Archive for July, 2008

Twitter Updates for 2008-07-31

July 31st, 2008

  • All of my new (used) toys have arrived ahead of my vacation. The only missing items are the things I left in Nashville two weeks ago… #

Twitter Updates for 2008-07-30

July 30th, 2008

  • @steamykitchen Holy Hell! That video is insane! nice find! #
  • Just got word that my rented 14-24mm Nikon lens has arrived! So excited. I’m too swapped at work to leave now though… #
  • This 14-24mm lens is insane… so W I D E. #

Twitter Updates for 2008-07-29

July 29th, 2008

  • We have a rose bush growing into the house. It starts outside, grows up the side of the house and then cuts in above the window A/C unit… #

Almond and Coconut Encrusted Fish

July 29th, 2008

Almond and Coconut Encrusted Fish

Almond and Coconut Encrusted Fish

Tonight’s dinner was completely made up. It mostly started when I saw we had some almonds. Last week we got a slicer/shredder for our Kitchen Aid stand mixer. It said in it’s manual that you could slice up almonds so I thought I ‘d give it a try. Either it doesn’t work well or I’m doing something wrong, but it came out chopped. There was also a lot of almond dust, so I thought it would make a good breading. So I covered our haddock with flour, gave it an egg wash. I then covered it with a mixture of almonds, shredded coconut and some panko. I then baked it at 400 until it easily flaked with a fork. This was around the time the coconut started to brown. While the fish was baking I made a sauce with raspberry preserves, Marsala, and brown sugar.

I’d also like to point out the bread my girlfriend made earlier in the week; it tasted very good dipped in the sauce. But I do suppose that jam does taste good with toast.

Twitter Updates for 2008-07-28

July 28th, 2008

  • Just finishing up recording an Adopt-A-Classroom presentation. As the network admin… That’s part of my job. It’s a nice change of pace. #

And For Tonights Dinner

July 28th, 2008

Shrimp Kabob

Shrimp Kabob

Very quick and easy to make. All we did was marinate some cooked shrimp in a reciepe we got from Hannaford’s “fresh Magazine.” We then put the shrimp on bamboo skewers with onions, green peppers, red peppers, and mushrooms. We then steamed the kabob’s in the marinade on a cast iron grill pan. The kabob’s did not make very good contact with the grill pan so that is why I poured the left over marinade on the pan to steam them.

Hmm, kabobs.

Homemade Amplified Speaker, Using Some CDs and an Altoids Box

July 28th, 2008

First of all I would like to thank José Pino for the inspiration for making the Speaker. I first saw the instructions how to make it at Makezine. There you will find a good step-by-step tutorial. I would suggest you read so my article makes a little more sense.

Twitter Updates for 2008-07-27

July 27th, 2008

  • The version of Protools Digidesign just approved for OS X 10.5.4 is totally useless. I can’t even do some basic editing without problems… #
  • One week until another attempt at a vacation. Hopefully this time around will go better the my last camping excursion. #

Bleu For Two

July 27th, 2008

Friday night me and my girlfriend made some chicken cordon bleu that turned out very good. I just made up the recipe as we went along.

First I butterflied large boneless chicken breasts; I cut them so they opened like books. I then wrapped Swiss cheese in thinly sliced ham, making sure the cheese was completely enclosed to prevent it from leaking out while it cooked. I then shut the cheese wraps in the chicken books (so to speak). Next I covered the chicken in flour and gave them an egg wash. We then mixed equal parts bread crumbs to panko (Japanese bread crumbs) and added in some Italian spices, ground pepper, and enough olive oil to make the mixture damp. We then covered the chicken in the bread crumb mixture and put them in a 400 degree oven for about 30min (or until the chicken is at about 170 degrees).

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Twitter Updates for 2008-07-26

July 26th, 2008

  • Shooting a 9:30pm softball game. ISO 3200 gets me 1/100th… #
  • Shooting that game was fun but challanging. I shot the whole thing at ISO 3200 and the shots don’t look half bad coming from my D300. #
  • Sometimes it occurs to me just how happy I am to be running Macs. I just love them. Well worth every penny I spent. Not that I’m gushing… #
  • After shooting that late softball game last night I have a new lens buying urge. I yearn for the Nikon 180mm f/2.8. Must..resist..the..urge. #

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