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Have You Been Good To Yourself?

This week on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, a music mix the likes of which have never been seen!

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Johnnie Frierson – Have You Been Good to Yourself
Shin Joong Hyun – Beautiful Woman
Kim Jung Mi – Your Dream
Betty Chung – Bang Bang
Geoff & Maria Mulduar – Brazil
Supergrass – Coffee in the Pot
Django Reinhardt- I’ll See you in my Dreams
Kathy Heiderman – Fine Street Woman
The Bees – Who Cares What the Question Is?
Gomez – Whippin’ Piccadilly
VulfPeck – Outro
Foxygen – Shuggie
Sopwith Camel – Orange Peel
Desmond Cheese- Dope VHS Master
Devendra Banhart – Rats

First bee sting

I found the courage to do some beekeeping without my suit, and was promptly stung multiple times. bee sting poultice of dried comfrey root plastered in place with clay will hopefully keep my face from ballooning up like Quasimodo. First time in my life getting a bee sting! First time I was stung by anything was the time we were hiking the Juan de Fuca trail and I stepped in a wasps nest and got fucking ROCKED, ending up with at least a dozen wasp stings all at once. That happened *two times* to Pat on the same trip!

Home Cappuccinos

I always thought cappuccinos were a cafe-only treat. No more! Today is the day I learned how to make them at home.

What you’ll need:

  • stovetop espresso maker (such as a Bialetti Moka)
  • french press (such a Bodum)
  • small pot
  • thermometer

Make espresso as normal. Heat the milk in a small pot to 140°, then pour the milk into the bodum. Plunge it vigorously 25-30 times, and voila!! Pour espresso into a cup, and pour the foamed milk over the espresso.