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  • in reply to: Artisan Vermouth is a thing now #1121572

    countessbranca
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    Vermouth actually started out as an “artisan” product. Though the particular product featured at Weiland’s is new to the market, one can easily find vermouths with a long history. Example: Carpano Antica (recipe dates to 1786) can take your Manhattans to the next level. It also happens to be quite delightful on its own.

    But the best and worst vermouths taste equally disgusting if they’re not stored in the fridge and used up before they start to oxidize.

    in reply to: Amish eggs close to columbus #1060010

    countessbranca
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    Greenfield Farms is a cooperative of Amish farms sold in many local groceries. The eggs are certified organic as well, so they fall within those federal guidelines for treatment and quality.

    http://www.gffarms.com/

    I would caution against a blanket assumption that Amish eggs are somehow “better”. Make friends with some backyard chickens, or a local farm with a small flock that let their chickens roam and eat bugs. Good living conditions and a varied diet is what makes a truly delicious egg.

    in reply to: Transfigurations at The Wexner Center #1046240

    countessbranca
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    I found the security measures in place a little unsettling, but understand that it was likely a negotiated requirement to host the collection.

    It was odd, however, when my purse was searched I was ordered to leave my pack of gum at the front desk, but was allowed to keep several lipsticks, pens, and a small pocket knife. Oh well.

    in reply to: What is everyone currently reading? #1030570

    countessbranca
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    I am loving this right now.
    Secret History

    Dense enough to feel like more than a beach read, but really captivating.

    in reply to: Maize-Morse Neighborhood #1029498

    countessbranca
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    I live near this area and like it a lot. It is more reasonable than Clintonville, and you get a lot more for your money in terms of space. There are also several homes for sale just outside the bounds of the neighborhood with huge lots for reasonable prices. Although there isn’t a lot of walkability outside of the neighborhood, my partner and I have found it’s quick and easy to bike to Clintonville and Old North. As you noted, getting on the highways is a breeze. I’ve experienced less incidences of crime/petty theft/fishy people here than I did living in Victorian Village, Clintonville, or campus. I take reasonable caution with my home, car, and valuables, and haven’t had any problems. I bike through this neighborhood late at night, and feel safe.

    There were two schools that service this area that are slated to be closed (Brookhaven and International MS). These closures may affect the home values in the 5-10 year timeline, and is worth considering. Since many people in your situation seem to be buying homes in the area, combined with the efforts to spruce up the northern parts of Indianola and the Morse corridor, I would only expect values to rise.

    in reply to: How Does Your Garden Grow? #1027942

    countessbranca
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    Does anyone have any good resources for cultivating an old grapevine? Although I know my way around a vegetable garden, I don’t have much experience with them and have “inherited” one.

    in reply to: Podcast #1027941

    countessbranca
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    I listen to podcasts religiously, about an even split with music.

    in reply to: Any Baltimore experts? #1004279

    countessbranca
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    in reply to: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssy #1001579

    countessbranca
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    @mrsgeedeck: It can be a little corny and the narrative line is a bit jumpy for my taste. I’m really glad there’s a program on television on this topic that is so visible, and I think Tyson is a great pick as host.

    in reply to: Lucky's Farmers Market – New Grocery Store in Clintonville #997927

    countessbranca
    Participant

    Guys, GUYS.

    Bacon ends.

    in reply to: Taco Bell #997908

    countessbranca
    Participant

    Used to be a Taco Bell: http://usedtobetacobell.com/

    in reply to: OSU Parking Privatization – News & Updates #997906

    countessbranca
    Participant

    I initially chafed at the notion of privatized parking, particularly when the switch pigeonholed me into a category where I now pay an exorbitant amount of money.

    However, I will say that the changes made to the garages, signage, and even the customer service has been nothing but positive so far.

    in reply to: East of Clintonville? #976044

    countessbranca
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    Actually transit is not too bad. There are buses that run up Karl and Maize and also cross-towns on Oakland Park, N. Broadway and Morse.

    I should clarify that I moved right off the #2, which took me exactly where I wanted to go for work, school, and play. There are buslines in the area, but they don’t take the most direct route to where I wish to go, as the #2 did.

    in reply to: East of Clintonville? #948985

    countessbranca
    Participant

    I live in the area, and I do not find it to be particularly unsafe. I experienced more theft and run-ins with troublemakers living in the campus areas and Clintonville than I have here (none so far), but I also feel the need to exercise reasonable caution.

    I would also recommend checking out the street and talking to some of the neighbors. My street is technically in Clinton Township. It occasionally feels a little like the wild west in that there is not a lot of ‘community’ exactly, but everyone does have an eye out for each other. It also has its own police and fire departments and snow removal. The only problems we have had have been with a transient renter or two.

    The affordability of the area, given the amount of space and proximity to town, is worth the trade offs of curb appeal, access to public transit, and walk-ability.

    in reply to: Place to donate old crutches? #539048

    countessbranca
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    After a minor injury I was really happy to find a good stock of crutches at ReTagIt. Taking them there also has the added benefit of getting at least a few bucks for them.

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