Learning 2 Bake, from Scratch – XV

New city, new altitude, new stove, minimal gear. What could go wrong? I’m craving cookies and this looks like a good summer cookie recipe (from grandma): Orange Drops 1 cup sugar (large)1 cup shortening (small)Grated rind and juice of 1 medium orange2 eggspinch of salt1 cup flour (large)1 tsp baking powder1 cup H [hazel?] nutsContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake, from Scratch – XV”

Grandma’s Bowls – Back in Rapid City

Seems as good a place to post the update as any other… Grandma’s Bowls are back in Rapid City – along with us, of course. The two that have seedlings in them in the picture at the linked post had full grown, harvestable dill and parsley in them before we left Denver. However, I hadContinue reading “Grandma’s Bowls – Back in Rapid City”

We has Wildlifes

Nambi, Pambi [the “b”-word shall not be mentioned due to omnipresent Disney lawyers] and their Mom walked up the alley this morning. We also have a few of Peter’s [that’s safe; Ms. Potter’ estate has no lawyers to speak of] relatives, but everyone has rabbits. Here’s why I’m surprised by deer: Update: Embedded Map Success!Continue reading “We has Wildlifes”

Learning 2 Bake, from Scratch – XIV

Still on intermission, but I just read a post about einkorn cookies at According To Hoyt. I had never heard of “einkorn” and I don’t want to lose the recipe, so copying it here. Einkorn Thumbprint Cookies From: Dorothy Grant 1 stick butter1/4 cup sugar (52 grams)1 egg yolk1.5 teaspoons lemon juice1.25 cups all-purpose einkornContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake, from Scratch – XIV”

“Can” is a Tricky Word

The blog title implies a certain amount of copyediting. So, let’s take a look at something from a Behind the Black post about the crashing Chinese booster: The issue here is not the danger, but China‚Äôs gross negligence and violation of its treaty obligations in launching this rocket knowing the core stage was going toContinue reading ““Can” is a Tricky Word”