by A.J. Coltrane

GNOIF #18 Recap — GNOIF: In The Heat Of GNOIF (Popular games and Games Of The Year)

Games That Got Played:  Dominion, Fluxx, Forbidden Island, Guillotine, Lost Cities, Rocketville, Seven Wonders

Games That Didn’t Get Played: Agricola, Citadels, Forbidden Desert, Gardens of Alhambra, Power Grid

A hot evening meant that nobody felt like grinding too […]

Container Garden Update — June 28, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. June 28, 2014 post here. June 23, 2013 post here.

An overview picture:

We’re still ahead of last year. I’d attribute that to better weather, mostly. We also made a point not to cramp the plants quite as much this year.

We’re also learning as we go — in late […]

The First Tromboncino, And Laminated Flatbread

by A.J. Coltrane

The Tromboncino zucchini is now at the top of the 8′ trellis. This one was intended to be grilled for dinner. Note that the end never got a “bulb”. That either “happens sometimes”, or “it didn’t get pollinated”, or it’s “something that I did” that made it misshapen. It weighed almost exactly 1 pound, […]

Container Garden Update — June 21, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. June 21, 2014 post here. June 16, 2013 post here.

More beautiful, warm weather means more happy plants. The overview:

The basil is … sprawling:

The Sun Gold tomatoes:

The Sweet Millions are at more or less the same stage:

The first little Jalapeno:


The Local P-Patch

by A.J. Coltrane

I wrote this about the local P-Patch on May 31:

As an aside: We went to the local P-patch today to look around — Lots of peas, lettuces, carrots, and various types of alliums. Some tomatoes and tomatillos. One tiny little bit of corn, and one of beans. A little bit of […]

Container Garden Update — June 14, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. June 21, 2014 post here. June 16, 2013 post here.

Reviewing the pictures, this post is very similar to the June 21 post of last year. I even took pictures of most of the same things (Oregon Spring tomatoes, King of the North Peppers, the first Tromboncino zucchini.)

But […]

Nerf vs Poof — A Comparison

by A.J. Coltrane

I’d been looking for a new “old school” Nerf for a long time. I hadn’t been able to find one because they’re no longer manufactured. This past weekend I knew I’d have some arms willing to test out the new Nerfs, so I purchased the two most likely replacements in advance of […]

Container Garden Update — June 7, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. June 7, 2014 post here. June 9, 2013 post here.

Things have changed a lot in two years. The cucumbers and peppers are much larger this year than in 2013. I think a big part of that is because we spread the cucumbers out more — the EarthBox instructions call […]

Time to Hit the Panic Button

By Blaidd Drwg

I had mostly written a post about how it was time for the Mariners to hit the panic button and then the Mariners went and did it in the worst possible way – they went out and traded for Mark Trumbo, which is exactly what the Mariners did not need to do. […]

Dishwasher Lasagna

By Iron Chef Leftovers

You may remember that Culinary God Food Network Star Alton Brown appeared on Mythbusters. I had not realized there was actually a segment that did not make it into the show – I give you Dishwasher Lasagna.