The Nation Has An Appetite3

Culture Club: A crock full of soyogurt

As mentioned a couple of days ago, I recently decided that I wanted to try making yogurt at home. Specifically, yogurt that The Girl would eat (nondairy). I started looking around for yogurt makers on the web, but then ran across a variety of recipes for making yogurt in a crock pot. Well, sweet. I gots me one of those.

It was surprisingly easy. Step one: buy some soy milk. In my case, I purchased a half-gallon of Silk Organic Unsweetened Soy Milk ($3.48 at my store), plus a single-serving cup of some vanilla soy yogurt with active cultures (I could not find plain). Total cost: about $4.50. For what will be about 1 1/2 quarts of yogurt after draining some of the whey and allowing for some evaporation.
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Happy Birthday–April 18

Frank Navin (1871)
Sam Crawford (1880)
Duffy Lewis (1888)
Jack Scott (1892)
Steve Blass (1942)
Mike Paul (1945)
Doug Flynn (1951)
Bobby Castillo (1955)
Rich Bordi (1959)
Jim Eisenreich (1959)
Dennis Rasmussen (1959)
Steve Dunn (1970)
Rico Brogna (1970)
Brian Buscher (1981)
Miguel Cabrera (1983)
Billy Butler (1986)

Frank Navin was the owner of the Detroit Tigers from 1908-1935.

Rich Bordi was drafted by Minnesota in the fifth round in 1977, but did not sign.

We would also like to wish a happy birthday to Mrs. CarterHayes.

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Game 14: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins (Game 1)

The locals lucked out with their fantastic weather and gave us to a two-spot today. Our young gun squares off against their veteran Dickey.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins
(8-6)                                                      (6-7)
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
1:10 PM CT

Game Previews
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Probable Starting Pitchers
Robert Allen Dickey
1-2, 5.30
Kyle Benjamin Gibson
2-0, 1.59


Happy Birthday–April 17

Alexander Cartwright (1820)
Cap Anson (1852)
Tom Needham (1879)
Jake Daubert (1884)
Buzz Arlitt (1912)
Solly Hemus (1923)
Tsutomu Wakamatsu (1947)
Denny Walling (1954)
Craig Worthington (1965)
Marquis Grissom (1967)
Gary Bennett (1972)
Ryan Raburn (1981)

Alexander Cartwright was instrumental in developing the rules for the game of baseball.

Buzz Arlitt was a star in the low minors from 1934-1941, and probably would have been for several more years had World War II not intervened.  He had a career average of .319 with a slugging average of .480, but never played above Class C.

Tsutomu Wakamatsu was a star in Japan from 1971-1989, making the all-star team eleven times.  His career average of .319 is second to Leron Lee on the all-time list of players with at least four thousand at-bats.

There do not appear to be any major league players with connections to the Minnesota Twins who were born on this day.


Mexican Tuna Melt

Or a tuna quesadilla, whichever floats your barco.

I tend to eat a lot of what I'd classify as "bachelor chow" - frozen pizzas, cans of tuna, pasta in sauce. I'm actually a pretty good cook and enjoy cooking, but funds are tight so no bacon-wrapped scallops for me at the moment. I hope I don't cause our resident gourmands any embarrassment to share a post category with me, but I thought I'd share something I whipped up that turned out, I thought, very well. Continue reading

Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.