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Basement – ‘Before’ photo

January 7th, 2018

I love my house (most of it is perfectly livable) but there’s no way around it; the basement is a complete disaster (see photos…). Since I’m not big on sitting around during vacation I thought I’d get started on that. I tore down the shelves, removed the concrete & plaster from the brick walls, got rid of crumbling ceiling and remove all the junk that’s been lying around for decades. Pretty much filling up a 15 yard dumpster roll-off with 4 tons of crap. I also clean up my backyard. Most importantly I have a plan and I’ve completed all the research. I know everything there is to know about code. I might even use some of it as “guideline”. Just kidding.

Friendsgiving 2017

Apparently “Friendsgiving” is a thing.
Baking “Date & Pecan” Pie & Lemon Meringue Pie.

I followed this recipe which is pretty good: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/brown-butter-pecan-pie-espresso-dates

As always for the Lemon Pie I used Pierre HermĂ©’  sweet dough & lemon cream recipe and added Swiss meringue on top.

Colorado Symphony

Enjoying lots of music from the Colorado Symphony  at the Boettcher Concert Hall lately.  The last few weeks:

  • Mozart’s Requiem
  • Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor & Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony
  • Edgar Meyer Colorado Premiere & Ravel’s BolĂ©ro

Chihuahua Trail

October 29th, 2017

Went back to the Chihuahua Trail. No moose this time but much better weather. Went all the way to the Chihuahua Lake. Really nice place and not a soul around…

Chouquettes

Trying out Christophe Adam’s recipe for Choux Pastry.  Cooked at 350F for 30 minutes.

Milk – 320ml
Water – 320ml
Salt – 8g
Sugar – 24g
Butter – 320g
Vanilla – 8g
Flour – 320g
Eggs – 560g (10)

I’ll try a slightly softer dough next time (either more milk or more eggs) – Also need to crack the oven door open after maybe 20 minutes to remove the steam and see how it goes…