Mar. 12th, 2011

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[Error: unknown template qotd]OK.

1. Nobody's sign changed, it's just that the date range for each sign has shifted for people born after the new one was added.

2. Doesn't this type of question demonstrate that everyone knows astrology is bullcrap anyway? If they think their sign says something important and profound about who they are but they also think it can change?


Despite the Barnum statements, Libra never fit me. Extroverted? Romantic? Indecisive? Gullible? Sociable? Hell no.

I think I'd rather be Scorpio. They have pinchers and a stinger. Plus I like Adam Sandler's version: "You are shrewd in business and cannot be trusted. You shall achieve the pinnacle of success because of your total lack of ethics. You are the perfect son-of-a-bitch. Most Scorpios are murdered."
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I'm sleepy and I don't know what to have for dinner and it's already 9:00pm.

I made some nice black beans & rice with BBQ tofu for lunch. Here's the beans recipe, as usual modified from a recipe on AllRecipes.com

recipe! )


Ground coriander seed is my new favorite seasoning, I've been putting it in a lot of things. It used to be oregano when I was first learning to cook, then for a while it was basil. My earliest experiments with cooking involved adding extra seasonings to Campbell's minestrone soup. I pretty much had to teach myself to cook. I was kind of bad at it in high school and university - broccoli in a slow cooker: BAD IDEA - but I was getting fairly good by the time I graduated.

I try not to do that, always adding the same seasoning; I want to choose seasonings that are really appropriate for the dish, not just put them in because I like them. But gosh, coriander seems to be appropriate for a lot of things lately. In fact, the original recipe called for cumin, not coriander, but I didn't have any cumin, plus I was kind of tired and hungry at this point (big coffee and a cookie = A+ breakfast!) so I seriously thought "ehh, it starts with a C." Yeahh.

Just looked it up - cumin tastes like caraway? I don't like caraway. Good thing I didn't have any!

I'm also liking a McCormick lemon herb blend I just got. That's handy to throw on things. Like the other day I did roasted root vegetables, I just tossed them in olive oil with this lemon herb mix and some salt & pepper and that was really good*. I put some of the lemon herb mix in with the rice today. I buy the boxes of Near East pilaf in Spanish Rice flavor. It comes with a handy spice packet but the full dose is too strong for me so I put in about half the packet then add a bit of salt and today I also added some of that lemon herb mix. It was good.

The tofu was just tofu strips in BBQ sauce and a bit of oil in a frying pan. I like the super firm tofu from Wildwood. It's easy to deal with, it doesn't fall apart like most extra firm tofus.

* More on the root vegetables - they're easy and very tasty: Read more... )

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