processing my sumac harvest
After drying my sumac harvest and rubbing the berries off the clusters, I ground it by hand with mortar and pestle.
Passed through a sieve to remove the seeds and stems, an amazing spice emerged.
This is the first time I've processed a spice. It reminds me of processing tobacco in the barn as a kid. So tactile, hands become sticky with dry sap, and it smells amazing.
Been online via satellite for over 24 hours straight and have not used dialup at all for ~5 days. Solar upgrade is really working out; batteries have recovered significantly in the past month and despite summer waning, I have more power every day.
sumac + garlic
Cut a bumper crop of sumac just ahead of the rains. Amazing flavor.
Don't know yet how to process/store it, but I did make this jar of infused sumac garlic olive oil.
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Minix won: Every modern Windows or Linux PC requires Minix to boot.I shouldn't be surprised, but I admit I am always a little taken aback when I'm reminded of how many CPUs are anonymously buried in our systems:
"However, for the PCH, Intel manufactures this core with 22-nm semiconductor technology, making the microcontroller highly energy-efficient. There are three such cores in the new PCH: Management Engine (ME), Integrated Sensors Hub (ISH), and Innovation Engine (IE). The latter two can be enabled or disabled depending on the PCH model and the target platform; the ME core is always enabled."
driving for hours, days, finally..
Did I mention the alien abduction part of my trip to Canada?
To add to the surrealness, that place is home to refugees from the USA. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/world/americas/montreal-refugees-stadium-housing.html
Drove to Canada and back. Home!
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I walked over this bridge probably a hundred times, but never went down to see the waterfall. Let alone hiked down the gorge to Ithaca before.
Probably sums up my Cornell experience in some way.