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Saturday October 16, 2004
12:24 AM

Chanterelle Scallops

Tonight I braised scallops in unsalted butter, shitbuckets of garlic, Brooklyn Pilsner and chanterelles. There was quite a bit of poblano left in the pan from the endive that cooked earlier, which lended a nice kick to the scallops.

I steamed a bunch of kale as well, with a couple of serranos diced in the water. It was an experiment for me, and the peppers lended a nice flavor to the kale. I was a tad surprised. I didn't really expect the serranos to lend as much flavor as they did.

Now if only the beers were ready ...

-- Douglas Hunter

Friday October 15, 2004
08:49 AM


I put my first batch of beer (a hoppy IPA) in the primary fermenter yesterday. It's a bit darker than I expected, which I'm guessing is a product of steeping the grains between 155-160 F for a half an hour instead of simply raising the water temperature from tap cold to 170 F with the grains in.

I tasted the wort after reading the specific gravity, which was 1069. The taste was slightly sweet, with a quite bitter kick. It's going to be fun to watch it turn into beer. I'm guessing that the high starting specific gravity is also a product of the way I steeped the grains.

I checked on the beer this morning and the yeast is very busy eating fermentable sugars and pissing beer. As far as I can tell I haven't made any critical errors yet.

I think I'll need to get another set of primary and secondary fermenters. I found myself wishing I had the equipment to cook another batch of wort today.

-- Douglas Hunter

Tuesday May 04, 2004
11:09 AM

Desktop applications over HTTP

I've tried to codify my thoughts on launching/interacting with desktop applications from an XML::Comma enabled web site over here.

-- Douglas Hunter
Sunday February 08, 2004
10:35 PM

Roasted tomato and poblano soup

My friend Kate who was over for dinner tonight has her hands featured in Rick Bayless's "Mexican Kitchen". Her hands are holding the tortillas that occupy the first picture after page 96.

I cooked a roasted tomato and poblano soup, and a masa tortilla filled with black bean empanada type thing that had a chipotle sauce and queso fresco over the top. And it may have been over the top ;-)

I was quite happy with my first venture into cooking using masa dough. Slapping tortillas may be my new favorite pastime.

-- Douglas Hunter
Saturday May 10, 2003
12:05 AM

"Looking good, Louis"

"Feelin' Good, Billy Rae".

My wife and I have an offer on a house in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It's on Sharon Street and is hopefully entering contract next week. Every night after a couple of pints and cigarettes, I feel the need to take a walk by it. Hmm, the idea of being a house owner is exciting.

-- dug
Tuesday May 06, 2003
01:59 PM

New Toy

Posting from a treo. The keyboard take a little getting used to, but it's not so bad.

Okay, HTML tags are a pain.

Surprisingly good reception through t-mobile in New York. I was able to check the news on google at the Peculiar Pub last night over a Rogue Dead Guy Ale. Never had a signal in there before...

-- dug