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Re: Non-design activities/obsessions

Postby CRVaughan » November 23rd, 2016, 12:52 pm


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Looking good! I bet that would make some great english muffins :)

My favorite bread recipe comes from the NY Times, because it's super simple and easy to make over the course of a couple days. And, no kneading!

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11376-no-knead-bread

Re: Non-design activities/obsessions

Postby CRVaughan » November 23rd, 2016, 1:02 pm


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Azrehan wrote:Haha. I live in the Adelaide Hills in Australia and there are about 15 large radiata pines on our property so we get literally hundreds of pine mushrooms (saffron milk caps) every winter. We have a very limited amount of porcini in the Adelaide Hills too and I went looking for them in winter without any luck. Mushrooms are great.

The sourdough starter is kicking along nicely but I need a free weekend to do some baking. My combo cooker arrives in a few weeks... Exciting.


That's great! Here's an L deliciosus find from earlier this year. Excuse the dirty hands, I wasn't actually foraging, but found this guy after a long day of rock climbing. I'm sure your specimens are probably larger, but I was still excited to find this little guy :)

I love their bright color! And also their flavor :lol:

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Re: Non-design activities/obsessions

Postby singletrack » November 23rd, 2016, 2:32 pm


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Since people brought up kids I also have one of those to. Pretty crazy how kids change your view on life. He is 3 and it is so much fun doing activities with the family. We got a two person kayak recently and it has been great fun piling into the kayak and going out for cruise around the bay.

Re: Non-design activities/obsessions

Postby Azrehan » November 23rd, 2016, 5:02 pm

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CRVaughan wrote:
Azrehan wrote:Haha. I live in the Adelaide Hills in Australia and there are about 15 large radiata pines on our property so we get literally hundreds of pine mushrooms (saffron milk caps) every winter. We have a very limited amount of porcini in the Adelaide Hills too and I went looking for them in winter without any luck. Mushrooms are great.

The sourdough starter is kicking along nicely but I need a free weekend to do some baking. My combo cooker arrives in a few weeks... Exciting.


That's great! Here's an L deliciosus find from earlier this year. Excuse the dirty hands, I wasn't actually foraging, but found this guy after a long day of rock climbing. I'm sure your specimens are probably larger, but I was still excited to find this little guy :)

I love their bright color! And also their flavor :lol:

Ldelici.JPG


Ooh. That's a nice one. Perfect size.

We get all sizes from tiny pins to the size of a side plate. They obviously start small and grow to the plate size.

My favorite recipe with these is a carbonara linguine. Get some of these, sautee with onions, fresh sage and garlic, add bacon, then cream and serve on the linguine with some grated parmesan or pecorino on top.

Re: Non-design activities/obsessions

Postby Azrehan » December 5th, 2016, 7:33 pm

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This sourdough hobby is paying off.

http://imgur.com/a/riNS8

http://imgur.com/a/PFNzH

I might even quit design and become a baker. Working with dough is much more enjoyable than designing sheet metal patterns for workstation screen mounting brackets. Maybe even more lucrative. :lol:

8) Vote for my Core77 artisan home baker gift guide: 8)

http://www.core77.com/ultimategiftguide/58596/The-artisan-home-baker#gift=1

Re: Non-design activities/obsessions

Postby KenoLeon » December 5th, 2016, 8:44 pm

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Azrehan wrote:This sourdough hobby is paying off.


You might be on to something:

A friend started out baking bread on the side as a hobby, he had a tiny cart on one of the local coffeeshops couple of times a week and he always sold out, (people were literally scalping loaves which I found hilarious) that same coffee shop later hired him to oversee pastry production for their 3 shops, so now he's in charge of baking thousands of delicious pastries.
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