These were all made my me, by request from Necktie.
Feel free to use them. A link back would be lovely.
I really like this recipe as it is. It makes a very hearty, mild chili that is exceptionally filling – especially with grated cheddar and sour cream on it, and cornbread on the side!
My personal variation is to decrease the cocoa by 1 Tbsp. and increase the chili power by 1-2 Tbsp. to make it spicier. It also doesn’t hurt to throw in a can of diced green chilis, either.
Ultimate Vegetarian Chili
3 Tbsp. olive oil
3 onions, chopped
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 green (or red or yellow!) peppers, deseeded and diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 (28 oz.) can, undrained, of tomatoes, chopped
1 cup water
1 (16 oz) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups fresh or frozen corn
1/2 cup bulgur wheat
salt and pepper to taste
cilantro for garnish (optional)
In a large pan, saute the onions and spices. Add peppers and garlic for 1 min. Add cocoa, tomatoes, and water; bring to a boil. Add kidney and black beans, corn and bulgur. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until bulgur is cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste.
To serve, sprinkle with cilantro.
- If you’re complaining (“Those aren’t your blinkies! You stold one from my friend who didn’t give you PERMISSION because s/he foolishly believes that someone will pay her/him for making animated GIFs! WAAAH!”), please be certain to include your email address so I can contact you. If you don’t, I’ll delete your message.
The blinkies below were all taken from sites that allowed free ‘adoption’. I realize some of them might just possibly have been on those sites without their makers’ permission (gasp!), but since I think the widespread ‘culture’ of blinky-makers is absurd I’d like to place my argument here.
Blinkies are silly and should be free
These little images are perfectly adorable (no doubt about that!) , but they’re not valuable. Copy-protecting a blinky is like locking an empty pop can up in a safe: no one cares about the nickel but you.
I’m not making any money posting these images here, and I sure as hell ain’t hurting anyone by giving these childish little images free exposure. I mean, come on, people. They’re blinkies. Any good graphic artist could crank out hundreds per day; we we all know they have no monetary value whatsoever.
If you really do own one or more of the adopted blinkies shown here and you want me to remove them, naturally I will. Just contact me. But think about it: your work has made it to the site of a total stranger. Isn’t that the point? Do you really think I’m damaging your livlihood somehow by showcasing your work for free? Are you honestly offended that I liked your work enough to want a copy of my own?
Just a thought.
Now: on to the blinkies!
I love this old Polaroid! I bought it at the Rutledge flea market last month for a dollar.
This camera was made from 1965-1967, so it’s older than I am. It came complete with a groovy carrying case, a portrait kit (which consists of a wide aperture lens, a flash filter, and a snap-on viewfinder), a cold-clip (which is something you put your developing exposure in and keep in your armpit on cold days so the picture is warm enough to develop properly), and a flash gun.
There’s nowhere to buy film packs for this camera locally, so I have to order them online. I found a place to buy a battery, too – the camera uses a strange old battery that has 9-volt-style snaps on it, one on the bottom and one on the top. Although flash bulbs are no longer made, they still exist and can also be purchased on the web for a little over a dollar per flash. (I only bought two boxes, and use the camera outside most of the time.) (I also bought these.)
This camera takes amazing pictures; even though the film is new the images come out looking like they’re thirty years old. The portrait kit, used outdoors with ample light and color film, takes amazing photos. I took one of Ella on her 1st birthday sitting in her highchair and it’s easily the best portrait I’ve ever taken.
While these cameras are fairly plentiful, it’s hard to find accessories. I really want a cloud filter. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
Film: 100/660-Series Land Pack Films (3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″)
Flashbulbs: M3 Clear Bulb
Battery: No. 531 4.5 volt alkaline battery
Land List – an enthusiast’s repository of basic reference information regarding Polaroid Land Cameras and related products. This site is the vintage Polaroid Bible.
photobattery.com – sells new batteries for old cameras. I got the 531-analogue I needed for $14… which is kinda funny, considering I only paid $1 for the camera itself! Snort!
Cress Photo – sells vintage bulbs! Oh yes they do!
adorama.com – cheapest 600-series pack film I could find online.
Here are the kick-ass photos this thing takes.
3/20/09 Update Polaroid has stopped making 600-series pack films as of the end of 2008, but you can get Fuji instant films that will fit!
POEE subscribes to the Law of Fives of Omar’s sect. And POEE also recognizes the holy 23 (2+3=5) that is incorporated by Episkopos Dr. Mordecai Malignatus, KNS, into his Discordian sect, The Ancient Illuminated Seers of Bavaria.
The Law of Fives states simply that: ALL THINGS HAPPEN IN FIVES, OR ARE DIVISIBLE BY OR ARE MULTIPLES OF FIVE, OR ARE SOMEHOW DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY APPROPRIATE TO 5.
The Law of Fives is never wrong.
In the Erisian Archives is an old memo from Omar to Mal-2: “I find the Law of Fives to be more and more manifest the harder I look.”
These are notes for an Intranet HTML-based manual I was writing for 1st level tech support, back when domain name email support was added to their duties.
These are notes for an Intranet HTML-based manual I was writing for 1st level tech support, back when DSL support was added to their duties.
I sat here reading about labor, that was a Godsend and helped me to think of the pain as a natural thing, I started breathing through it even before I really realized how bad the pain was getting. I had to pee, and it was nearly noon, so I took my cell to the bathroom with me. Brett called while I was in there, here to take me for lunch.
So I went and got in the truck, and talked with Brett for a quarter of the drive, and by then the cramping was intense, so I told Brett that I was in pain… he comforted me (as well as he could while driving) and we continued the ride home. The bumps on the road hurt, my uterus was cramping, and my lower intestine was (and still is) feeling very, very sore and tender.
I didn’t cry until I got home, in the kitchen Brett reached for me and I let it out. We sat on the couch and he held me. I was hungry, so when I stopped crying we went back into the kitchen. He made tuna melts and heated the soup, and I went to the bathroom.
Dr. Blair is really nice; Reni was right. He came in wearing a green tie with a cartoon character on it. The appointment was inconclusive.
I took the entire afternoon off. We hung out at Jim & Joy’s. Brett worked on his truck (he broke a tie rod end yesterday) and I hung out in the front yard with Joy and Ella. Ella really liked being outside in the spring breeze. We got me a bean burrito from Taco John’s and then drove to Keosauqua. I checked in, filled out some forms, and then went with the nurse.
She weighed me, asked me about my bleeding, had me pee in a cup (the cups there are weird and they come with a towelette you’re supposed to clean off with BEFORE you pee), took me to an examining room and took my pulse and blood pressure the old fashioned way. Apparently they don’t use digital instruments there, except thermometers. The good news is that I had lost a little weight on my diet, I’m 152. She asked me my pregnancy history. She asked me if we were trying to get pregnant, if I’d be upset if I miscarried. She left to get the doctor.