Abandoned Vermont: Bloomfield Church

Preservation in Pink

Bloomfield, VT is a small crossroads on the Connecticut River. Across the bridge is Stratford, NH. The general store is closed and not many houses populate this town. This church sits next to the town offices, the former school. Based on the piles of boxes in the windows, the church is abandoned or sorely neglected and used for storage. This poor thing has seen better days (note the missing steeple). The neighbors’ stuff is piled in the rear and on one side of the building, so I didn’t snap photos of all elevations.

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Churches seem to be common abandoned or neglected buildings. What can we do about these? Another topic for another time, perhaps.

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Cooking On The Couch: Macadamia-Encrusted Goat Cheese

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NEW YORK (WLNY) — Wouldn’t it be nice to have some delicious recipes for good party food — that don’t require two hours in the kitchen?

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The Couch brought in Gretch Connelie from the Tommy Bahama Restaurant And Bar in Midtown to show us some no-fuss, no-cook appetizers.

Here is her recipe for Macadama-Encrusted Goat Cheese:

Serves 8

Ingredients:

10 oz Goat Cheese
2 oz Macadamia Nuts, toasted & chopped
Shape goat cheese into 4 equal balls. Flatten the ball into a “puck” shaped 2 ½ inches wide and ¾ inch in height.
Gently coat the entire exterior of the goat cheese with the nuts.
Flatbread:
Soft Lavosh Sheets
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Lay out sheets of flatbread on a sheet pan. Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the bread. Cut into desired shape. Place…

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You know what I find ridiculous ?
The fact that Mainland chinese mothers are buying so much infant formula from specifically hk and not near them such that there is an actual shortage in hk, causing the government to create a law to limit number of cans that can be brought back.

And now that that’s happened, these families turn to sucking up supplies from the uk…

Like what ?

People now sell infant formula on craigslist, shipping it from north america.

Wow.

I used to know a boy who loved to play with fire.

He’s no longer a boy, but sometimes I wonder if deep within his mind, that fire still blazes alongside the many legal terms within his head.

I value

– hard work
– commitment

And most controversially, pain.

I know this literally earns me the title of sadistic, but it’s hard to explain.

Maybe I just value the downs as much as the ups?