Masterclass – Thomas Keller – Confit – Eggplant and Garlic

https://www.masterclass.com/classes/thomas-keller-teaches-cooking-techniques/chapters/confit-eggplant-garlic/watch Confit is something cooked in (fat) Very famous version of confit is "confit of duck" … used to preserve … long, low cooking and then store the duck in its fat. Can be preserved over winter Confit technique cooks, in fat, an item at low temperature Other vegetables that can be confit are mushrooms, … Continue reading Masterclass – Thomas Keller – Confit – Eggplant and Garlic

Age In Place – Book Summary

https://www.amazon.com/How-Age-Place-Independent-Financially/dp/1607744163/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0/147-4408082-8327644?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=5ZRTXAGTXYE37SWXXKDR Having just retired, but wanting to spend many, many years in my current home … I came across this book with lots of good ideas. It's really targeted at looking out for mom and dad but certainly can easily apply to those earlier in their aging process wanting to get a jump on addressing … Continue reading Age In Place – Book Summary

Master Class – Thomas Keller – Pureed Parsnips

https://www.masterclass.com/classes/thomas-keller-teaches-cooking-techniques/chapters/parsnip-puree/watch Parsnips are a root veggie … have a woodsy smell Cook the parsnip to no resistance Cook parsnip in cream and water (not clear of ratio) along with salt … 20-25 minutes Would work well with celery root Wouldn't work with turnip or potato due to amount of water or starch After cook put … Continue reading Master Class – Thomas Keller – Pureed Parsnips

Master Class – Thomas Keller – Pickling

https://www.masterclass.com/classes/thomas-keller-teaches-cooking-techniques/chapters/pickling/watch Allows summer vegetables to be used throughout the year Because of the vinegar content, helps cut thru fat of things like steak and sausage/salami (gives contrast) Pickling liquid 2 parts water 1 part vinegar 1 part sugar Everything weighed vs by volume Bring this to a boil Salt isn't relevant in a pickling liquid … Continue reading Master Class – Thomas Keller – Pickling

WaPo – Why your asphalt shingles are falling apart

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/where-we-live/wp/2018/06/04/why-your-asphalt-shingles-are-falling-apart/?utm_term=.8be19da088f4  As I'm not a chemist/chem-e, not sure whether to believe the solution suggested. However, after having spending multiple thousands of dollars a few years ago getting my roof re-done, food for thought  30-year-warranty asphalt shingles started to fall apart in nine years and suffered a catastrophic failure just a few years later  national association … Continue reading WaPo – Why your asphalt shingles are falling apart

NYT and WSJ – U.S. Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/08/technology/supercomputer-china-us.html https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-says-its-supercomputer-leaps-ahead-of-chinese-rival-1528473600?emailToken=8a3af6e1baa6d3b68820d69fc14b3a1eAQHwV0xa9R5om/fR9/VKmnfQM4kpy8mNg43AAeEZKASiEhS9ZawcCo8VVrPv+y1D00jUfRI+KEauWAmysM5d3QvWcFR2SVFbQwhhsTb9/hdUXVN6Wj1Wm4E54RoBLdgB&reflink=article_gmail_share United States just won bragging rights in the race to build the world's speediest supercomputer China, last 5 years, had the world's fastest computer (note though it was build from CPU's from US companies like Intel, though more recently internally developed CPU's like Sunway TaihuLight) United States retook the lead thanks to a … Continue reading NYT and WSJ – U.S. Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

WaPo – ‘I can understand about 50 percent of the things you say’: How Congress is struggling to get smart on tech

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/06/06/i-can-understand-about-50-percent-of-the-things-you-say-how-congress-is-struggling-to-get-smart-on-tech/?utm_term=.d9d46ecbb133 https://energycommerce.house.gov/hearings/disrupter-series-quantum-computing/ The most obvious recent example of this was Zuckerberg's testimony before congress when almost all questions to him were from obviously ignorant politicians and their understand of technology tech experts arrived at a little-noticed hearing at the U.S. Capitol in May with a message: Quantum computing is a bleeding-edge technology with the potential … Continue reading WaPo – ‘I can understand about 50 percent of the things you say’: How Congress is struggling to get smart on tech