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Where I've Been...

It’s been a little while since my last post.  In my defense, a lot has happened to keep me busy.  Baby Eva was born making my sister a first time mother, my parents first time grandparents, and me a first time aunt.   166 more words

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Lunch Celebrating Friends & Flowers

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners that make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust My husband and I made a goal this year to spend more time enjoying our friends. 429 more words

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Red Oaks Mill Dam: Continued Crumbling

Recent rains and snowmelt raised the level of the Mighty Wappingers Creek a bit:

It’s not flood stage, but there’s plenty of water flowing over the dam: 100 more words

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Synchronized Subscription Scams

Three envelopes arrived in the same mailing, all bearing the same return address across the back:

By now, I know what’s inside the envelopes and simply toss them in the recycling, but getting three at once seemed worth investigating. 74 more words

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Chocolate Molds: Tempering and Pouring

Having experimentally determined that tempering molten chocolate is not optional (i.e., chocolate doesn’t behave just like butter), I tried a cheat discussed in the comments following  714 more words

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Chocolate Molds: Acrylic Base

Although directly printing the 2×2 molds worked reasonably well, that does not scale to larger arrays, because OpenSCAD doesn’t handle the profusion of vertices with any grace. 377 more words

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Extracting the Truth

I don’t know about you but I have some questions about extracts. Many recipes call for vanilla extract and it’s easy to see why it’s useful, and sometimes preferable, to vanilla beans, vanilla bean paste or powder (see… 637 more words

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