Monthly Archives: February 2011

Dessert: the most evil cake in the world

German chocolate cake from scratch. Five words that strike fear in the hearts of third world dictators. J wanted chocolate cake. I made it …. but with 30% more evil than usual. Homemade 3-layer devil’s food cake with the classic German chocolate cake icing. It pulled a knife on me when I went to frost it. It will be dealt with harshly tonight.

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Dessert: pecan & honey crepes

Pecans roasted with butter and brown sugar, drizzled with honey, wrapped in a crepe, and dusted with confectioners sugar. Wow …

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New Flash Fiction

Lowering the telephone ear piece to its cradle, she saunters to the window and strains to catch a glimpse of him in the late afternoon crowd three stories down. He ought to be rounding the corner at the next block soon.

The clouds break as she rests curled up on the window seat, eyes soft and dreamy. Dust floats lazily across the room through the window shaped sunlight. Her hand gently finds its way to her belly as she hums a soft tune from her childhood.

Dinner: mushroom ricotta crepes

Homemade crepes filled with ricotta cheese, garlic & sauteed mushrooms are topped with shredded Swiss and parmesan cheese. They are then baked and broiled. Yum!

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Weirdness of the day: CVS pharmacy

The only thing more disturbing than “VitalErotic Shot” is “Mandelay.” I got a tube of that stuff for Christmas and couldn’t get anything done.

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Project of the day: J’s head shop

It’s not what you think it is. J likes to have little shops in the living room and decided yesterday to open a shop selling various Lego heads. I got a mint-condition skeleton head for a piece of string. String seems to be a good trade commodity as I picked up a nice custom Lego spinning top for a piece of string from his Top Shop the other day.

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Project of the day: giant cookie of doom

I think this is self explanatory …

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Project of the day: copper-plating

I needed (okay wanted) to have large copper washers for a project I’m working on. I have no idea where one would find such a thing and would likely fall over at the price. I picked up steel washers at Tractor Supply and copper sulfate at a local stained glass supply shop and here are the results. The washers had to be wire wheeled to remove a protective coating, and I found that it worked best to apply the copper sulfate with steel wool. I then hit them with a little automotive wax to shine and protect them a little

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Project of the day: hand spun silk rope

This is a length of rope made from silk yarn. It’s tied in a prosperity knot and makes a nice pendant. I made a small rope-twisting tool to make custom lengths, diameters, fibers & colors. Silk, cashmere, and other threads can be purchased to twist. You won’t find cashmere rope at Lowe’s.

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