you think about the idea korel?
    Korel Laloix smiles... think we might have got off topic a little.. smiles
    Korel Laloix: Don't know... still don't have a good idea of what they mean by dropping...
    Korel Laloix: So not sure about the oposite.
    druth Vlodovic: as I understand it dropping is the idea of sort of letting go, so that things flow and you become more receptive
    druth Vlodovic: filling, I would suppose, is when you sort of deliberately allow everything (or something) to flow in and fill your consciousness
    Catrinamonblue Resident: breath out breath in?
    Korel Laloix: That is a usable explanation for me.
    druth Vlodovic: but more perceptual
    Korel Laloix: There are times when you need to let yourself get filled up.
    Korel Laloix: To really get motivated, you do need to be filled with emotion.
    druth Vlodovic: and you can get filled with the presence of family and friends
    druth Vlodovic: carried away
    Korel Laloix: Or instilled with purpose... to work to correct an injustice.
    Korel Laloix: To create something.
    Korel Laloix: And there are moments where being filled with passion is exactly what you want... smiles
    Korel Laloix: brb
    Catrinamonblue Resident: k
    druth Vlodovic: hey hana
    Hana Furlough: hi all!
    Catrinamonblue Resident: hello Hana
    Hana Furlough: i like your av, druth!
    Korel Laloix: Heya
    Hana Furlough: are you a dinosaur?
    druth Vlodovic: dragonlet :)
    Hana Furlough: oh cute!
    druth Vlodovic: we'd just started talking about the topic when our intellectual went afk
    druth Vlodovic: love the tail btw :)
    Hana Furlough: why thank you
    Korel Laloix: I hope you did not mean me.
    Korel Laloix: back
    druth Vlodovic: ah, the brains of the operation :)
    druth Vlodovic: are you often filled with passion?
    Korel Laloix: I do get rilled up about certain things... and certain people.. smiles
    druth Vlodovic: :)
    Catrinamonblue Resident: :)
    druth Vlodovic: hard to keep perspective I guess, when the feelings get too strong
    Hana Furlough: for sure
    Korel Laloix: And I do have to say, Reeba is looking delicious at the moment.
    Catrinamonblue Resident: going to go off to bed now guys it's been fun
    druth Vlodovic: which is what the dropping is for
    Korel Laloix smiles
    druth Vlodovic: ah,well,passion is good too :)
    druth Vlodovic: have fun korel
    Korel Laloix: Take care.. thanks for the chat.
    Catrinamonblue Resident: I'm going to find that husband of mind and snuggle
    Hana Furlough: good night, catrina!
    Catrinamonblue Resident: night ;)
    Korel Laloix: OK... time for me to go as well... smiles
    Korel Laloix: Thanks for the chat.
    Hana Furlough: nice to see you, korel!
    druth Vlodovic: I used to get worried when I showed up and everyone left lol
    Hana Furlough: haha seriously
    Korel Laloix: It usually happens to me... smiles
    Korel Laloix: Ciao
    druth Vlodovic: just timing I assure you :)
    druth Vlodovic: sweet dreams
    druth Vlodovic: I'm going to sneak off too, have fun hana
    Hana Furlough: bye, nice seeing you!

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