Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chili and Drawing

I love to doodle, and Before PCs I was pretty good at technical drawings for no formal training (though I had one of Vinny's old college drafting books I taught myself from).

But I always sucked if trying to do non-technical stuff. Hated anything 3-D I tried drawing without a straight edge.

Decided this week, maybe because I'm going stir crazy with all the snow, to try and copy a style of comics I like -- I hadn't tried doing something probably since high school. I know it's not very good, but I couldn't believe how much better it was than anything I remember doing years ago!

Got home late Friday from Eric & Missy's and through in a chili just about midnight. Which may have been a bit late since I thought I was forgetting something...woke up the next morning and remembered I never put any crushed tomatoes OR beans into chili! WTF! Still had enough time to add those in and let it finish for lunch.

Girls and Books

I saw this pic:

And I was trying to find the source for it on Google Images which caused me to stumble upon a genre with a lot I just found aesthetically pleasing:

That last one I decided would make a neat model to practice drawing:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How to cook pasta.

I don't make pasta very often anymore (it was an easy wheat product to cut out)...but I so need to follow this method next time I do:

Monday, February 16, 2015

Pannukakku (and more snow)

-7F? Looks like it's a good morning to make Finnish Pancakes while waiting for it to at least be above zero before I clean up yesterday's 3" of snow that formed 24" drifts in the driveway (this pic is before the 3"...):

2 Tbsp of butter, put in the pan and start pre-heating the oven to 400.

2 Eggs, beaten

1-1/4 cup of milk, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, Dash and a half of salt, mix those with eggs

By this point the butter should be bubbling in the pan. Swirl it around a bit to cover the base, then puot in the batter.

30 minutes at 400.

Let them cool a bit to set before eating.

And at least I'm not in Boston:

Sunday, February 15, 2015


I'd like to put in nice wooden kitchen counters one day...and this one, wow:

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Food...and Mom with her iPad...

This week's food pics...

Tuesday night was a Tuna Melt on Chiabata bread (thought that up as I was grocery shopping that evening):

Wednesday it was time to roast a chicken.
First time I've cooked Fennel!

Mom and her new iPad...

Sunday morning was (surprise!) chicken soup time:

And a nice breakfast of bacon and eggs:

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Link Dump...

Way too many tabs open in Firefox I'm not quite getting too acting on this week...

Lots of interesting videos: