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Rocketship park with the kiddos

 

Yes: See you at the Homebrew Website Club in Portland next week!

 

January 29, 2011

My Colette was itty bitty.

 

February 12, 2011

My baby girl was getting to know her pug brother.

 

My refurbished vintage Gillette Slim Adjustable arrived

For comparison, see my original unrestored Slim on the right. The refurb was performed by Razor Emporium, who sourced a vintage razor, disassembled, cleaned, re-plated it in rhodium, then re-assembled and polished it for me. Can't wait to shave with this beautiful piece of kit!

 

Valentine's Day William

 

Valentine's Day Colette

 

Today, my little boy has declared himself:

1. "The Butt Master."
2. "The King of all Bacon."

I love him.

 

Peace

 

Guess who is six?!

 

Discovered https://github.com/jiahaog/nativefier and its awesome. Like Fluid, but seems to work better. Homebrew installable!

 

Thanks for the kind words, Chris! It was good talking to you yesterday. I'm also optimistic about IndieWeb's future!

 

Supporting the Open Web

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Today, my employer announced its backing of Manton Reece's excellent Indie Microblogging Kickstarter campaign. I wrote a few words about it over on our blog, and you should check it out. If you haven't already become a backer, I'd encourage you to consider contributing to the cause.

2016 was a really interesting year for DreamHost, and I think the thing that I am most proud of is our revised Vision statement, which is in support of an overall Noble Cause.

  • Noble Cause: We help people own their digital presence.
  • Vision: People have the freedom to choose how their digital content is shared.

Its great to be a part of a company that has a passion for the open web, freedom of information, and privacy.

 

Welcome to the IndieWeb, Keith :)

 

Recipe: Pressure cooker risotto


Ingredients

  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 4 cups flavorful liquid (e.g. stock, broth, white wine, vermouth, etc., in any combination)
  • 1 onion or shallot, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fat (e.g. olive oil, butter)
  • Salt and pepper

Takes . Serves 4.

Pressure cookers are a great way to make incredible risotto in a fraction of the time of the traditional method. This recipe describes a base method to make a plain risotto in your pressure cooker, and can be used as the foundation for any number of delicious risottos. The key is the 1:2 ratio of arborio rice to liquid, and a 6 minute, high pressure cook. In this recipe, I use an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker, but you can use a different pressure cooker.

  1. Turn your pressure cooker to "sauté," and add fat to the cooker.
  2. Once fat comes to temperature, add the onions, salt, and pepper, and cook until translucent.
  3. Add your rice and stir to coat the rice with the fat.
  4. Add your liquid and seal your pressure cooker, setting for 6 minutes on high pressure.
  5. Once cook is complete, quick release your pressure cooker, stir, and serve!

Interesting variations on the base include:

  • Mushroom risotto – use three cups of mushroom broth and one cup of dry white wine for your liquid. Add minced garlic to the onions during the sauté, and add dried mushrooms before you seal the pressure cooker. Finish with white truffle oil and tons of grated parmesan cheese.
  • Carbonara risotto – this is what you see in the above photo that I recently prepared. Start the sauté with diced pancetta or thick cut bacon sliced into lardons, until the meat is nicely browned and the fat has rendered. Use three cups of chicken broth and one cup of white wine for your liquid and add lots of pamesan to the pot before the seal. Finish with more parmesan and lots of black pepper. I like to stir in frozen english peas at the end and serve with an egg that has been cooked sous-vide for one hour at 145°F.
  • Add a dollop of mascarpone cheese at the end for an extra creamy risotto.
  • Try using salted, diced ham and english peas, with ham stock as the liquid.

The possibilities are endless!

 

Quick Friday dinner

Pressure cooker truffle, bacon, and pea risotto with a sous vide egg.

 

Fire-pittin' fam

 

Discovered at my local grocery store...

Tim Tam Slam? Here I come!

 

Pirate room!

 

Boys weekend at Legoland!