Monthly Archives: August 2016

Soil Sifter

I got this thingamajig today which I believe to be a sand/soil sifter.   It seems ideal for sifting for sharks’ teeth. In spite of its age I don’t think it has seen much use.

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Not Much to Look At

Here is something that would not draw the attention of the civil war relic hunters scouring the old Battery Martin Scott on Potomac Ave.  On an eroding rampart there, I found these which I believe are pottery sherds of a … Continue reading

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Wealth Inequality (at the top of the food chain)

In spite of living in an affluent neighborhood in Washington DC, I always need to recalibrate the $$-meter when visiting my parents in Incline Village, NV.  The community lies on the Nevada side of the the CalNeva line that bisects … Continue reading

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Making Pickles with Verjus

Since starlings, cardinals, and mockingbirds devour any grape beginning to blush in the vineyard, I’ve opted for harvesting verjus (unripened grapes).  Because verjus can be used as a substitute for vinegar (e.g. dijon mustard), I thought I would try using … Continue reading

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