Chris Carvalho's Killer Vegan Guacamole

Chris Carvalho's Killer Vegan Guacamole

That was a fun holiday party!!! Thanks again to Carol for hosting and everyone who pitched in and who brought yummy dishes! Here is Chris's Carvalho's Guacamole recipe.

  • 5 medium avocados
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 4-oz. can La Victoria fire-roasted diced green chiles (mild)
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Tabasco
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
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Rik's G.S.O.C. (Gooey-Seedy-Oatmeal-Cookies) Recipe

Rik's G.S.O.C. (Gooey-Seedy-Oatmeal-Cookies) Recipe

Former GSOC President Rik Smoody's Holiday Cookie Recipe

I saw this recipe below open near the mixer and used it as a jumping-off point. I made a quadruple batch: why bother to heat the oven for only 15 cookies? *** REMEMBER ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY is next week Friday December 5th for GSOC Members and their guests, at 614 NE 114th Ave. Set-up starts at 6:00 p.m. More info at http://www.gsoc.org/field-trips/2014/12/12/annual-holiday-party. ***

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Paleo Lands Institute Breakfast at Kennedy School, Dec. 10th at 7:00 a.m.

Paleo Lands Institute Breakfast at Kennedy School, Dec. 10th at 7:00 a.m.

The Oregon Paleo Lands Institute Center is an educational, community-based non-profit in Fossil, Oregon. OPLI strives to help North West Oregon residents and visitors of all ages explore, understand, and enjoy the world-renowned natural history of North Central Oregon. OPLI also help visitors schedule trips, tours and hikes throughout the region. [Pictured: Mitchell Plesiosaur at OPLI]

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Radon in the Willamette Valley: An Unexpected Hazard

Radon in the Willamette Valley: An Unexpected Hazard

At the end of the last ice age 18,000 to 15,000 years ago massive hydrologic floods ran down the Columbia River Gorge.  Originating from a huge glacial lake near Missoula, Montanta around forty floods were large enough to flood the entire Willamette Valley to a depth of 400 ft.  These floods did not just bring huge volumes of water, they brought huge amounts of rocks and sediments from the continental batholiths.  A large percentage of these rocks and sediments are composed of granite.  Granites from the Idaho batholith are high in uranium bearing minerals.  This high uranium content brings with it an unexpected hazard, radon.

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GSOC President Addresses Rotary Group on the Big One

GSOC President Addresses Rotary Group on the Big One

President Sheila Alfsen addressed the Pearl Portland Rotary Club on Nov. 11, 2014. Her talk entitled, The Great Subduction Earthquake- A Collection of Evidence from the Oregon Coast presents the discoveries that geologists have made in recent decades, revealing the undeniable truth that the Pacific Northwest is at risk for a major earthquake. This body of evidence makes a strong case for the need for preparation, both on a personal and community level. Sheila has spoken to many groups in the local area and is always ready to share the news in the belief that a prepared community is one that will fare best.

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GSOC Seeking Volunteers to bring Geology to Life for Young People.

GSOC Seeking Volunteers to bring Geology to Life for Young People.

3rd graders in Salem Get Hands-On with Fossils

Friday, Nov. 7th: Third Graders at Chapman Hill Elementary School in West Salem got a treat for their unit on the study of fossils. Their teacher, Maureen Foelkl, searched the internet to find someone who would enrich the students’ experience and found the GSOC website. Current GSOC President, Sheila Alfsen, answered the call and visited the school to show them pictures of Ice Age mammals that had lived in the Willamette Valley. She enlisted the help of GSOC member, Dr. William Orr, who brought in a real deer skeleton that the students articulated on the floor.

GSOC is seeking members who are willing to share a few hours occasionally to bring geology to life for these young people.

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GSOC 50 Years Ago, 1964 Annual Campout

GSOC 50 Years Ago, 1964 Annual Campout

Friday, September 4th, 1964, GeeSockers began to gather at the Rujada Forest CampAs shadows vanished in thtwilight, the dancing council fire dreeveryone texchange views with the stars and each other. Trip Chairman Truman Murphy wore out his thumb with his guitar accompaniment of the songfest from “Barney Google" to 'Goodnight Ladies", while Echo II sailed overhead. 

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