Thursday, January 31, 2019

VeggieDag Thursday: Lynda's Mock 'Tuna' Salad Sandwich

In communion with the fine people of Ghent, Belgium, VeggieDag Thursday (DonderDag) is a series of occasional Thursday posts on an animal-free diet and the ecology. Today, the former.


Lynda's Mock 'Tuna' Salad Sandwich

  • 15 ounces canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed, fork-smashed. (Save that aquafaba!)
  • 1 celery stalk, diced or grated
  • 2 tbsp dill pickle, diced
  • 1 spring onion (or ramp), diced
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vegan 'mayonnaise'
  • 1 tsp kelp powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp dry mustard powder
  • ½ tsp onion flakes
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice, or more to taste.
  • S&P, to taste
Assemble. Eat. Enjoy.

— Recipe via Lynda Howard
(with adaptations from Happy Herbivore).

VeggieDag Thursday


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Pic(k) of the Week: Hexopus


Walking out of the store, the sun peeked out from the clouds and I took the shot. Really? The sun walked out of the store?

Illogically misplaced modifiers: a scourge of writers. (The second clause, a hackneyed idiom, I'll keep, though.)

But, indeed, a brief moment of bright sunlight, on an otherwise overcast day, did highlight this six-valve manifold with shadow and saturation. And just long enough for me to grab my camera. (Yes, I rarely leave home without it.)

Here's the same 'hexopus' but rendered monochrome and cropped Instagram-style.

Hexopus (02)

Both images: a circular 6-valve manifold (hexopus?), stationed on a brick wall outside of a big-box store, in Atlanta (Edgewood), Georgia, on 22 January 2019.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Pic(k) of the Week: Rust in the forest

Rust in the forest
I wish we could all have good luck, all the time. I wish we had wings.
I wish rainwater was beer. But it isn't. *

A rusting bucket sits abandoned in Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, Atlanta, Georgia. 9 January 2018.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Pic(k) of the Week: As Cascade Falls

As Cascade Falls

It's what you don't hear. Once the site of a Civil War battle, Utoy Creek's cascade now masks the sound of automobiles above: an urban aural illusion.

A long-exposure at Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, in Atlanta (Cascade Heights), Georgia, on 9 January 2018.


Friday, January 11, 2019

Fair winds and following seas, Mr. Jones.

Casey Jones, owner of Fair Winds

It was sad news, yesterday evening, from Fair Winds Brewing in Lorton, Virginia.
It is with great sadness we inform you of the passing of Casey Jones, our owner and CEO. Casey’s vision, dedication, and commitment has been integral to our business from day one. He will be dearly missed.

We ask for privacy for his family and co-workers in this difficult time and will provide further information as it becomes available.

Mr. Jones, a veteran of the Coast Guard, opened Fair Winds in March, 2015. Only a few months later, he and the brewery team won their first medal —gold for saison at the Great American Beer Festival, no less.

Fair winds and following seas, Mr. Jones.

"May you always have fair winds and following seas."


Saturday, January 05, 2019

Pic(k) of the Week: Broken Windows

Broken windows

By documenting an unexpected (to the observer) element in a larger scene, a photographer can create a visually incongruous juxtaposition. One might call that photographic irony. One might also state that any irony presupposes a photographer's prejudices. (One might also scoff at all this pomposity!)

So ...

Broken windows, in Chattanooga (Southside Historic District), Tennessee, USA on 28 December 2018.


52 Pic(k) Up in 2018.

Hummus and (strong) Lager

Since 29 August 2009, on four-hundred and eighty-four consecutive Saturdays, I have done this, here at YFGF:
Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of photos taken (or noted) by me, posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as the subject.

The photo above, of a beer and hummus, was the first I duly mentioned. Since then, a plurality of the selections has been of beer, breweries, brewers, and that ilk. Recently, however, that emphasis has evolved to more of a photographic bent, often now not necessarily of a "good fermentable."

Here's a quick look at how my selections have changed since three years ago, in 2015.

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The figures don't sum 52 per year, as a category may be a subset of another: such as breweries also under beer, food also under brewpub/brewery, etc. But the trend has unmistakenly been away from one of sole fermentables.

Arlington Crepuscule

Since 12 April 2012, beginning with "Arlington Crepuscule," I have also been uploading to Instagram. All above provisos apply.

But enough of this photographic solipsism. Here is a recapitulation of the fifty-two images I chose as Pic(k)s of the Week in 2018. Clicking on any of the thumbnails will get you to the image and its story.

Later today, Pic(k) of the Week refreshes for 2019. And so it goes.


Deepdene polypore (02) Graham Wheeler, homebrew guru, R.I.P. Good to the last drip Cask ale pourer
Shadows and light, angles and straight lines. A porter at the brewhouse Tree in winter's afternoon Blues through the balustrade
Krog Street swatch Pullman Yard (from the Pullman Trail) 02 Proper topper on St. Patrick's Day Blossoms, crimson & white 1990s Easter
Oldest (continuously operating) franchise in baseball! Spooky levitation Close encounter of the leonine kind Beer patio bijou
Sunday afternoon brewery patio-ing (02) Hydrangea blooms blue Bokeh rose Rocksteady Mild
Decatur on the tracks TKR Pilsner Rowboat ruin (02) Vista Grove Butterfly Bush Forgotten kicks
Butterfly & blossom A light in the forest YFGF's Evolution of Photography Dog koozie
Full moon; Mars perihelion opposition IPA at the beach Sunrise at St. Augustine Beach (03) The ArtLot arrow
Stone bridge 'keyhole' Maggie reclines Summer vegetable grilling Clouds on the hills (02) Pub prisms
Dahlia in black & white Whole Note Autumn magenta Hairy Potter
Bridge over Hardee Creek Fallen allée When it's apple time, down south in Georgia Pink grass (02)
Mist on the fen Krampus Christmas trees? Bird on a rail Lullwater weir (02) Midtown crepuscule