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28 June 2009

June 2009 blog entries

 
Sunday, 28 June 2009
Radish Leaf Omelette
summary: radish leaf omelette made with onions, goat's cheese and havarti; how to "cook" greens using salt; cast-iron pan rave;

Friday, 26 June 2009
And we have oven spring!
summary: recipe for baguettes and boule; the need for better fridge management; using an inverted roasting pan to create steam and oven spring;

Wednesday, 24 June 2009
yeast + summer temperatures = oh oh!!
summary: summer temperatures make yeast very active and dill collapse;

Monday, 22 June 2009
fettucine Alfredo (PPN#119)
summary: recipe for fettucine Alfredo based on an article and recipe by Todd Coleman in SAVEUR magazine; information about Presto Pasta Nights (PPN);

Friday, 19 June 2009
wine poached pears with goat's cheese and pecans (WHB#188: thyme)
summary: recipes for wine poached pears with goat's cheese, toasted pecans & thyme, oven-dried pear slices; information on thyme and Weekend Herb Blogging; information about Lisa Orgler's Lunch Box Project

Thursday, 18 June 2009
importance of tamping when making espresso
summary: coffee made in a Vesuviana Coffee Maker; finding the right tamper; who uses all the spoons?

Monday, 15 June 2009
Lawn Sale Find: Vesuviana Coffee Maker
summary: Cafe Latte made in a Vesuviana Coffee Maker; Kona coffee from Hawaii;

Wednesday, 10 June 2009
grilled shrimps in Pernod (PPN#117)
summary: recipe for grilled shrimps in Pernod on spaghettini; information about Presto Pasta Nights

Tuesday, 9 June 2009
eggs fauxrentine revisited - asparagus rules! (WHB#187: chives)
summary: "Eggs Fauxrentine" (hard boiled or poached eggs with ham, asparagus and Hollandaise on toasted multi-grain bread); information on chives and Weekend Herb Blogging

Saturday, 6 June 2009
asparagus omelette
summary: asparagus omelette made with chili flakes, goat's cheese and chives; ode to EoMEoTE

Friday, 5 June 2009
oh great. now it's the comments button...
summary: comments "say it" button malfunctioning; easy fix; whine about no pulp in orange/grapefruit juice

Thursday, 4 June 2009
Farinata ...or is it Socca? (bookmarked recipe)
summary: recipe for farinata/socca inspired by reading Laura Schenone's "The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken"; information about Bookmarked Recipes; information about YeastSpotting

21 June 2009

sigh...

Alas; etherwork is off line again! No idea how long it has been in this state or how long it will be. I've been outside playing in the garden on this glorious first day of summer. I hope that's where you are too.

As always, the way to know whether etherwork is back online is to refresh this page. If you see a leafy image at the top of the page, then you can access the real blog.

edit 22 June 2009 in the middle of the night: I'm very happy to report that etherwork is back online. I don't know when it returned but judging from a comment made to one of the posts, it was there by 10:00 PM. I'm hoping that it was back MUCH earlier.

18 June 2009

etherwork.net server is unavailable again

The etherwork.net server (where my real blog is) is unavailable again. This time there was a little bit of notice. The following was posted on the updates page:

June 18, 9:20 AM [EDT] - Emergency Maintenance [on etherwork.net]

[...] To keep things safe all services have been shut off while this is running.

ETA to completion is 20-30mins.


As always, the way to know whether etherwork is back online is to refresh this page. If you see a leafy image at the top of the page, then you can access the real blog.

edit 10:07 AM EDT: I'm very happy to report that etherwork is back online.

10 June 2009

etherwork.net server problems ...again

I'm not sure what's up but the connection to etherwork has been quite iffy today. Maybe it has something to do with the recent windows update for XP (I'm rolling my eyes - that's NOT it). At any rate, it's probably temporary. Still, it's a bit tiresome.

Refresh your browser; if you can see the image of the leaves at the top of the page, then etherwork is back online.