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Primus Tracks
Conspiranoia

Primus Tracks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 62:38


Conspiranoia was borne of the band's prog shift, starting in 2017 and continuing with the Tribute To Kings tours, in which the band played Rush every night. Seems appropriate that they'd want to create their own epic, and this is the result of those efforts - a jammy, proggy suite complete numerous firsts for the band, and lyrics sure to piss off the right people. Put on your tinfoil hats as we dig into the 2022 edition of Primus!patreon.com/primustracksprimustrackspod@gmail.com

Superfeed! from The Incomparable
Robot or Not? 247: Garlic

Superfeed! from The Incomparable

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 6:06


Is garlic a vegetable, an herb, a spice, or what? John Siracusa and Jason Snell.

Robot or Not?
247: Garlic

Robot or Not?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 6:06


Is garlic a vegetable, an herb, a spice, or what? John Siracusa and Jason Snell.

The Fifth Hour with Ben Maller
The Fifth Hour: Doctor and Warden

The Fifth Hour with Ben Maller

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 33:03


Ben Maller and his 5th Hour home-slice Danny G. are having fun for your Saturday, talking Flawed Diamonds, Garlic or Bust, Canine Slammer, , and more! ...Subscribe, rate & review "The Fifth Hour!" https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fifth-hour-with-ben-maller/id1478163837 Engage with the podcast by emailing us at RealFifthHour@gmail.com ... Follow Ben on Twitter @BenMaller and on Instagram @BenMallerOnFOX ... Danny is on Twitter @DannyGRadio and on Instagram @DannyGRadio #BenMallerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Ben Maller Show
The Fifth Hour: Doctor and Warden

The Ben Maller Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 33:03


Ben Maller and his 5th Hour home-slice Danny G. are having fun for your Saturday, talking Flawed Diamonds, Garlic or Bust, Canine Slammer, , and more! ...Subscribe, rate & review "The Fifth Hour!" https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fifth-hour-with-ben-maller/id1478163837 Engage with the podcast by emailing us at RealFifthHour@gmail.com ... Follow Ben on Twitter @BenMaller and on Instagram @BenMallerOnFOX ... Danny is on Twitter @DannyGRadio and on Instagram @DannyGRadio #BenMallerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A Couple of Characters
Episode 63: The Cat Magical Power Magic Game of Cats and Power

A Couple of Characters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022


We have just a little cutie for this week as we create a cat in Magical Kitties Save the Day, and role play a quick scene. Note: No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast. For more information, please check out our website. Email: acoupleofcharacterspod at gmail dot com. Twitter, Instagram, Patreon: ACoCPodcast. Bookshop dot org storefront and gift cards. Use code CHOOSEINDIE on Libro.fm to receive a free audiobook when you purchase a subscription. Looking to give a gift this holiday season? Consider a Libro.fm credit bundle or Bookshop.org gift card! Episode notes: Transcript. France character sheet. Dyslexia friendly versions: Transcript. France character sheet. Mentioned books: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor, on Bookshop.org and Libro.fm. Garlic and the Witch by Bree Paulsen. Garlic and the Vampire by Bree Paulsen. Magical Kitties Save the Day: Website. 20 Minute Demo. Blades in the Dark RPG. Dungeons & Dragon Types: Website. Twitter. Cover art: Copyright Chandra Reyer 2019.

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Great Shakings Bring Man-child Revival (6) (Audio) David Eells - 11/9/22 Man-child Coming to “Pick up” His Bride and Judge the Nations Gabby Dibble - 1/8/22 (David's notes in red) The very nature of this dream seemed like a strong shift was taking place, larger than what we would call average. (Gabby whose name means, “God is my strength” or “Woman of God” represents the Bride in this dream.) I dreamed I was getting out of my car and as I looked up at the sky. I saw an eye and also another part of a face next to each other. It was God's eye and Jesus' face. (Curt Bryan had a dream of a giant eyeball up in the sky watching everything he did. Pro. 15:3 The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, Keeping watch upon the evil and the good.) Within seconds the scene became very clear. The moment I saw the faces forming, I had this deep feeling it was going to be them. As the faces formed, one looked angry while the other was without an expression. The face without expression (God's face) was slightly above and more towards my right of the other, while the other (Jesus' face) was slightly below more towards my left. (The Lord is coming again as a Lion and this time He will judge His Church. Isa. 31:4 For thus saith Jehovah unto me, As the lion and the young lion growling over his prey, if a multitude of shepherds be called forth against him, will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so will Jehovah of hosts come down to fight upon mount Zion, and upon the hill thereof.) I could not tell you what they looked like as the memory has been taken from me, but their faces were in the clouds. It was in the afternoon or evening time. The (angry) face didn't seem to be looking directly toward me but rather the world. After I glanced at the faces, it began to get dark outside very quick. (The darkness  is beginning to cover the earth leading up to the 7 year Tribulation.) I took my mom outside because I wanted to show her what I saw. I said, “Mom, mom, I had an open vision!” But as I tried to share it with her, she kept changing the subject before I could tell her. (The apostate mother Church is what we are born out of. The apostate leadership and it's followers do not have an ear to hear what the Spirit says.) When I had taken her outside, the sky looked different. The moon was huge, low, red, and divided into four equal parts cut out and spaced a little apart. (In Joseph's dream the moon represented his mother who was a type of the Church in Gen. 37:9-11. God divides the Church into 4 parts in the parable of the sower, where 3 out of 4 fell away and only one part bore fruit.) I said something about repentance and that it's time to get right with God. I had the fear of the Lord like never before but my mom pretty much ignored me. (The apostates will not be granted repentance because the Lord must tribulate them first. Some will repent in the first 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation and some won't.) I remember my oldest brother, Nathan, was going to come pick me up and I was going to stay with him. (Nathan, the first born brother, means, “Gift from God” and he represents the Man-child reformers who are coming for the Bride. Rom. 8:29 For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.) I had a suitcase packed and, as I waited for him. (Representing being ready to go into the wilderness tribulation.) I was talking with a man and a woman outside my house. I kept sharing this open vision with them and I said, “Jesus is angry with the people. We have to repent and turn back before it's too late because He's coming soon.” I felt, strongly, He wasn't happy with the Church and the majority of Christians because we weren't fully surrendered and living for Him and with Him. As I was talking, things outside got very interesting and people became more dangerous. It's as if, in the very short time that had passed in this dream, I was aware that the atmosphere had shifted. (Things and people are becoming increasingly evil at a faster and faster pace now. Isa. 60:2 For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Jehovah will arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.) A car even drove up and hit the guy I had been speaking with and I was worried he was going to get run over and drug under the wheels of the car but he was able to walk away. (God will spare many from calamity who are listening to the Bride. They will be granted repentance and be able to walk away from the evil of others who want to “drag them down" with them.) People around me seemed more corrupt than ever. I saw a women who represented my mom and she wanted to commit adultery against my father. (Hos. 2:2-5 Contend with your mother, contend; for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband; and let her put away her whoredoms from her face, and her adulteries from between her breasts; 3 lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst. 4 Yea, upon her children will I have no mercy; for they are children of whoredom; 5 for their mother hath played the harlot; she that conceived them hath done shamefully; for she said, I will go after my lovers…) I then remember I was warning Leanna (my sister) about what I had seen. She seemed like she was half way listening to me. (Leanna means, “Gracious and merciful”. She represents the “little sister” in Sos 8:8-9 We have a little sister, And she hath no breasts: What shall we do for our sister In the day when she shall be spoken for? 9 If she be a wall, We will build upon her a turret of silver: And if she be a door, We will inclose her with boards of cedar. She represents the elect of God that will come out of apostasy to follow the Man-child and Bride in the wilderness tribulation. God will be gracious and merciful to them and grant them repentance and give them ears to hear.) I was telling her I was pregnant and waiting for Nathan to pick me up. (This represents the woman who is pregnant with the Man-child and about to give birth in Rev. 12:1-6 And a great sign was seen in heaven: a woman arrayed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars; 2 and she was with child; and she crieth out, travailing in birth, and in pain to be delivered. 3 And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his heads seven diadems. 4 And his tail draweth the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon standeth before the woman that is about to be delivered, that when she is delivered he may devour her child. 5 And she was delivered of a son, a man child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and unto his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that there they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and threescore days.) As my brother Nathan came in his black car to pick me up, other people from my house blocked off his car in the road because they viewed us as “running away”. They wanted us to wait with them instead of us leaving. (Psa. 18:6-17 In my distress I called upon Jehovah, And cried unto my God: He heard my voice out of his temple, And my cry before him came into his ears. 7 Then the earth shook and trembled; The foundations also of the mountains quaked And were shaken, because he was wroth. 8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, And fire out of his mouth devoured: Coals were kindled by it. 9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; And thick darkness was under his feet. 10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly; Yea, he soared upon the wings of the wind. 11 He made darkness his hiding-place, his pavilion round about him, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies. 12 At the brightness before him his thick clouds passed, Hailstones and coals of fire. 13 Jehovah also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered his voice, Hailstones and coals of fire. 14 And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; Yea, lightnings manifold, and discomfited them. 15 Then the channels of waters appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare, At thy rebuke, O Jehovah, At the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. 16 He sent from on high, he took me; He drew me out of many waters. 17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from them that hated me; for they were too mighty for me.) My mom's car, my siblings father, and another vehicle were all around my brother's car as he pulled up to get me. I remember trying to think of what to do because there was some kind of urgency and I needed to make the right move. (The family of Joseph, as a type of the Man-child,  was against him at first, but ended up bowing down to him as it was with Jesus. Gen. 37:9-11 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed yet a dream: and, behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars made obeisance to me. 10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? 11 And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.)   Maturity and Sanctification Saves During Tribulation Anretta Wachira - 10/23/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed that I was in active labour on our bed. I asked the Lord, “Am I pregnant?” He said, “The woman is travailing.” (Anretta is representing the woman Church in this dream.) I then walked to the kitchen and there was a scale. ...  I placed something that was wrapped up (Representing her fruit) onto the scale and began to count the numbers. The weight was very low. I said to myself, ”That's not enough. I find myself wanting!” (Dan. 5:27 TEKEL; thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. The Babylonish Churches fruit does not yet measure up.) Then the scene changed and my husband Andrei, (Representing the Father.) our son, (who didn't look like our son in real life [Representing the maturing Man-child.]) and I were all sitting outside on a beautiful sunny day. We were watching children playing sports in a field. (This represents the immature Christians who are in competition in their sects and divisions.) Without any warning, chaos began to erupt. The sun got brighter and the ground started to break up. (Earthquakes come with the appearing of the Man-child. Isa. 64:1-2 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might quake at thy presence, 2 as when fire kindleth the brushwood, and the fire causeth the waters to boil; to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!) People were screaming and running all over the place and there was a lot of confusion. I saw my husband Andrei grab our “Son”. (Representing the Man-child being caught up to the throne after His birth.) I started to run towards them but he told me to grab the things and meet him at the top of the hill. (Representing Mt. Zion.) I wondered how I would know which hill it was as I turned to gather the things. (John 14:4-6  4 And whither I go, ye know the way. 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; how know we the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me.) The ground with the grass rose up; standing taller than me. (The Man-child comes with earthquakes at the beginning of the Tribulation.) I tried to reach for our things. There was a pair of spectacles, a satchel and a book. (The “Book” represents the Word. The spectacles represent the ability to read the Word up close with clarity in order to climb Mt. Zion.) Then I thought, "I better get our medical records too, in case we need them.” (Our medical records represent the blood of Christ and the record of our good confession in Heaven that makes us exempt from the curses of the world. “By His stripes ye were healed.”) Then the scene changed again and I found myself in a chaotic hospital setting. People were shouting different things. Someone was shouting that they were exempt. Someone else was crying and screaming, saying, “But I have allergies”. (The people are begging not to be forcibly vaccinated.) Others were confined to the hospital beds crying hysterically. (Representing medical tyranny and medical martial law imposed on the masses.) There was a lady who was part of the medical personnel and she was monitoring the people's medical charts that the other medical personnel were grabbing. She was going through each chart to allow some pages in the charts but refusing for any charts to be taken away. She started going through my chart and saying, “No, you can't have that, nope, not that either”, and so on. I was getting very impatient because she was very slow and methodical in her sorting. Then, I looked down and saw a piece of paper that didn't belong to me on the ground. It had the heading, HOME SCHOOLING, on it. I picked it up and tucked it under the few papers that she had allowed me to take and I ran out of the hospital. (Homeschooling represents that we are in the world but not of it. We receive our education from the Holy Spirit.) I opened the door to a completely quiet street. It was very dark everywhere. There were people wondering all around and there was a dark blue light that glowed everywhere. People were using this blue light to see where they were going. (This dark light represents a false enlightenment. People think they are walking in light and truth but they are really deceived.) There were also beasts mingling among the people. They looked like T-Rex dinosaurs and were about as tall as a man. (Representing the Mark of the Dragon Beast authoritarian system. The Mark is 666; the number of man. These beasts were as tall as a man representing that they have come into full maturity.) I saw them stopping to smell people's arms to either devour them or let them go. Everyone seemed familiar with this and obediently stopped, raised their left arm for a sniff, and then continued to walk on. (In the dream the Mark is detected by the beasts by sniffing the left arm representing that the rebellious goats will take the Mark of the Beast in their right hand or foreheads.) I knew I was different from everyone here. A man wearing a dark blue robe that got lighter in color towards his feet, walked to the edge of the pavement in front of me. As he got to the end of the pavement, I felt one of the beast's attention lock onto me before I even saw it. I started to walk quickly towards the man with the blue robe because he had stopped and turned towards me. Just before I got to him, the beast caught up with me. My left hand went up and he sniffed it, and my hand immediately straightened out, against my will, in between his open jaw. I felt his teeth begin to crunch onto my hand. The man put his hand in front of mine in the beast's mouth and it stopped biting down. I quickly withdrew my hand and started to walk next to the man as he playfully allowed the beast to keep his hand in its mouth. (Jesus, the Man-child, will spare many from being devoured by the Beast. He traded His life in exchange for ours.) In the bushes on the left I saw a woman watching me intently. She was following us trying to hide but I was very aware of her. The beast then left us. (This woman who was intently watching the Bride and Man-child represents the little sister in Sos. 8:8. This is a corporate body of believers who will come out of apostasy to follow the Man-child and Bride into sanctification.) We turned a corner very quickly with the man leading. He pulled back a curtain and tapped on a corrugated door and said urgently, “Enter”. When I entered, I found that it was an outdoor, in ground, toilet. … and I started to use it. (Representing getting rid of waste of the old flesh life.) The woman that was following ... stood in front of my door like she was waiting to come in next. (The little sister will learn about sanctification from the Man-child and Bride.) ... I asked myself, “How will I know if it's safe to come out?” I felt that it was time to leave even though I couldn't see what was happening outside.   Dream of Outer Darkness Claire Pienaar - 11/3/22 (David's notes in red) (In this dream, Claire represents the Bride because her name means “brilliant” and the Bride's garments are bright and pure as is spoken of in Rev. 19:8 And it was given unto her that she should array herself in fine linen, bright and pure: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. (Riaan represents the Man-Child body of reformers, as his name means “little king”.) I dreamed Riaan and I were on some kind of spaceship. (This spaceship represents traveling in heavenly places in Christ.) We were in complete darkness and and it was unbelievably cold. We were traveling towards my real dad and mom's house; the house I was born in. (The first fruits are the first to come out of the apostate mother Churches' house.)  …We were there in this ... darkness to fetch one or two specific people. (The Man-child and Bride will rescue many from the cold darkness of the apostate Church.) We got to the house, and I saw a boy from my childhood there, called Simon Groom. (Many of our “childhood” peers in apostasy have still not grown up because of false doctrines that don't allow for spiritual maturity.) He looked homeless and hungry. (They are starving for the real good news of the gospel because the true Word is not being preached in the apostate churches.) I asked him, “Do you come here often?” He replied, “One or two nights a week”. (The apostate Christians think you only have to go to church one or two times a week to be okay with God and the rest of the week they live the way they want to.) As we got out of the spaceship we had to walk over massive icebergs that were cracking under the pressure of us landing the spaceship there. (The apostate Church is founded on frozen doctrines that are cold and unmoving and don't have the life of the Living Water. I call them the “Frozen Chosen.") It was still completely dark. It was intense, and I asked someone to give me a jacket and then a big, pink, full-length cloak was draped over me instantly. (The pink cloak represents being covered completely by love. Love “covers a multitude of sins”.) Everything was still dark and silent, save for the cracking of the icebergs. I could see the cracks and was concerned and did not want to be there longer than absolutely necessary. (When the Man-child and Bride arrive on the scene, the foundation of the Apostate church will crack up and be destroyed.) We were able successfully retrieve one of the people and came back into spaceship. Then the dream ended. (One will be taken and the other left.)   Man-child and Bride Protected from a Devastating Explosion Debbie Fenske - 10/15/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed I was in a room with other people, who in the dream, I knew, but not in real life. I knew that they were not there merely for the sake of being together. Everyone was quiet, and there was a sense of anticipation in the room. I looked around and saw just a few people standing in the room. There was no talking among them. I saw two young men sitting on high stools at a high, black counter and there was a computer by them. They were working on something, like a computer component board. They both were wearing white t-shirts. The guy on the right had a little sharp pointed tool, and he was gently poking at different parts on this component board. The guy on the left was gently touching different parts with his finger. (I believe these two men represent angels sent with judgments represented by the high black countertop. They were bringing components together of this world, which resulted in an explosion, as we will see. This war is being fought by AI computer of the 5th generation, they say. The Lord, through His angels is in control of their artificial intelligence.) All of a sudden, there was an explosion that shook the room very hard. (This room represents the world.) I saw some things flying off of shelves. The people who were standing around were shaken to the point that some were falling to the floor. They had nothing protecting them from falling. Some were trying to hang on to things to keep from falling. (Representing people trusting in their own strength and worldly things to save themselves.) I looked to my right, to the opposite side of the room, and saw a young woman standing against a white wall. She was on the other side of the room away from the [rest of the people on the left]. She was dressed in blue pants and a blue blouse…(This is the Bride dressed in heavenly works standing on the right.) She had nothing to hang on to but the white wall. (Representing sanctification from the world.) She didn't fall, though I watched her being shaken pretty badly, to the point of almost falling. (She had her hope in sanctification and separation unlike the others who were trying to stand upright or holding onto whatever they could find [in their own strength].)  I was amazed that she kept standing. Then, … I saw, in my spirit, a door and it was closing. (Time is running out to prepare.) Then I heard it shut very hard, making a very loud noise. Then, there was a terrible explosion. It was a very deafening and hard explosion. It went on for many seconds. I could not see anything after the explosion. But when it stopped, there was an awful lot of smoke, and I knew that there was total destruction to the room, though I couldn't see anything. Then, though the explosion was great, and very destructive, I saw a door to my right. (Those on the right represent the sheep and the wheat, as opposed to the goats and the tares on the left.) So I opened it and walked into another room that was also full of smoke. But this room was not totally destroyed (because its inhabitants are on the right). As I kept trying to look through the smoke, I could see metal filing cabinets standing in the room. There were chairs and papers, and, other stuff thrown all around. I then saw a woman on the floor [in this partially destroyed room], (Representing the elect of God who are awakened by these explosions.) and she was trying to wake up another woman. (Representing the Apostate Church.) She was anxiously, and fearfully, shaking the woman, and talking to her, and telling her that she had to wake up. But the woman would not respond at all. (Many of God's elect will be awakened by these judgments and will then try to wake others up, but many will still not wake up spiritually, even after these things happen.) A man (Representing the Man-child reformers?) came and picked up the woman (Representing the elect of God who will wake up as a result of these judgments.) who was trying to wake up her friend. (Representing the Apostate Church.) He lifted her up off the floor, and began leading her towards the direction that I just came from. (The room that the Bride was in. The Bride then leads the virgins to the Man-child in Psalm 45.) …I kept saying to myself, "I can't believe we made it through this! I can't believe we made it through this!" Then I woke up. Before I went to bed the night before this dream, I needed to get my random verses for our morning Zoom prayer meeting. I really felt led of the Father to ask Him to give me a very pertinent verse. He gave me Psalm 91:5 (5-11, in context)  5 "You will not be afraid of the terror by night , or of the arrow that flies by day; 6 or the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. (Could the arrow be nuclear missiles exploding. The DS is trying to start a real war and they have the pestilence prepared.) 7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not approach you. 8 You will only look on with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. 9 For you have made the Lord your refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place. 10 No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent.11 For He will give His angels charge over you, to guard you in all your ways.   An Experience of Power Gabe Watson - 10/17/22 (David's notes in red) Yesterday, I was going through a time of what seemed like reflection. I kind of felt like my life had no purpose, kind of meaningless, I've been waiting so many years and it seems like nothing is happening. I didn't feel sad or condemned by it, rather just wondering what God's mind was on everything. So, I was just questioning what God's purposes were for me in my life and if I was missing something. I was really earnestly seeking God and wondering what am I doing?  Is there something I'm supposed to be doing that I'm missing? I don't want to waste any talents even though I don't see myself as having any great talents or anything but I know the Lord has given us some, I want to be able to use them.  Before I went to bed, me and my wife prayed to the Lord about these questions. I woke up in the middle of the night and went to lay down on the couch. As I was laying down on the couch, I don't know if I fell asleep or if I was awake to be honest. I'm assuming, I fell asleep for just a few minutes. It seemed like a dream but I could feel everything happening in my body like it was real. I could hear myself say to myself “you are such a loser” (I felt like it meant that I was not good for anything, meaningless life, etc.). ("We can do nothing without Him” but “We can do all things through Him”. His power is made perfect through our weakness.  This revelation comes before the below experience.) Immediately, after that was said, this incredible Force picked up my entire body. Not even the strongest human on Earth would be able to resist this Force. My body was powerless, as I had no control over my motor functions. However, my consciousness was still there and I was completely aware of everything that was going on from an observing point of view. This Force was moving me across the ground, as if I was a floating object. I then noticed something that the Force was moving towards. As I got closer, I knew that it was a shadow in the shape of a man. As the Force brought me directly over the shadow, I shot up in the air like a rocket!  The Force moved me with such extreme velocity and an incredible amount of G-Force. It felt like my body was shaking like an earthquake (The Lord comes in the Man-child with an earthquake as it was when Jesus went into resurrection life.), as I was going straight up into the air. It seemed like the shadowy figure is what made the Force shoot me directly up in the air.  I was shaking so excessively that it seemed to be contorting my face, as soaring up through the air.  I then seemed to come either, out of the dream or into an earthly reality.  I started to think normally, thinking, is something wrong with me, what is happening to me? The Force started to wind my body down and it began to become less intense. It shook me so hard that I could still feel it in my physical body, as I either woke up or came into complete consciousness. I then started meditating on what had happened. I thought about the shadowy figure. The only thing that kept coming to me was Trump.  I have no idea why I felt this way. It might have looked like him, I'm not for sure. I don't think about Trump a lot, so it was un-normal for me to think that. (He is typed by Cyrus, who conquers DS Babylon, just when the Man-child is anointed over the Kingdom by the King. Cyrus is a shadow of Trump. Cyrus makes it possible for the Latter Rain Man-child to come and release the captives as in Isaiah 61. So the shadow person could represent both of these entities ruling under God as the verse he received. The refuge here will be formed and our new provisions to reach the world will come.) I then have a Bible app that I check every morning and it sends me a verse of the day. I looked at the verse, it said “whoever dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the almighty”.  I was amazed that it had the word “shadow” in the random daily verse!   David Presidents Rule After the Queen Claire Pienaar 11/6/22 I dreamed Riaan and I were in a convoy of luxury vehicles to meet the queen. This was a queen similar to how Queen Elizabeth looked, and in the dream I thought to myself, “Haven't you already died?”. (She died long before her official death but the show must go on.) We were driving our silver van. David Eells was in the convoy with us, in his own luxury vehicle. (The David Man-child Reformers will receive riches to build the Kingdom and will have "authority over all the power of the enemy”.)  He had a driver. (The Holy Spirit)  The car was a light champagne or light gold color. It was clear that this was a type of “changing of the guard”. There were no flags flying over the residence. It was surprisingly small for what one would typically think is supposed to be a queen's residence.   We arrived at this large circular drive-way at the queen's residence, and Riaan mistakenly parked there instead of moving along. We'd never driven in or through a circular driveway so it was slightly confusing for us. He reversed and moved the van through the driveway once, and then once everyone had parked we were the last to park our vehicle. David was dressed sharply, in a light grey suit. He looked like a President with his hair all slicked back and he wore a pale blue tie that made his eyes sparkle.   I looked at our van and it had transformed into a camper van. (Our tabernacle) (ready for the wilderness tribulation). I was a little embarrassed by this camper van outside the queen's residence, as it seemed out of place, but I still dutifully followed David and the others into the building. There was a large estate next to the Queen's residence and a couple that lived there were out on their first floor balcony with black spy glasses or binoculars. (Whats left of the DS spies) They were watching Riaan and I like hawks. It was uncomfortable to feel their piercing eyes on us. But as we walked into the residence they could no longer see us and I felt better.   We were first in a holding room, where the queen's attendants were signing us in. We met two black missionaries and they were very tired. We came to find out that one had been raised on marijuana so he thought it was normal and it seemed to have very little effect on him. These men spoke the gospel with much conviction and with no regard for any man-placed authorities, like the queen's attendants. The queen came out and she was so very old. She greeted us all very kindly and told us she'd be going very soon, and that she was preparing things for David. The attendants were like restrained but rabid dogs, quite forceful but knew they couldn't do anything to us.   We sat at a long dining table, with David in the middle and all of us around him. We were feasting in the midst of this change of authority with David as Mr. President. There were grapes on the table, wine, as well as lamb and focaccia bread. (Feasting on the blood and bread of the Lamb of God.) Everything had garlic and salt on it. (Garlic is good for the heart, salt preserves). There were about 40 people at the dining table. The queen wanted all our details but she did not receive them. Water started dripping from the ceiling and they had to move us to a bigger room, as they were scared of being liable for someone's hurt from the water. David said, “It's going to continue to drip and then flood. But you will not be able to stop it.” They did not like that fact.  (It is the flood of the "latter rain" which is deadly to the carnal man.). I knew the residence would not get damaged by the water because it was a marble floor (the foundation was already refined and very strong).  (The strong foundation of the Rock of Jesus the Word is already laid.) The queen sort of disappeared. Then we were all just waiting for the next command.   We turned to these two black African preachers and I knew David could deliver one from this stronghold of addiction. The other was older, more patient and friendly. He reassured us that the younger one would break free soon.  (There are many ministers walking in the addiction of the darkness of apostasy who will be set free by the reformation.) I received by faith at random Ezekiel 39:28-29 for this dream: And they shall know that I am Jehovah their God, in that I caused them to go into captivity among the nations, and have gathered them unto their own land; and I will leave none of them any more there; neither will I hide my face any more from them; for I have poured out my Spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord Jehovah. (The David's will come out of the captivity to rule over the political realm in the Spirit and lead God's people, just as it was with Joseph, Daniel, Zerubbabel, etc.)   Select Language Afrikaans Albanian Amharic Arabic Armenian Assamese Aymara Azerbaijani Bambara Basque Belarusian Bengali Bhojpuri Bosnian Bulgarian Catalan Cebuano Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Croatian Czech Danish Dhivehi Dogri Dutch Esperanto Estonian Ewe Filipino Finnish French Frisian Galician Georgian German Greek Guarani Gujarati Haitian Creole Hausa Hawaiian Hebrew Hindi Hmong Hungarian Icelandic Igbo Ilocano Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Javanese Kannada Kazakh Khmer Kinyarwanda Konkani Korean Krio Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Sorani) Kyrgyz Lao Latin Latvian Lingala Lithuanian Luganda Luxembourgish Macedonian Maithili Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese Maori Marathi Meiteilon (Manipuri) Mizo Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Norwegian Odia (Oriya) Oromo Pashto Persian Polish Portuguese Punjabi Quechua Romanian Russian Samoan Sanskrit Scots Gaelic Sepedi Serbian Sesotho Shona Sindhi Sinhala Slovak Slovenian Somali Spanish Sundanese Swahili Swedish Tajik Tamil Tatar Telugu Thai Tigrinya Tsonga Turkish Turkmen Twi Ukrainian Urdu Uyghur Uzbek Vietnamese Welsh Xhosa Yiddish Yoruba Zulu Powered by Translate Printer-friendly version  

The Revive Stronger Podcast
265: Do You Need To Track Your Fibre Intake - The Improvement Season Podcast

The Revive Stronger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 66:20


Welcome to the improvement Season Podcast! Join coach Pascal & Steve as they venture into their improvement season…basically bodybuilding journey. This week we're talking about whether you do need to track your fibre intake, fads, gadgets and much more. Timestamps: (00:00) Intro (07:52) Sick and getting back into training (15:25) Garlic for sickness? (19:50) Steve and deload and gaining phase (24:43) Fibre intake, and tracking (30:50) Fads and trends that come and go (34:31) Invest in your sleep (45:41) Community engagement. Thanks guys! (48:58) Gaining 1inch on your arms and lose 1inch on calves or vice versa? (51:36) Electroshock ab belt (54:34) Steve and bodydysmorphia (59:53) End of episode and following gossip Thanks, please comment, like and subscribe! COACHING: https://revivestronger.com/online-coaching/ WEBSITE: https://www.revivestronger.com/ MINI CUT MOVEMENT: https://revivestronger.com/mini-cut-movement/ MEMBERSITE: https://revivestronger.com/team-revive-stronger/ SHOP: https://www.revivestronger.com/shop FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/revivestronger INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/revivestronger NEWSLETTER: https://bit.ly/2rRONG5 __________________________________________________________________ If you want to support us via a donation, that's highly appreciated! Patreon • https://www.patreon.com/revivestronger Don't like Patreon, go to Paypal! • https://bit.ly/2XZloJ4 __________________________________________________________________ Our Ebooks! Ultimate Guide To Contest Prep Ebook: • https://revivestronger.com/product/the-ultimate-guide-to-contest-prep/ Primer Phase Ebook: • https://revivestronger.com/product/the-primer-phase/ __________________________________________________________________ Stay up to date with the latest research and educate yourself! MASS (Research Review): • https://goo.gl/c7FSJD RP+ Membership: • https://ob262.isrefer.com/go/plus/Steve90/ JPS Mentorship • https://jpseducation.mykajabi.com/a/13324/esJ8AZwy __________________________________________________________________ Books we recommend! Muscle & Strength Pyramids • https://goo.gl/S8s6tG RP Books • http://bit.ly/2vREaH0 RP + Members site • https://ob262.isrefer.com/go/plus/Steve90/ For more • http://revivestronger.com/library/ __________________________________________________________________ Supplements: www.cnpprofessional.co.uk - STEVE15 for 15% off __________________________________________________________________ When you're interested in online coaching, please go visit our website and follow the application form: https://www.revivestronger.com/online-coaching/

Loonacy Podcast
150 When One Cup Ends, Another One Begins : MLS Cup Talk, Sexy Garlic & Golf Carts

Loonacy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022


The guys open the podcast talking about the weather, Halloween & horse racing in bars. It's then on to todays beers, and a discussion about the MLS Cup Final between LAFC & Philly. They discuss the crazy last 20 minutes of the game, a goalie injury, overtime, and PK's. They then give a small preview of the World Cup, and announce the Loonacy Podcast Bracket Challenge. After the break, the guys discuss FIFA 23, and how the likenesses of some Loons players is totally off. Connor has a little MN Soccer history, and they finish with 2 funny stories about some sexy garlic ads & a drunk golf cart driver in Florida.

GardenDC
Unusual and Specialty Flower Bulbs

GardenDC

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 72:13


In this episode of GardenDC: The Podcast about Mid-Atlantic Gardening, we talk with Brent Heath of Brent and Becky's Bulbs all about lesser-known bulbs. The plant profile is on Garlic and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events in the What's New segment. Dr. Allan Armitage shares the The Last Word on Joe-Pye Weed. He is also offering a discount for free domestic shipping starting on November 7, 2022, at allanarmitage.net enter code LAST WORD at checkout. BTW, YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support. SHOW NOTES will be posted here on 11-8-2022. If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy listening to: ~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 27: Gardening with Bulbs https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2020/09/gardendc-podcast-episode-27-gardening.html ~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 43: Galanthus with David L. Culp https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2021/01/gardendc-podcast-episode-43-galanthus.html We welcome your questions and comments! You can leave a voice mail message for us at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/message Note that we may use these messages on a future episode. And be sure to leave us a 5-star review on your favorite platform so other gardeners can find us too! Episode Credits: Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz Editing: Brandie Bland Show Notes: Jaime Breeden Recorded on 11-5-2022. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast
Ep. 155 - You can't beat a good ramble. And this week, we wander through the pages of the RHS Garden magazine for our topics of conversation. Lucy strikes gold as it's a Grow Your Own special issue!

Talking Heads - a Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 34:45


Autumn has arrived on the shores of the UK - a slight freshness to the mornings and a waning of the light signal that subtle change to the season. In the garden the peak colour and growth is starting to give way to the texture and autumnal colours that signal the slow, but beautiful descent, into a period of more dormant reflection. Autumn can be one of the most beautiful times of year and also a celebration of what has gone before, the present harvest of abundance but also the future excitement of gardening plans and work.With Saul and Lucy being big fans of top quality horticultural waffle, what better place to look for inspiration than the pages of the RHS journal, The Garden? Expect discussions on garlic planting, curry ingredient growing, lowering your carbon footprint via vegetables and much more, as the duo inadvertently stumble across abundant grow your own features. Let's hope that next month's issue of the magazine is an exotics extravaganza!Twitter links:Saul @GardeningSaulLucy @HeadGardenerLCIntro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show

Good Growing
Ep. 122 - Identifying and managing garlic mustard | #GoodGrowing

Good Growing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 46:39


On this week's Good Growing Podcast, we talk with Illinois Extension Forestry Specialist Chris Evans and Media Communications Coordinator Emily Steele about garlic mustard. This invasive plant can be found in forested areas throughout the state of Illinois. Learn about why we should care about garlic mustard, how to identify and manage it as well as some research updates! See our smiling faces and garlic mustard pictures on YouTube: https://youtu.be/8LS9gLiT5uM 00:30 – Ginger, turmeric, and galangal harvest time! What are we doing with it? 01:20 – Have we planted garlic yet? 02:34 – Welcome Chris and Emily! 03:40 – Defining invasive species 05:00 – How extensive are invasive plants? 05:44 – Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference 06:58 – Why are you interested in garlic mustard Emily? 08:38 – What does garlic mustard look like? 11:23 – How many seeds can garlic mustard produce? 12:00 – How long do garlic mustard seeds survive in the soil? 12:26 – Why should we care about garlic mustard? 16:31 – Is it true garlic mustard will ‘go away' on its own? 18:13 – Natural area restorations 21:43 – Is garlic mustard a listed/regulated invasive species in Illinois? 25:25 – How did garlic mustard get here? 27:30 – What are some ways garlic mustard gets spread? 29:30 – How can we manage garlic mustard? 31:42 – Are control burns effective for managing garlic mustard? 32:44 – Can you eat garlic mustard? 35:00 – Garlic mustard website and research updates 39:37 – Can goats be used to manage garlic mustard? 40:58 – Is there a difference in herbicide concentration you use when treating garlic mustard? 43:15 – Wrap-up, thank you, what's up next week, and goodbye! Illinois Extension garlic mustard website: https://go.illinois.edu/garlicmustard Management of Invasive Plants and Pests of Illinois: https://extension.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/management_of_invasive_plants_and_pests_of_illinois.pdf Contact us! Chris Enroth: cenroth@illinois.edu Ken Johnson: kjohnso@illinois.edu Check out the Good Growing Blog: go.illinois.edu/goodgrowing Subscribe to the weekly Good Growing email: go.illinois.edu/goodgrowingsubscribe Any products or companies mentioned during the podcast are in no way a promotion or endorsement of these products or companies. -- You can find us on most podcast platforms. SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/user-555304573 iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-growing/id1446630377 Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/good-growing Tunein https://tunein.com/podcasts/Gardening/Good-Growing-p1187964/ Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/202u3siWExE1tTqrVgtmCR Vurbl https://vurbl.com/station/good-growing-4pljnNlUtyG/ Listen notes https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/good-growing-chris-enroth-cHLPMWpvEOG/ Ivy https://ivy.fm/podcast/good-growing-167902 Castbox https://castbox.fm/channel/Good-Growing-id4302614?country=us Google podcasts https://bit.ly/3AiYjTD

HOMESTEADucation
We are back! Let's talk about planting garlic!

HOMESTEADucation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 40:38


​​PLANTING:Plant in full sun.Don't overwater to prevent rotting bulbs. Instead, mulch the area with straw to retain moisture.Plant cloves in mid October before the freeze. Also know what you're planting. Grow soft neck varieties for storage and hard neck for larger cloves, and mainly consuming sooner than later. Elephant garlic is awesome and easy to peel. But it doesn't last super long. Buy quality seed. We like@territorialseedcompany@seed_savers_exchange@pvfsgroworganic@filareegarlicfarm A small sprinkle of slow release fertilizer in each hole when planting really helps out cloves as they establish roots. For a more permaculture approach, use biodegradable materials to improve soil quality and replace needed nutrients (i.e. comfrey, compost, etc.).GROWING:In addition to full sun and water, fertilize every 2-3 weeks with liquid kelp.Keep weed free and avoid walking in growing areas to avoid compacting the soil.When scapes appear on hardneck varieties, cut them before they blossom. This keeps the plant's energy going towards the bulb and not reproducing via flower pollen. HARVEST:Many sources say to harvest when the foliage of the plant is 2/3 yellow-brown. I don't as this opens up the possibility of rotting bulbs! I harvest after a week or two of cutting scapes.After harvesting, shake off excess dirt. Braid and hang softneck varieties in small groups or bundle hardneck varieties and hang. Air flow is key! Make sure the bulbs cure for about three weeks in a dry, cool location. After 3 weeks, de-stem, remove roots with scissors and store in braids or porous baskets. Pro Tip: Garlic is a great companion plant for broccoli, cauliflower and other brassicas. If you plant rows 12” apart, you can leave space to interplant these crops in the spring.You have the choice between two kinds- hardneck and softneck. Within both of those there are dozens of different cultivars, but knowing the difference in hard vs soft is very helpful for choosing the right kinds for your zone. Softneck garlic is usually what you are finding at the grocery store. Those varieties tend to have a longer and more stable shelf life. Softneck garlic in my opinion is also less flavorful, or should I less more mild to the taste buds. It's a more "well-rounded" choice when it comes to an all purpose garlic. These do NOT have scapes. Softneck garlic grows best in warmer climates, however we do grow some here and we get some pretty harsh winters.Then you have hardneck garlic. We grow 80% hardneck here on our homestead. It does better in colder climates like ours. Hardneck garlic is the superior choice for colder climates because it requires prolonged exposure to cold weather of at least 40 days at 40 degrees F (or even less). This process is called vernalization. We also like hardneck garlic better because of the scapes! Those are the curly-q things that come up in the middle of the stalk. Usually a few weeks before the garlic is ready for harvest. It is like a bonus crop.With all of that being said, play around with it. Garlic is SO easy to grow and once you start you won't stop. You will plant more and more each year. Trust me.Garlic requires full- sun. That is considered at least 6 hours of sunlight each day. Garlic likes to be planted in a well-draining soil that has a neutral (or even slightly acidic) pH. By doing a soil test in fall, you can learn what and how you should

Cookbook Club
33: The Flavor Equation

Cookbook Club

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 28:00


Sort of like the love child of J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Christopher Kimball and Samin Nosrat, The Flavor Equation is a cookbook unlike many others. Join us as we share some of the things we learned and the delicious things we cooked from this nerdy food-science book that dives deep on flavor. Resources mentioned in this episode: J. Kenji López-Alt Christopher Kimball Samin Nosrat Joshua McFadden Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus Recipes mentioned in this episode: Stir-fried cabbage (page 219) Shaved brussels sprouts salad (page 112) Green beans with preserved lemons + crème fraîche (page 76) Baked sweet potatoes with maple crème fraîche (page 177) Herb + paneer pulao (page 80) Paneer (Indian Instant Pot Cookbook) Blueberry + Omani lime ice cream (page 98) Roasted cauliflower in turmeric kefir (page 83) Sweet potato honey beer pie (page 129) Paneer + beet salad with mango-lime dressing (page 147) Potato pancakes (page 249) Garlic + ginger dal with greens (page 256) Dal makhani (page 292) Parathas + masala parathas (page 297) Join our Cookbook Club! Our Instagram, @cookbookclubshow E-mail us: cookbookclubshow@gmail.com Find Renee and Sara on Instagram: @hipchickdigs and @realtor_saragray Cook along with us! Next cookbook episode (releasing 11/30/2022): Nothing Fancy, by Alison Roman

Miguel & Holly Blown Off
Blown Off: Blake & Kaylee—Raw Garlic

Miguel & Holly Blown Off

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 8:42


Kaylee liked Blake a lot until she saw the way he eats garlic…

The Dirt Doctor Radio Show
Episode 293: October 30, 2022 ~ Hour 2

The Dirt Doctor Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 53:50


For more helpful information, advice, and recommendations, go to www.dirtdoctor.com.

Your Gardening Questions
Do I have to put mulch over my garlic for the winter?

Your Gardening Questions

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 2:17


Fred answers the question: Do I have to put mulch over my garlic for the winter?

Nikoli's Kitchen
Tofu Tikka Masala & Struggling to Create

Nikoli's Kitchen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 34:59


Welcome back to another new episode of Nikoli's Kitchen everyone! We're steamrolling toward the end of the season on the day before Thanksgiving, and... I'm struggling. Today on the show I'll talk about how I'm struggling with managing everything as NaNoWriMo approaches, and kind of share some open-ended thoughts about changes that will need to happen before season 5 kicks off in 2023. In the back half of the show, I'm adapting the chicken tikka masala recipe I did back in episode 15 with Dan of Netflix 'n Swill to make it vegetarian, so I could share a dish I'm really proud of with my son. It was also my first time ever cooking tofu, but everything came together so well. Thank you so much for listening!   Featured Recipe for this Episode Tofu Tikka Masala with Coconut Basmati Rice and Naan Marinade-   1 c Greek Yogurt, plain  Juice of 1 Lemon 6 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped 2 T Ginger, grated 2 t Garam Masala 1 t Hot Curry Sea Salt 1 lb extra firm tofu Slice your tofu into even-sized slabs and layer between paper towels.  Squeeze or apply pressure to extract moisture. Cut your tofu into 1/2" chunks. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine.  Place covered in the fridge for an hour or up to overnight. Sauce-   2 T Ghee or unsalted butter 1/4 white wine, semi-dry or dry 2 red onions, finely diced 6 cloves of Garlic, grated 2 T Ginger, grated 1 t Turmeric 1 t Ground coriander 1-1/2 t Ground cumin 1-1/2 t Garam Masala 1 t Chipotle Chili Powder (double for more spice) 2 c Tomato Sauce 1 c Heavy Cream Hot Curry Sea Salt, to taste Cracked Black Pepper, to taste Cilantro to garnish Remove your tofu from the marinade to a baking tray or platter lined with paper towel.  Pat the tofu chunks dry to remove excess marinade. Bring a large skillet to mid-high heat and add your ghee or butter.  Once the butter/ghee has melted, add your tofu in batches ensuring you do not crowd the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until nicely browned and remove to a plate or bowl to rest.  Add white wine to pan and reduce heat to mid. Deglaze the pan, being sure to mix up all of the stuck-on bits from the tofu. Add onions and begin to cook. Add some hot curry sea salt to sweat the onions. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until translucent and soft. Make a clearing in the middle of your skillet and add your ginger and garlic. Saute for 30 seconds, stirring regularly to avoid burning. Make another clearing. Add your turmeric, coriander, cumin, and garam masala. Cook for another 30 seconds, continuing to stir. Add tomato sauce, chili powder, salt, and cracked black pepper. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until the tomato sauce thickens and begins turning a deep reddish brown, about 15-20 minutes. Add the tofu and heavy cream and stir to combine.  Cook this for another 10 minutes until mixture is a burnt orange color and the sauce has thickened.  Garnish with fresh cilantro! Coconut Lime Basmati Rice- 2 c basmati rice, rinsed 1- 12 oz. can coconut milk (should be 1-3/4 c) 1-3/4 c water Juice of 2 limes 1 t white sugar 2 t hot curry sea salt 2 T cilantro Combine all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil over mid-high heat. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook for 12-15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Remove the cover and fluff with a fork. Naan- 3 c flour 3 t dry yeast 1/2 to 3/4 c warm water 1/2 c plain Greek yogurt 2 T sugar 1/4 c olive oil 1 large egg 1 t salt 1/2 t baking powder Combine your wet ingredients together with the sugar in a large bowl and mix together. Add your yeast and set aside to proof for about 5 minutes. Sift your flour, salt, and baking powder in another bowl. Once your wet mixture is proofed, combine with the flour mixture and mix just until combined into a dough. It should be tacky but not sticky. Once it comes together, stop kneading. Coat the inside of your bowl with a light bit of olive oil or olive oil spray and place the dough inside.  Cover with a damp towel and let it rise for about 90 minutes or until doubled. Tip the dough out onto a floured work surface. Shape your dough into a long rectangle around 24 inches long and 3" - 4" wide. It should be between 1/2" to 1/4" thick. Using a knife or pastry cutter, cut the rectangle in half lengthwise, then cut each half into six equal portions. Coat the dough chunks in a light coating of flour to prevent sticking. Place a large cast iron or nonstick skillet over mid-high heat until it gets very hot.  Roll out the dough chunks to about 1/8" inch thickness.  Pass it back and forth in your hands to knock off any excess flour. Place into the skillet and cook for 60-90 seconds per side or until it has browned and blistered.  Once off the heat, immediately brush it with your garlic cilantro butter. Keep them in the oven at 200° to keep them warm until ready to eat. Garlic Cilantro Butter- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 8 cloves of garlic, finely minced 4 T cilantro, finely chopped Salt and pepper to taste Mix your garlic, cilantro, salt, and pepper into your butter and mix together until well-combined.    Important Links (All links open in a new window) Main Website Subscribe on Patreon! Livestream for the Cure Join my Discord Community! Podcast RSS Feed Like my Facebook Page! Follow me on Twitter! Follow me on Instagram! Join my Facebook Group! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel! Follow me on Twitch!   Listen on Apple Podcasts Goodpods Spotify Google Podcasts Pandora TuneIn Radio iHeart Radio Spreaker PlayerFM Stitcher Podchaser   Guest Appearances I had the privilege of sitting down with Brendan of Unchefed to talk about food, mental health, and life. Check out this great conversation at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-love-food-nicholas-haskins-from-nikolis-kitchen/id1578898329?i=1000568984881! I was thrilled to be invited back to Movie Reviews in 20 Qs, where I joined Liz and Billy to talk about the new murder mystery See How They Run! Tune in at https://mritqs.podbean.com/e/ep-216-see-how-they-run-w-nikoli-s-kitchen-and-we-watched-a-thing/! (Note: NSFW). I had the honor of joining Billy on the We Watched a Thing podcast to talk about the latest entry in the View Askewniverse, Clerks III! Check out our discussion at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/clerks-iii-w-nick-from-nikolis-kitchen/id1315531685?i=1000583178272 (Note: NSFW).    Credits Intro "Midnight in Carmel" by Wendy Marcini. Licensed from Epidemic Sound. Check out her amazing music at https://open.spotify.com/artist/4CaTfk4pRkpA8A9gXamYg2. Outro "The Climb" from Music for Makers. Sign up and get a royalty-free song delivered to your inbox every Monday at www.musicformakers.com! Other music in this episode licensed from Epidemic Sound. Learn more and sign up for a free trial with access to thousands of songs at https://www.epidemicsound.com/. Track Listing: "Fight to Win" by Sven Karlsson. "L'ombre du Platane," "Reve d'Enfant," and "The Girl from North" by Magnus Ludvigsson.

Garden Bite with Teri Knight
Planting garlic

Garden Bite with Teri Knight

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 1:59


It seems odd to plant garlic in October but it IS a bulb... Garlic planted now will be harvested in about July for those of us in cold climates. Learn best tips to plant garlic, what varieties I chose this year and my battle with roots on today's Garden Bite.

420 In Vegas
Episode 21: Same weed different week. 36% Garlic Cookies again...

420 In Vegas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 78:50


This week the 4:20 Crew is just Zay and Khris while RaSun is at the Raiders game. They give you their smoked out take on Kanye being cancelled, what reparations should look like, a woman getting an std from a custodian tampering with her water bottle, BTS joining the Korean army, and other news stories from the week. Fire up the good stuff. It's 4:20 In Vegas

But I'm Still A Good Person by Vince Nicholas
Chipotle's new Garlic Guajillo Steak Review

But I'm Still A Good Person by Vince Nicholas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 53:44


WPKN Community Radio
Vincent Kay Farmer - Garlic Grower/Beekeeper - Swords into Plowshares Farm

WPKN Community Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 31:07


My guest here today on DITD is Vincent Kay a lifelong resident of Connecticut. Vincent happens to be one of Connecticut's top garlic growers. So I contacted him to buy seed and come to find out he worked for Pacifica Network News as well as NPR and as News Director at WPKN radio in Bridgeport From 1996-98. Now after 38 years he operates the State's largest commercial beekeeping business and is the sole proprietor of Swords into Plowshares Honey, producing Connecticut's finest wildflower honey, and providing crop and orchard pollination services and in addition to all this grows a whole lot of garlic.

Wine Road: The Wine, When, and Where of Northern Sonoma County.
Jenna McDaniel, Hospitality Manager & Tasting Room Princess at Pech Merle Winery, in Geyserville.

Wine Road: The Wine, When, and Where of Northern Sonoma County.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 23:43


Wine Road Podcast Episode 161 Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery   Episode 161 | Jenna McDaniel, Hospitality Manager & Tasting Room Princess at Pech Merle Winery, in Geyserville. Jenna McDaniel delights us with her story of how she found her way to working in the industry, her awesome marriage proposal that involved her favorite wine and a life changing pizza, all while we enjoy a bottle of the Pech Merle Sparkling Brut Rose of Syrah. Our Fast Five recipe is Baked Ricotta with Honey Appetizer from Liz Pembroke of Pembroke Design Studios in Healdsburg. Wine of the Day: Peche Merle Brut Rose of Syrah Fast Five Recipe: Baked Ricotta with Honey Appetizer From Liz Pembroke of Pembroke Design Studios Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery https://ronrubinwinery.com/ SHOW NOTES 1:08 Jenna –Princess of the Tasting Room wears all the hats at Peche Merle, which means cave under the hill in ancient French! 1:31 Wine of the Day Pech Merle Brut Rose of Syrah their first ever sparkling. Awesome label on the outside and great wine on the inside! Sparkling for everyday. 5:28 Tasting room in smack dab in the middle of downtown Geyserville. Open everyday 11-6pm. Diavola pizza will deliver food to you in the tasting room—Perfect! 8:00 Jenna grew up in Geyserville and around the wine industry, wine was part of the lifestyle. Now she is back to her roots working at Pech Merle and can walk to work! 11:35 Tasting room experience- no reservations required but recommended. They offer a Classic Tasting and Reserve Tasting with 5 wines each to choose from. And you can add on food from Diavola. 14:20 Jenna's most memorable wine experience was a marriage proposal with a bottle of Linea Cabernet blend under a 300 year-old oak tree on the Pech Merle property – she said Yes—but the Dictator pizza (Marinated Short Rib, Garlic, Mozzarella, Scallions, Serrano Chiles, Kimchi, Kewpie Mayo & Shichimi !!! )from Diavola sealed the deal! Jenna recommends you always propose with a pizza! 16:41 Owner of Pech Merle, Bruce, is an engineer who builds wine caves and the plan is to put a cave on the Pech Merle property at Dry Creek Road. 18:35 Fast Five Recipe –Baked Ricotta with Honey Appetizer From Liz Pembroke of Pembroke Design Studios Ingredients: Fresh Ricotta, olive oil, Meyer lemon peel, honey and sea salt. Directions: Grease a muffin tin with olive oil and fill it with the ricotta. Bake at 375 for 15-17 minutes. Let it cool slightly, then slip on to a parchment line baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and top with the lemon peel. Put back in oven for another 10 minutes and then drizzle it with honey. Pair with Lambert Bridge Blanc de Blanc Sparkling. 20:55 Plan your visit to Pech Merle. You can call or email the tasting room for an appointment or make a reservation on Tock reservation service. 21:30 Wine & Food Affair is November 5 & 6 tickets still on sale, but sale ends on October 31st. 21:48 Shout Out to Ron Rubin for their continued support! We encourage you to order some wine from Ron Rubin Winery and enjoy it while you listen to the podcast! Links Pech Merle Winery Diavola Pizza Ron Rubin Winery Credits:The Wine Road podcast is mixed and mastered at Threshold Studios Sebastopol, CA. http://thresholdstudios.info/

Gasbagging
Garlic, Chardonnay and Cigarettes w/ Nicky

Gasbagging

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 67:12


After a two week hiatus the gals are back! Dan Morrison is joined again by Hudd-House head, Nicky to unpack all things Bravocon, new Real Housewives of New York cast, Southern Hospitality, Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Trailer, Miami Trailer, Bethenny Frankel fake calling Andy, and Jen Aydin rightly throwing a drink at Joe Gorga! Dan and Nicky talk through the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, #botgate continues, and they discuss is evil or c*nt worse? Real Housewives of Salt Lake City continue to terrorise Scottsdale as Lisa Barlow's iconic crying run is seared into viewers brains and Whitney's drunken friendship card is heard around the world. The Real Housewives of Potomac is back delivering laugh after laugh, Robyn's red hair is on fire and Dan and Nicky are Candiace stans? Quick Thoughts on Southern Charm finishing up, Real Girlfriends in Paris being the best show on TV, Below Deck Med becoming tedious, and Luxe Listings Sydney holding fake auctions and fake Delta Goodrem showings. Follow Dan on Twitter Follow Gasbagging on Instagram & TikTok

Meat + Three
Lost in the Sauce

Meat + Three

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 25:40 Very Popular


What's an age-old tradition used to enhance and flavor food? The condiment. Across the world condiments are added into and on top of dishes as a purveyor of a specific flavor. In the United States, ketchup and mustard are refrigerator essentials, while many Koreans have an entire fridge to ferment kimchi. While condiments are characteristically a side dish to the main show, this week we're putting them in the spotlight. From hot sauce to pasta sauce, learn about the importance and variety of classic flavor enhancers. Plus, hear more about a climate-change induced condiment shortage and the craze of a cult classic sauce brought to life. Further Reading:Follow Claire's daily condiment adventures on Tiktok.Read Lindsey's work from Paris here.Check out the many dijon mustards Eric creates with Brassica Mustard.  Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Fresh Exchange
A Simple Tips for Garlic

Fresh Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 14:53


Wondering where and how to get that garlic in the ground...or better yet when? I got you covered. To get access to the Winterizing Your Garden course you can sign up now to become a member by heading to freshexchange.com/joinIf you missed the podcast about making Fertilizing Simple you can listen to it here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Grow Guide
Easy Tips For Growing Hardneck Garlic in Raised Beds, In Ground Gardens AND In Containers with Niki Jabbour

The Grow Guide

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 59:48 Very Popular


Thank-you to today's sponsors HealthiStraw and Sproutbox Garden. Maggie and Dave are back chatting all things garlic today with the one and only, Niki Jabbour. Niki shares her wisdom for garlic growing your own organic hardneck or softneck garlic in any sized garden space. Find links to everything discussed in our episode show notes on our website.

420 In Vegas
Episode 20: 36% infused Garlic Cookies joints. What else needs to be said...

420 In Vegas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 94:57


The 4:20 Crew is together a day after celebrating Zay's 50th birthday and he promptly does 50 pushups to show he's still got it. They discuss the controversy around the Sin City Hip Hop Awards, Zay's weed filled birthday piñata, the new Emmett Till movie, they take a live call from Australia, talk about Kanye West acting wild again, and go over more crazy stories they've seen in the news this week. Fire up the good stuff. It's 4:20 In Vegas...

The Whole Rabbit
Vampires: A HOW-TO GUIDE

The Whole Rabbit

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 44:23


So you want to be a vampire?Is it possible to become one?  Explore with us the biological mechanism behind psychic vampirism, cheating death for fun and profit, moving beyond the limits of nature, choosing a worthy minion and most importantly: how sex works as a vampire.We discuss:Energy Vampires from The Satanic BibleThe Biology of Psychic VampirismHow To Become a VampireUsing Willpower ResponsibilityAccidental VampiresMoving Beyond The Limits of NatureWhat is a Ghul?Having Sex with VampiresIn the second half available at www.patreon.com/TheWholeRabbit we discuss:Becoming ImmortalSleeping Arrangements for VampiresThe TombEgyptian Anatomy of the SoulSpells to Not Eat PoopVampiric Powers and AbilitiesHow to Feed VampiricallyWhere to find The Whole Rabbit:YouTube: https://youtu.be/z4DL6BFdzfMMerch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thewholerabbit/Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0AnJZhmPzaby04afmEWOAVInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_whole_rabbitMusic By:Spirit Travel Plazahttps://open.spotify.com/artist/30dW3WB1sYofnow7y3V0YoSources:Egyptian Book of the Dead:http://www.public-library.uk/dailyebook/The%20Egyptian%20Book%20of%20the%20Dead.pdfA.W. Dray's Nox Infernus:https://nocturnalrevelries.com/2018/10/21/nox-infernus-the-book-of-black-amber-a-w-dray/Franz Bardon:https://www.amazon.com/Initiation-into-Hermetics-Franz-Bardon/dp/1885928122The Psychic Vampire Codex: A Manual of Magick and Energy Work by Michelle Belanger: https://www.amazon.com/Psychic-Vampire-Codex-Manual-Magick/dp/1578633214Studies in Social and Emotional Contagion:https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Contagion-Studies-Emotion-Interaction/dp/0521449480/ref=sr_1_1?crid=31YG7XOZ01XQW&keywords=emotional+contagion+studies&qid=1665631056&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjk1IiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=emotional+contagion+studies%2Caps%2C144&sr=8-1Support the show

Gym Secrets Podcast
Building A $50 Million Business with Nose Strips... | Ep 448

Gym Secrets Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 16:08 Very Popular


The brand is a reflection of what a person desires to be. Today, Alex (@AlexHormozi) talks about how he would create a multi-million dollar business using nose strips, the directions he would take to market the product, how he would help solve the problems of his potential market, and how brands should look deeper into satisfying the desires of their customers. Welcome to The Game Podcast where we talk about how to get more customers, make more profit per customer, and keep them longer, and the many failures and lessons we have learned along the way to $100M in sales. We've got roll-up-your-sleeves kind of hustle with a little bit of cleverness and a lot of heart. Timestamps: (0:47) - If Alex were to create a brand from scratch, he would get into the nose strip business for these reasons: high-gross margins, it's “sticky”, and it helps improve people's health. He would also heighten the branding element to have motivational words to serve as a reminder for people of what they want to be  (5:10) - Moneywise, this is what would happen if Alex were to create this nose strip business: Buy pricing and packaging the product (along with some upsells) reasonably, he would end up with make $16 gross margin on a $20 product and would make $80,000 (8:09) - If you develop a manufacturing capacity that creates the word that someone wants on the nose strip on the spot, it could triple the value of the product because it's unique. And if you include an influence campaign, for example, you'd be making 40% top line (10:24) - All that being said, this potential nose strip business could be worth between $40-60 million. Other than health, this would be a very motivational brand. It can target multiple markets from entrepreneurs to moms. It reminds you of the person you're trying to become, the character traits you're trying to embody. (12:31) - You should angle the brand towards your audience, and not about you. Alex shares the story of The Garlic and the Ham and its lesson: you have to give people what they want in order to give them what they need (15:35) - People will vote for brands that they believe in because it tells them the things that they want to believe about themselves Follow Alex Hormozi's Socials: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexanderhormozi (LinkedIn ) | https://www.instagram.com/hormozi/?hl=en (Instagram) | https://www.facebook.com/alex.hormozi (Facebook) | https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexHormozi (YouTube ) | https://twitter.com/AlexHormozi?s=20&t=J9vPh75tO3ow9xExYLsBDQ (Twitter) | https://www.acquisition.com/ (Acquisition )

Willard & Dibs
Farhan Zaidi Has A Plan For the Giants' Off-Season | Garlic Fries & Baseball Guys

Willard & Dibs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 41:24


Welcome to Episode 44 of the Garlic Fries and Baseball Guys Podcast. This is the final episode of the Giants regular season, and we take a look at some of the comments Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi made in his end of the year press conference last Friday. The biggest challenge Zaidi has is convincing free agents to sign with the Giants, and Willard and Shasky take a look at how Farhan can do just that. Later, the gap between the Giants and Dodgers feels as wide as ever, and Farhan addressed how the Giants plan to close that gap. Finally, money will be the big talking point for the Giants this winter. Willard and Shasky discuss how much money will determine the success or failure of the Giants off-season.   Subscribe to Garlic Fries & Baseball Guys! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Morning Roast with Bonta, Kate & Joe
Farhan Zaidi Has A Plan For the Giants' Off-Season | Garlic Fries & Baseball Guys

The Morning Roast with Bonta, Kate & Joe

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 41:24


Welcome to Episode 44 of the Garlic Fries and Baseball Guys Podcast. This is the final episode of the Giants regular season, and we take a look at some of the comments Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi made in his end of the year press conference last Friday. The biggest challenge Zaidi has is convincing free agents to sign with the Giants, and Willard and Shasky take a look at how Farhan can do just that. Later, the gap between the Giants and Dodgers feels as wide as ever, and Farhan addressed how the Giants plan to close that gap. Finally, money will be the big talking point for the Giants this winter. Willard and Shasky discuss how much money will determine the success or failure of the Giants off-season.   Subscribe to Garlic Fries & Baseball Guys! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Steinmetz and Guru
Farhan Zaidi Has A Plan For the Giants' Off-Season | Garlic Fries & Baseball Guys

Steinmetz and Guru

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 41:24


Welcome to Episode 44 of the Garlic Fries and Baseball Guys Podcast. This is the final episode of the Giants regular season, and we take a look at some of the comments Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi made in his end of the year press conference last Friday. The biggest challenge Zaidi has is convincing free agents to sign with the Giants, and Willard and Shasky take a look at how Farhan can do just that. Later, the gap between the Giants and Dodgers feels as wide as ever, and Farhan addressed how the Giants plan to close that gap. Finally, money will be the big talking point for the Giants this winter. Willard and Shasky discuss how much money will determine the success or failure of the Giants off-season.   Subscribe to Garlic Fries & Baseball Guys! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 10.10.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 60:08 Very Popular


VIDEOS: Paul Marik speaks about the silencing of doctors who want to speak out about the COVID vaccines (18:00) Jeffrey Sachs: US biotech cartel behind Covid origins and cover-up ( start at 0:36) Neil Oliver – ‘…digital enslavement is coming…' (19:06) New Rule: A Unified Theory of Wokeness | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)   Quinoa-Based Diet Stabilizes Blood Sugar In Older Adults University of Barcelona (Spain), October 2, 2022 According to a recent study published in the journal Nutrients, a quinoa-based diet was able to normalize glucose metabolism, and this effect was more pronounced among elderly people with impaired glucose tolerance, suggesting that quinoa is a healthy pseudocereal that is far more beneficial and nutritious than other cereal products. This study examined the effects of a quinoa-rich diet on mediating hyperglycemia and other metabolic risk factors. Glycemic data was collected by glucose sensors operating over extended periods of time with regular prespecified recording points that could be analyzed using the functional data analysis approach to yield glucose concentrations over time. All of the participants in this pilot study were aged 65+, without a history of diabetes, and fasting glucose levels were between 100-125 mg/dL. The participants ate grains, legumes, and tuber daily while also consuming quinoa, quinoa flakes, and quinoa flour as well as biscuits, brioche, sponge cake, baguettes, sliced bread, and pasta which all had a quinoa content of 70% or greater. During the initial four weeks, the participants consumed their regular diets, then they were switched to the quinoa-based diet for the following four weeks, during this time all grains, grain-based products, legumes, and tubers were substituted with quinoa-based products without changing the overall composition of nutrients with exception to the cereal. During the study, all food products were provided to the participants who commonly consumed them. Additionally, eight recipes were introduced to the participants using quinoa substitutions. At the beginning of the study most of the participants had an overweight profile, and hypertension, 45% had high blood lipids, and 33% had one or more close family members with disease. At the end of the study glucose levels were reduced before and after the quinoa-based diet, and glycated hemoglobin levels were reduced by the end of the study, as was weight and waist circumference by slight decreases. Additional analysis revealed that multiple nutrients were associated with enhanced or reduced glucose concentrations: Gamma-tocopherol, soluble fiber insoluble dietary fiber, and ORAC were associated with enhanced glucose concentrations, while fatty acids, fructose, citric acid, cellulose, phytic acid, omega-6 PUFA, theobromine, and the proportion of total energy from proteins had a link with reduced glucose concentrations. The nutritional profile of quinoa accounts for the difference in nutritional intake between the two diet phases. Consuming more carbs increases insulin levels, and fat storage and reduces the metabolic rate causing a cycle of fat accumulation. A high-fat diet with the same amount of calories reduces insulin secretion by triggering fat turnover in the cells making free fatty acids available for use in energy production. Dietary proteins also enhance the building of lean muscle during weight loss which also helps to expend more energy and improve the overall body composition. Mediterranean diet improves immunotherapy response rates and progression-free survival in advanced melanoma, new study suggests Eating a Mediterranean diet, rich in fibre, mono-unsaturated fatty acids and polyphenols, has been associated with improved immunotherapy response rates and progression-free survival in advanced melanoma patients. University Medical Center Groningen (Netherlands), October 9, 2022 Eating a Mediterranean diet, rich in fibre, mono-unsaturated fatty acids and polyphenols, has been associated with improved immunotherapy response rates and progression-free survival in advanced melanoma patients, a new study has found.1 Experts anticipate that the diet will play an important role in the success of immunotherapy and trials are being expanded to investigate outcomes for different tumour types, including digestive cancers. A Mediterranean diet, containing mono-and polyunsaturated fats from olive oil, nuts and fish, polyphenols and fibre from vegetables, fruit, and wholegrains, was significantly associated with an improved response to immunotherapy drugs called Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors (ICIs). ICIs, which have been highly successful in treating melanoma, work by blocking immune system checkpoints, which then force the body's own T-cells to attack cancers.2 The new multi-centre study by researchers from the UK and the Netherlands, recorded the dietary intake of 91 patients with advanced melanoma, who were treated with ICI drugs and monitored their progress with regular radiographic response check-ups. As well as having a significant association with overall response rate, a Mediterranean diet was significantly associated with progression-free survival at 12 months. The study also found that eating whole grains and legumes reduced the likelihood of developing drug induced immune-related side effects, such as colitis. In contrast, red and processed meat was associated with a higher probability of immune-related side effects. Music practice can sharpen the brain University of St Andrews (Scotland) October 1, 2022 A new study by researchers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland concludes that people who practice playing musical instruments have sharper brains because they pick up mistakes in their performance and fix them more quickly than other people. Writing about their work in a recent issue of the journal Neuropsychologia, psychologist Doctor Ines Jentzsch and colleagues suggest playing music may help guard against mental decline, either through age or disease. “Our study shows that even moderate levels of musical activity can benefit brain functioning.” For their study, the researchers compared the mental performance of musicians versus non-musicians as they challenged them to complete simple conflict tasks. There were 36 young adult participants in total, divided into four groups of 8 to 10, according to the number of accumulated hours of practicing a musical instrument over their lifetime (from “high,” over 5,000 hours, through “intermediate,” 2,000 to 5,000 hours and “low,” between 200 and 2,000 hours, to “no,” under 200 hours). The researchers tested each participant's mental ability in a single session that lasted about 2 hours. During the session, they measured the participant's reaction times to the simple mental tasks and also took various physiological measurements. Their results show that the amount of musical practice was positively linked to response speed – the more-practiced musicians responded faster than those with little or no musical training, with no loss in accuracy. “This result suggests that higher levels of musical training might result in more efficient information processing in general […] and confirms earlier reports indicating a positive link between mental speed and musical ability,” write the authors. However, what this study particularly highlights is that more hours of musical practice were also linked with “better engagement of cognitive control processes,” which came through in more efficient error and conflict detection, and reduced levels of post-error interference and post-conflict adjustments. In other words, the more practice hours musicians had accumulated, the faster their reaction times in completing mental challenges, the better they were able to recognize and correct mistakes, and the less likely they were to go back and adjust their responses when they made mistakes. “The research suggests that musical activity could be used as an effective intervention to slow, stop or even reverse age- or illness-related decline in mental functioning.” 3 Weeks Of Vitamin C Supplements Reduces Inflammation In Cystic Fibrosis Patients Oregon State University, October 6, 2022 Cystic fibrosis, being the aggressive disease that it is, often presents new clinical obstacles tied to treatment. Now, a new study by Oregon State University researchers may help improve patient outcomes, revealing that CF patients who take vitamin C supplements can help increase their uptake of vitamin E, which reduces inflammation. “Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that is associated with increased inflammation, and like many inflammatory diseases, it comes with a large amount of oxidative stress,” says Maret Traber of OSU's Linus Pauling Institute in a university release. Traber also notes that CF patients have difficulty absorbing fat, limiting their body's ability to use fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin E. This generally means that this patient population has to take in more fat than an average person to break even. Studies have connected vitamin C to reducing inflammation and making use of oxidized vitamin E that the body wouldn't otherwise absorb. The team found that after 3.5 weeks of daily vitamin C supplementation at a dose of 1,000 milligrams, the patients had lower concentrations of malondialdehyde (MDA), which is a marker of oxidative stress. Additionally, they noticed that vitamin E wasn't leaving the bloodstream as quickly. These findings aren't just promising for CF patients, but also for smokers and people with metabolic syndrome since they normally also struggle with oxidative stress in their bodies, which may also suggest that vitamin C and E supplements could help them find relief. Traber also explains that while this study reinforces that getting ample vitamin C and E through a varied and nutritious diet is important, the effects have more to do with adding high amounts of vitamin C to a healthy diet. “This study used vitamin C far in excess of what someone can easily obtain from the diet,” Traber concludes. “One thousand milligrams is the equivalent of 15 oranges or four or five medium bell peppers. But the research does suggest a high dosage may be beneficial in inflammatory conditions.” Link Found Between High-Fat, High-Calorie Diet and Pancreas Cancer University of California Los Angeles, Oct. 1, 2022 Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) have found that mice made obese by being given high-calorie, high-fat diets (HFCD) developed abnormally high numbers of lesions known as pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasias (PanINs), which are known to be precursors to pancreas cancer. This is the first study to show a direct causative link in an animal model between obesity and risk of this deadly cancer. Cancer of the pancreas (scientifically known as pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma or PaCa) is one of the most deadly forms of the disease in humans. Overall five-year survival rates are approximately three to five percent and the average survival period after diagnosis is just four to six months. It is a particularly aggressive disease and often beyond the point of effective treatment by the time symptoms appear. Dr. Eibl and colleagues set out to develop diet-induced obesity and development of pancreas cancer in a set of mice and then compare them to another set of mice that are genetically identical but not given a high-fat, high-calorie diet. Obesity in these mice resembles several important clinical features of human obesity such as weight gain and disturbance of metabolism, and this mouse model was ideal for unraveling any underlying biological mechanisms of pancreas cancer that are put in motion by obesity. Mice that ate the normal diet gained an average of approximately 7.2 grams, plus or minus approximately 2.8 grams over 14 months. Mice that ate the high-fat, high-calorie diet gained an average of 15.9 grams, plus or minus 3.2grams. Mice fed the normal diet had mostly normal pancreases with very few scattered PanIN lesions. Mice fed the high-fat, high-calorie diet had significantly more PanIN lesions and fewer overall healthy pancreases. The study showed that the mice fed a diet high in fats and calories gained significantly more weight, had abnormalities of their metabolism and increased insulin levels, and had marked pancreatic tissue inflammation and development of PanIN lesions. These observations strongly suggest that such a diet leads to weight gain, metabolism disturbances, can cause pancreas inflammation and promotes pancreas lesions that are precursors to cancer. “The development of these lesions in mice is very similar to what happens in humans,” Dr. Eibl said. “These lesions take a long time to develop into cancer, so there is enough time for cancer preventive strategies, such as changing to a lower fat, lower calorie diet, to have a positive effect.” The vegetable that treated gunshot wounds National Geographic, October 9, 2022 One of the most expensive meals ever eaten—barring Cleopatra's show-stopping vinegar cocktail with dissolved pearl—was an onion. At least, the eater thought it was an onion. He was a (nameless) sailor in the 1630s, on board a ship transporting a cargo of tulip bulbs at the height of the European tulip craze. Now nicknamed tulipomania, this was the dot-com bubble of the day, in which speculators drove the price of tulip bulbs, recently introduced from the seraglios of the Middle East, to unsustainably astronomical heights. (Predictably, the market crashed, leaving many tulip investors ruined.) The clueless sailor, who said only that he thought his meal remarkably blah-tasting for an onion, had chowed down on a bulb of Semper Augustus, then worth 5,500 florins—a fortune on the open market. It's an interesting story because, frankly, it's hard to miss an onion. Onions—members of the odoriferous Allium genus that includes some 700 species, among them garlic, leeks, shallots, chives, rakkyo, and kurrats—are crammed with smelly, eye-stinging, volatile chemicals that are distinctly absent from tulip bulbs. Collectively, these pack such a powerful sensory punch that onions and relatives have an historical reputation for effectively fending off everything from devils, demons, and vampires to witches, serpents, tigers, the black plague, and the common cold. Onions, traditionally, have also been known as fighting food. Onions were fed to Greek athletes in training for the brutally competitive Olympics, and gladiators were massaged with onion juice before entering the arena. The Roman legions, who had a passion for all things onion, distributed alliums across Europe. (One authority claims that it's possible to follow the advance of the Roman Empire by plotting range maps for garlic.) For the legionnaires, alliums were not only tasty, but militarily helpful, believed to promote strength and courage in face of the enemy. In ancient times, gamecocks and warhorses were fed garlic to boost their fighting spirit; and in Aristophanes's 5th-century BCE play The Knights, warriors stuff themselves with garlic in preparation for battle. Garlic, in Rome, was dedicated to Mars, the god of war. Onions themselves are fine-tuned biological fighting machines. The compounds generated when an onion is bitten, nibbled, sliced, chopped, diced, or otherwise disrupted are the onion's anti-pest defense mechanism, a phenomenal battery of repellants nasty enough to discourage most onion attackers from ever coming back again. When onion cells are damaged, the onion goes into red alert, releasing enzymes that act upon ordinarily benign sulfur-containing organic compounds to produce a barrage of malodorous, painful, and highly reactive molecules. It doesn't pay to mess with an onion. The Onion Equivalent of Tear Gas Some allium-generated chemicals simply smell awful: onions and garlic, for example, contain some of the same sulfurous ingredients found in skunk spray. (American cowboys once called onions skunk eggs.) Others make us cry. An abused onion undergoes chemical reactions that lead to the production of syn-propanethial-S-oxide—known as a lachrymator, from the Latin lacrima meaning “tear.” Fast-acting and potent, syn-propanethial-S-oxide, is the onion equivalent of tear gas. When syn-propanethial-S-oxide hits the cornea of the eye—which happens within seconds of chopping knife meeting onion—it activates nerve endings that, detecting an irritant, send a signal to the lachrymal glands to pump out tears to wash the invader away. And well it should; onion irritant is really irritating. Chemist and onion expert Eric Block compares its effect to a punch in the eye-socket. Combined with the water in tears, syn-propanethial-S-oxide breaks down to make sulfuric acid, which is something nobody wants in the eye. Solutions to the onion-slicing lachrymator problem—none of them totally foolproof—include goggles, fans, or dicing up your onion under cold running water. Mean as onions are, they've got a lot going for them. Onion and garlic juices are both mild antibiotics. In the Civil War, onion juice was routinely used to treat gunshot wounds. General Grant, deprived of it, sent a testy memo to the War Department in Washington: “I will not move my troops without onions.” (They promptly sent him three cartloads.) Garlic was used as an antiseptic in both World Wars I and II. Modern research shows that these weren't bad picks in a medical pinch: garlic juice, for example, inhibits Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and the causative agents of typhus and dysentery. Alliums, if not optimal, were certainly better than nothing. Healing Properties of Onions Today onions are considered more than food. They're now touted as nutraceuticals—a portmanteau word cobbled together from “nutrient” and “pharmaceutical”—indicating that as well as adding flavor to spaghetti sauce and stew, they also have substantial medicinal and health-promoting qualities. Onions not only inhibit bacterial and fungal growth, but are laden with antioxidants, effective at protecting us from cancers and cardiovascular disease. Various chemicals in the versatile onion have been found to ameliorate everything from allergies and asthma to diabetes; and onions are lush sources of vitamins and minerals. Foodwise, it's hard to imagine living without onions. Onions are essential components of any number of global cuisines. Perhaps the best plug for the culinary versatility of the onion is the story of the 18th-century French caterer who-faced with hungry customers and nothing in the larder-served up a pair of leather gloves, shredded, and sautéed with onions, mustard, and vinegar. The recipients thought it delicious. Nowadays we may soon even be able to have all the pleasures and perks of onions without the pain. Colin Leady and colleagues, of New Zealand's Crop and Food Research, along with collaborators in Japan, have come up with a tear-free onion. It was created using a gene-silencing technology in which the gene for the enzyme that generates the onion lachrymator is shut down. The result is an onion with all the flavorful and nutritional bennies of a conventional onion, but without the tear-inducing syn-propanethial-S-oxide.

The Whole Rabbit
Vampires: Enemy of God, Eater of Babies

The Whole Rabbit

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 42:38


Vampires have lurked for time immemorial and their legend has only grown. But what are they really? Are they the enemy of God, as some believe? Do they eat babies, as others claim? In this video, we'll explore the truth about vampires and discover a common thread which connects modern day pop culture all the way back to ancient mythology. We'll separate the facts from fiction, and we'll even tell you about some real-life vampires! So if you're ready to learn the truth about these creatures of the night, this episode is for you.In this video we discuss:Vlad the Impaler!The Glowing Armpits of The StryzgaStrix of Ancient MythologyLilith: Mother of DemonsThe Hoot OwlHematophagy: Drinking BloodMosquitos and Leeches….In the extended show available at www.patreon.com/TheWholeRabbit we discuss:Vampire BatsParasitic EntitiesHunting VampiresBanesGarlicWhat is Blood??Modern Day VampiresCult Murders in ZimbabweObayifoAsambosamThe Moca VampireWhere to find The Whole Rabbit:YouTube: https://youtu.be/z4DL6BFdzfMMerch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thewholerabbit/Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0AnJZhmPzaby04afmEWOAVInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_whole_rabbitMusic By:Spirit Travel Plazahttps://open.spotify.com/artist/30dW3WB1sYofnow7y3V0YoSources:Lilith:http://jewishchristianlit.com/Topics/Lilith/alphabet.htmlhttps://www.learnreligions.com/legend-of-lilith-origins-2076660Stryzga:https://meettheslavs.com/strzyga/https://brendan-noble.com/the-strzyga-striga-in-polish-mythology/https://lamusdworski.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/strzyga/Obayifo:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obayifohttp://greydogtales.com/blog/the-african-vampire-or-where-no-draculas-roam/Garlic:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8001868/#:~:text=The%20characteristic%20odor%20of%20garlic,and%20diffuse%20into%20the%20air.Missing Genes of Vampire Bats:https://www.livescience.com/vampire-bats-missing-genesHuman Blood Consumed by Vampire Bats:https://bioone.org/journals/acta-chiropterologica/volume-18/issue-2/15081109ACC2016.18.2.017/What-is-for-Dinner-First-Report-of-Human-Blood-in/10.3161/15081109ACC2016.18.2.017.shortThe real vampires of New Orleans and Buffalo: a research note towards comparative ethnography:https://www.nature.com/articles/palcomms20156Support the show

Canonical
The Garlic Ballads: Are we too harsh on Mo Yan's politics?

Canonical

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 36:38


For our last week with Mo Yan's The Garlic Ballads, we question whether the writer deserves the cold treatment he gets from others in the literary community and beyond. Is he a CCP stooge, or is there more to his writing? Can his crude language be a form of dissent? And what's up with the young officer Zheng Changinian? For this series we will be discussing Life Under Communism with Herta Muller's The Passport Aug 12-26, László Krasznahorkai's Satantango Sept 2-16, and Mo Yan's The Garlic Ballads Sept 23 - Oct 7. You can join our Reddit discussion here: https://www.reddit.com/r/CanonicalPod where you can also find show notes, credits and extended discussions for every episode.  You can also find bonus content on our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/CanonicalPod You can support us by rating/liking/sharing our podcast! Subscribe to us here: Apple | Stitcher | Spotify | Google | Youtube We are also on Twitter and Facebook @CanonicalPod. Follow us to get updates on upcoming episodes!

The Daily Gardener
October 6, 2022 Garlic Lovers Day, Charles Wilkins Short, William Withering, Jean-André Soulié, Rosamund Marriott Watson, Creating a Garden Retreat by Virginia Johnson, and Gilles Clément

The Daily Gardener

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 36:29 Very Popular


Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Support The Daily Gardener Buy Me A Coffee    Connect for FREE! The Friday Newsletter |  Daily Gardener Community   Historical Events Today is Garlic Lovers Day Garlic, or stinking rose, is a member of the lily family. Onions, leeks, and shallots are also in the family. All alliums are reactive to the amount of daylight they receive, so a great way to think about the garlic life cycle is that it matures during the longest days in the summer.  This is why Autumn is garlic-planting time in most areas, and many gardeners wait until after the fall equinox in the back half of September. (This year's autumnal equinox is Thursday, September 22, 2022). By planting garlic in the fall, your garlic gets a headstart on the growing season, which means that when spring arrives, your little garlic shoots will be one of the first plants to greet you in the April rain. Garlic has antibiotic properties and helps reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. Herbalists recommend garlic as a remedy for colds. And Gilroy, California, is known as the World's Garlic Capital. Most of us know and love garlic as a culinary staple - a must-have ingredient for most savory dishes. Alice May Brock, American artist, author, and former restaurateur, once wrote, Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.   And Anthony Bourdain, in Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, wrote: Garlic is divine. Few food items can taste so many distinct ways, handled correctly. Misuse of garlic is a crime...Please, treat your garlic with respect...Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic.   1794 Birth of Charles Wilkins Short, American botanist and doctor. A Kentuckian, Charles wrote a flora of Kentucky in 1833. He had one of the largest, most valued private herbariums with 15,000 plant samples, and his massive garden covered several acres. Charles was honored in the naming of many plants, including the Oconee bell named the Shortia galacifolia. The location of the plant became a mystery during the 1800s. In 1863, Charles Short died, and at the time, the Shortia plant still could not be found. But finally, in May of 1877, a North Carolina teenager named George Hyams sent an unknown specimen to Harvard's top plant expert, the knowledgeable Asa Gray, who could be heard crying 'Eureka' when he finally saw the Shortia specimen. Two years later, Asa and his wife, along with his dear friend, the botanist John Redfield, the director of the Arnold Arboretum Charles Sprague Sargent, and the botanist William Canby got to see the Shortia in the wild in the spot where George Hyams knew it was growing. The scientists all stood around the little patch of earth where the Shortia grew in oblivion, and the long search to find the Shortia, named for Charles Wilkins Short, was over.   1799 Death of the English botanist geologist, physician, and chemist William Withering. William was a doctor and the first person to study Digitalis - most commonly known as Foxglove. The story goes that one day, he noticed a person suffering from what was then called dropsy, an old word for a person suffering from congestive heart failure. William observed that the patient in question showed remarkable improvement after taking an herbal remedy that included Digitalis or Foxglove. Today William gets the credit for discovering the power of Digitalis because after he studied the various ingredients of this remedy, he determined that Digitalis was the key ingredient to addressing heart issues. In 1785, William published his famous work, An Account of the Foxglove and Some of its Medical Uses. Foxgloves are a beautiful plant often seen in ornamental or cottage gardens. Foxgloves produce beautiful tall flower spikes, and each spike can contain 20 to 80 purple to pink tubular blossoms that are whitish on the inside. Foxgloves are toxic, and eating any part of the plant can result in severe poisoning. And this is important to know because when Foxglove first emerges from the ground, it can be confused for Comfrey or Plantain. Since both of those plants are used as edible plants by many people - it's important to distinguish them and remember where you're planting Foxglove in your garden. Foxglove is actually in the Plantain family. Before flowering, Foxglove can also be confused with Great mullein (Verbascum thapsus). In addition to the Foxglove common name, Digitalis has many adorable common names, including Fairy Fingers, Fairy Thimbles, Rabbits Flower, and Scotch Mercury. And there are many delightful stories about the Foxglove. One foxglove origin story says that fairies gave blossoms to a Fox who needed to put the flowers on his toes to muffle the sound of his feet as he hunted for prey. This would account for the little markings inside the flowers. Another fun fact about the Foxglove is that it's a cousin to another beloved cottage garden flower: the Snapdragon or Antirrhinum majus ("ant-er-EYE-num MAY-jus"). The toxicity of the Foxglove is a common concern. But, the gardener and garden writer, Katharine S. White, still enjoyed them in her gardens. She wrote, At a very early age, I remember, I was to recognize what plants are to be avoided completely. At a very early age, I remember I was taught how to recognize and stay away from deadly nightshade, poison ivy, and poison sumac. (I was, just as early, taught the delights of chewing tender young checkerberry leaves and sassafras root.) To me, it would be ridiculous, though, not to grow monkshood, foxglove, hellebore, larkspur, autumn crocus, poppies, lilies of the valley, buttercups, and many other flowers now present in my borders just because they have some poison in them.   So Foxglove is in good company when it comes to toxic plants. And when the botanical illustrator Walter Crane painted the Foxglove, he did not draw it alone - he drew a Foxglove family. Walter loved personifying flowers, and of his Foxgloves, he wrote, The Foxgloves are a happy group, comprised of cousins and brothers and sisters.   Finally, the English author and poet Meta Orred wrote a sweet little verse called In Memoriam - a poem for a deceased friend - that included the Foxglove. Meta wrote, Her lips, like foxgloves pink and pale, Went sighing like an autumn gale; Yet, when the sunlight passèd by, They opened out with half a sigh.. Her eyelids fell, and not in vain- The stars had found their heav'n again; The days come round, the days go by- They see no more earth's agony. So lay her back to take her rest, ' Our darling,' for we loved her best Her small hands crossed upon her breast, Her quiet feet unto the west.   1858 Birth of Jean-André Soulié ("Jahn-Ahn-Dray Soo-lee-aye"), French Roman Catholic missionary herbalist, healer, and botanist. Like many of the first plant collectors, Jean-André was a Catholic missionary working for the Paris Foreign Missions - an organization that sent millions of plant and animal specimens back to the National Museum of Natural History in Paris for scientific study. Jean-André alone collected over seven thousand specimens of dried plants and seeds during his twenty years in Asia, where he had become so fluent in the different Chinese dialects that he could pass as a local. Plant collecting in China was a dangerous task. Collectors encountered not only tricky terrain but also political upheaval. The Opium Wars and the ongoing dispute with Tibet increased distrust and hostility toward foreigners. In 1905, in retaliation for an invasion of Tibet by a British explorer named Francis Younghusband, Jean-André was a victim of the "lama revolt" and was abducted by Tibetan monks. He was kidnapped in the field while packing his plant specimens. Jean-André was tortured for over two weeks before finally being shot dead by his captors. The church Jean-André helped to build was destroyed during the revolution. However, it was rebuilt in a new location and still stands today - in a community where Catholics and Tibetan Buddhists live peacefully. Jean-André Soulié is remembered for discovering the Rosa soulieana and the butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii). He also has a Rhododendron, a Lily, and Primula named in his honor.   1860 Birth of Rosamund Marriott Watson, English poet, nature writer, and critic. Known as Rose to her family and friends, Rosamund wrote under the pseudonyms Graham R. Tomson and Rushworth (or R.) Armytage. Rosamund was a prolific gardener and garden writer. Her writings were put together and published in The Heart of a Garden (1906) which began with this verse from one of her original poems: I dreamed the peach-trees blossomed once again, dreamed the birds were calling in the dew,  Sun-rays fell round me like a golden rain, And all was well with us and life was new.   The Heart of a Garden was organized by seasons. In the early fall chapter called The Breath of Autumn, Rosamund wrote, But one should not SO much as breathe the name of frost as yet; it is in a sense a tempting of Providence, and late summer has many good days in store for us still. The swallows skim, now low, now high, above the rose garden, the sun-dial has daily but a few less shining hours to number, bats flit busily in the dim blue dusk, and roses are in bloom. It is far too early even to dream of frost.     Grow That Garden Library™ Book Recommendation Creating a Garden Retreat by Virginia Johnson 0914 This book came out in 2022, and the subtitle is An Artist's Guide to Planting an Outdoor Sanctuary. And I want you to key in on that word artist because Virginia is an artist, and here's what Workman, the publisher, wrote about Virginia's book: Through ethereal illustrations, textile designer and artist Virginia Johnson takes the reader on her own garden journey, from blank slate to dreamscape. Over the years, she has transformed a small, narrow city lot into a garden that is personal, carefree, wild, and welcoming. It all began with a fence to allow her children to play freely... [Virginia] explains her process with ease and clarity, bringing her ideas to life through words and illustrations so that readers can be encouraged and empowered to start their own garden journeys. This book is organized into clear chapters: trees and shrubs, vines, flowers, seasons, edibles, and more.   What I like best about this book is that it feels like I am reading Virginia's garden journal. It's so friendly. From the handwriting font to the beautiful sketches, this is truly an artist putting together a garden book. And so, the art in this book - the watercolors - is just gorgeous. They're breezy. They're casual. And they accompany every single page and they make this book such a joy to read. The other thing that I love about what Virginia did with this book is she personalizes everything. She doesn't just talk about a plant. She talks about the plant and her family, and her life. Let me give you an example. Here, she's talking about her trees and shrubs, and she has this little section on Magnolia with beautiful watercolors of Magnolia. I think these are the prettiest trees on the planet, but would they be too big for my garden?  The classic saucer magnolia grows to 30 feet high and wide, but the magnolias in the US National Arboretum's "girls" series grow only 15 feet high. It being mid-May, they were in flower and quite irresistible. I love the teacup shape of their blossoms. I love their architectural profile, too: multistemmed, with graceful, outreaching branches. chose the deep-magenta-blooming 'Ann' to remind me of my grandmother.   See what I mean? Virginia's talking about the Magnolia; she shares this great tip about the smaller, more compact Magnolias available. And then, she personalized the Magnolia by telling us which one she picked and her emotional connection to that plant. Another aspect that I  like about Virginia's book is that you can tell that she is cultured - that she has done some living. She's a traveler, a reader, and yes, she is a romantic. (You can tell by the flowers she picks for her garden). I wanted to share another little snippet, and this one is from a little section where she talks about vines. Vines have always had romantic associations for me. Trailing vines, climbing vines: the words themselves are lyrical and promise not just growth but a plant that wants to wriggle away like a child, to explore and attempt daring feats, scaling walls and structures and houses all while showing off.  Trail, trail went Mrs. Wilcox's dresses through the garden in E. M. Forster's novel Howards End. Trailing vines are their own kind of loveliness, less about exploring than falling gracefully over the side of an urn or doorframe. And they're so fun to paint; you have to get the feeling of them,get inside them, capture their abundance and movement.   Virginia is also practical and thrifty, and that's a beautiful counterpoint to her artistic and evocative side. Virginia shares: As a beginner gardener and a pragmatist, I spend my energy on perennial plants, not annuals. Who wants to plant a bunch of things that won't come up again next year? Of course, I do buy a few annuals, but only for pots. I know that they will look pretty and add color and that at the end of the year, they'll have completed their lives. But because I wanted a garden that would come up by itself, without my having to replant every spring, I researched mainly perennials.  I also wanted blooms staggered throughout the growing season, so I took into account what was already in place: pear blossoms and lilacs in May, climbing hydrangeas in July and August. The peonies and roses would flower in June, but at different times, while the hollyhocks would peak in July and August. It would all be a leap of faith. Well, leap, she did. Virginia is one of us. She is a gardener through and through. This book contains many wonderful relatable moments and delightful little snippets that make you laugh, smile, and nod in agreement. I want to share one final little excerpt. And this is where she's talking about dining Alfresco. And I thought this was great because, hopefully, we will have a few more opportunities to eat outside with family and friends before fall gives away winter. Here's Virginia Johnson on dining Alfresco. On a vacation in Greece, during a long drive through the mountains, our kids were ravenous, but the nearest village was closed for afternoon siesta. Where to eat? My husband approached a taverna, explaining our situation in halting Greek. The cook fired up the stove and soon emerged with a steaming frittata, which my picky kids gobbled up. Ever since then, the frittata has become a family staple. Eggs, potatoes, salt, and a sprinkling of rosemary from our garden: that's it. We re-create the memorable meal and enjoy it in our own backyard, wearing our straw hats and imagining we're back in that Greek village.   Well, this book is 192 pages of beautiful memories like that, and it's all built around the garden and being a gardener. You can get a copy of Creating a Garden Retreat by Virginia Johnson and support the show using the Amazon link in today's show notes for around $14.   Botanic Spark 1943 Birth of Gilles Clément ("Jeel Clee-mon"), French gardener, agronomist, garden designer, botanist, entomologist, and writer. Gilles started experimenting in his garden at La Vallée ("La Val-lay"). There Gilles lives in a simple hut home that he built using native materials sourced on the property. During his long career, Gilles devised many landscaping concepts, including the garden movement (Jardin en Mouvement), the global garden (Jardin planétaire), and the third landscape (tiers paysage). To Gilles, the term garden movement was inspired by the physical movement of plants in the garden. For example, in the garden, a gardener must decide whether to allow the plants to spread or to control them. The global garden reflects that gardens are inextricably part of life on the planet, and they are confined by the limits of their environment. Today, garden environments are experiencing radical changes as the earth confronts climate change. As the earth goes, so go our gardens. While many gardeners still think of gardens as enclosed spaces - often fenced off from their surroundings, Gilles says that, The "planetary garden" is a means of considering ecology as the integration of humanity - the gardeners - into its smallest spaces. Ecology itself destroys the notion of the 'enclosed' garden. Birds, ants, and mushrooms recognize no boundaries between territory that is policed and space that is wild. Ecology's primary concern is nature in its entirety, and not the garden in particular. The enclosure was always an illusion; a garden is bound to be a planetary index.   Finally, Gilles's concept of a third landscape borrows its name from an Abbé Sieyès term - the "third estate," - a term coined during the French Revolution to identify people who weren't part of nobility or clergy. To Gilles, the third landscape represents the low places, the ordinary places - everyday places that are forgotten, derided, ignored, or abandoned by man. These misfits or orphaned areas lie outside agroforestry or land management. Third Landscapes are made up of edges and odd-shaped parcels. They can be abandoned sites or neglected spaces along the margins of daily life - think of highway shoulders, riverbanks, fallow areas, wastelands, etc. Gilles sees the third landscape as unembraced treasure - offering unique biological riches and limitless potential for reinvention.  As for the garden, Gilles once wrote, [A garden] is territory where everything is intermingled: flowers, fruit, vegetables. I define the garden as the only territory where man and nature meet, in which dreaming is allowed. It is in this space that man can be in a utopia that is the happiness of his dreams.   Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener And remember: For a happy, healthy life, garden every day.

The Gardenangelists
"Every Leaf Speaks Bliss To Me"

The Gardenangelists

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 35:43 Very Popular


Dee and Carol talk about ways to save annuals and tropicals at the end of the season, garlic, and more on this week's episode.Go to our Substack newsletter for more information about this week's episode. Be sure and subscribe to get the newsletter directly in your email inbox!Links: Two Family Handyman articles by Carol that relate are "Is coleus an annual or  perennial?”  and How to Grow and Care for Coleus.Robin Parer, owner of Geraniaceae for more on pelargoniums Garlic on Botanical Interests (affiliate link)On the Bookshelf:  The Halloween Hare by Carol J. Michel, illustrations by Ty J. Hayden. Coming out October 4, 2022.  (Amazon Link)Carol's first blog post about the Halloween Hare way back in 2008.Dirt: YouTube video of Spotted Lantern Fly on SNL!Some real info on Spotted Lantern Fly from Cornell University More on Monarchs! Monarch Joint Venture, has a lot of webinars on monarchs. An  article from Purdue about monarchs in Indiana…  Dee's blog post about monarchsMonarchs and becorns, super cute video on Instagram. More books! The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman, the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series. (Amazon Link) Another cozy mystery, Deadhead and Buried(The English Cottage Garden Mysteries #1) by H.Y. Hanna (Amazon Link).  Silent Bud Deadly is the next one… (Amazon Link) Affiliate link to Botanical Interest Seeds. (If you buy something from them after using this link, we earn a small commission at no cost to you. This helps us continue to bring this podcast to you ad-free!)  Book links are also affiliate links.Email us anytime at TheGardenangelists@gmail.com  For more info on Carol and her books, visit her website.  Visit her blog May Dreams Gardens.For more info on Dee and her book, visit her website.  Visit her blog Red Dirt Ramblings.Don't forget to sign up for our newsletters, via our websites!

I Read Comic Books
Episode 344 | Get In Loser, We're Killing Christopher Columbus

I Read Comic Books

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 71:01


Kait, Kate, and Mike chat comics they've been reading and hand out some recommendations for comics to read that have Fall Vibes.Timestamps00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics00:03:16 - The Golden Hour00:06:23 - Witches of Brooklyn: What The Hex00:10:43 - Stages of Rot00:17:17 - Top of Our Pile00:17:31 - Lucy00:21:50 - Beetle and the Hollowbones00:24:16 - Discord Live Picks00:25:23 - Earthdivers #100:27:43 - Fall Vibes Comics Recommendations00:28:44 - Garlic and the Vampire00:31:58 - Witch For Hire00:35:42 - An Unkindness Of Ravens00:41:09 - Mooncakes00:45:06 - Courtney Crumrin: The Night Things00:48:42 - Batman Halloween Comic Fest Special Edition 2017 #1 (aka Prelude to Night of the Monster Men) and "Batman: Madness: Legends of the Dark Knight: A Tale of Halloween in Gotham City"00:53:49 - Over the Garden Wall00:58:12 - The Haunted Bookstore – Gateway to a Parallel Universe Vol. 101:02:44 - Waiting For The Great Pumpkin (The Complete Peanuts)01:06:28 - Wrap/CreditsMusic provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp.IRCB Avatars by @ICELEVELProducer: Mike RapinProoflistener: Brian MurrayEditor: Zander RiggsSupport us on Patreon to get access to our Patreon-only series: IRCB Movie Club, Saga of Saga, Giant Days of Our Lives, A Better Batmobile, and more! patreon.com/ircbpodcastEmail: ircbpodcast@gmail.comTwitter: @ircbpodcastInstagram: @ircbpodcastDiscord: discordapp.com/invite/E8JUB9sReddit: ireadcomicbooks.reddit.comIRCB GoodreadsMerch: shop.ircbpodcast.com

The Soft Serve Podcast
Fall is Here & the Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival

The Soft Serve Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 77:09


Fall is here! In this episode, Jen and Brad talk about: October and death. the town election. what's new with us. the arrival of fall. Glade Plug-Ins. the "Bros" movie. Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew review. A dog walking encounter. Going to the 2022 Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival. What we're watching and listening to these days. If you like our show, there's a few things you can do to help us out: Check out our website at https://www.softservepodcast.com! Subscribe to our podcast in your favorite app, download our episodes! Leave a 5-star Review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-soft-serve-podcast/id1428770328 TELL A FRIEND about our show!

What If I Told You
SPOOKY SEASON: Vampires

What If I Told You

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 91:57


Blood. Fangs. Cloaks. Garlic. Sunlight. How much do you know about Vampires? We are kicking off spooky season the right way, and that is with an episode all about vamps. History, lore, and everything in between.  https://what-if-i-told-you-podcast.myshopify.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire https://www.history.com/topics/folklore/vampire-history https://kiarayew.com/transylvania-vampires/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula  https://www.livescience.com/24374-vampires-real-history.html https://www.today.com/life/holidays/are-vampires-real-rcna35691 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/vampires-europe-new-england-halloween-history https://nightlyspirits.com/mercy-brown-and-a-vampire-panic/#:~:text=Mercy%20Brown%20is%20known%20as,burning%20corpses%20are%20truly%20astonishing. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-great-new-england-vampire-panic-36482878/ https://newengland.com/today/living/new-england-history/vampire-mercy-brown-rhode-island/ https://newengland.com/today/living/new-england-history/new-england-vampire-history/ https://www.discoverwalks.com/blog/why-you-must-visit-paris-vampire-museum/ https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/museum-vampires https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_folklore_by_region https://mythus.fandom.com/wiki/Vampire https://mythology.net/mythical-creatures/vampire/

THE WONDER: Science-Based Paganism

Remember, we welcome comments, questions and suggested topics at thewonderpodcastQs@gmail.com   S3E34 TRANSCRIPT:----more---- Yucca: Welcome back to the Wonder Science-based Paganism. I'm one of your hosts, Yucca, Mark: And I'm the other one. Mark. Yucca: and today we are talking about Cauldrons. Mark: Yeah. Yucca: yes, and welcome to October. We're here all in. The wonderful aut month, the our kind of spooky hollows is coming and here we are. So we're gonna have some great episodes this, this month. Mark: Yeah, I'm really excited about it. We've got a lot of cool stuff to talk about for the witchy month and can't wait to get started. Yucca: Yeah. So speaking of witchy, there's probably three symbols which are most associated with witch broomstick, pointy hat and cauldron. Mark: Right. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: No one will make any mistake about what you are trying to represent. If you've got those three things with you Yucca: Yep. And oh please. Mark: Well, I was gonna say, we don't have enough to say about a pointy hat to turn it into an episode, but there's plenty to talk about with a caldron. Yucca: there is, Yes. So I think a good place to start would probably be, you know, the history. What is a coldron, what's the history and why? Why it really matters, why we're interested in this symbol. Mark: Mm-hmm. well. From my standpoint, I, I think you, you really identified the main reason why we're interested in it. I mean, for those of us that gravitate towards Paganism and it's aesthetic and it's iconography in our ritual practice, those. Those standard symbols, like the cauldron become very potent. They become very influential when, when you're, when you're brewing something over a cauldron, there is very much this sense that you're doing magic, right. Yucca: Yeah. Well, and I, and I think that the association with the witch, a witch is a powerful figure. Right. And they're, they can be represented in different ways in terms of the morality of them in stories, right? Depending on who's telling the story, whether they're, you know, the good guy or the bad guy. But they're always powerful, right? They're always, they have agency. But that agency also usually is coming from them and the home. And the cauldron has this association with the home because it's a tool of the. , whether that's an outdoor kitchen around the fire or whether that was your kitchen in the home at the Hearth. Mark: Right. Yeah. I mean, Among the very earliest implementations of of any kind of cooking equipment that we're familiar with are ceramic pots that were used for cooking. Things in hot stones would be put inside a ceramic pot. And then Cereals or meat or and water or whatever. It could be stirred in that and it would boil which would sterilize it of course, but would also break down proteins in the food to make it easier to digest. And we have evidence of that going back thousands and thousands of years. Yucca: Right. Well, because there's a lot of foods that, There's a lot of plants that you might be digging up that you can't eat. Mark: right. Yucca: Right. It's not gonna, you have to cook them. And so if we were gonna be doing that, then we needed to cook them. Mark: Right, and we've had. Thousands of generations to do the experimentation to figure those things out. I mean, people talk about, you know, indigenous knowledge and indigenous healing. Well, think about all the trial and error that went into figuring that stuff out. It's like, all right, who's gonna eat the mushroom? All right, Bob's gonna eat. Oh, Bob's gone.  Yucca: Okay. Let's remember that measure. Mark: Right, But how did they ever get to the point of feeding the mushroom to reindeer and then gathering their urine? Yucca: Yeah. Mark: I mean, it's just Yucca: Well, I, We Mark: scale of Yucca: time, Yeah. The time we've been around. On the one hand, if you compare us to, Crocodiles, we've barely been around. Right. But compared to an individual human or an individual culture's memory, the, it's so, so long. Mark: Right. Yeah. 200,000 years since we really started developing culture Yucca: Or well human, at least our gen, our genius is older and you could quite, there's a lot of argument to be made that that other humans, not just homo sapiens had. Quite a bit of culture as well, Mark: Well, sure. They had the domestication of fire, which in many cases there are a lot of strong arguments to be made that the domestication of fire was. Kind of the, the launching pad for human culture. In many ways it also coincided with a rapid evolution of our brains because we were getting a lot more food value out of our food once we started cooking it. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: This is a tangent, but Yucca: Well, but we can relate it back though, because Fire and Cauldrons is that right? So we, This was planned, This was planned tangent. We can say Mark: So, yeah, the, the hearth, the, the home fire and the cooking pot sitting over it are very, very ancient symbols of of power of transformation. You know, you put those ingredients in and they, they, they come out different. They come out edible food, they come. Tasting different Yucca: smelling good. Mark: smelling good. There's, there's just all kinds of wonderful things that happen in the, the alchemy of that, that caldron. So historically, and, you know, we know that this has been a symbol for a very long time because it was already a trope when Shakespeare was writing about it. Right. You know, with, with the three witches and the double, double toil and trouble and all that. So now we inherit it today and it's become sort of a stereotype, but at the same time, a caldron is a really useful ritual implement, and we're gonna talk about ways that it, that it is useful for us. Yucca: Right, and we should say, The image that usually comes to mind when you think of a cauldron that rounded three-legged black, you know, big Iron Pot. That's one version of a Coran, right? This is, that's, we're looking at, that's coming from recent European history, but Qurans are much older and there's, you know, they're always kind of a pot shape, but we don't always see them as that round. Belly kind of shape. Sometimes we see other shapes involved. We're talking about that because that's what we associate with the witches and a lot of the kind of witch aesthetic is coming from a European aesthetic, but remembering that cultures all over the world had versions of this. Mark: Yes. Yes. And we should talk about some some variations that exist for the kinds of formats that people might. Experience as a part of you know, selecting a cauldron for themselves. We're in no way saying you need to go out and spend a couple hundred dollars on, on, you know, a pot beed, three-legged iron cauldron. They're out there, they're really cool, but Yucca: if you're into that, we're not gonna judge you on that, but yeah, you certainly don't need to. Mark: Yeah. And if we, and if we do a ritual with you and there it is, we'll go, Hey, wow. Cool. Caldron, Yucca: Yeah. Mark: But my caldron actually is not one of those, It is a Dutch oven that probably dates from the turn of the 20th century. It's got a lot of rust on it that I've never cleaned off because it's. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: And it has a wire bale that I can pick up and a lid. And I've used it in lots of caldron rituals and it's, it still, it still communicates that sense of antiquity. There's something that's lovely about having a lid for it because it's sort of mysterious. You know, you put the lid on and then some, something magical happens inside it. You take the lid off and things have changed. Yucca: I think that's really interesting because I, mine are also Dutch ovens. So mine are very used dutch ovens because I have a wood stove in the home and, and yeah, I have a little propane burner as well for cooking on, but as long as we've got, cuz we do heat with wood in the winter, as long as we've got that going. I love having things up on top of it and you can also stick it into the ashes of the fire. So we've got several different sizes and kind of different shapes there for them. And there's just something about that cast iron, right? Ours are probably are new Dutch ovens. They're probably made within the last few years, but they feel like something that could be around for a very long. Mark: Right, Yucca: They, you know, they could be passed on. My grandkids or great-grandkids could literally be using these. Yeah. Mark: that is the great thing about cast iron is that. It simply doesn't wear out. We use cast iron frying pans in my house and some of them come from thrift chops where they looked hideous. I mean, they're covered with rust and conclusions and just in the worst possible shape. But you get going on, taking all that stuff off, and then Yucca: take that top layer. Yeah. Mark: And it is a perfectly good frying pan once again, and it will be for decades, if not centuries, as long as you keep it from being eaten up by oxidation. Yucca: Yeah. That's what we use all of our, our pans in the kitchen, our, our cast iron, we've got. A couple of stainless steel for boiling, like a pot or kettle stainless steel. But that's, you know, they're just beautiful. And, and some people get very snobby about the exact correct way to treat them and wash them. And, but I think that they're just super forgiving and if you mess up, then you just it, right? You just re season it again. It's great. And enjoy the things you're eating that you're seasoning it with, you know. Mark: Right. And there are some things that you make that will take the seasoning off. Like if you cook a tomato pasta sauce, for example, the, the acids in that may very well take some of the seasoning off the pan. So you put a little oil on, stick it in the oven, heat it up for a while, and you've gotta see some pan. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: So, and, and ode to to cast iron. We're big fans. Yucca: Right. Well, and so going back though to the cauldron, so we were saying that we use our, our cast iron Dutch ovens but there's a lot of Dutch ovens that are not iron. Right. And there's other things that, that would, that serve the same function that we use today. As a coulter would traditionally, So your big crock pots, right? Or your stockpot, right. We've got like this several gallon stockpot that, you know, is what I used to heat up the bath water with. And it's just, it's, it, it has that same vibe, right? And it, it's modern. It was made within the last 20 years probably, but it still does that same function and looks beautiful at the same. Mark: Mm-hmm. One of the things that is great about using a Dutch oven actually be is because they do have a lid. And what that means is that you have a little bit more control over temperature. Gradients. For example, if you've got a Dutch oven that is sitting on the fire or in the coals, the bottom of that is gonna get really hot. But the lid, you could put herbs on that to create a fragrance in your home. Or a little drop of essential oil to do the same thing. There are, if you just want to warm things, I mean, I know you can, you can warm bread and stuff like that on the, on the top of, of a dutch oven as well. So it's a very versatile tool for for a variety of uses. Yucca: and you can also put a fire right into it. Right? You could have your candle or something in that, and then. When you put your lid on afterwards, you can feel pretty secure that you're not, that you're not creating a fire hazard with that. Mark: Right, Yucca: So now it will, your lid will heat up too. So you need to be, be aware of that if you're, you are using it on the stove and, you know, not, not touch that with your bare hands, but it just, it, you could just use it in so many different ways. Mark: right. Right. And there is something about just the sight of that Dutch oven or caldron heating in a fireplace or over a stove that kind of says home and comfort and warmth and and magic, you know, the magic of the kitchen. We were talking before we were recording and I was mentioning that, you know, one of the things about about older times is that, you know, you, your, your medicines didn't come from a factory. They came from your kitchen, you know, and the caldron was a, a key. Tool for creating them. You know, you'd, you'd gather the proper herbs, you'd mash them up in a mortar and pestle, which is another classic alchemical sort of witchy, magical set of tools, and then you would brew them. Yucca: today too, Mark: Oh yeah, yeah. We, we use ours all the time. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: And then, you know, brew them or toast them or, you know, whatever it is in that hot pot. So it's, It's not an accident that a, that domestic tools like the broom and the cauldron are associated with the power of the witch because that kind of ritual magic, if you will, was really the purview of the home. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: That's where it happened. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: Very different than, Oh, go ahead. Yucca: I was gonna say, I still think that, I think that's still where a lot of it does, but in our very busy lives, we kind of forget about that sometimes. We're off running around, but when we come back, back home, back to center, then we go, Oh, I actually do have a lot of power from this place. Mark: Mm-hmm. . Yes. So, We've established that this is something that has been a symbol for a very long time, and it's been a, a useful tool for humans even going back into very, very ancient times. I'm sure we were heating things on hot stones long before we, you know, invented pottery or any of that kind of stuff. Yucca: Right. But as long as we've been in the neolithic. We've had something of the sort, right? Every, everybody who's doing that, who's doing the, the whole staying in one place thing, and even nomadic peoples as well could have things that they were, you know, packing up and bringing with them. Yeah. Mark: right. And we've established that cast iron is good. Yucca: yes. Yay for cast iron. Mark: Big fans of cast iron. Why don't we talk a little bit about the kinds of ritual things that you can do with a caldron Yucca: Hmm. Okay. Well I think we could start with the incorporating what you would be doing with it to begin with, just on a mundane level and adding some ritual and meaning into that. So in this case it, it might be your Dutch oven, but it also might be your stockpot on the stove. Right. What are you doing and why are you doing that? Right? So can you add something, Can you have a, a moment when you add in that salt or whatever it is that you're adding in, that you, that you take a moment and have just set an intention with that, right? Mark: Yeah, the adding of seasoning and spices I think is a great opportunity for metaphorically adding magic into whatever it is that you're cooking. Spices are. Spices are kind of magical substances when you think about it. I mean, they are the unique pesticides that various plants have evolved in order to defend themselves from insects mostly. And in some cases from fungal infections and stuff like that. Yucca: and small mammals and Mark: Sure, yeah. If they, Yucca: And us too. It's just, we're so big , right? They're, they're technically poisons, right? They're toxins that they produce because they don't wanna be eaten every, everybody wants to survive and reproduce and they can't get up and run, run away the way an animal can or bite you, but they can make themselves poisonous. Mark: Yes. And they can make themselves taste bad, but Yucca: But we ended up liking Mark: amounts, yes. In small amounts. You're, you're a regno and your terragon and your sage and your onions, and. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: All those wonderful things. Garlic, I mean, they, they give us wonderful, good feelings and very complex flavors that give us a lot of pleasure. So when casting those things into a cooking pot, we can be setting intentions, we can be stirring them in as meaning, you know,  Yucca: It would be lovely if you made your own labels and added them to the spice jars. Maybe not covering up what they are. If you need to know which is, which is your cayenne and which is your cinnamon, you wanna know the difference, right? But if you put your label on that, you know, Oh, well this one is love, right? And this one is creativity. You know, when you're putting in your love and creativity and all of those things that you see that every time. Reach for that spice jar. Mark: I love that idea. That's a great idea. And it would be a really fun project actually, to do with kids to create the labels. Yucca: Yeah. And you could do, You could put them on in ritual too. Mark: Right? Right. Yucca: And even, No even grown up kids. Right. Mark: Oh yeah. I. Yucca: kids of whatever ages. Mark: I would want to be a part of it for sure. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: So we can do caldron magic in the course of just using the caldron for the purpose, for an ordinary cooking purpose. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: We can also dispense with anything in the cauldron except fire. We can, we can burn. We can burn fire, burn wood, or you know, whatever it is that don't burn anything toxic because then you're not gonna want to use it for cooking ever again. Yucca: and you wanna be able to be around. You don't wanna breathe and smoke in general, but you wanna be really careful about what it is that you're burning. So you don't wanna be burning like synthetic fabrics or something like that, that really could be very toxic to you. If you get a little wolf of whiff of wood smoke, it's not great, but you know, it's, it's not gonna be quite as much of an issue as burning plastics. Mark: Right, right. Yeah. So, a flaming caldron is something that we, I've used many times in rituals and you can, you can feed stuff that you want to destroy or dispense with in the form of. Little pieces of wood that you've invested your intention on or written the message on what you mean. You can do that with slips of paper. You can do that with Little symbols that are flammable of, of some kind. So that's sort of the destructive approach to a flaming cauldron. But you can also do it with wishes. You can inscribe something hope hoped for, that you want to, The smoke will go up into the sky and inform whatever powers are up there and, and they'll put in an order for you. Yucca: Or thinking of it as this is fuel, right? This is, this is the fuel for the fire. That, that whatever it is burning inside of you, right? What is it that you want to feed into your fire to, for you to continue to grow and do all of these, you know, passionate, wonderful things, whatever it is that you are focused on. Mark: Right, And in the case of a ritual like that, I really encourage people to use low tech methods of actually lighting the fire. So that it, it takes a little effort, right? You know, whether that's a flint and steel or I, I don't recommend lighting a fire with a bow because it's an incredible amount of work. And it, you can have disappointing results while you're trying to light your inspiration. Fire. Yucca: Yeah. Well if, if you do, you might wanna practice that ahead of time and be, and get really good at it. Right. Just knowing that it is a skill that takes a lot of work. Mark: Yes. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: But there is, there is something to be said to something more than just flicking a lighter and . Suddenly there is flame. Yucca: Yeah. Well, and it, and you know, if you don't have access to one of those matches, right? There's something more, I, I find there's something very satisfying about striking the match as opposed to just the lighter. Although there are some really cool lighters. We were given one of those arc lighters. Mark: I have one I use it for, for my alter, my focus all the time. Yucca: Yeah, I feel so sci-fi, whenever I use Mark: Yeah. Yucca: like, yeah. It's just really nice and it's USB chargeable, so we just like plug it in and don't have to, I've got lots of lighters and matches all over the place because I don't wanna ever. Want to be lighting a fire and be shivering and being like, Where are my matches? Where are my lighters? But those are fun, but you know, there's matches. And there's also, I don't know what they're actually called, but you know, the ones we'd use in lab class for bunsen burners? The, Mark: Oh, those little pizza, electric things that, Yucca: Yeah, there's silver and you Mark: spark. Yucca: Yeah. Those are, you know, when you have a more. Just an out of the ordinary or kind of fun way of starting the fire. There's a little something extra to it. Mark: Right, right. There are these striker, they're, they're sort of like flint and steel. They're these sort of striker sticks that you scrape sparks off of onto like cotton or something, which will light on fire. And those are pretty neat for starting a fire too. I don't know what they're called exactly either, but they're you can get them in camping stores. Yucca: Okay. Mark: add to a survival Yucca: Oh, I think I've seen them and they, You can like put them on a key chain or something like that. Yeah, Yeah. Now you gotta be patient with anything like that that doesn't have a sustained flame because you're trying to catch that. Spark, Mark: Yeah. Yucca: like if you have like a little cotton swab from the bathroom, like those are really good and you maybe half of it, you dip into olive oil and the other half you leave open so that then it starts to burn the oil. And there's a lot of, that's another thing that you could do fire related is little fat lamps, little fat, an oil lamps. Those are really fun. Mark: Right. Yucca: This year the kids and I So they're, they're softa. So my stepmother lives up on our, where we do as well and is really into finding the, the clay here and fire making things and firing it. So they made little oil lamps. Yeah, so they made little oil lamps and we've been using lard in them and they worked remarkably well and doesn't smell like a fast food restaurant. I was very happy for that. Mark: That's amazing. Yeah, we've used NAEA uses Tao quite a bit in cooking and Yucca: how, Mark: Yeah, so we've, we've, I've used that sometimes as sort of an accelerant for a fire to get started, but, okay, so that's the fire inside the cauldron. That's one whole set of things you can do. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: Then there's the adding ingredients into the cauldron kind of. The, the classic example of that is stone soup, where everybody brings an ingredient and you start with water or stock. Could be vegetable stock, could be chicken, Yucca: Mm-hmm. , b flam, whatever you have Mark: Whatever you Yucca: and whatever matches your, your dietary approaches. Yeah. Mark: Right. And then people add ingredients and the whole thing becomes soup. Which. Is a lot more satisfying than it sounds. There is, there is really something wonderful about the kind of ceremonial, adding by a whole lot of different people of what they in particular have brought to add to a given dish. And then it's all put together, it's cooked, and then it's distributed out to everyone to enjoy. There's something very poetic about that, that process. Yucca: Yeah. Hmm. Mark: And then you can also do sort of magical potions, which aren't meant to be ingested, Yucca: Right. Mark: With whatever ingredients you feel are necessary. Now, bear in mind, cast iron is a little bit porous, Yucca: Yeah. So if you're gonna eat from it again, you don't wanna be putting non edible things in there, Mark: right? Right. You know, no Mercury Yucca: Yeah. Or I, I don't know why this one's coming to mind, but shampoo. Right, because shampoo, like there's really good smelling shampoos that'll bubble up really nicely. Like you could do some really kind of fun smelling and looking things with, with soap shampoos and soaps and stuff like that. But you don't want, you don't want that in your mouth. Mark: No. Yucca: And that's gonna spoil whatever you try and cook in there next. Right? If you get it out cuz you, you're not feeling well and you need that good soup, you know, And then, Oh, shampoo soup. Mark: it's, this is Lemon Sented shampoo. Oh, dear. Yucca: Yeah. But if it's one that you are using only for ritual and decorative purposes, that's very different. Mark: Right? Yucca: Right. Mark: Yeah.  Yucca: I suppose you could put line it with foil or something like that, but it's kind of taken a risk. Mark: You know, if you really want a sort of bubbly, frosty effect I would just go for the dry ice, you know, put a little little layer of water in the bottom of the cauldron set in a block of dry ice. You'll get abundant fog pouring out of it. It'll look really cool. If you want to change the color, you can break a light stick and drop it in there. So that you've got like a green fog coming out or, Yucca: but that you cannot use for food again. Mark: Oh, I. Yucca: a light stick. Mark: I didn't mean to Yucca: Oh, good. Okay. You mean snap it so it activates? Mark: it so it activates Yeah. And drop it in there. Yucca: Well, and with the dry ice, there's nothing to clean up afterwards, which is really nice. Right. If when it come, it billows out, you know, might get things, you know, little damp, but not, you know, you're not gonna have to be mopping anything or cleaning anything up. Mark: right. Be sure you've got good ventilation. Yucca: Yes. Mark: Dry ice is co2. CO2 is poisonous. That's why we breathe it out because we don't use it. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: you just wanna make sure that you've got good ventilation in the room so that you don't get overcome by CO2 and pass out. Yucca: Right, Because if we, I mean, we breathe CO2 in and breathe it back out, but the problem is it's not oxygen. It isn't the same as carbon monoxide, which is really problematic for us because our bodies confuses that with oxygen and then it basically makes us suffocate. But co2, Yeah. That sort of thing you might wanna be doing either outside or with making sure you have the windows open, but yeah. And also when you're doing, going back to the fire, one being mindful about what size is your flame going to be, Right. If you're lighting a little candle inside of your little cauldron, The kitchen, you're probably fine, but if you're pouring something in Mark, you have a, Don't you have a story about a Mark: Oh yes, Yucca: flame that came out Mark: the flame vortex. Yucca: Yeah. That you wanna be outside for, with, you know, appropriate fire or safety equipment. Yeah. Go. So what happens with your Mark: Well, what What happened was we did a ritual where we burned some intentions for the coming year, and the caldron was sitting on top of. Coals and there was still some flame there. So the bottom of the, the cauldron was very warm. And what we did was afterwards we poured in two bottles simultaneously, two bottles of cheap red wine. And it was hot enough that the wine boiled on contact with the bottom of the pan, which we assumed was going to happen for the first little bit that we poured in. And then, Yucca: you gonna make mold wine or something? Is the Okay? Mark: Yes. And, and mold wide, which included the ashes of the Yucca: beautiful. Mm-hmm. Mark: had, you know, been. Been burning there, and then we could all have a sip. Well, what ended up happening was that the entire pot boiled, it boiled off the alcohol and the alcohol lit on fire, and created this sort of fire tornado that extended up maybe three feet above the, the lid of the, or the edge of the cauldron. And it did that for about 20 seconds. So what we ended up drinking had no alcohol in it for one thing, and it wasn't particularly tasty because it had been boiled also. But it's a pretty cool effect if you, if you wanna do that again, it just don't do it indoors. Yucca: Do it outdoors to have all of your, you know, your fire extinguisher or whatever you need Yeah. To put it out. Right. And maybe not, you know. Not near a bunch of, you know, brush and all of that. Mark: Yeah. Or overhanging branches, which is the thing that people often forget because the picture in their mind is of a fire that is, you know, a nice contained fire that only leaps up about a foot above whatever the container is. But sometimes fires get a mind of their own and they, they get bigger than that and then they can start to. The, the tree branches that are over the top. So you need to be, you need to be careful with fire, Yucca: Yeah. And you know, whatever the safety is in your area, check, check with your county regulations. Is there a fire ban on at the moment and all of that because you don't wanna burn your, your neighborhood down. So yeah, Mark: Yeah. Yucca: of those, those interesting. We have this lovely, beautiful relationship with it spanning back literally millions of years, but it's also extremely destructive. Mark: It's very dangerous. The fact that we were able to domesticate this incredibly dangerous chemical process is really a testament to courage in our, in our ancestry, honestly, because when we first got it, it was probably burning trees that have been struck by lightning Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: and you know, I would think you probably wouldn't wanna go near a tree that had been struck by lightning in case it got struck again. Right. Yucca: Yeah, and it's still, you know, can still be hot. The, the kids and I are reading some Greek mythology right now and we actually just were reading about Prometheus and my oldest asked, Well, mom, why was Sue so mad about fire? What's the big deal about giving humans fire? When we had to go through all the things that fire can do, how powerful Mark: Mm-hmm. Yucca: it made people, they went, Oh, okay. Still doesn't seem like a fair consequence. Mark: Well, yeah, e Eternal torment never seems like a fair consequence. . So, yeah. Yucca: they were very sympathetic to poor Prometheus, so yeah. Mark: So, the last kind of ritual that I can think of is the kind of potion making where. Where you're, you're mixing something up, which you're then going to pour off into jars or into, you know, like if you're making spell jars for example, and there's particular ingredients that you want in all of them. So you mix up sort of a, a formula of what all those different elements are, and then you can pour them off into jars and maybe add material items before closing them and sealing them. Yucca: What would be an example of a type of, of ritual that you would do with one of these s. Mark: I haven't done a whole lot of spell jar rituals myself, but I know of people that have done like spell jar protection symbols for their, for their land, Yucca: So they would bury it in the four corners or. Mark: Right. Yeah. Bury those, you know, at the boundaries in order to, well, realistically speaking in order to help them feel more protected.  Yucca: Well, that's the point of the ritual, right? Mark: that's the point of the ritual. Exactly. I mean, many of the magical rituals that have been implemented over human history have been to try to get control over stuff that we don't have control. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: It just helps us feel better and that's fine. There's, there's nothing wrong with that. There's, it's absolutely a great thing to do. So, for example, if you had You know, water from a particular well and maybe some river water and some ocean water and some wine and some, I don't know. I'm trying to think of, you know, a few drops of blood. Whatever you wanted to put in there. You could stir all that up together. Add in whatever other. Miscellaneous ingredients felt like the right thing to do and then could decant out of the caldron. But you, you get to do that big stirring motion on the caldron, right? That, that wonderful double, double toil and trouble kind of thing. And so you can chant over it, you can sing over it, you can you can do that solo or you can do that with a group. Everybody can get a turn to do the stirring. I've seen that before. And then you pour off into the jars and put in items. I, I know that historically spell jars have been found that are full of nails, Yucca: Okay. Mark: that are sort of meant to protect against stuff, right? Put these sharp objects in to protect people from from what they don't want to contend with. Yucca: Well, brainstorming as, as you were talking about that everybody putting something in. Maybe one thing you could do is if you're with a group or you could do it on your own, having a, a jar that you're preparing for later when you're having a hard time, Mark: Mm-hmm. Yucca: the, oh, you know, here's the, all the, the friendship and joy and, and sense of connection and, you know, there's gonna be a day when I'm feeling alone and I need to, to open that up. To remember that, you know, I have this connection and this appreciation for the community or, or a day where, where you put patients into the jar. So when you're all out of patience, you can, you have a jar, patience stored on that back shelf that you can open up, right? Mark: Mm-hmm. Yucca: Things like that. Mark: Yeah. You could pour what's in there as a libation for a, a plant or just onto the earth as a way of releasing its power. And then you have a jar that you can refill again and do another spell with, I have patients in knots. Yucca: Ah Mark: so when I really need it, I can untie one of the knots on my patient's string and let some patients out. Yucca: hm. Mark: It at least gives me something to do other than reacting angrily in the, in the immediate term, cuz the knots are pretty tight, so it takes a while to get 'em undone. Yucca: Mm-hmm. . And do you have a time when you go back through and retie everything Mark: I haven't had to do that yet. I think I've got four or five knots left on my, on my patient's string. But yeah, we did that in the, in a ritual of the Saturday morning mixer, Atheopagan mixer that we do on Zoom. So. I found it useful. I've actually used it twice but I'm sure there will come a time when it's empty and I've gotta refill it. Yucca: Yeah. Hmm. Well, these have been, these have been fun to think about different ideas to do with Colton, and of course there's, you know, there's so many more that we didn't mention.  Mark: Right. Yeah. The, the wonderful thing about having a, a ritual practice is that it's re it's everything that your imagination can come up with. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: And of course, we like to swap our ideas so that we can take advantage of others imagination as well. And I hope that some of the ideas that we've talked about here today are helpful to you. But if you don't have some kind of a. Big cooking receptacle really encourage you to, to consider adding that to your magical tools. It's it, it really is a, a very useful thing both for individual work and for group rituals. Yucca: Right. And beautiful. Mark: Mm-hmm. Yucca: Right? Depending on your style, I know some people like to. Put their, their ritual tools away and wrap them in the beautiful cloths and things like that. And, and some people like to have them out on display because they like looking at them and they make them feel good when they see it. So it's both completely valid approaches. It just depends on what, what works for you. Mark: Right, Right. Yeah. So there you have. Caldron in non FIAs pagan practice. Pretty cool. Yucca: Yeah, Mark: I'm so glad it's October. Yucca: me too. Well, thank you for another great discussion and we will be back to see or talk with all of you next week Mark: Yeah, thanks everybody. Yucca: I believe. Mark: Oh yes. Talking about death. Yucca: Yes, it's October, Mark: Gotta do it. Yucca: All right. Thanks everyone. Mark: Bye bye.