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Category: homemade

04/21/07 07:12 - 64ºF - ID#38991

Home Made Pierogies

Inspired by our Easter trip to the Broadway Market, (e:James) and I made pierogies this weekend:

Making the potato and cheese filling:


Forming the pierogies:


Boiled then fried up:


They came out better then I'd expected, and we made enough to freeze some for a few more meals.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: life

04/18/07 09:13 - 46ºF - ID#38949

Red Tape

So, I started a business, and I think so far I've spent as much money paying NYS for various things then I've actually brought in. Hopefully by the end of the year things will be rosier.

The last requirement for starting this thing is that I publish the creation of my LLC in two different papers in Erie County. I have another month or two still to fulfill this requirement, but I've been afraid to find out just how extortionate it will be. I'm going to call tomorrow and find out. Hopefully it will be more like $50 and less like $500.

My merchant account I'm just getting through PayPal, so that hasn't been too bad. And it's funny, if you're starting a business account at HSBC they have you meet with a Vice President. Apparently every single branch has a Vice President working in it or something, so HSBC must have something like 20,000 VP's.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: photo

04/18/07 05:17 - 44ºF - ID#38945

I Like Spring

That is all.

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: buffalo

04/17/07 07:18 - 44ºF - ID#38933

Elmwood Panhandler

I just noticed that Elmwood Panhandler was closing. I feel really bad for the owner - it was a cute little store and this was the best part of town to have it in. I've actually noticed a lot more vacancies on Elmwood this year then last, last year it was pretty much just the Utica-Hodge block that had multiple vacancies.

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Category: photos

04/14/07 09:15 - 42ºF - ID#38890

Shameless Self Promotion

I started a photo blog:

Something a little bit purer then Flickr. I need to remember to post more often here, though, too.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

04/06/07 05:02 - 25ºF - ID#38776

Broadway Market 2007

I'd never been there before, so went with (e:) james and we headed down. Very crowded, and very good pierogi. We did not manage to see a butter lamb, but I did get a few decent shots of the crowds.


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Location: Buffalo, NY

04/02/07 01:13 - 47ºF - ID#38719


So, I run a little photography group and a woman from San Diego stumbled across us, and ended up moving to Buffalo and buying a bar on Niagara that she's fixing up.

A reporter heard about it and wrote a front page story about her and us!

I'm so excited for her :) she's working so hard and really needs the publicity for her new bar.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

03/23/07 10:53 - 44ºF - ID#38599

James Turrell - Dark Room

Has anyone been to see this at the Albright Knox? It was fun to sit in the room and watch people come in and figure it out.

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Location: Buffalo, NY

10/26/06 12:34 - 40ºF - ID#24492

Japanese Garden

Anyone want to help us clean up the Japanese Gardens? This Saturday volunteers will be at the Japanese Garden from 9am to 2pm. If you'd like to stop by and lend a hand, we need it! You don't have to work the whole time, just as much as you're able.

Lots of damage from the storm, we need to clean it out before winter arrives. Workers from Olmsted Conservancy will be there for the heavy lifting. If you come bring work gloves and hand tools (saws, rakes, etc) if you have them, but no power tools.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: storm

10/18/06 11:21 - 55ºF - ID#24491

Tree Damage - Links

I've heard we might lose up to 50% of the trees in Buffalo. The last couple days I was optimistic things would be better, but doing research it looks like many of the trees that look relatively unscathed will be goners. If the top was broken off, they'll likely come down even if otherwise they still look to be in good condition. Almost all the newer trees along Elmwood have damage to their top trunk.

Branches that break off from inside the main trunk instead of splitting off just outside of it are also killers. If you've got a damaged tree, and don't prune it correctly this season, it will be too late next year.

Here are some links to information on nursing trees back to health, and please add more info if you've got it.

Pruning Shade Trees

Storm Damage to Trees

Tree Ice Damage
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