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Month: March 2011

Firefox 4 and the slow death of PPC Macs

Firefox 4 and the slow death of PPC Macs

If you hadn’t heard yet, Mozilla.org recently released the latest version their web browser called Firefox 4.  Firefox 4 brings along some new features and performance improvements.  But one thing that is missing in the release is support for Macs with PowerPC (PPC) processors. For […]

We have sprouts!

We have sprouts!

7 of out 8 tomato seeds have sprouted!  It took about a week and a half until we saw the first sprout come up.  Then one after another, the rest of the tiny plants started to pop out of the soil.  The newest one showed […]

Will our tomato seeds sprout?

Will our tomato seeds sprout?

This year we are attempting to grow our own heirloom tomatoes from seeds.  We saved some seeds from last year from heirloom tomatoes we bought at the farmer’s market.  We planted 8 seeds in the hopes of getting at least 2 to grow into plants and put them on a South-facing window sill.  After the last frost of the season (we’re probably safe in a few weeks), if our seeds spout, the plan is to plant them out on our balcony in larger pots.  The small pots that the seeds are in are compostable, so you just plant the whole thing in your larger pot, instead of having to transfer them.  Here’s hoping we get some tomato plants soon!

 

Tomato Seedlings
Tomato Seedlings
Lemon Spice Sangria

Lemon Spice Sangria

Here is a recipe for a white wine sangria I made last weekend that turned out to be pretty fabulous: In a large pitcher mix the following: 2 shots of brandy 1 bottle of white wine or sparkling wine – ANY kind will do! about […]