Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XVI

Take that! It’s not that I didn’t follow the recipe. Well, actually it is. The ingredient list is the same, but here’s what I actually did: 1 cup sugar (small)3/4 cup shorteningGrated rind and juice of 1 orange3 eggs3 cups flour1.5 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt It may have been a bit less than 3Continue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XVI”

Flies – I may be overthinking this

Denver doesn’t have bugs. That is one the things Mike & I both liked about it. There are insects, but they tend to crawl around and generally leave one alone. There are not many bothersome insects that “bug” one. Rapid City has flies. Not at the “plague of locusts” level, but they’re around and theyContinue reading “Flies – I may be overthinking this”


It was a bit annoying to get all the networks renamed and re-passworded, but it’s done. We have: StarLink623, MainLink623, and LegacyLink623. Interestingly, everything connected to the Starlink network. The Centurylink router has both 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios and each has a different name (Legacy and Main, respectively). Some things do not see the 5GContinue reading “Link623”

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”