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31 August 2010

August 2010 blog entries

 
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Pears galore (real food)
summary: picking pears; ideas for what to do with pears; stuffed pattypan squash; a surprise drawing of my pear bread; information about Two For Tuesdays! (real food) and Not far from the Tree;

Sunday, 29 August 2010
where there's smoke, there's...
summary: recipes for indirect smoking on a gas bbq: chicken and pork butt; includes a thrilling video;

Friday, 27 August 2010
green chilli omelette for the colour blind
summary: green chili omelette revisited; archives; shopping photos; how much editing is too much editing?

Sunday, 22 August 2010
Yeast Equivalents – AGAIN
summary: calculating yeast equivalents; why guessing is sometimes less painful; nifty javascript yeast measurement converter

Friday, 20 August 2010
when to bake bread
summary: advantages of baking Rose Levy Beranbaum's caraway rye bread early in the morning;

Thursday, 19 August 2010
grilled shrimps and basil pesto with whole pecans (PPN #177)
grilled shrimps and basil pesto with pecans; finding buried treasure in the freezer; information about Presto Pasta Nights (PPN)
Wordless(ish) Non-Wednesday: World Humanitarian Day (2010)
summary: a not quite wordless Non-Wednesday post for World Humanitarian Day; definition of humanitarian; links to humanitarian organizations working towards feeding the hungry;

Tuesday, 17 August 2010
blue grapes for pie and jam (real food)
summary: Blue Grapes are perfect for pie; they also might be perfect for jam; what to do with grape jam that tastes like raisins instead of grapes: make a jam roll; recipe for making yoghurt cheese; information about Two For Tuesdays! (real food); submission for YeastSpotting;

Monday, 16 August 2010
Pão Doce – Sweet Portuguese Bread (BBB August 2010)
summary: recipe for Pão Doce – Sweet Portuguese Bread; information about Bread Baking Babes; submission for YeastSpotting;

Friday, 13 August 2010
Did we miss corn season? (real food)
summary: dealing with disappointing overripe corn by making corn and rice; red Swiss Chard turns black if there is no added vinegar; information about "Two For Tuesdays! (real food)"

Sunday, 8 August 2010
Wordless Non-Wednesday: Pancakes!
summary: Pancakes, butter, honey and ham. Goat cheese and plum jam sauce are good too....

Friday, 6 August 2010
raiding the icebox to make mjdarra (MLLA #26)
summary: using up leftovers; mjdarra (lentils and rice) made with Puy Lentils; red kidney bean fuhl; great for dinner OR picnic breakfast by the river; Humber River rocks; information about My Legume Love Affair

Tuesday, 3 August 2010
more jam making: plums and apricots (real food)
summary: recipe for apricot and plum jams with zero added pectin; changing sugar amounts; information about "Two For Tuesdays! (Real Food)" and Lynn's High5;
Pear Bread (bookmarked recipe)
summary: recipe for pear bread made with sugar pears, unbleached all-purpose, whole wheat and rye flours – based on Sandra Avital's (Le Pétrin) recipe for "Pain Rustique aux Poires"; about dry vs fresh yeast equivalents; information about Lynn's High5, Bookmarked Recipes and Lisa Orgler's Lunch Box Project; submission for YeastSpotting;

20 August 2010

connection problems again at etherwork.net

 
edit 20 August 2010 13:56EDT: And etherwork.net is once again available. Yay!

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20 August 2010 12:29 PM Sigh. For reasons unknown, I once again cannot access my real blog, the recipe site or my real home page. A message comes up saying the browser "can't establish a connection to the server at etherwork.net". The updates page of my webhost shows no new issues since 13 July 2010. I don't know how long service will be unavailable.

This will no doubt be resolved eventually. Let's hope it's sooner rather than later.

As always, in order to tell whether the situation has been resolved, try refreshing the page; if the ivy image appears at the top, then you can access my real blog.


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The following was originally posted 16 August 2010:

edit 15:15EDT: I'm pleased to report that etherwork.net is back online. Quel relief.

11:39EDT: I cannot access my real blog, the recipe site or my real home page. A message comes up claiming that ALL the folders on my site on not on the server. The updates page of my webhost is blank. I cannot log into my account because there is a message claiming that the login area is not on the server. I cannot ftp to my account because, well, you get the picture. I don't know how long service has been unavailable.

This will no doubt be resolved sooner rather than later.

As always, in order to tell whether the situation has been resolved, try refreshing the page; if the ivy image appears at the top, then you can access my real blog.

02 August 2010

connection problems at etherwork.net

2nd edit at 11:39AM: It's fixed!!! And it turns out that the following tale of woe had nothing to do with my webhost OR my ISP. It's firefox! Clearing the firefox cache didn't do the trick. So I closed firefox and then was unable to open it again. I rebooted the computer and suddenly, "hey presto!" everything was back to normal. Sigh. WHAT have they done to firefox to make it so buggy?

It's a long weekend here in Ontario (and several other provinces as well) and, naturally, my internet connection is suddenly iffy. I can access one of my subdomain's wordpresses, but none of the rest of my site, which includes my main wordpress.... I COULD access everything until around noon yesterday.

I cannot access my real blog, the recipe site or my real home page. The ONLY things I can access are two subdomains - not anything from the main site, nor any folders attached to it.

unavailable domain: etherwork.net
unavailable folder: etherwork.net/recipes/
unavailable folder: etherwork.net/blog/ <<=blog from OUR kitchen

I don't know if it's my webhost or our ISP that is causing the weirdness. I filled out a trouble ticket and of course haven't heard anything back. I'll just assume that things will be fixed by Tuesday when people go back to work.

RATS!!

Long weekends... you gotta love them.

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edit: In order to tell whether the situation has been resolved, the images on the sidebar will actually finish loading.