@AspiringLuddite, oh, interesting! I like the ability to edit any page and, I assume, have a pull request to get back into the master. Hmm...
I brewed a stout, recently. When bottling some of it, I added some candied orange peel both for sugars and flavor. Sure enough, it did the carbonation job adequately, and the flavor's nice and mellow.
A second test batch has candied orange peel *and* cognac barrel chips. Not getting a lot of the cognac in this, but still orange. I'll have to add more chips to the bigger batch...
I was going to say "This is an ugly puttanesca"...but, well, I don't know that it's supposed to be pretty. I don't know, I've never made one before.
I used riced cauliflower, because I'm specifically aiming for more veggies and fewer starches, but this can go on a lot of things. Eggs, pasta... I kind of want to see how it would go as a weird twist on a pizza burger, with either a turkey patty or even just a veggie burger or portabello. This *would* dress up any lackluster veggie burger. Hmmm.
@alpine_thistle I've done Wine at various points, haven't tried Proton yet... There always seems to be a reason - often singular - to go back.
Maybe now's the time...
I really want to switch to Linux full-time, but gaming keeps me here on Windows (I guess there have been LEAPS and BOUNDS of progress since I first attempted to switch over in 2014, buuuuut)
While logging into PayPal to send a payment, I noticed this:
PayPal is giving a 0% interest loan up to $500 to federal employees. You don't have to prove you've been furloughed, so it looks like it's a quick turnaround, too.
$500 won't help bridge paychecks completely, but seeing a company do this is a help, and it's $500 that wasn't there before.
Not sure if this might help anyone, but I was impressed to see it, no matter what else I think of PayPal in general.
@Bruce - do it :)
I'd do a class, either at local events or Pennsic or whatever... I mean, how many people are in the same boat? You can show how to get started without equipment, books, etc.
*I* would love that class, and others would, too :)
Toro - fatty tuna belly - is the pork centerloin of the sea.
I almost compared it to steak, but that's not quite right.
I almost forgot to add it to the order, too, which would've been worse.
Enjoying beer and sashimi lightly torched for dinner.
Not the toro, though. No flame on the toro.
I'm feeling the week melt away, here. It'd be better without the crowd, but then again: toro.
Trying to figure out context, here. Is this where medieval stuff goes, or just medievalists who may *do* medieval stuff? I'm trying to figure out how to do things and I'd already started two blogs - one medieval/SCA and one for everything else - and have started posting to each...but to then link to entries... What goes here? Do I need another non-medievalist.masto.host presence?
Main reason I'm asking - aside from compartmentalization - is I've considered spinning up a Frendica instance.
I blame @AspiringLuddite for the motivation...
@AspiringLuddite your setup has driven mine for a while... I still want to do something for cheese and meat. I don't have a great solution, currently, but I know it's very straightforward once you commit to setting it up.
I didn't know you made wine, though...
First brew of the year. Not medieval, but the equipment and practice are getting to where I will feel better about something first a medieval style beer on modern equipment and then medieval beer as medievally as I can.
Plans for more medieval cooking and medieval-adjacent activities (encouraging newcomers to the SCA) and more...
If you subscribe to a particular and very arbitrary measurement of time where today is meaningful: Happy New Year.
If you celebrate on another day, I'll hit you up on that date :)
Whatever the day is, though, here's to it being at least as good or better than those that have preceded it (especially the past 711 days). If you have anything to say about it, make each day better for yourself and, if you can manage, others. I'll ask them all to do the same for themselves and you :)
I'm using Mastalab after checking out a few. Some were tied to specific groups of hubs and others just didn't look great, to me.
So far, this is decent.
We're at Quotations...
The owner was surprised we'd not hit this Belgian tap takeover before... They've been doing it for 10 years.
We said we were usually traveling this time of year, hitting families; I mentioned that I missed their Lambicfest. They had peach, grape, apple and banana lambics as well as the usuals (kriek, cassis, etc.).
He asked when my birthday was.
... So now there may be a mini lambicfest in March.
Just saying. My birthday will be spent here, kicking kegs.
@Goldie Yeah, I have to figure out what exactly is bugging me. I think it's two or three things, likely ;) Some might be the direct tagging on so many posts, which isn't really filterable if I want to be notified on mentions. Hmm.
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.