Random Friday: What We Flix 2

Current Netflix queue. What should we add? Idiocracy Rock ‘n’ Roll High School Metropolis Ace in the Hole Entourage: Season 1 Disc 1 No End in Sight Sicko Sideshow: Alive on the Inside Deterrence Amazing Grace The Wire: Season 1 Disc 5 High School Musical 2 Battlestar Galactica: Season 3 Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 Becoming … Read more

Random Friday: What We Cook 2

Red Chile Salmon 1 fresh fillet of salmon1/4 cup almond flour1/8 cup New Mexico chile powderdash of salt1 egg whitecooking oil Pour almond flour, chile, and salt into plastic bag. Scale and cut salmon into serving size pieces, approximately 100grams to 200grams each. Coat each piece with egg white, shake off excess. Shake each piece … Read more

What We Have Read 6

From our reading journal: 9/29/07 Stop Forgetting to Remember: The Autobiography of Walter Kurtz Peter Kuper Writing a fictionalized biography in graphic novel form, the artist relates several intimate embarrassing stories tha might not be expected in a biography, including awkward first experiments in sex, trying drugs, losing a long-time friend through neglect. Other chapters … Read more

Random Friday: What We Shall Read 2

Here is our current book reading queue: Queen of Candesce / Karl Schroeder Radio Freefall / Matthew Jarpe … and His Lovely Wife / Connie Schultz Coercion: Why We Listen to What “They” Say / Douglas Rushkoff The Assault on Reason / Al Gore Making Money: A Novel of Discworld / Terry Pratchett I Am … Read more

Random Friday: What We Bake 3

Cheesecake (Low carb, small portion) For crust, mix: 3 TBS almond meal (or very finely chopped dry-roasted unsalted almonds) 1/2 TBS melted butter dash cinnamon 1/2 TBS Splenda Press loosely in bottom (not sides) of small (12cm) springform cheesecake pan. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes, let cool. For batter, mix: 1 8oz package cream … Read more

Random Friday: What We Quote

“Software is hard.” Donald Knuth, “Selected Papers on Computer Science” “Two idiots meet, fall in love, they’re happy… briefly… and then all hell breaks loose. Happens all the time.” —Jeffrey on Romeo and Juliet, Slings and Arrows, Season 2, “Birnam Wood” “Don’t tell me you know how to make a bomb out of a stick … Read more

Random Friday: What We Bake 2

Apple Struphdel similar to Apple Studel dessert, substituting phyllo dough 1/2 tsp cinnamon1/4 tsp ginger powder1/4 tsp nutmeg1/4 tsp powdered cloves1/4 cup walnuts, chopped fine1/4 cup raisins, chopped2 TBS sugar (we use spoonable Stevia)1 tsp molasses 3 large apples (McIntosh preferred, or Granny Smith)5 sheets phyllo dough, 9″x14″1/2 stick butter, melted Peel and core apples. … Read more

What We Have Read 5

From our reading journal: 8/27/07 Legacy (Sharing Knife 2) Lois McMaster Bujold Lakewalkers keep separate from other peoples, keep few possessions and live in camps near the lakes, traveling among farmers on occasion in pursuit of Malices, powerful malevolent beings that is their mission to keep from destroying mankind. Lakewalkers are forbidden to marry outside … Read more

What We Bake

Low(er) Carb Bread 1 cup warm water1/4 stick of butter2 egg whites (left over from here) 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour1/2 cup wheat gluten2 TBS flax meal1 TBS spoonable Stevia1 1/2 tsp yeast1/2 tsp salt1 tsp molasses Add liquid ingredients to bread maker, then dry ingredients. Process on dough cycle. (If too wet, … Read more

What We Have Read 4

From our reading journal: 7/31/07 New Amsterdam Elizabeth Bear Vampires? Been done. Add a female forensic sorcerer? Tell us more. Add an alternate history where the colonies lost the French-Indian war, New Amsterdam is still part of the British Empire in 1901, and the Empire still has a strong monarchy, with alternate near-steampunk technology? Brilliant. … Read more