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« Reply #75 on: August 15, 2012, 06:37:35 PM »
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« Reply #76 on: August 15, 2012, 11:58:15 PM »
So, as I drive over the miles and miles of Maryland countryside, all you can see is corn....and soybean fields.

Bought some fresh corn and asked the attendant at the roadside stand.....How many ears of corn are typically on one stalk of corn?

Being a city boy, always thought it was maybe 3 to 5 ears.


BUZZZZZ!    Wrong.

He said "Only one!"


WTF?   That seems to be an awful lot of greenery and hardwork to only end up with one ear of corn per plant stalk.


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« Reply #77 on: August 16, 2012, 12:05:37 AM »
So, as I drive over the miles and miles of Maryland countryside, all you can see is corn....and soybean fields.

Bought some fresh corn and asked the attendant at the roadside stand.....How many ears of corn are typically on one stalk of corn?

Being a city boy, always thought it was maybe 3 to 5 ears.


BUZZZZZ!    Wrong.

He said "Only one!"


WTF?   That seems to be an awful lot of greenery and hardwork to only end up with one ear of corn per plant stalk.

He's right.

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« Reply #78 on: August 16, 2012, 12:20:30 AM »
That is interesting :pondering:


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« Reply #79 on: August 16, 2012, 12:29:29 AM »
That is interesting :pondering:

You'd think we would need a corn field covering all of the Midwest and a good part of the South just to supply our movie theaters.

Corn matures very rapidly.

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« Reply #80 on: August 16, 2012, 12:31:18 AM »
Here's something you may have never seen before.


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Re: The Grab Bag
« Reply #81 on: August 16, 2012, 12:33:48 AM »
Globe artichoke.

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Re: The Grab Bag
« Reply #82 on: August 16, 2012, 12:42:27 AM »
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Re: The Grab Bag
« Reply #83 on: August 16, 2012, 12:44:34 AM »
Globe artichoke.

Obviously correct.

Most of the people who toured the fields had no idea that an artichoke is actually a flower.

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« Reply #84 on: August 16, 2012, 01:08:56 AM »
Obviously correct.

Most of the people who toured the fields had no idea that an artichoke is actually a flower.

Well it wasn't really fair for me to answer, I grew up in California and when we were first married and moved to Irvine, in Orange County, it was still mostly farm fields and one of George's favorite things was stuffed globe artichokes so we always looked forward to them and Asparagus being in season.

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« Reply #85 on: August 16, 2012, 01:42:29 AM »
Well it wasn't really fair for me to answer, I grew up in California and when we were first married and moved to Irvine, in Orange County, it was still mostly farm fields and one of George's favorite things was stuffed globe artichokes so we always looked forward to them and Asparagus being in season.

We just spent five days touring the Salinas Valley fields where most of the produce that we sell is grown.

It was a work thing, with wives. Very informative.

Loved Monterrey...except for the weather. Cold and wet every day we spent there.

The only time we saw the sun s when we spent the day in Carmel.

I got off the tour bus at the first field we visited holding a Bloody Mary, then realized that I was standing in the middle of hundreds of acres of celery...serendipity!


P.S The company that owned those fields bought us all dinner that night (amazing restaurant in Monterrey) and challenged the Executive Chef with including their artichokes in as many of the dishes as possible.

The artichoke and parmigiano-reggiano risotto was amazing, and so where the grilled baby artichokes with extra virgin olive oil and lemon.
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« Reply #86 on: August 16, 2012, 02:24:41 AM »
We spent a lot of time up the north coast of CA.  One friend had a home in the Santa Cruz mountains and you could see Monterey on a sunny day from their deck.... another lived above San Francisco in Sea Ranch.. we spent many a holiday up at both places.  That coast sucks in the summer as it is hot inland and in turn cold and dank along the coast, but visit in the winter and you will never want to leave.

You know Clint Eastwood has a restaurant (in addition to Hogs Breath) on the Monterrey Peninsula called the Mission Inn, it was an old dairy farm he bought and totally restored and opened a restaurant there...

I love California - especially northern portion of the state... it is the politics that have made it an impossible place to live..but for anyone who enjoys good food and cooking there is no better place to live.  On the way up to Sea Ranch we used to stop in Bodega Bay and buy fresh fish right off the fleet and then make a huge pot of Cioppino with Caesar Salad and San Francisco Sour Dough Bread.. oh and home made apple cake, too.. ummm.   There is nothing better than buying fresh crab in season as it comes in fresh -- just crab, cheese, salad and bread....... and we would stop in the Salinas area on the way back home and buy fresh, in season, vegetables...

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« Reply #87 on: August 16, 2012, 02:48:06 AM »
We spent a lot of time up the north coast of CA.  One friend had a home in the Santa Cruz mountains and you could see Monterey on a sunny day from their deck.... another lived above San Francisco in Sea Ranch.. we spent many a holiday up at both places.  That coast sucks in the summer as it is hot inland and in turn cold and dank along the coast, but visit in the winter and you will never want to leave.

You know Clint Eastwood has a restaurant (in addition to Hogs Breath) on the Monterrey Peninsula called the Mission Inn, it was an old dairy farm he bought and totally restored and opened a restaurant there...

I love California - especially northern portion of the state... it is the politics that have made it an impossible place to live..but for anyone who enjoys good food and cooking there is no better place to live.  On the way up to Sea Ranch we used to stop in Bodega Bay and buy fresh fish right off the fleet and then make a huge pot of Cioppino with Caesar Salad and San Francisco Sour Dough Bread.. oh and home made apple cake, too.. ummm.   There is nothing better than buying fresh crab in season as it comes in fresh -- just crab, cheese, salad and bread....... and we would stop in the Salinas area on the way back home and buy fresh, in season, vegetables...

That was EXACTLY the weather in Monterrey.

Here's a nice shot. I spotted this and made the tour bus pull over so that I could get a better picture...we're on our way to brunch Sunday.


We had brunch overlooking the 18th hole at Pebble Beach.


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Re: The Grab Bag
« Reply #88 on: August 16, 2012, 02:51:32 AM »
Take your wife back around Thanksgiving time...  I always laugh, summer pics up there look like winter and winter looks like summer.

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Re: The Grab Bag
« Reply #89 on: August 16, 2012, 06:59:12 PM »


Oceander......can you work with this pic and insert a doobie in Biden's hand?


....cause that looks like smoke already coming out of Obama's mouth.   
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« Reply #90 on: August 17, 2012, 02:59:59 PM »
1968 289 Mustang?
It is a Mustang...don't know the year.

1968 289 Mustang?

Oy! I meant the model of car that floor mounted dimmer switch came out of.

BTW- My avatar is a 67 Mustang.
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« Reply #91 on: August 17, 2012, 03:03:18 PM »

Oy! I meant the model of car that floor mounted dimmer switch came out of.

BTW- My avatar is a 67 Mustang.

Dimmer switch from 1949 Ford V8 Coupe; or 56 Ford Vic

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Re: The Grab Bag
« Reply #92 on: August 17, 2012, 03:08:11 PM »


Oceander......can you work with this pic and insert a doobie in Biden's hand?


....cause that looks like smoke already coming out of Obama's mouth.

Biden could be holding a microphone also.
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Re: The Grab Bag
« Reply #93 on: August 18, 2012, 01:37:49 PM »
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Re: The Grab Bag
« Reply #94 on: August 18, 2012, 05:32:15 PM »
Trivia question. What does Massadjv and Lipstick on Hillary have in common with Paul Ryan?

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« Reply #95 on: August 18, 2012, 07:31:29 PM »
Trivia question. What does Massadjv and Lipstick on Hillary have in common with Paul Ryan?

They are all cheeseheads?  :shrug:


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« Reply #96 on: August 18, 2012, 10:56:48 PM »
They are all cheeseheads?  :shrug:

I see you know the answer now...  :whistle:

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Re: The Grab Bag
« Reply #97 on: August 18, 2012, 11:28:28 PM »
Someone say cheesehead?
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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« Reply #98 on: August 18, 2012, 11:34:00 PM »
Someone say cheesehead?

Down boy....... sit, stay.......  :tongue2:

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« Reply #99 on: August 19, 2012, 07:58:11 PM »
Down boy....... sit, stay.......  :tongue2:

I know the real answer now since  Massadjv posted it on another thread...hehehe


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