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I’m writing about cooking and technology, though not necessarily in any related way.

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Cooking Basic Vegetables (from Recipes )
Oct 25, 2020
I want to quickly collect how I cook a number of common vegetables. This is just for reference. Last updated 2020-11-01. Asparagus I peel my asparagus with a vegetable peeler. Look for thicker asparagus. I don’t have any use for the twig thin kinds. After peeling, line up a bundle facing the same direction and tie with two loops of twine so the bunch fo them don’t float arond freely in the water. [Read More...]

Snow Day (from Blog )
Oct 23, 2020
On October 16th, we had our first day of snow. I’m in the Twin Cities with my girlfriend Chris and it was glorious. Around 9:45am really big fluffy flakes of snow started to float slowly down from the sky. They started to accumulate a little on plants and cars. Except it was 37F so nothing was going to stick. Then it was raining. Then more snow. Then some ice began to fall. [Read More...]

The End of JumpstartMyHeart (from Blog )
Oct 23, 2020
For the last 932 dyas, I’ve written a daily blog. It all started when I had open heart surgery. You can read all about it here At first I chronicled my recovery and all. And then it became a daily chronicle of my life. However, over time, I found it less rewarding and more of a chore. While I enjoyed the writing and having a record of things, I also wanted to write about topics that weren’t a good match for that blog. [Read More...]

Red Sauce (from Recipes )
Oct 23, 2020
This basic Red Sauce is an Italian American staple. Among other references, it is quoted in the dialog to the film, The Godfather. I have been fascinated to realize that Italian American cooking is it’s own cuisine distinct (but, of course, indebted to) Italian cuisine. Traditional Red Sauce Red Sauce Ingredients 13 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed smashe olive oil red pepper flakes (optional) 4 cans (28 oz) crushed tomatoes Method Peel and smash the garlic Gently sautee the garlic in oil in a large stockpot. [Read More...]

Why This Website (from Blog )
Oct 21, 2020
I’m tired of maintaining WordPress websites. It’s a significant part of my business. Maintaining websites, making new websites. I generally enjoy it. However, when I first started using WordPress, it felt unfinished, fragile, and somewhat archaic. I’ll get more into that later. This website came out of frustration. I wanted a website to host my technical writing. Material that isn’t of interest to my marketing audience. Writing that is more purely for myself. [Read More...]

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