Archive for August, 2007

The Great Pumpkin Experiment

Thursday, August 30th, 2007
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My dear readers, I’d like to introduce you to the Great Pumpkin Experiment of 2007. This all started a few weeks ago when Aaron found a cookbook at the store. Little did I know, Aaron is quite the fan of pumpkin confections, and this book was certainly full of recipes for them. With the help of Todd , we selected the appropriately named recipe for Great Pumpkin Cookies to launch the experiment. With our (mostly organic) ingredients purchased, and Aaron manning the camera, we set took the plunge.

Of course, a project of this magnitude can’t go anywhere without coffee. Or tea, if that’s your choice.

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Way to look excited there, Todd. You’ll definitely want to read more

Galletas del diablo!

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Last week, I made my first-ever batch of what I nicknamed “devil cookies.” The name was originally inspired by the sheer number of processes involved: making the dough, making the filling, chilling each, then rolling out the dough, adding the filling, rolling all that up and freezing, then slicing and finally baking. Around six hours, start-to-finish.

Well, the first set came out of the oven, and each of the three cookies in the center row was in the shape of the number 6. Galletas del diablo!

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And now that they’re almost all gone (just two left), I can at least say that they were totally worth the effort. Galletas del diablo will definitely be repeated.

Recipe (PDF|MacGourmet)

NASA, you’re so dreamy

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

It seems that Dr. Phillips over at Science@NASA was feeling particularly inspired by the upcoming lunar eclipse.

A breeze touches the back of your neck, and you turn to see a pale full Moon rising into the night. Hmmm. The Moon could use a dash more color. You reach out, grab a handful of sunset, and drape the Moon with phantasmic light. Much better.

Via DoseNation

New and improved in every way!

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Welcome!

I’ve finally managed to get enough done with my WordPress customizations that I’m ready to make this site live to the big bad world, so here it is. I still have a few things I plan on tweaking, so don’t be surprised if you see some changes over the next few weeks. And maybe (just maybe), I’ll actually write some posts, too.

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