for the uninsured

This is a collection of 'receipts' from a lady (Ladie Elynor Fetiplace) that has been reprinted (found at Kitchen Arts and Letters in NYC) that has some awesome remedies for gas, sprains and making jams and such... AMAZING

Summertime Demo(lition)

This has nothing to do with anything that I actually like, which introduces my new label in my lazy blog called: "A log of sloppily crafted evil."

The trees are out, the weather is warm, kids are almost out of school, the parks are in full swing... SO what's a city to do with a public housing park (Marcy Houses) in this lovely season? Demolish it and watch it collect dust of course!
I've done no investigating other than the internet and I've found no news, no plans, no nothing. I've witnessed for the last 2 weeks one lunching man, one back-ho, one dumpster and a large plain of broken asphalt. At this rate I give it 2 years. Although it looks like a rehab project and the tree's have been salvaged I'm suspicious of the timing of this project. oh and why is there only one dude working? Why hasn't it been broken up into sections? As if the bad transportation and the no grocery stores
weren't bad enough for this part of Brooklyn... sheesh


Why people have pergolas

I ain't proud of much but I sure am proud of this Wisteria on a roof deck in Manhattan. Wisteria flowers don't happen like this all by themselves. Most Wisteria's provide a half-assed flower show or no blooms at all...which is alright because they have nice foliage. BUT if you want this to happen all you need it sun and a good pruning in late LATE winter or very early spring.