Saturday, February 23, 2008

peanut butter and fish crackers

somebody beat this... peanut butter and fish crackers. It's good, quick and satiisfying.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

More SourDough

bread head on
Originally uploaded by chuborupert
Ok I'm getting better at this whole sourdough thing. I have a live wild yeast culture that consistently produces a sourdough bread, now it's all about the flour to water ratio, and in the future the oven temperature (I have a wood burning oven in the plans). This loaf took forever to rise... 18 hrs but then rose spectacularly in the oven thus the rip on the top and the front.
It is still exceptionally heavy with a tight crumb. Great with olive oil or butter, best when warmed or toasted. The crust is very crisp and crumbly

bread left
bread right

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Another episode of Zero Punctuation.

and another great one

Some of the best reviews on the net.

Monday, February 11, 2008

PSP injury

I've been playing Puzzle Quest on my PSP more than usual lately, great game, but unfortunately I am developing some thumb pain. Specifically at my left metacarpophalangeal joint (MCP) (the hand I use on the D-pad). Have some crossover symptoms when I cook and drive, or picking up a heavy object where I have to stabilize with the thumb (like a laptop). I guess I'm going to have to cut back for a little while, may or may not use a splint for a bit. Curiously I played some Super Mario Galaxy, holding the Nunchuck with my left, didn't seem to bother me much.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Dirty rice

Dirty rice
Originally uploaded by chuborupert
Another Gait conference meeting another round of good eats. I made the dirty rice, salt pork, cajun sausage, onions, peppers, garlic, celery parsley, bay leaf, tomato, rice and beans. The jambalaya and gumbo kicked but as well.