Sunflower

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 15 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • in reply to: Talk about ND Ballard #84232

    Sunflower
    Participant

    On the mobile app, at the bottom of the comment on the right hand side are three dots… click on that and you can either flag or mute.

    I assume they moved it because it would be too easy to accidentally flag otherwise; I know my fat thumbs have accidentally hit “thank” more than once.

    And I avoid the negativity and only post on Nextdoor for lost-and-found, or to give stuff away. Also I bought an awesome punch bowl set last month!

    in reply to: Private street parking in the suburbs #80834

    Sunflower
    Participant

    The funniest comment on that Reddit thread was one that said he used to have a landlord who left notes on the front door, which the commenter would just leave there, so the next note the landlord left said “Remove notes after reading.”

    in reply to: Ballard house listed at $559K sells for $717K #80424

    Sunflower
    Participant

    Wow. Must be this one:
    https://www.redfin.com/WA/Seattle/7033-9th-Ave-NW-98117/home/495028

    And the backup offer was even higher! Crazy.

    in reply to: Track & Field for kids #80194

    Sunflower
    Participant

    I don’t know about a private track & field club, but if you can wait until next fall, my kids have been running with the Rain City Flyers XC for the past three years. They practice twice a week at Woodland Park starting the day after Labor Day, and have either a 3rd practice or a meet on Saturdays.
    http://www.raincityflyers.com/

    in reply to: Pickling cucumbers – has anybody seen any? #79856

    Sunflower
    Participant

    Yes, I bought kirby cucumbers at H-Mart in Lynnwood last spring when the lesbians across the street asked me to help them make pickles as favors for their wedding. They wanted bread-and-butter pickles though, so those are not super-crunchy.

    My go-to pickling cookbook is “The Joy of Pickling” by Linda Ziedrich, which is available at SPL. I used her recipe for the wedding bread-and-butters, which apparently were a big hit, and she has several recipes that use sliced cucumbers, either spears or slices.

    However, last summer I finally succeeded in making fermented dill pickles, using the recipe in “The New Midwestern Table” by Amy Thielen, which are truly the best pickles I have ever had. I bought pickling cukes at Ballard Farmer’s market last August for cheap (I think $1/lb), had my own dill, and got grape leaves from my neighbor across the alley (the grape leaves make the pickles crispy.) Her technique is to ferment the pickles in a canning jar, not a crock as is more typical, and they are AMAZING.

    So, if you still have dill this summer, check that book out from SPL and give her recipe a try.

    in reply to: Best recipe for a hummingbird feeder #79373

    Sunflower
    Participant

    One part sugar to four parts water. I have one hanging right outside my kitchen window & like watching them zoom around.

    in reply to: Spring is in the air #79264

    Sunflower
    Participant

    My rhubarb has been sprouting since the beginning of the month, and I will be putting out peas soon. I also appreciate that it’s not pitch black on my vanpool to work anymore!


    Sunflower
    Participant

    I did hear it, thought it was a bottle rocket. Didn’t want to scare our Japanese exchange student. It was very loud.

    in reply to: Filmed in Seattle #70363

    Sunflower
    Participant

    Part of Laggies was filmed one door down from my house, and it is shown in the trailer! My 13-yo dot stayed up all night to watch them film last spring. Looking forward to seeing it!

    in reply to: Favorite recipes for canning apples? #70182

    Sunflower
    Participant

    Cate took my idea about apple jelly, maybe look for a spicy hot flavor you can brush on ribs or other grilled meats.

    in reply to: Carless in Seattle. The race is on… #67874

    Sunflower
    Participant

    Molly, Metro has several demonstration racks you can try out beforehand.

    http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bike/faq.html#question2

    My husband and teenager rode over to the one at UW a few weekends ago.

    in reply to: $25 at the Farmer's Market #63107

    Sunflower
    Participant

    I was eyeing those baby brussels sprouts last week… think they would make some awesome spicy pickles!

    The rhubarb in my yard is growing taller everyday, think I will be able to start harvesting next weekend so hopefully there will be some for you at the market as well!

    in reply to: yet more package thieves #63096

    Sunflower
    Participant

    Are you on Nextdoor? Lots of discussion of package thieves there.

    I’m live in that area as well and so far have been lucky, but The Mailbox is pretty awesome. I mail all my packages from there, then fill a growler at Saleh’s. :-)

    in reply to: Spring has Sprung #62459

    Sunflower
    Participant

    It has indeed! And I had to run outside last night to cover my sugar snap peas and protect them from the hail, which was no doubt lucky as it also helped protect them from the frost.

    in reply to: Good books you have read! #62155

    Sunflower
    Participant

    Nonfiction:
    Currently reading “One Summer: America, 1927” by Bill Bryson. Title kind of self-explanatory. I enjoy all his books, although I think I preferred his previous “At Home: A Short History of Private Life.”

    Fiction:
    Two Nancy Pearl rec’s I read and enjoyed –
    “The Last Policeman” by Ben Winters. A murder mystery with the premise that Earth is going to be hit with a world-killing asteroid in six months.
    “Crashed” by Timothy Hallinan. A Los Angeles burglar moonlighting as a PI… for other criminals.

    Two YA’s I liked:
    “Girl of Fire and Thorns” by Rae Carson. Fantasy world, unlikely heroine.
    “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead. I love, love, love this book. It centers around the YA “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle, which I also love.

    Two non-fiction just checked out yesterday from SPL so don’t know if they’re good yet:
    “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants” by Malcom Gladwell
    “The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen” by Susan Bordo

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 15 total)
Advertisement