Monthly Archives: August 2009

Moonie’s burgers

Moonie's burgers

I tried Moonie’s burgers today. They had good sweet potato fries. But would only cook their burgers to well done. Sigh. Why can’t hamburger places have confidence in the quality of their meat supply? Is it that hard in our day and age?

Yogi tea

Yogi tea

I experimented and tried making some tea that Yoga Yoga serves after class. They helpfully provide the recipe here. I have copied it down here just in case it might disappear.

  • 2 quarts water
  • 15 whole cloves
  • 20 black peppercorns
  • 3 sticks of cinnamon
  • 20 whole cardamon pods (split the pods first)
  • 8 ginger slices (1/4″ thick, no need to peel)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black tea leaves (we use decaf)

Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a 3-4 quart pot. Add cloves and boil for one minute. Next, add cardamon, peppercorns, cinnamon, and fresh ginger root. Cover and boil for at least 30 minutes. For best flavor, cover and simmer for 2 to 3 hours! When ready, remove from heat, add black tea and let cool. Strain tea. When ready to drink, add soy or dairy milk and sweeten to taste with agave nectar.

Thumbs up! It is pretty spicy! And you have to give it bonus points for using peppercorns.

Freezing homemade lemonaid

Frozen lemonaid

When I made lemon/lime aid this time, I made enough for two servings. I froze half of juice for a later serving. Which worked out well.

I bought 12 lemons for 3.99 and 30 limes for 5.00. This turned into 56 ounces of juice. Which was perfect for two 28 ounce servings.

To make the lemon/lime aid, combine 28 ounces of juice with 56 ounces of water and 350 grams of agave nectar. This just fits within my plastic serving container.

HEB Lime Juice
HEB Lemon Juice

I checked on the prices for fresh squeezed juice in Central Market. They sell 16 ounces of lime juice for 3.49 and 16 ounces of lemon juice for 3.99. So it it certainly cheaper to do it myself. Plus, I don’t have to drive all the way down to Central Market. Too bad they don’t sell frozen juice concentrate without sugar in the grocery store.

Disc Golf 08/22/2009

Frisbee Disc Golf

I went to Wilco for disc golf today. Hrm, I wonder why this sign is out in front of the entrance?

Korean Golf Tag

It looks like someone lost or left a Korean Golf tag on the course.

Hole 5
Hole 12

At least I got two birdies on holes 5 and 12.

Ephemeral beauty

ephemeral beauty

Often, when I am driving, I see a potentially beautiful picture. And when I finally arrive home, that picture is no more. I wonder if I should keep the big camera in the car?

Disc Golf 08/15/2009

Jon waiting

We played at Brushy Creek today. While I like the course, it is not an easy course to get to! 620 is a major highway, but it is filled with so many stop lights, it takes forever to use it. So I tried using Hairy Man road (what a great name). And was frustrated by traffic on that road as well. It seems that people prefer to drive 20 mph and there is no way to pass them since the road is so windy.

shirt hung on a tree

There were shirts hung up on trees for some reason. Sigh. I wish other disc golfers would respect the environment.

RGP Day 08/14/2009

Game #1


Mike started up a game of Traveller. Which is an interesting game. As you create a character, you roll for events. This means that you can be denied entry in whatever field you tried for (which is bad). Or that you can even have nasty events happen to you which forces you to loose stats. I can see why some people complain that your character can die of old age before you even start the game.

The first session was interesting. Mike did a good job of keeping the game going by making some stuff up when we went past the areas that he had initially set up.