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December 26, 2010

Veggies sous vide

Filed under: Uncategorized — michael @ 8:50 pm

K was more than capable of the simple prep into the bag, and they were great.  But what I want to know is, how does the pro stop the puch from floating, the veggies are naturally going to trap air, and some float anyway.  My ghetto solution seemed kinda inelegant, though perfectly functional.

Initial sous vide observations

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — michael @ 7:38 pm

First: yes, sous vide beef is excellent, one gets uniform cooking throughout and a final sear does the trick, and lesser cuts of meat can be as succulent as steak.

Second: indeed, eggs scrambled French style have a pretty unique texture, but apparently I am the only family member who actually enjoys the unique texture.

Third: it takes a while to cook many things, but it’s pretty much set and forget, so it’s pretty simple.

Fourth: the kids quite like veggies prepared this way.

Fifth: the kids eat around twice as much prepared this way vs. otherwise.

Sixth: yum!

Seventh: although one needs two rigs to really cook both protein and verge simultaneously, the probability of spousal approval approaches zero.

December 25, 2010

What to do with an old Zip disc cartridge?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — michael @ 4:17 pm

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Why, turn it into a Kinect holder, of course.  Two strips of double sided adhesive Velcro and a Zip disc case, and voila!  A perfect fit.

Christmas Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — michael @ 12:07 pm

Happy Holidays!  Hope you enjoy these helpful instructional videos, I know I did.

Christmas Day 2010

Christmas Day 2010 2

July 19, 2010

hybridization day one

Filed under: prius — admin @ 8:43 pm

Driving the Prius for the first day reminds me of the old Othello slogan – “a minute to learn, a lifetime to master” — well, hopefully not THAT long but there is clearly a bit of artistry and skill required to keep the gasoline engine off and the mileage pegged at 99.9 … apparently the tricky bit is understanding how hard to press the pedal and push the electric engine alone, right until the battery gets too low and the ICE kicks in.  Sweltering temperatures and required always-on A/C don’t help.  But a smooth and quiet ride, and still better fuel efficiency than the old wagon (no slouch itself), make for a good start.

May 10, 2010

Paduwan Aidan

Filed under: photos — Tags: , , — admin @ 7:15 am

From our March/April vacation…

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