Thursday, January 26, 2012

Heard this evening at Saw-whet Manor...

Bill: We have, like, every size of cast iron skillet that they make.

Me: Does that make you happy?

Bill: YES! I mean, what other measure of a successful life could there possibly be?


Some boys want big TVs or fancy cars or expensive watches. My man wants a well-seasoned 20-year old pan that costs $5 at a garage sale.

Love it.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's cold here now...

We have snow:

...but just a few months ago it was so hot that our popcorn popped on the ears:

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cheeeeeese, Gromit!

We've recently acquired some exciting infrastructure which will greatly expand our food (and drink) making capabilities.

Bill has been making mozzarella for a while and decided it was time to step it up a notch. Today, following the recent purchase of a cheese press, he's going to start our first hard cheese - a farmhouse cheddar. I think he's a little discouraged that cheese making doesn't have an instant payoff, so he's starting with one that only has to be aged 4 weeks (instead of 4 months or 4 years).

I believe there will be wax involved. On Tuesday, apparently.

More to come!

We may have also acquired the tools and instructions for making beer and soda...but that's another weekend.