Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Bread

Ideally, I should have called this topic "How to bake a bread" or something a bit less pretentious.
I have bragged about my baking skills in the past, with good reasons. I make a damn good bread, like world class good. But that's not to say I still don't have to stop to think of my next move when I'm baking. I'm not sure I could do it blindfolded for instance. And I'm also likely to fail completely if I'm experimenting with different ingredients.
But the fact of the matter is that I know how to bake bread, and I'd like to make a point out of how simple it is, and that anyone can do it. Chances are after a few tries, you quickly realize you can make better bread than most bakeries.
This is not necessarily a recipe for this very specific bread, but more general: How to bake a bread - or as you will call it when you're done: The Bread.

Read on!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Isn't Renault a Car?

I was visiting a friend this weekend, and he presented me with a selection of Cognac. I tried the one I didn't know, a Renault Carte Noir. I'll admit I'm not a connoisseur, but I do like Cognac. And this one was pretty good. Of course, my friend didn't have proper glasses, but I honestly don't mind. Shot glasses did the trick.

What did it taste like? Well, according to the homepage of Renault Cognac, it's sweet flavored vanilla and honey. I'd rather say it was fruity flavored, with a strong presence of citrus. It was slightly short in the taste, but appropriately bitter. A good combination of spices and  fruit made for repeated shots.

Doesn't Renault make cars? My pepper grinder says Peugeot. I can only assume that all big French corporations have a culinarian department. Just like all big German companies have a beer and sausage department. And all big American companies have a fast food chain....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Toys And Bacon - 4 months summary

Good people, once again, my schedule is making it a bit hard for me to write proper blog entries, and Friday will probably have a really short Figure Friday.
That said, next Wednesday I'll share with you all the bread. Yes, I'll show you how to make the greatest bread... in the world.
Today is a different matter, I'll simply share with you some statistics for this blog. It's been up and running for close to four months, and there are already a few things to take notice of.

Read on!

Monday, November 21, 2011


It's always cool to find out about new recipes, even if they may be slightly familiar, and not all that exotic.

Read on for a short one about the Austrian-German dessert Kaiserschmarrn.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Figure Friday: Ninja Comando Budo

Here's a toy with an interesting history: Not actually part of the G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero toy line, but instead an indication of what the toy line could have looked like had it not been canceled in 1994.
Still, what I (and most Joe collectors) choose to call Ninja Commando Budo, instead of the name it was released with is a cool looking, if somewhat simple toy.

Read on for more!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Healthy Snack

It's Wednesday evening and you want something sweet, in between meals. I'm definitely not judging those that go for cake, waffles, chocolate, roasted peanuts and so on..  Waffles are my definition of good things!

In these days, everything is supposed to be healthy, low carb, zero calorie and so on.
But our stores are still filled up with deliciously tempting sweet snacks, and it can be hard to realize there's alternatives.

I usually grab a handful of unprocessed nuts. It can be peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds or my favorite, the para nut - also called Brazil nut. Combine nuts with some fruit, make yourself a cup of tea, and you have a tiny, healthy meal in between meals.


Monday, November 14, 2011

What do Superheroes Eat?

Most of us are hungry, and some of us even like to eat. Yet, you rarely see superheroes eat. Sure, it happens on occasion in the comics and cartoons. But you rarely get to know anything about the eating-habits, and preferred food of the superheroes (well, apart from Galactus of course).
So I wonder... What do superheroes really eat?

Read on for what should only be considered speculations based on my knowledge of superheroes.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Figure Friday: Starcom

A trip down memory lane with one of the many obscure but totally rad toy lines of the 80s!

Read on for tons of pictures, some anecdotes and weird facts on these tiny, awesome guys.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

5 Toys that Avoided Me

A very personal blog entry. I want to share my thoughts on five toys I really wanted, but for various reasons I missed out on.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Figure Friday: Roxi's Zarana Costume

I'm not entirely finished with Halloween, and neither is the Internet. All though the massive surge of pictures of costumes, carved pumpkins and facebook profile picture changes have slowed down, there's still that lingering feeling that we really love Halloween. We love to dress up, we love watching others who took their time to make great costumes.

I'm definitely in the latter category. All though I like dressing up in costumes, I rarely find time to make a proper one.
My friend Roxi, on the other hand, is in the former category. She's extremely creative and a skilled artist, so I wasn't really surprised to see such a great costume from her. Never the less, worth writing about, worth showing, and worth the praise. Roxi also took the time to write a bit about the process of making - and dressing up in this great costume, as well as sharing a few very relevant thoughts on women who cosplay.

Read on for more!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Breakfast Pancake (and a Teaser!)

From early on, we were being taught that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. This is obviously not correct. It's important to get nutrition to re-start the body after being asleep, but you don't really need an entire meal for this. It all depends how hungry you are, but if you're like me, the hunger doesn't kick in until noon. I know the body needs something, so I usually just throw down an egg or a banana.
Weekends are different. I won't say I wake up at noon, but I usually sleep long enough to actually be hungry. Weekends are different because I also have time to make proper breakfast.

Read on for a very simple recipe for the Breakfast Pancake.. As well as a teaser for some toys!