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Bark [Jan. 15th, 2018|10:17 pm]
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It's supposed to start raining later tonight, but currently I can see stars here and there so the clouds must not be any thicker than they were most of the day. Only about a quarter inch of rain is expected, but at the moment it's looking like even that might not show up. I suppose I could be grateful that tomorrow afternoon is now predicted to be dry, so I won't get wet when I go to the chiropractor, but we need rain so badly that I'm disappointed even by that small benefit.

Somewhere far off beyond the frog colony I heard a dog barking repeatedly when I was outside a few minutes ago. There was probably a raccoon or skunk or maybe some deer passing by his house. A person passing by would be unlikely in this rustic backwater. Hearing a dog barking in the distance at night makes me sad, especially on a night that has grown as chilly as this one already has. The croaking of the frogs, of course, cheers me, so the night has confused me with mixed feelings. I enjoy listening to the frogs, but feel bad for that lonely dog out in the cold.

I'm going to fix some ramen with vegetables and mushrooms tonight, and I'm considering putting some quinoa in it too, for the extra protein. Online I found instructions for microwaving quinoa, so while the vegetables and ramen are cooking I can make some quinoa without using the right-sized pot I use for both ramen and quinoa. So far I haven't gotten around to making the quinoa-grits combination I was intending to try, but Internet tells me it is not my original idea. Quinoa and corn grits polenta is apparently a thing. Something for my short bucket list.

Oh, trash night has sneaked up on me again. Must get the wheelie bins out before it gets any later. Those plastic wheels are noisy and I don't want to disturb any sleeping neighbors.
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[User Picture]From: zyzyly
2018-01-17 06:04 am (UTC)
Somebody today was telling me about a vegetarian Mexican casserole that had quinoa in it. It sounded pretty good. They said they would email me the recipe, but now I can't remember who it was I was talking to.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2018-01-17 06:15 am (UTC)
Quinoa is interesting. By itself it has a slightly grassy flavor— or at least the stuff I bought does— and it also has a slight crunch. Not a dry crunch, but a wet crunch, like a slightly crunchy vegetable, maybe bean sprouts, on a very small scale.

It both tastes and feels more like a vegetable than a grain. It actually went quite well in the soup, though (not surprisingly) most of it accumulated at the bottom of the bowl. I'm thinking that with the right spices it might be good mixed 50/50 with beans in a burrito.
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