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31 July 2010

July 2010 blog entries

Saturday, 31 July 2010
Jamming: it just calls for improvisation
summary: what to do about missing rack in bottom of canning pot;

Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Wordless Wednesday: Beranbaum's Caraway Rye revisited
summary: caraway rye bread - perfect from Reuben sandwiches;

Tuesday, 27 July 2010
jam making: peaches and apricots (real food)
summary: lesson on making jam with apricots and peaches; liquid pectin; sugar preferences; information about "Two For Tuesdays!" and Lynn's High5;
Beans rock, don't they? (real food)
summary: cleaning and sorting kidney beans; links to bean recipes; information about "Two For Tuesdays!"

Thursday, 22 July 2010
Catching up: Royal Crown’s Tortano (BBB February 2008)
summary: recipe for Tortano based on a recipe in "Artisan Baking Across America" by Maggie Glezer; information about Bread Baking Babes and Lynn's High5; submission for YeastSpotting;

Wednesday, 21 July 2010
What has happened to the baking aisle at the supermarket?
summary: what's up with the yeast and flour?
Wordless Wednesday: Mmm is for Monforte
summary: Mmmm, cheeeeeeese;

Sunday, 18 July 2010
Katie's Salad (bookmarked recipe)
summary: recipe for Katie's salad with sausages, goat cheese and potatoes; whine about onions; information about Bookmarked Recipes;

Friday, 16 July 2010
Sprouted Wheat Flourless Bread (BBB July 2010)
summary: recipe for Yeasted Sprouted Wheat Bread; whining pays off; reading difficulties; information about Bread Baking Babes; submission for YeastSpotting;

Thursday, 15 July 2010
poppy seed bread on the barbecue
summary: recipe for poppy seed bread; submission for YeastSpotting; whines: rye flour and salmon provenance;

Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Wordless Wednesday: can we bake a cherry pie?
summary: mmmm... cherry pie;

Tuesday, 13 July 2010
grilled oyster mushrooms and thyme (real food)
summary: recipe for grilled red peppers and farmers' market oyster mushrooms on salad with a simple vinaigrette; thyme in the garden; information about "Two For Tuesdays! (Real Food)";

Thursday, 8 July 2010
Wordless Non-Wednesday: when it’s sizzling
summary: Sszzzzt!!; 30C; sangria with oranges, limes, lemon and strawberries;

Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Lawn Sale Find: Stainless Steel Kettle
summary: new (to us) kettle; why macrame should make a comeback; tea cups; morning tea;

Monday, 5 July 2010
strawberry lassi
summary: summer heat; strawberry lassis;

07 July 2010

emergency upgrade for etherwork

The webhost for my real blog on has just posted the following and my real blog will be off-line for a brief (I hope) time this morning:

July 7, 8:59 AM - Emergency Upgrade Over the weekend, cPanel's nightly updates made a huge mess of things. It broke some functionality that many sites rely upon (GD for one). To fix it I have to embark on a series of upgrades the first of which is an OS upgrade. [...] I expect the total downtime to be under 1 hour, but keep watching here for details and updates. I am taking down all services and starting the fundamental OS upgrade right now.

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: I'm very happy to say that my real blog is now back online

July 7, 9:15 AM - Base OS Update Completed The Operating System upgrade has been completed and the system is coming back up. It took far less time than expected because I prepared a lot of work last night (it's nice when a plan actually goes off as expected!) The second step is to upgrade cPanel - this really won't have too much of an affect on the server - your web sites, email and everything else will be up and functioning as usual.