Saturday, July 30, 2011


Everyone loves Lego. The sheer potential in loose bricks. The color and variety of bricks that lets you create pretty much anything you can imagine. Easily taken apart for a new construction. The skills required are almost minimal, to the point where even toddlers will appreciate pressing two bricks together. But the bricks can also occupy the attention of the most skilled engineers. What's not to love? 

This will not be the last time I write about Lego. Mainly because I really like Lego, but also because there are a few subjects surrounding these toys that I'd like to address. As you all can see, I have a Lego guy in my home-made banner, and I feel it fits just perfectly to start the "toy section" of Toys and Bacon with some thoughts around the famous and beloved Minifigure. 

Read on for more!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

How to boil an egg

In relation to a holiday trip last week, I slept over at a friend's place. I'll not name this friend due to what happened next. You see, at some we found ourselves hungry, with nothing in the apartment but eggs. This is normally not a problem for me, as I consume 2-3 eggs on a daily basis. I challenge you to find a more delicious and versatile product. A meal on it's own, as well as the ingredient for some of the best dishes and cakes. Can be used for dinner, can be used for desserts. Definitely more on the broader use of the egg later. But this evening, we simply had nothing else than eggs to eat.

And that's when I found out... my friend didn't know how to boil an egg.

This is not really surprising. Some people don't eat eggs like this, for them they're just ingredients. Some probably just doesn't do it often enough to have a decent routine. And others may own devices that ehm.. boil eggs in other ways. 

I'll walk you through the process of how I cook eggs, with some extremely inaccurate science. Read on, and post comments!