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More video that will post.  I have a distinct weakness for Electro House Dance Music going back to my DJ days.  This is fresh from 2013.  Who's hip now?

Videos that will not post except at The Stars Hollow Gazette and DocuDharma-

* Exclusive - Honoring Each U.S. President
* Exclusive - Remembering John Oliver
* Exclusive - 15 Seasons of Jon Stewart in Under Five Minutes

Now I had hoped that there would be repeats tonight, and there are.  They're going to endlessly repeat the roast of James Franco.  I'll give you a roast- Mila Kunis was much better in Oz the Great and Powerful (which was no Mirror, Mirror).

Even the Hypnotoad comes up empty tonight with Labor Day programming that is simply unwatchable.

Still, we had a good weekend at my other sites-

The Stars Hollow Gazette/DocuDharma Digest

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Thursday 8/29

* TDS/TCR (Beans) by: ek hornbeck
* On This Day In History August 29 by: TheMomCat
* Hubris by: ek hornbeck
* Punting the Pundits by: TheMomCat
* Joining the Party by: TheMomCat
* Why we can't have nice things. by: ek hornbeck
* Going Alone by: ek hornbeck

Friday 8/30

* TDS/TCR (Corn) by: ek hornbeck
* On This Day In History August 30 by: TheMomCat
* Where the F*** are our priorities? by: Michael Wilk
* Punting the Pundits by: TheMomCat
* Train Wreck by: ek hornbeck
* Rebellion in the small things. by: ek hornbeck
* Friday Night at the Movies by: ek hornbeck

Saturday 8/31

* On This Day In History August 31 by: TheMomCat
* DOJ to Let States Legalize Marijuana by: TheMomCat
* Punting the Pundits by: TheMomCat
* Health and Fitness News by: TheMomCat
* Random Japan by: mishima
* Saturday Night Movie by: ek hornbeck

Sunday 9/1

* Six In The Morning by: mishima
* Punting the Pundits: Sunday Preview Edition by: TheMomCat
* Three Things On The Internet by: TheMomCat
* On This Day In History September 1 by: TheMomCat
* Peace In Our Time? by: ek hornbeck
* Rant of the Week: Phillip Agnew, Dream Defenders by: TheMomCat
* Syria: Kerry Says Obama Can Act Without Congress by: TheMomCat
* Sunday Movie Showcase by: ek hornbeck

Monday 9/2

* On This Day In History September 2 by: TheMomCat
* A Labor Day Message from Robert Reich by: ek hornbeck
* Anti-Capitalist meetup: Solidarity Forever (A Sing Along) by EK Hornbeck by: Anti-Capitalist Meetup
* Who Can Live on Today's Minimum Wage? by: Michael Wilk
* Punting the Pundits by: TheMomCat
* Sunday Train: The Proposed Chicago - Fort Wayne - Columbus Rapid Rail Service by: BruceMcF
* Aggressive War on Syria: State of Play by: ek hornbeck

The Stars Hollow Gazette

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Thursday 8/29

* TDS/TCR (Beans) by: ek hornbeck
* Late Night Karaoke by: mishima
* On This Day In History August 29 by: TheMomCat
* Who Is a Journalist? by: TheMomCat
* Cartnoon by: ek hornbeck
* Cruisin' by: terryhallinan
* Where Were the Women in Washington? by: TheMomCat
* Going Alone by: ek hornbeck

Friday 8/30

* TDS/TCR (Corn) by: ek hornbeck
* Late Night Karaoke by: mishima
* Muse in the Morning by: Robyn
* On This Day In History August 30 by: TheMomCat
* Hubris by: ek hornbeck
* Cartnoon by: ek hornbeck
* Why we can't have nice things. by: ek hornbeck
* Train Wreck by: ek hornbeck
* Vigil for Islan Nettles by: Robyn
* Friday Night at the Movies by: ek hornbeck
* Random Japan by: mishima

Saturday 8/31

* Late Night Karaoke by: mishima
* On This Day In History August 31 by: TheMomCat
* Who Can Live on Today's Minimum Wage? by: Michael Wilk
* Cartnoon by: ek hornbeck
* Health and Fitness News by: TheMomCat
* Mockery avoidance by: Compound F
* Saturday Night Movie by: ek hornbeck

Sunday 9/1

* Late Night Karaoke by: mishima
* Six In The Morning by: mishima
* On This Day In History September 1 by: TheMomCat
* Three Things On The Internet by: TheMomCat
* Cartnoon by: ek hornbeck
* Joining the Party by: TheMomCat
* Going To The Wall For His Friends by: Edger
* Sunday Movie Showcase by: ek hornbeck

Monday 9/2

* Late Night Karaoke by: mishima
* Muse in the Morning by: Robyn
* Syria: Kerry Says Obama Can Act Without Congress by: TheMomCat
* On This Day In History September 2 by: TheMomCat
* Anti-Capitalist meetup: Solidarity Forever (A Sing Along) by EK Hornbeck by: Anti-Capitalist Meetup
* A Labor Day Message from Robert Reich by: ek hornbeck
* Cartnoon by: ek hornbeck
* "i love the smell of napalm in the morning" by: pfiore8
* Obama Gasses Millions of Americans by: Edger

DocuDharma

Between that and the music you should be able to stay busy for a while.

My Sing-A-Long got posted at 7 sites and finished #44 and on the Rec List here, and made the Top of the Rec List and the Main Front Page at Firedog Lake (MyFDL too, but that's pretty much a given if you make the main page).

I went off and played Pirates on Saturday and in general had a nice relaxing holiday.  I hope yours was good as well and I'm looking forward to Tia's return tomorrow.

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    •  I feel robbed.... (5+ / 0-)

      ...I came here expecting a primer on cold-weather vegetables.

      Oh won't SOMEBODY think of the VEGANS????

      It won't be me. I love cow.

      "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

      by CanisMaximus on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 08:22:15 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Any particular type? (4+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        pgm 01, undercovercalico, CroneWit, Sylv

        My favorite recipe is latke variations.

        Now if you make them with starchy vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes) you can rely on the starch to keep them hanging together after you've squeezed out the excess water in a tea towel.

        I cheat and can make them with rice or any vegetable hard enough to put through a grater.

        The secret is to add an egg and some double acting Baking Powder.  That makes them hang together.

        I especially like a carrot parsnip mix.  I add a fair amount of minced onion (sweet) and cook (saute) them at least 5 minutes on the first side and 4 on the second looking for bubbles to form in the center and then slow down before flipping.

        I also use medium heat and not a lot of oil.  If you go for a deeper bath you can cook them faster.

        I like them savory and generally serve with sour cream or ketchup.

      •  Now to my mind there's only one way... (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        pgm 01, Sylv

        to cook squash (butternut, turban, acorn, etc.) and that's roasted.

        You can mash them up with butter or cream if you like.  If you use acorns you can just put the butter in the center an use the skin like a bowl.

      •  If you have a choice... (3+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        pgm 01, CroneWit, Sylv

        between rutabagas and turnips, take turnips.

        Turnips are small and you can generally treat them just like a potato.

        Rutabagas are HUGE and you'll have to attack them with a cleaver or a hatchet.

        My friend in Maine with a zillion recipes won't eat any of them because they all taste like dirt to her.  I admit it has an earthy flavor that always makes you wonder id you did a good job rinsing it.

        •  Rutabagas: here's how. 2 ways: (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          ek hornbeck

          I learned about rutabagas from a woman of Norwegian ancestry (now passed) who made mashed rutabaga for her holiday meals because they reminded her of home.  As a polite guest, I always took a small spoonful.  Decades later, I kinda missed them one holiday season, so made up a vegetarian version.

          Doris' way:  Cut up the rutabaga and boil (like potatoes) until soft enough to mash.  Also cook a few strips of bacon until it's really crisp, saving the grease (about 2-3 T).  Mash the rutabagas, chop or crumble the bacon, add bacon & grease, serve.

          My way:  I wanted a less assertive flavor, so I used equal parts rutabaga & potato.  The rutabaga is much denser than the potato, so cut it smaller and let it boil 20-30 minutes (until a fork enters, but chunks still firm) before adding the potatoes (cut bigger that the other pieces).  Boil til mashable.  To replicate the salty, smoky bacon flavor, I used dulse (a seaweed; Eden brand is fine), torn into tiny bits, and butter (vegans can use butter-flavored sub).  Mash veggies, add dulse & butter, serve.

          Love the carrot-parsnip patty idea.  I'll try that, thanks

          •  Delish. (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            CroneWit

            Rutabagas the next time I can find them processed (or have a clean chain saw)

            •  Chain Saw Rutabaga! (name for a band?) (1+ / 0-)
              Recommended by:
              ek hornbeck

              But I know what you mean.  I'm small, with not much upper-body strength.  I have on big, heavy knife, not very sharp, but long enough and stout enough that, by embedded the blade (near the narrower end) in a butternut squash, I can use leverage on the handle to split the squash (being very careful!).  (and by 'leverage', I mean left hand over the insertion-point, right hand holding handle, then leaning my full body weight downward on the handle.)

              The trick with rutabagas is to attack them from the edges, not down the center.  For peeling, I use a stout paring knife and just find places on the waxed surface where I can hack off a divot, then keep turning.  You lose a good bit of the surface, but there's no other way to peel it.

              Switching to the big knife, I hold the rutabaga down and cut off slabs, turning to find new purchase-points, and aiming for roughly similar thickness (about 1/2" - 3/4").  These irregular-shaped slabs can then be laid flat and cut smaller using the big knife 'leverage' method.  This results (eventually!) in fairly regular cubes that can be boiled.

              Works for me!  And since I only want rutabagas once or twice per winter, it's not such a big deal.

              (Alhtough ya know -- just now had this idea! -- I have a way of cutting plain button mushrooms very small (electric-chopper small) then sweating them in olive oil with thyme until theyhave released, then reabsorbed, their liquid.  I freeze this in ice-cube trays to put in soups, etc.  Wonderful 'dark' taste -- just occurred to me that that would be great in mashed rutabagas.)

      •  Glazing (carrots and parsnips)... (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        pgm 01

        is really easy to do, but a pain to clean up.

        After you saute to the desired doneness add a fresh tablespoon or two of butter and a tablespoon of sugar (more if you like it sweeter, double amount if you use honey) and lightly toss until coated.

        You'll need to soak your pan because the sugar really cruds it up, especially if you burn them.

      •  Either you like cruciform vegetables... (3+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        undercovercalico, Sylv, CroneWit

        (cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli) or you don't.

        People say if you boil it with a potato it cuts down on the sulfury smell, but you can't prove it by me.

        Now I like it just fine with a little butter and salt, but one of the good things about it is there's no sauce it won't stand up to.

        Cabbage I like mostly as salad with a stout dressing like Blue Cheese or Parmesan Peppercorn because the texture after it is cooked is not very inviting.

        I've hear good things about roasted brussel sprouts but I've never tried them.

        An interesting thing about broccoli is that it's almost universal in Chinese food sold in the West (US especially) but the Chinese never use it preferring BokChoi instead.

        •  You must try roasted brussel sprouts (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          ek hornbeck

          My DH hated brussel sprouts until I started roasting them with olive oil, a little salt, and a little drizzle of maple syrup. Now he picks them up at the store for me to make them for him.

        •  Doris' way with cabbage -- (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          ek hornbeck

          Doris' way with cabbage turned it tender and sweet, astonishing really.

          She cut the head into wedges, put the wedges in a fold-out steamer, steamed them until translucent and fork-tender.  Dressed them with a little bit of butter (and I do mean a little bit).  Tender and sweet, every time.

          •  I do like them that way. (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            CroneWit

            But with cabbage the problem is always how much do you want to eat?

            Sigh, that way with most of my cooking.

            •  Yes, quantity -- a problem for (1+ / 0-)
              Recommended by:
              ek hornbeck

              the single cook, like me.  Or even for small households.  Doris served 6-10 people at every meal, so leftovers were not a problem.

              Still, I think you can find half-heads of cabbage sometimes, and I could see steaming one wedge twice a week (for just me).

              But quantity-management is an ongoing problem.  Once you've cut up an onion, a carrot, and one celery stick, you've already got so much that your final dish will serve 6-8.  And not everything freezes well, and eating the same thing for a whole week makes you want to never eat that again . . ..  Whatcha gonna do?

  •  Played pirates? (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    peacestpete, ek hornbeck, pgm 01

    You dressed up like a pirate and sang salty songs?

  •  I need a good pork loin dish.... (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    pgm 01, ek hornbeck, RocketJSquirrel

    The last time I made it I did a dry rub with the intent of having medallions with some kind of sauce and it was better in theory than actuality. I was half thinking of trying to brine one and then roasting it. I haveen eating so much chicken lately I am about to grow feathers....

  •  Here is some fresh new dance music (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    ek hornbeck

    posted yesterday to one of my favorite Youtube channels NewRetroWave The channel is all new music that is 80's New wave, much of it sounding like instrumentals from film and TV soundtracks.

  •  Another good channel on Youtube is (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    ek hornbeck

    Slayd5000 who has amazingly direct from vinyl copies of music. Just listen to the clarity on this, just amazing.

  •  A mite past my bed time... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    pgm 01

    especially if I'm to be up for Cheers & Jeers, but I will check in tomorrow.

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