An Experiment In Scotch

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Month: July 2014

Easy Summer Breakfast

It’s the height of tomato season around here and we’re overwhelmed with tomatoes. I may or may not have overplanted this year but I just picked a pound of yellow pear tomatoes and there are more on the vines. With that kind of production, you have to find interesting ways to eat more tomatoes. I came up with this recipe after reading an article in Garden & Gun regarding black cherry heirloom tomatoes. It’s an easy breakfast or lunch. Depending on your protein choice and your Paleo interpretation, you could call it Paleo though I used cottage cheese which might make some people’s toes curl.

Sauteed Heirloom Tomatoes and Onions
Some olive oil
1 onion chopped
Cherry or pear tomoatoes, a handful per serving
Torn basil
Fresh cracked pepper
sea salt
A protein of your own choosing. I used cottage cheese but this would be good on eggs, leftover chicken or black beans.

Heat the oil in a cast iron pan over medium heat. Saute the onions until slightly soft. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper and saute for just a minute or so. You aren’t trying to create sauce, just get them to release the flavor a little. Add the basil and remove from the heat. Put your protein in a bowl and top with the tomatoes, onions and basil mixture.

Mavericks Upgrade and Postgres Pain

Just like the last time I upgraded my OS a mere 3 months ago (though after this week, it feels like a lifetime), when I upgraded to Mavericks last weekend so that the App Store upgrades would shut up about it, my PostgreSQL installation got hosed up. It took until today off and on to figure it out. It was similar to last time but this time I knew my Homebrew installation of PG was correct. I finally found the answer here in the comments to a previous post about a similar problem. I had to symlink an existing socket file into the location the homebrew installation was expecting it. If that sounds like I know what I’m talking about, you can forget about it because I have no idea why the socket file was in the wrong place. Still, it fixed it immediately.

I write about this only because at some point, when some other OS upgrade message beats me down, I’ll upgrade and face the same thing again. Or maybe a new problem. Who knows.