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sopas ej Apr 9, 2020 8:54 PM

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Originally Posted by 10023 (Post 8889294)
Wild garlic is a leaf, similar to the ramps that you get in the US. It goes bad if you look at it funny.

Ah, I thought you meant just regular garlic. My bad! I've never used wild garlic.

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Originally Posted by 10023 (Post 8889294)
When you say “avoid going out”, I assume you’re still going for walks or running. Literally staying indoors all day is extremely unhealthy. I would personally become deeply depressed very quickly.

Oh yes, we still go for walks, definitely. My partner now starting his 4th week of working from home, he really looks forward to our walks (I still commute to work). It's been rainy here too the past week or so, we've even walked a bit in the rain. We just want to avoid the stores as much as we can. We've already gotten a number of things online, like TP, paper towels, tahini, garbanzo beans (we like to make our own hummus). You mentioned baguettes in one of your posts; yesterday, I got 2 baguettes on my way home from work; we ate one and are saving the other for today. We don't buy white bread, we usually buy rye at the supermarket.

We've adapted to this stay at home thing, but it took some time, I'll admit. The first week was a killer. We're so used to going out all the time, we were hardly ever home for long periods at a time. We're so used to going to museums, out to the movies, hiking, walks along the beach, that sort of thing... quick runs to the market, or a spur-of-the-moment dessert at one of our local bakeries. This pandemic has really made us realize how often we go out. And now since we only walk around our neighborhood/town, I feel like we've become like a little village. We see the same people on our walks.

We haven't changed our eating habits too much, we just plan our meals differently than we have before. We're trying not to do take out food too much, either, though I like supporting our local restaurants, and I admit sometimes I'm too lazy to cook/prepare food. I thought I might gain weight during this stay at home thing, but actually, I've been able to maintain my weight. I just told myself that I don't want to go into "famine" or "survival" mode---there's no need to start overeating to store fat, we're not experiencing a food shortage. It's funny how humans react, because in the first few days of stay-at-home, I did feel like I wanted to eat more, but I consciously made the effort not to.

10023 Apr 9, 2020 9:04 PM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 8889335)
Ah, I thought you meant just regular garlic. My bad! I've never used wild garlic.



Oh yes, we still go for walks, definitely. My partner now starting his 4th week of working from home, he really looks forward to our walks (I still commute to work). It's been rainy here too the past week or so, we've even walked a bit in the rain. We just want to avoid the stores as much as we can. We've already gotten a number of things online, like TP, paper towels, tahini, garbanzo beans (we like to make our own hummus). You mentioned baguettes in one of your posts; yesterday, I got 2 baguettes on my way home from work; we ate one and are saving the other for today. We don't buy white bread, we usually buy rye at the supermarket.

We've adapted to this stay at home thing, but it took some time, I'll admit. The first week was a killer. We're so used to going out all the time, we were hardly ever home for long periods at a time. We're so used to going to museums, out to the movies, hiking, walks along the beach, that sort of thing... quick runs to the market, or a spur-of-the-moment dessert at one of our local bakeries. This pandemic has really made us realize how often we go out. And now since we only walk around our neighborhood/town, I feel like we've become like a little village. We see the same people on our walks.

We haven't changed our eating habits too much, we just plan our meals differently than we have before. We're trying not to do take out food too much, either, though I like supporting our local restaurants, and I admit sometimes I'm too lazy to cook/prepare food. I thought I might gain weight during this stay at home thing, but actually, I've been able to maintain my weight. I just told myself that I don't want to go into "famine" or "survival" mode---there's no need to start overeating to store fat, we're not experiencing a food shortage. It's funny how humans react, because in the first few days of stay-at-home, I did feel like I wanted to eat more, but I consciously made the effort not to.

I am eating copious amounts of beans (soaked and cooked from dry, with aromatics and herbs). With social distancing, you can fart as much as you like. :haha:

I’ve actually been losing weight in the absence of gym time.

tdawg Apr 9, 2020 9:11 PM

I'm losing weight, too, but I fear it's muscle mass. I'm running, doing "prison workouts" with bands and bodyweight exercises in the park, and YouTube Yoga. I miss Equinox, but then again, people are dying so ...

sopas ej Apr 9, 2020 9:17 PM

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Originally Posted by 10023 (Post 8889353)
I am eating copious amounts of beans (soaked and cooked from dry, with aromatics and herbs). With social distancing, you can fart as much as you like. :haha:


:haha: Well good for you!

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Originally Posted by 10023 (Post 8889353)
I’ve actually been losing weight in the absence of gym time.

Is that something you're okay with, or did you want to maintain your weight?

Going back to food, I was thinking of making this; I thought it was interesting... If you watch the video, she didn't even need water to make the dough; the video is only under 9 minutes long:

Avocado Paratha
http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/blog/...ha-300x169.jpg
Link: http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/avoca...8qmhAzQC0VSEB4

Pedestrian Apr 9, 2020 9:20 PM

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Originally Posted by 10023 (Post 8889222)
So they’re mostly for fruits, especially bananas (which I don’t eat).

I doubt they would keep the asparagus (it’s Spargelzeit!), wild garlic, zucchini, radicchio and other things currently in my fridge fresh for long enough to make a difference to my shopping needs.

They actually do work pretty well for asparagus, zucchini and leafy things like radicchio. Also celery, green onions and bell peppers. Garlic lasts perfectly well in a garlic keeper on the counter top.

10023 Apr 9, 2020 9:23 PM

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Originally Posted by hauntedheadnc (Post 8889332)
I'm 'bout to container garden alllll up in this bitch. We have a wee little patio out back that gets a lot of shade, but enough sun for government work, plus a sunblasted little patch of lawn and a porch on the front that cooks in the afternoon sun. But... some plants seem to enjoy getting to pretend they're rooted in the middle of a barren parking lot.

"Parking lot sun" is the phrase I heard for situations like our front porch, at a garden store. I rather liked it and have used it ever since.

I’m jealous.

We have been living in a rented flat here for years, much longer than I intended, because of course we didn’t know if we’d stay, and then there was the Brexit vote, etc. I was in the market before coronavirus and now I’m glad I didn’t buy a place, because housing prices are going to take a hit. But some kind of outdoor space, whether it’s a garden or a terrace, is a must, if for no other reason than to grow herbs and cook with fire.

10023 Apr 9, 2020 9:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Pedestrian (Post 8889372)
They actually do work pretty well for asparagus, zucchini and leafy things like radicchio. Also celery, green onions and bell peppers. Garlic lasts perfectly well in a garlic keeper on the counter top.

Ha... garlic doesn’t need to last because we go through 3-4 whole heads a week.

Eggs are the issue. They’re sold in packs of 6 and you are limited to 2 by anti-hoarding measures. A dozen eggs only lasts two people a few days at most.

mrnyc Apr 9, 2020 10:07 PM

another shocking high of 824 deaths in a day in nyc.

but hospital admissions are going down.

seems to be the peak.

mhays Apr 9, 2020 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by 10023 (Post 8889159)
I would be harming my health by living on packaged food, not buying fresh vegetables. And everyone is “distancing” in these shops.

And if you need something to make a recipe, you need it.

Distancing is a very partial measure, particularly where people touch things. And the workers who are around hundreds of different people per day are at risk.

You're adding societal and personal risk for pure quality of life. It's possible to eat very well with groceries every 2-3 days even without a lot of refrigerator space.

montréaliste Apr 9, 2020 10:16 PM

Knucklehead semi driver does a u-turn on a Montreal bridge in slow traffic...

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/camera-c...idge-1.4890623

Pedestrian Apr 9, 2020 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 8889418)
another shocking high of 824 deaths in a day in nyc.

but hospital admissions are going down.

seems to be the peak.

Perhaps if they'd been eating fresh raddichio every day they'd have made it. :rolleyes:

JManc Apr 9, 2020 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by hauntedheadnc (Post 8889332)
I'm 'bout to container garden alllll up in this bitch. We have a wee little patio out back that gets a lot of shade, but enough sun for government work, plus a sunblasted little patch of lawn and a porch on the front that cooks in the afternoon sun. But... some plants seem to enjoy getting to pretend they're rooted in the middle of a barren parking lot.

"Parking lot sun" is the phrase I heard for situations like our front porch, at a garden store. I rather liked it and have used it ever since.

I have a fairly big yard and I have been thinking about putting in a raised garden. Now is as good time as any to start. My grandfather grew almost all his own vegetables and would be great to do that on my own. Canned his own tomatoes as well.

pj3000 Apr 9, 2020 10:52 PM

I'm thinking of starting a project tomorrow... one of those aluminum and polycarb greenhouses in my yard to grow herbs and tomatoes. They're about 6'x8' and I think you can get them for like $500-600 bucks.

If I like it, I might consider building an actual greenhouse that could be used all year round. Anyone ever use one of those ready-to-assemble ones like below? I have some concerns about durability... namely ability to withstand wind gusts.

https://mobileimages.lowes.com/produ...16.jpg?size=xl

craigs Apr 9, 2020 11:23 PM

If we intended to live here permanently, we would definitely plant some basic crops such as carrots, green beans, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Some parts of the 1.7-acre property have full sun all day long while other parts are shaded all day by huge trees, so we could plant all sorts of things. Alas, we'll probably be moving to another family property in Los Angeles before autumn.

sopas ej Apr 10, 2020 12:50 AM

Dinner at home this evening. Didn't do takeout. #StayAtHome #Coronavoidance

Quinoa with shiitake, bell peppers, tomatoes, and some spices. Washed down with some red wine. It was yummy!
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...3e&oe=5EB5F98E
Photo by me

AviationGuy Apr 10, 2020 3:23 AM

There was mention above of losing weight. I've been losing weight, possibly muscle weight due to not going to the gym, although I've been doing some workouts here at home. it's not the same, though. I also haven't been eating as much Tex Mex, so that's probably part of it, too.

Yesterday I made a 25-mile trip through the city and on to Dripping Springs for a vet appointment. This was at midday and traffic was very heavy, especially in the burbs along 290. As I drove past the parking area for Barton Creek Greenbelt (adjacent to Mopac Expwy), I saw that the parking area was completely packed, and I saw groups of hikers obviously not thinking about distancing. I saw no masks on vehicle drivers or passengers, either. At the vet, everything was done very cautiously. You couldn't go inside, and had to leave your pet by the front door, and then talk to the vet by phone from your car.

I had a prescription delivered today, and I wish I had a video of the delivery. The delivery person had on a mask and gloves, and the prescription package was being carried by one of those grabber things on a 3-foot pole. They said don't open the door, but just acknowledge that it was received.

Bottom line...I'm seeing inconsistencies. Some people not taking things seriously, but others definitely taking it seriously.

rsbear Apr 10, 2020 3:38 AM

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Originally Posted by AviationGuy (Post 8889684)
Bottom line...I'm seeing inconsistencies. Some people not taking things seriously, but others definitely taking it seriously.

I'll bet the precautions taken by the vet and the delivery person were based upon business decisions. The park goers were demonstrating thier (poor) personal decision making abilities. The later will change thier ways as positive cases and deaths increase in the local Austin area. But, by then, it will be too late for so many people.

llamaorama Apr 10, 2020 4:28 AM

I have a potted lemon tree on my apartment patio, if that counts.

https://consequenceofsound.net/wp-co...ville-sour.gif

mhays Apr 10, 2020 5:04 AM

Why are food pictures on this board generally gross looking? I mean the photography, not the food. It's like TV commercials with food...too close.

I suggest all menu discussion get moved out of here.

muppet Apr 10, 2020 9:55 AM

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