Selfie, eye contact, no I am not stoned that's just my resting face 

I've got a serious Jeff Bridges vibe going on right now

I'm thinking about doing something a little old school. Before I got into pressure canning I did a lot of slow cooking. I should think about something I haven't done before. I have a few cookbooks I should crack open and see what sticks out at me πŸ˜‹

Picked up some local Asian-American cuisine. We got leftovers, too, so we're set for the next few days during the vaccine "recovery" phase (we get our second poke this afternoon) 😁

We're planning ahead; we're ordering some lunch from a local Chinese restaurant next Wednesday on the day we get our second Moderna shot. I suspect we'll be eating leftovers on Thursday. :blobcatmeltlove:

Next Wednesday I get my second Moderna shot. A couple of weeks after that I'll officially be considered fully vaccinated.

The great thing about this news is that this summer I'll get the chance to visit some farmers markets. Since I started doing pressure canning, I've found that bulk-buying enough vegetables from grocery stores isn't really all that cost-effective. Farmers markets, on there other hand...

The canned chicken was delivered! She already had some and she liked it! Woo!

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as we talk about the morality of vaccine patents

i think it is a nice time to also remember historical precident

jonas salk did not patent the polio vaccine. he went out of his way to make sure it was not patented.

he never got rich. he actively made sure he didn't get rich off of it.

but that history is full of stories about how for the rest of his life, jonas salk did not have to ever pay for a beer in any bar in this country. he would get on airplanes and once somebody recognized his name, the entire damn plane would stand up and clap for him. he constantly had hotel rooms comped, meals for free at restaurants, thus and so.

because he was surrounded by people who knew he had saved their children from having to ever consider the fear of an iron lung, and were overwhelmingly grateful for it.

he was always modest and demure when recognized thusly. but i think that when people start saying "well why else would someone make a vaccine, if not to get paid for it and hold the patent", i think it is good to remember these stories. the world did not punish jonas salk for not patenting the polio vaccine. the world loved him for it. maybe not in the structures that billionaires are most used to. but they did love him for it, in small ways, in humble ways, on the individual level.

Tomorrow I'll be dropping off four jars of chicken that I pressure canned two weekends ago at my friend's house. I haven't seen her in person since well before the pandemic started. We're not fully vaccinated yet (our second shot is in one week and two days) so it will be a socially distanced visit outside.

Last weekend I did a canning project. A friend of mine is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She set up a account and I signed up. She was really excited to hear that instead of doing the usual grubhub delivery, I'd be sending her some homemade canned chicken with Penzey's seasoning. Here's a before/after set of pictures of the fun:

Hello! I'm new to since wanted to have a dedicated space where I can post about my kitchen shenanigans.

I love to cook with slow cookers (I have 2 from Hamilton Beach), my Instant Pot, and most recently my Presto pressure canner. Sometimes I even use our stove oven. πŸ˜‰

I'll post about my cooking adventures whenever possible. 😁

Thanks for having me on here!

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