Crossing Things Off the To-Do List

Crossing Things Off the To-Do List

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Book II of my Thailand travels is now published on Blurb! This second installment of my words and photographs was a long time in the making. Sorting through 586 MB of photos and proofing 17,559 words was a huge task. The book, showing all of my March 2008 travels in Northern, Northeastern and Southern Thailand, is double the size of Book I.  
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The KZ/WM/CP Homebrewed Holiday Spiced Winter Ale is officially bottled! Giving the yeast one more big meal of sugar to start carbonation, the bottled beer will age for the next few weeks. I will miss seeing that gurgling carboy on my closet’s floor.The label for my yuletide ale is also finished and ready for the presses! Considering only a few lucky souls will receive my “winter warmer” in its fancy liter bottle, I’ll show off my finished label here. Next Christmas I may make things easier on myself and maybe give all gifts of home-brew.

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Raw food week has started! The past few days I celebrated, enjoying my last cooked meals for 8 days. Below: perfect pancakes with a river of Earth Balance and a Kombucha, Fruity fried rice at *erb in Greenpoint (i.e. fried rice sauteed with pineapple, mango, grape, green apple and cashew nuts), sweet turnip in sticky rice encasing: the delicious Thai crepe, use-all-the-cilantro-before-it-goes-bad stir fry on quinoa, and Boneshakers Bob Roll.

We hit the Red Hook Fairway today, racked up a 3 foot receipt of raw goods and spent some long hours prepping the week’s food. Alfalfa “burgers”
My lunch: Alfalfa “burger” on greens topped with herbed tomato sauce and sliced avocado, mock crab meat salad with a sprinkle of paprika, raw apple pie, orange and raw chocolate bar.