October 13, 2014

Not-So-Bad Zucchini Bread

Not-So-Bad Zucchini Bread
Actually, despite the title, this is one of my prouder kitchen accomplishments. This last week I think I've spent four days in the kitchen working on a couple of long-term food projects, one of which has taken 18 months to be ready.....

I've been in there long enough to realize I wish my counters were about an inch, maybe an inch and half taller than they were, but that isn't a quick or inexpensive fix.

Also happening last week was the end of a contest for my Toastmasters club and I was on the losing non-winning side of the club. As 1st runner up in a contest with only two teams, my group was unceremoniously re-named "Steve's Snack Squad" and we were tasked with bringing food for this week's meeting.

Now I've been experimenting with  Zucchini Bread off-and-on over the years and I finally think I've got my preferred recipe dialed-in now. I've gotten tons of good feedback on this recipe and figured I'd share it with the world instead of hording it myself.....

October 8, 2014

Tree City Comic Con Sniff Test

We are essentially a week out from the Tree City Comic Con, which I predicted last June would be an Epic Fail. I've been loosely following the comings and goings as I could just being a local boy. Now in the interest of fairness I do have a couple friends who have  run another convention here in the Treasure Valley and gotten some general insight from them and I have another friend out of state who has much more business-side experience running larger conventions. That person has been insightful as well.

October 4, 2014

Cool/Funny Music Video

I'm just going to leave this here for you to check out....m'kay.

August 26, 2014

Making "Wild" Cherry Plum Jelly

Making "Wild" Cherry Plum Jelly
Last weekend my In-Laws called and asked if we wanted any cantaloupe because they had several nice-sized melons mature at the same time and it was too much for them. Since we were actually at the grocery store buying cantaloupe the answer was a no-brainer.

When my wife and I headed over there we, well I, wanted to take a look at their yard & garden since we hadn't been in the back yard for months. A surprising discovery was a small fruit tree they weren't aware they had. Now if this was my parents property I could understand because they have hundreds of acres and an actual orchard, but a surprise fruit tree in a small quarter-acre lot (I have no idea how big it is...but they live in town so....) when you've lived in the home for 30+ years.....

August 2, 2014

Just Saw Guardians of the Galaxy...Loved It!

Just Saw Guardians of the Galaxy...Loved It!
Just saw Guardians of the Galaxy this morning and it was awesome! I will not post any spoilers, but I will say I was disappointed in one super-minor (and highly personal) thing. I'm normally not that observant, but I spotted a hilarious Easter-egg that was only on the screen and in-focus for a split-second....short enough for me to question if I saw what I saw. My suspicions were confirmed in the after-credits scene.

Also, this is what, the 10th modern Marvel movie? Who the hell bothers to get up and leave the theater when the credits start to roll? Evidently some folks in Boise, that's who.