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So I am FINALLY going to update the overall look of this blog and the platform I publish it on. It should happen withn the next 30 days or o depending on how life treats me. Look for a better asthetic, easier layout and some extras
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This past Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) Blake Killian of BlakeMakes and his wife Bridget were in Shreveport as they were passing back through from visiting family in Arkansas. We planned a small dinner party for them and here are the results. I would have done more, maybe something a little more elaborate but being the day after Thanksgiving I was a little tired of cooking
Carrot and Pasilla Chile Soup
Miso Caramel Wasabi Apples
with a great wine brought by Bridget
Spicy homemade Pork Rinds
( I had some leftover skin from a pork belly dish I had cooked earlier in the year)
Rosemary Skirt Steak, Baby Spinach with Grapefruit Vinaigrette and Granny Smith Apples
recipe included in an earlier post
Soft Chocolate Ganache with Cocoa Coffee Soil and Tangerine glaze
showing Candice an Alinea video while Ethan is being ……….well Ethan………………
next one is on your turf Blake
I have posted about this pretty much everywhere but here but 3 weeks ago my fourth child was born – Lily Elizabeth O'Boyle 9-25-2009…….it been a little busy these past few weeks
I am not ashamed to admit that if I see something on the side of the road( furniture wise) I will most likely pick it up if I can use it somehow. A couple of months ago I found this "bench" and figured we could use it somehow. This past week Ann and I finally got around to revisiting this project. We recovered it with a woolly type material and spray painted the frame a metallic gray. All in all it set us back $40 (including the pillow). Not bad for a discarded side of the road bench.
Okay so in my neighborhood there is a guy who has constructed two big planter boxes in his front yard, more specifically between the sidewalk and the street. He has planted rows of corn and it looks like squash/zucchini in the corners. Every day as i drive by his house I think to myself "well that is different and I really need to take some pictures of it". Well last night on the way home I noticed that about 60-70% of the corn had been cut down. This morning there was a sign up explaining why. Now I know that this aesthetically may not be for everyone but what is the difference is planting corn that grows 6-7 ft tall and a sunflower that gets even bigger in the same place?
So I decided to try my hand at making gummi bears again last night and this is what I came out with. They were a little tougher than regular gummi bears so maybe next time I will use less gelatin. I used the cornstarch method from Chadzilla to make the molds using store bought gummi bears.