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Peppers

Peppers
We got a little excited about growing our own peppers this year.  I picked out some really nice looking Anaheim and Serrano peppers that I figured would make some good salsa.  We planned two 20 ft rows of peppers. That should be enough right? But we didn’t plant any bell peppers.  I don’t know why, that’s what we buy the mos [...]

Old MacZuTroy Had a Farm

Old MacZuTroy Had a Farm
So my stake has a big farm.  Actually the church owns a really big chunk of Saratoga Springs and it’s all farmland.  But they have this small strip of it that’s probably about 10 acres or so that they set aside for the wards.  Each ward is in charge of what they do with their lots.  Our ward this year just announced that anyone t [...]

Shaping up… Again

Shaping up… Again
1 year ago I started my own made up diet/weight control program.  Basically it was just this: No eating after 6:00 PM. That worked well for about 3 months. I slowly lost about 10 pounds.  Then I plateaued. Until August I didn’t lose any more weight.  Not until I tried a handy little iPhone app called LoseIt. LoseIt helps you set goals a [...]

iPhone App Review – Epicurious ...

iPhone App Review – Epicurious by Conde Nast Digital
A good friend of mine insisted that I need this app.  I like to cook.  Some times I even fancy myself a gourmet of sorts.  Like last night. I had downloaded Epicurious a few days ago and had some time to play with it.  Mostly searching for ideas on what to cook and ways to cook things on my new BBQ.  Last night I decided to go strictly Epicur [...]

It’s Officially Steak Season

It’s Officially Steak Season
I’m not exactly sure what makes it official but I have a strong suspicion that it is.  I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that I cooked some awesome steaks yesterday.  I didn’t really mean to, it just happened. Oh, and my poor bar-b-que grill.  It’s on its last leg.  I sat there watching it to see if it woul [...]

George Washington’s Rules of Ci...

George Washington’s Rules of Civilty
I have always had a kind of sixth sense of social civility.  I may not follow it that often, and when I don’t I have this feeling that I’m doing something wrong.   For example, I don’t like to walk between two people that are talking, even if they are standing on opposite sides of a hallway and there is no other option.  I t [...]

Good Food – Bad Food

Good Food – Bad Food
So I started a new health/fitness/diet program.  I’m mostly making it up by myself but it goes something like this: Get up at 5:50AM and exercise, wait for at least an hour after exercising to eat breakfast, eat normal food but try to avoid candy and snacking on carbs, make sure I stop eating for the day at 6:30PM. So far it’s wor [...]

July 14 2004

July 14 2004
You know there are a few good things about being unemployed. Today we all went (the family) to the canyon to have a picnic because it was just too hot in the valley. 93° today. It ended up raining on our little hike and we quickly retreated to the car just in time to almost miss one of the worst downpours since I was in the tropics. It w [...]

April 6 2004

April 6 2004
Ahh the glory days. Throw the bags in the back of the Corona. Load up all of Dave’s guns. Stop by Chucks to make sure we are gunna eat well (Cherry Coke Burgers, Welch’s, Dogs, always a box of Day-olds, and of course a big bag of licorice). For some reason, we always seemed to take several cars and leave several hours apart. Don [...]

Jan 6, 2003

Jan 6, 2003
Well Christmas was pretty good. We made our own Christmas dinner this year. I think that’s only the second time we’ve done our own. We also invented this really really yummy pumpkin cheese cake. It was so good that I made another one last night and I will probably make another one tonight just to cover for the one that I’m [...]

June 3, 2002

June 3, 2002
About two months ago, I forgot to bring a quarter or two to buy a Coke here at work and there was no one around that day to lend me one. So I had to go the whole day without Coke. (So sad fo yu) Then I guess I had a pretty busy weekend and didn’t seem to get a chance to go get one then either. So Monday comes and I am walking past t [...]

Nov 12, 2001

Nov 12, 2001
Friday night, I had to leave work early. So the Coke man shows up to stalk the machine after I leave and my buddies decide it’s time to end the never ending conflict over the amount of Coke and Diet Coke in the machine. Well, turns out that they struck a deal with him, we give him an undisclosed amount of money and he stocks our priva [...]