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Monthly Science: USDA Inspection Stamps

I recently bought a pair of pork belly packages, one labeled “Local” at an additional buck a pound. They were packaged skin side downward, so the USDA inspection stamps came as a surprise: 46 more words

Home Ec

Of all the comedic shenanigans Phyllis was involved in during high school, there’s a good one involving her Home Economics class. Phyllis attended Grayslake High School in Illinois.

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Crispy Skin Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder: Whoops

The previous times we slow-roasted a pork shoulder, the smoke alarm went off well before the skin crisped. We’d drained the drippings from the pan before crisping the skin, but the residue still smoked up a storm; this time we we left the pool in place to see if it kept the surface cooler and reduced the smoke. 152 more words


Queen cakes

The recipe we used to make queen cakes in home ec.


  • 125g margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 125g caster sugar
  • A little milk…
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Home Ec


The scone recipe we made in Home Ec.


  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 50g sugar
  • 110g margerine
  • 1 egg
  • 100ml milk


Home Ec

Lightning Talk: Bose Hearphones

The PDF “slides” for a lightning talk I gave at this month’s MHV LUG meeting: MHVLUG Lightning Talk – Bose Hearphones.

You don’t get my patter, but perhaps you’ll get the gist from the pix. 66 more words

Electronics Workbench

Another Failed CFL Bulb

Unlike the last CFL failure, this time I noticed the faint smell of electrical death near the Electronics Workbench, but I couldn’t track it down until the can light over the the Bench didn’t start: 53 more words

Electronics Workbench