Matt's Makeshift Leftover Turkey Pozole

< ![CDATA[First a big thanks to 101 Cookbooks for her Red Posole recipe which inspired my variation.  I think you could skip the turkey and make a hybrid of the two recipes that would be killer.  It seems like a lot of work, but really it's a bit of prep and then just toss it all together.  I've made this for a few people and they always go back for seconds. I don't think you will be disappointed.

1 cup dried hominy (I use Rancho Gordo) 1 15oz can of crushed tomatoes (I like the Muir Glen fire roasted variety) 2-3 fresh poblano peppers – stemmed, seeded and chopped ½-¾” 1 medium yellow or white onion – diced 1-3 cups of shredded leftover turkey, preferably dark meat A couple glugs of standard olive oil 2 garlic cloves – crushed 1 Tbsp tomatoes paste (optional) 1-2 tsp Mexican or normal oregano Salt and pepper Water or broth as needed

Red Sauce:

This is taken almost directly from http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/red-posole-recipe.html, so go check that out too.…

If they pay me it's still true.

< ![CDATA[A number of years back I slowly started to suffer from persistent, annoying and eventually excruciating foot pain.  I went to my  PCP and he sent me to a specialist who heard me say, "foot pain" and I think stopped listening before diagnosing plantar fasciitis.  He sold me some over the counter inserts, prescribed me some exercises and sent me on my way.  After that my shoes options became rather limited because I needed to buy things that fit the inserts and didn't cause my feet to go all wiggly.  This turned out to be a much smaller set of options than I expected and I was churning through more shoes than I could afford and things never really got better than mildly annoying.  Eventually I can across KURU Shoes after reading a number of good web reviews and gave them a shot even though they were a little more expensive than I wanted to spend on a test.  The shoes came and I tentatively tested them out around he house and discovered quickly they made my feet feel significantly better without inserts than they had in a long time.  …

Second @gawtor #FAFATL Drop Found by @lfinch3

< ![CDATA[Last week I posted briefly about FAFATL and my first drop.  Since then my Twitter stream, followers and activity have jumped through the roof (sorry non-FAFATL followers).  This week I dropped on Thursday because I wasn’t going to have time on Friday.  (Learning that the amazing people that drop for FAFATL are /constantly/ working and dropping.)  Still feeling a bit sketchy while taking pictures of left pieces for some reason, I tried to find a place not to hidden and not too open that it would hopefully be found by someone on twitter and not just a random passerby (which of course would also be cool, but not as fulfilling for me 😉 ).…

#FAFATL – Free Art Friday Atlanta

< ![CDATA[I generally feel as if I live in a bit of a cave, trying to balance my day job, having fun with family and fiends and sneaking in a bit of time for the studio.  Lately I've been hearing a bit more and more about #FAFATL, or for the non-twitter folks Free Art Friday Atlanta.  It culminated this week when my wife sent me this article from Scoutmob about FAFATL and the realization that since I need to provide art-o-mat with 50 piece sets I have a few extra pieces hanging around.  I decided that since we were going to be out on the town that I’d dive in and drop some free art this week as well as well.  …

Bunkered

< ![CDATA[Finally ran out a placed a bunker (corner of Juniper and 4th in Atlanta).  Dedicated to Rachel on her B-Day and Peter and Allyssa on their Wedding tomorrow.  Thanks to you both for inspiration on this project. bunker-1a bunker-1b bunker-1c]]> …

Rotwag's Veggie Chili

< ![CDATA[Decided to repost this some where a little more public for future reference...

  • 1 28oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes (Muir Glen maybe)
  • 2 14oz cans of beans or equiv homemade if possible (I use red kidney and black beans)
  • 1 bag of crumble style fake meat or 1/2 cup of dry TVP (Almost no crumbles are vegan so use TVP if making for vegan friends)
  • 1 box of extra firm tofu
  • 2-4 cups veggie broth (I use water and bullion)
  • 1 small can of chipotle peppers
  • 1 chili spice packets or equivalent amount of dried spices
  • 1 tsp ground cumin separated, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste (buy a tube instead of a can)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce (You can get veggie versions at whole foods and such.

Richard DeVore Pottery Scholarship

< ![CDATA[I found out today that Colorado State University is creating a pottery scholarship in Richard DeVore's memory to help exceptional pottery students entering their senior year.  I think this a fantastic idea, but of course wish these students could also have had the opportunity to study with Richard directly.  Anyway, I hope CSU puts a bit more info up on their site soon, but in the meantime here is the donation link:

  • https://advancing.colostate.edu/DEVORESCHOLARSHIP
  • Having this come into my mailbox today also reminded me of something I had posted to LiveJournal (of all things) back in 2006 when he passed away.  Figured I’d repost it here since my LJ account is long dead.  Forgive the cheese and the punctuation/grammar issues, but please take some time to search DeVore online to learn a little bit about him and his work.  …