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Author Archives: jeffreyww

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I found a thing that operates the on/off video recorder function on my phone and played with it a little this morning.  It’s a bluetooth button, and it sends an “up volume” command to the phone – the phone needs to be set to record video with a volume press.  It paired easily with the phone, and hooks up automatically when the power switches on.  Just remember to turn it off when your session ends lest it drain the battery.

Cigar Plant

Mrs J hung a cigar pant near to the nectar feeders, the hummers hit it pretty often.  I finally got a shot after a bunch of missed opportunities.

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Picnicking Birds

This Year’s Peppers, Last Year’s Tomatoes

I made up a stuffed pepper dish using Anaheim and banana peppers.  These are not optimal peppers for stuffing but I have so many I wanted to give them a try.  Verdict:  Meh.  It was just OK, the flesh of these peppers was not a thick as the bell peppers that usually get the nod and their flavor not as distinctive.  I did manage to use up the last of the stuffing mix.

Critter Cam

Picnicking Birds

Patio Garden Peppers

I made a quick pass through the container peppers to collect a nice variety of colors for a slaw.  These will be run through a mandoline and the results of that roughly chopped and added to to a head of cabbage that has undergone the same treatment.  I like to salt the mixture fairly heavily and toss it in a big bowl to wilt for an hour or two.  Rinse the salt, drain , and add a rice vinegar dressing, some celery seeds, and fresh ground black pepper.

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