Jeremy Dillingham

Jeremy Dillingham

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477 weeks ago @ Becoming Green - Amarillo and St. Valer... · 0 replies · +1 points

Well she said she couldn't tell the difference and I was pretty sure i could tell. I was right on the first 2 but then I failed, I couldn't tell them apart. At least there's a visual difference...

484 weeks ago @ Becoming Green - Our First Harvest · 0 replies · +1 points

Daphne, I would start by roasting them in the oven with potatoes. You don't have to peel either the potatoes or the turnips. Just wash them real good, cut off the tops and the long root off the bulb and then chunk them up roughly the same size as the potatoes. Then just drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in the oven at like 425 for 40ish minutes until the potatoes start to get golden and just a bit crispy. The turnips will be softer and flavorful and the potatoes will be crispy. It's a great combination.

484 weeks ago @ Becoming Green - What Do These Foods Ha... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah I was very nervous about the duck eggs too especially since they were all muddy since it had been raining and ducks lay their eggs on the ground. They really were MUCH better than chicken eggs. We've made scrambled duck eggs twice now with just a bit of ground salt and pepper on top after they are done, quite delicious.

484 weeks ago @ Becoming Green - Swiss Water Process · 0 replies · +1 points

Woah, you just went too smart on me :). What's the super critical C02 process?

I'm sure they are promoting it as green as positioning, just like Monsanto is green according to their ads, but appreciate that there might be another process that's just as green.

484 weeks ago @ Becoming Green - Swiss Water Process · 0 replies · +1 points

Angie, totally agree, I think that the water is reused based on the video. They use a carbon filter to grab the caffeine and then cycle the water through it. I'm sure a large amount of water is used for the entire decaf process which definitely makes it less green, but I'm not sure what the numbers are on that.

484 weeks ago @ Becoming Green - Swiss Water Process · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for the link, those giant tea cakes look pretty interesting. I didn't know you can age some types of tea like wine. Does Pu-erh tea have some caffeine, just not as much as regular coffee or is it completely caffeine free?
Our CSA just started offering conscious coffee (http://www.consciouscoffees.com) to it's members in both a direct buy and CSA. We wanted to do the CSA, but we need to alternate both regular and decaf and there wasn't a way to do it. Hopefully, we'll buy some this summer and try it out.

484 weeks ago @ RoundPegg - What Employees Want Fr... · 1 reply · +1 points

Great post. The three things that have always made me happy at work:
1) Empowerment - I can actually do things (that matter) and it has impact on the organization.
2) Recognition - I love it when I work really hard and do a good job and it gets noticed. It can be $ based, a company wide announcement, but the absolute best is a hand written sincere note from someone higher up. "We noticed, we appreciate it, good work."
3) Transparency - You can always tell when bad things are brewing, if your honest with people they will be happier, honestly we can take bad news.

I totally agree with compensation fairness. This is the one place where ostrich syndrome is good. If I'm happy with all of the above and I'm making X, finding out someone who does less, cares less, etc is making X+10k will hurt morale. It's silly, but like you said it's "perceived fairness".

484 weeks ago @ Becoming Green - Second Nature - Book R... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah I've heard some great things about Wendell Berry as well and I'm really interested to read his works. Home Economics comes highly recommended, good to know Unsettling of America is good too. Hopefully we can hit up the used bookstore in the next couple of weeks and i can grab one or two books.

If anyone has a copy they want to mail to me and that they probably won't get back, leave me a comment and I'll send you our mailing address. I promise to mention you in the book review!

485 weeks ago @ Becoming Green - Meanest Weed I've Met · 0 replies · +1 points

Ugh that sounds awful Daphne. We also have bindweed (http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/plantsci/weeds/w802w.... which is hard to pull out the deep roots without it just breaking off. So you have to use your fingers and be careful to try to get it as deep as possible. I can't imagine doing that very effectively with gloves on. Hopefully a good year of diligent weeding should reduce the weeds in the future since they won't be able to go to seed and spread themselves.

485 weeks ago @ Becoming Green - Meanest Weed I've Met · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for the Link Angie, that's interesting that it not only has super thorns, but that they also releases a toxin so it pokes and then injects you with a poison. This thing should be called spider weed as it's climbing my list of things i don't like sneaking up on me. This weed just keeps getting better and better.