Monthly Archives: June 2009

Making Yummy soft pretzels

We followed a recipe from Alton Brown that we adapted a tiny bit, mostly because I didn’t have pretzel salt on hand. But the recipe was easy enough that Igor got to do a whole lot of the actual recipe.  He didn’t get to do the boiling part, and he didn’t get to put the […]

Catching up

So, because celebrity deaths seem to come in threes…we lost Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson in a matter of days this week. As tragic to their families as the loss is, I wasn’t really moved by the deaths of Ed or Farrah, but I was surprisingly saddened by the death of Michael Jackson. […]

How to make bath bombs

As I’ve noted before, Instructables has changed their business model, reducing access to content to non-paid visitors. Since all of my work was published under a Creative Commons non-commercial license, I’ve removed it from Instructables and am republishing it here, so the content stays free. Keeping in mind folks with data stream limits, I’ve used […]

Creative Commons, I do not think those words mean what you think they do

Instructables.com moves to a “pay to see” model Instructables, the community craft blog of the handy set, has moved to a closed pay-only model, and the timer is ticking for legacy accounts. After 90 days from implementation rollover, people who do not pay for an Instructables “Pro” account will have their accounts “crippled”. Non-paying accounts […]

Terrine de Foies de Volaille

Prep Time: 25 min, Inactive Prep Time: 6 hr 0 min, Cook Time: 15 min, Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound fresh chicken livers, cleaned 1 cup milk (aprox) 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1 cup chopped yellow onions 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons green peppercorns, drained 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon […]