2013.08.25 19:00 - Solananacea on Ice

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Calvino Rabeni. The comments are by Calvino Rabeni.

    Calvino Rabeni: Hi Cinda
    Calvino Rabeni: (over here :)
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi call:)
    Lucinda Lavender: cal
    Calvino Rabeni: Have you seen any figs in this harvest?
    Lucinda Lavender: we looked at the plums..not many left not eaten by blue Jays
    Lucinda Lavender: meant figs
    Calvino Rabeni: they are the culprits eh?
    Lucinda Lavender: blue Jays and raccoons get the figs these days
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Calvino Rabeni: see any deer where you live?
    Lucinda Lavender: not a one!
    Lucinda Lavender: you?
    Calvino Rabeni: oh that's nice .. for gardeners
    Calvino Rabeni: and ladder users
    Lucinda Lavender: were just in Port Townsend last weekend and had figs with half and half and honey on them!!!
    Calvino Rabeni: which needs explanation I guess
    Lucinda Lavender: lately I stay away from ladders
    Lucinda Lavender: aggravate my feet

    Lucinda Lavender: Hell mr.Kungfu
    Lucinda Lavender: Hello I meant to say
    Jaime Kungfu: Greetings Ms. Lavender
    Jaime Kungfu: Too peaceful here to be hell
    Calvino Rabeni: Nice of you to drop in
    Jaime Kungfu: Thank you
    Calvino Rabeni: I was about to recount a slight mishap
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...it is peaceful
    Jaime Kungfu: Please continue
    Lucinda Lavender: luci listens
    Calvino Rabeni: I was cleaning leaf fall from the house gutters
    Calvino Rabeni: standing at top of a ladder
    Jaime Kungfu listens
    Calvino Rabeni: and I looked down and there was a big doe lying down near the bottom of the ladder
    Calvino Rabeni: kneeling, as they do while resting during the day
    Calvino Rabeni: so I threw down some leaves, which caused no disturbance
    Lucinda Lavender: Doe ...a deer!
    Jaime Kungfu: I Just heard a hawk
    Calvino Rabeni: and finished working there, and started to climb down
    Calvino Rabeni: but I got distracted, trying not to disturb the deer
    Calvino Rabeni: and being quiet ... anyway the ladder tipped and toppled backwards
    Calvino Rabeni: dumping me on my ass on the steps
    Calvino Rabeni: and the ladder fell onto the doe
    Jaime Kungfu: lol, I hope you weren't hurt!
    Jaime Kungfu: I hope she wasn't either
    Lucinda Lavender: oh my...yes!
    Calvino Rabeni: almost, .. because they are good at suddenly evaporating .. so it fell where she had been
    Calvino Rabeni: and neither of us were the worse for wear,
    Jaime Kungfu: phew
    Calvino Rabeni: although startled
    Lucinda Lavender: thank goodnes
    Lucinda Lavender: s
    Calvino Rabeni: all in a day's inter-species entertainments
    Lucinda Lavender: wow...exciting tho
    Jaime Kungfu: I'm not familiar with the rules here
    Calvino Rabeni: hawks have that high lonesome whistle that goes with slide guitar in westerns
    Calvino Rabeni: in the opening scene
    Jaime Kungfu: song sparrow
    Jaime Kungfu: no, that was a robin
    Jaime Kungfu: nice, I love the bird sounds
    Lucinda Lavender: If you are not familiar with this place we can give you information
    Calvino Rabeni: the rules .. yes I forgot to ready you your rights ... I mean disclose that the conversation is recorded and auto-blogged .. though I think you've been here before
    Jaime Kungfu: please do
    Jaime Kungfu: long ago, one time
    Calvino Rabeni: nods
    Calvino Rabeni: the conversational recipe was discovered last week to resemble "stone soup"
    Lucinda Lavender: I believe there is information in the box across the pond there
    Jaime Kungfu: so every utterance is captured for posterity?
    Calvino Rabeni: indeed
    Calvino Rabeni: whether they need it or not!
    Calvino Rabeni: but of course the IM channel is private
    Calvino Rabeni: (except perhaps to certain intelligence agencies)
    Jaime Kungfu: lol
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Paradise
    Paradise Tennant: hiya luci
    Paradise Tennant: hiya cal jaime :)
    Lucinda Lavender: So into the mix today we have:

    Jaime Kungfu: Hi Paradise
    Lucinda Lavender: a deer, a ladder, 45 pounds of plums and 40 pounds of plums,bird sounds and the paB notecard info, and ...what might you add to our stone soup?
    Lucinda Lavender: oops 40 lbs of Pears...
    Calvino Rabeni: Good evening Paradise :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: I would vote for sunshine and some sea sounds to go with hat
    Lucinda Lavender: nice:0
    Lucinda Lavender: meant ;)
    Paradise Tennant: but depends on what we are hungry for
    Lucinda Lavender: for me I am hungry for garlic fried rice.
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Paradise Tennant: is that hon your menu tonight ?
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: with salad
    Lucinda Lavender: yum...I could eat garlic fried rice for every meal
    Paradise Tennant: not sure I have ever had it
    Lucinda Lavender: it is what we do if there is leftover rice.saute with garlic.
    Calvino Rabeni: I've been enjoying those purple potatoes ... I wonder if the purple is nutritious
    Jaime Kungfu: garlic makes nearly everything better
    Lucinda Lavender: agree:)
    Jaime Kungfu: probably toxic, potatoes are in the nightshade family
    Lucinda Lavender: and love the color purple
    Lucinda Lavender: we eat the purple potatoes too
    Paradise Tennant: smiles will have to look for them and try them :) are they purple inside too ?
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: I think they taste different than white potaoes or red
    Lucinda Lavender: what do you think Cal?
    Calvino Rabeni: i think Im influenced by the color .. would like to have a blindfold test :)
    Jaime Kungfu: My gf and I just had a bumper crop of hierloom tomatoes
    Jaime Kungfu: yum
    Calvino Rabeni: I might try putting them on the barbie
    Calvino Rabeni: that sounds good
    Lucinda Lavender: yum:)....do you know their names?...the kinds?
    Calvino Rabeni: what will you do with them all?
    Paradise Tennant: now I am getting hungry :))
    Calvino Rabeni: same here, indeed
    Jaime Kungfu: I'm trying to remember... we had about 12 varieties
    Calvino Rabeni: oh, aren't those in the nightshade family? :)
    Jaime Kungfu: I'm afraid I don't remember any, but I can ask her
    Jaime Kungfu: Yes!
    Calvino Rabeni: I'd be careful if I were you

    Jaime Kungfu: lol
    Lucinda Lavender: I learned today from a gardener with a lot of tomatoes that they can be put in the freezer and will be quite usable in soups and stews without the skin because it will just fall off.
    Calvino Rabeni: Nods, If only that were known 30 years ago ... how much labor could have been saved :)
    Jaime Kungfu: My gf made most of them into sauce and froze it for use for the next year
    Calvino Rabeni: I had a huge crop about 2 years ago, and stewed it down in a restaurant pot into marinara .. quite good
    Lucinda Lavender: nice
    Paradise Tennant: smiles nice
    Lucinda Lavender: the thing about this freezing process is that it seems to retain a fresh flavor
    Lucinda Lavender: erasing
    Calvino Rabeni: playing with our food seems like a natural thing to do
    Lucinda Lavender: putting olives on our finger tips
    Jaime Kungfu: yes! finger extensions are great!
    Paradise Tennant: nods use to have sald fights :)
    Paradise Tennant: much easier to clean up then tomato sauce fights :)
    Jaime Kungfu: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: :))
    Calvino Rabeni: Scientific American is all about food this month .. no article on playing, to my great consternation :)
    Paradise Tennant: I was thinking today how serious we get as we grow older
    Paradise Tennant: so out of balance ..
    Lucinda Lavender: nods...
    Calvino Rabeni: nods yes, it is a very serious issue :)
    Lucinda Lavender: keeping humor alive...
    Calvino Rabeni: Just needs watering ?
    Calvino Rabeni: fertilising ..
    Calvino Rabeni: let out to roam?
    Jaime Kungfu: Yes, it needs exercise or it atrophies
    Jaime Kungfu: like anything
    Paradise Tennant: ys we need playful
    Calvino Rabeni: I heard some jokes but tonight I'm too lazy to repeat them
    Paradise Tennant: we forget .. there is so much focus on doing
    Calvino Rabeni: yes always doing
    Paradise Tennant: nothing is ever said about .. being really good at making your self laugh or others laugh

    Calvino Rabeni needs to go "do" dinner quite soon now
    Paradise Tennant: okies nite nite cal :)) enjoy :) purple potatoes ?
    Lucinda Lavender: funny ...my husband just said"I know what I am doing...it's supposed to be like this"
    Jaime Kungfu: The past, present, and future waled into a bar
    Lucinda Lavender: the dinner etc
    Jaime Kungfu: it was tense
    Calvino Rabeni: ahem :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: funny !
    Calvino Rabeni: yes
    Calvino Rabeni stretches .. ok I'm off, be well everyone :)
    Lucinda Lavender: sweet dreams to you all
    Jaime Kungfu: By Cal
    Paradise Tennant: think I will scoot too nice meeting you jaime ::)
    Jasmine Lordenwych: 's current display-name is "Starlight".
    Jaime Kungfu: yes, nice to meet you both
    Lucinda Lavender: nice to meet you too
    Jaime Kungfu: yes Luci, nice it was a pleasure



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