Archive For February 28, 2021

And so it begins. Or perhaps ends

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And so it begins. Or perhaps ends. It does seem to at least be the successful conclusion of a chapter. Today at noon Irene and I dropped off Colin Schwarting as he is shipping out to US Marine Corps Boot Camp. A bit odd and interesting, after we’ve all been at home for a full…

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(sigh) Google’s finally decided to force Nest devices to require

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(sigh) Google’s finally decided to force Nest devices to require a Google account. Even a separate Google account’s too much, so there go the Nest cams. More work for privacy. Meh, no more monthly fees for that soon. And, the Wifi Access Points were EOL’ed so no more updates, so, in the light of overall…

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Extra-Creamy Scrambled Eggs (J. Kenji López-Alt)

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Extra-Creamy Scrambled Eggs (J. Kenji López-Alt)

These are based on a recipe by J. Kenji-López Alt of Serious Eats and its Food Lab fame, and associated books. He developed it for a New York Times article he wrote. It is clever in that is uses a few tricks to keep the heat low, and not let the liquid cook out and…

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The Virtual Ambercon 2021 Gamebook is out!

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The Virtual Ambercon 2021 Gamebook is out! You can make your game choices. You do need to log in and have a membership to Ambercon 2021 to be able to make your game choices. As we have more members (already) than openings on some slots – we have slots not well suited to people on…

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Watching the 1982 Conan the Barbarian

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Watching the 1982 Conan the Barbarian. So far he has had sex with every woman in the movie. Except his mother. Possibly only because (a) he was like nine and (b) she got her head cut off three minutes into the film. And he just punched out a camel, for no obvious reason. I love…

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Quite simple, really

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Quite simple, really.

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Mmmm, flambéing the Steak Diane sauce

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Mmmm, flambéing the Steak Diane sauce

Mmmm, flambéing the Steak Diane sauce. I think the exhaust hood does t handle heat as well as advertised.

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Valentine’s Day dinner

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Valentine’s Day dinner

Valentine’s Day dinner: Steak Diane, steakhouse creamed spinach, twice baked potato casserole.

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The baklava set up nicely

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The baklava set up nicely

The baklava set up nicely. It’s a bit rich (6 cups of nuts, 2 cups of sugar, 3?sticks of butter, pound of phyllo dough, and assorted), so after a handful of pieces we’re considering options.

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Steak Diane

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Steak Diane

Irene’s favorite dish, I make it on her birthday as the house rule is the birthday person gets to pick the meals. It’s a neat dish, with the flambéing and the extensive mis-en-place required.

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