Thursday, January 15, 2015
Sunday, January 04, 2015
No, but seriously, I just discovered the CreoPop 3d pen and it's AMAZING and I want one. I've seen 3d printing pens before but the fact that this one isn't melting plastic and more than that the spectacular variety of inks this thing has makes this a must have... when I have the cash (stupid, stupid teeth). The illustrations they have on their site are only ok, but they look more like what most people are capable of instead of going straight to a pro artist (some of 'em are pretty good).
But seriously, the inks! Glow in the dark! Flexible! Glittery! Temperature sensitive! Elastic! Magnetic! CONDUCTIVE?!? The projects I could make! Beyond the obvious 3d sketching - being able to sketch a nude in 3d would just be so beautiful - I'm thinking of mod projects and custom bracelets and glowing ceiling decor and faerie crowns and *sobwhycantijusthaveoneshowupinmymailboxrightnow* *lifeisnotfair*
This has me entirely too excited. I mean, it's so cool. Yes, I'm being entirely overdramatic. But it is a nifty piece of tech that makes me stoked about the possibilities.
Saturday, January 03, 2015
I've updated trilliumarts.com with recent and not so recent projects, including the labels I created for Zander's Christmas present, the new postcards, my Zepplin lamp, and a few other things. I have a few more presents I made that I need to take photos of; hoping I'll get to that sometime in the next week.
Feedback, as always, is welcome and appreciated - and if you have any ideas for projects I should tackle, let me know!
Friday, January 02, 2015
I'm pretty stoked about this one. The Chips building by itself is retro, so it really lends itself to this style. Let me know what you think. You can pick up the card on Zazzle, and you can see my previous entries here and here.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
For more on the system, including video, you can check out his post: The HuPack: Turbografx-16: Legendary Axe Edition. I'm just glad he liked it :)
Monday, December 29, 2014
Yeah, this is bragging, but this is the best recipe for cream of chicken soup bar none. This recipe makes about 12 cups- just enough to feed our family. Enjoy.
|Sweating the onions|
|Broth added, starting the 40 minute cook|
- 1 meduim-large onion, quartered
- 3 celery stalks, trimmed
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 cup white wine
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 2/3 cup wild rice
- 1/2 cup long grain white rice (or brown rice, see instructions)
- 7 cups chicken broth
- 2 lbs chicken breast
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in about 6 tablespoons of water
- Salt & pepper to taste
Puree onion, celery, and garlic in food processor. In stockpot heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat and add puree; sweat 10 minutes. Add wine, and reduce about half, another 5 minutes; add thyme, wild rice, chicken broth (and brown rice if you're using it). Bring to a simmer and cook 40 minutes. While it's simmering, sear chicken in a cast iron pan over high heat - you're not trying to cook it through, just get nice color on the outside. Cut into small 1/2 inch cubes. After the 40 minutes add the chicken breast and white rice and simmer an additional 20 minutes. Add cream and salt and pepper to taste, add cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened. Serve with crusty bread or dinner rolls and a nice white wine.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
These words are more than just polite manners (this isn't like keeping your elbows off the table). They inform how we view the world. By using please, thank you, and excuse me you're acknowledging the other person, and re-enforcing your empathy and compassion towards them. You're saying "I understand that you are a person with your own plans, thoughts, and feelings, and I respect that."
I'm hopeful that the kids, as they grow up, will continue to use these words even if they aren't face to face with someone. If everyone kept "excuse me, please, and thank you" in mind while driving, for instance, there'd be a lot less problems with traffic. The internet would be much better if people used these words in earnest instead of in sarcasm.
It's essential that our kids know that they are important, and have a sense of their own self worth; it's equally essential that they know that they aren't the center of the universe and that other people are also important. Excuse me, please, and thank you are good steps to remembering the humanity of others.
Monday, October 13, 2014
|Photo by liz west|
Makes enough to serve 6ish, depending on people's appetites. The nice thing is you can sub a pound of whatever for the chicken and or shrimp; often I'll make a braised pulled pork several hours or the day before, rubbing it with the spice mix and then braising it in a little water at 350 until it was fall apart tender (6ish hours), and then add it when I'd usually add the meat. For seafood, chicken, and tender cuts of pork, you'll want to add it raw when the recipe says.
- 8oz raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined
- 8oz chicken breast, cut into 2 inch cubes
- 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon fresh oregeno cut fine (for dried 1/2 teaspoon powdered)
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, crushed (for dried 1/2 teaspoon powdered)
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (or whatever your favorite hot pepper powder is)
- 1 andouille sausage, chopped
- 1/2 large yellow onion
- 1 large red bell pepper (or two. Really. Can't have too many red peppers.)
- 2 stalks celery
- 6 medium garlic cloves, chopped fine
- 6 roma tomatoes
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (I recommend Bourbon Barrel Worcestershire sauce, it's YUM)
- 2 teaspoons Louisiana hot sauce (Franks is probably the most well known, but any Louisana style that you like would be fine)
- 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
- 5 cups chicken stock
Monday, September 29, 2014
Thought I'd show everyone the new Pizza 'N Games 5 logo and website. OK, it doesn't really have any new info on it, but it does have a new design and logo, inspired by the Final Fantasy series (obviously). Lemme know what you think!
Friday, September 26, 2014
So I wanted to show at least some of what I do on my website, so I added a section near the top that shows a little bit of what I actually do. I even managed to make it responsive and fade between images (which was surprisingly more difficult than it sounds). Did learn a little more jQuery. Wooo!
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