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Broccolini Magic, with peppers, plus Mixed Berry Drink with mint

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I returned to this recipe, with some changes.

I put my large (No. 12) Field Company cast-iron skillet (see my review of cast-iron skillets) in the oven, turned it on to 350ºF and while that heated I prepared:

• 6 cloves garlic, chopped small – do these first so they can rest 15 minutes
• 1 large red onion, chopped
• 9 ounces mushrooms, sliced somewhat thick
• 2 bunches broccolini, chopped
• 2 Hungarian peppers, seeded and chopped
• 2 Anaheim peppers, seeded and chopped
• 1 large jalapeño pepper, chopped whole (stem cut off, but core and seeds included)

When the oven reaches temperature, let skillet remain heating for 5 minutes or so, then turn on large burner to medium-high heat (assuming you have an electric range). When burner is hot, turn off oven, remove skillet and put on burner. At this point I put the handle glove on the handle since otherwise I would forget an grab the hot handle.


• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• all the prepared vegetables
• 1 tablespoon dried spearmint
• 1 tablespoon dried majoram
• some grindings of black pepper

Cooking, stirring often at first and then from time to time until the broccolini is cooked and the mushrooms have given up their liquid and the onion has softened.

I ate about one-third of that for lunch. Then I made myself a nice iced berry drink:

1 cup frozen mixed berries (raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries)
handful of fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon erthritol

Put that into the immersion blender’s 2-cup beaker, add water to cover, and blend to smoothness. Add more water to the 2-cup line, stir, and drink with great pleasure.

I find myself increasingly consciousness about the healthfulness of what I eat and drink. That heightened awareness makes it easy to bypass unhealthful treats.

Written by LeisureGuy

28 August 2019 at 1:29 pm

A hard look at keto as a standard (rather than therapeutic) diet

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Written by LeisureGuy

28 August 2019 at 11:20 am

Yaqi Target Shot and DOC razor with Martin de Candre and Guerlain Vetiver

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I really like this Yaqi brush—both knots, the silvertip and this synthetic bi-color knot. And it made a very fine lather from Martin de Candre.

This razor’s head is the Yaqi double open-comb, the same head as in the earlier razor with the camouflage color, just in a different finish. This is an extremely good head, and I’m going to have to update my Sharpologist article to list it among my favorites. They have a number of (very reasonably priced) razors available with this head.Three passes to total smoothness with nary a threat of a nick.

A good splash of Guerlain’s Vetiver, and the day begins.

Written by LeisureGuy

28 August 2019 at 9:41 am

Posted in Shaving

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