Behind The Clock

No, I did not forget, just was working on a lot of stuff.

What kind of stuff?

Well, got a digital scale again so now I can start costing things out and this will get me to figure out my price points. Also, got my old laptop powered up and got my old bath salt formulas for the sake of maybe selling it later, all natural, pleasing and unique scents, but that is for later. We are working on the foodstuffs and currently roasting off the onion and garlic to see what it grinds down to, taking down some info and going over some of what I had from my old laptop.

That is about 15 gb of data to go through getting what I can from it. That is a lot of work.

Also found older formulas for other products flavor mixes, and whatnot so that is always a nice little thing to hold on too. I know this is way late, but I have also had a lot of health issues including a set of tmj spasms that feel like someone is bolting my tendons to my skull.

Still it is nice to have that extra laptop and charger in the closet just in case I need it. Other things are just getting some data and beginning to see where my numbers are which would have been a lot easier if it were for my health. I cant complain though, I am doing what I can to get better health and I knew this had a chance of happening so all I can do is continue to soldier on.

Sorry, this took a while to get down but I do hope you join me as I try to make it even further because right now with how things going seeing some positive front and center is something we can all use.

Stay strong.

Excerpt- Time, Fire, and Cuisine

Sometimes when you need to impress people you need to just get them some food. When you use an alcohol for cooking it is always good to use something of a mid shelf booze. A lower one if you need to burn it off first never get the bottom shelf stuff as most times that stuff is not fit to remove fingernail polish let alone drink.

September 17th -Fruit Romanoff

This dessert comes from much the same line as the zabayon sauce. Both are sauces that work to best show the texture and flavors of fresh fruit. Made from whipped cream folded in to an equal part of sour cream this is easier then to whisk heavy zabayon.

1:1 Heavy cream before whipping to sour cream

Mix the sour cream with a shot of brandy for every cup. Then add an equal part of brown sugar to brandy to the sour cream.

8:1:1 Sour cream to brandy to brown sugar

Whisk the heavy cream until it reaches medium peaks. If you have an electric hand held mixer I would suggest using it especially if your not to strong in the elbow or are not making large batches at a time.

Fold your whipped cream in to your sour cream in thirds as to not lose any of the air you worked to put in to it. For making desserts for events it handles well in if it is made the day of the event. If you hold it for more then twelve hours the bacteria in the sour cream will continue to do their work making your sauce more tart and throwing off the balance. It becomes a sweet crème fraiche and is definitely usable just not for the original purpose.

You can use it to layer different fruit between layers of sauce. Compotes of pear and apple can also be used as well as any small dice in a small amount of sauce. Being dairy based it gives you a lot to work with for what else you can use. Other alcohols in reduced form, cheeses, other fruit, some vegetables, classic dessert sauces, chocolate. Being only slightly sweet makes it an easy tool when creating desserts to your own will.

This is not a bad desert when time is working against you and you have some energy to spare. Warmer months and fresh fruit with a homemade sauce

Draft training

So I apologize for the blank post. I had a full post done and set after publishing it had turned out blank. The past week i have been training for a tournament on the 21st (tcgplayer.com) sponsored the event and I hope I do well.

Stock has been made and right now just cleaning up the pictures for it. Next will be chopped clams on toast from the old new york times cookbook.

For the youtube channel we are working on some deals where card shops will be proactively advertising us as a resource and I could not be more thrilled. Plenty of things or beginning to roll and I hope you people are enjoying at least that much success in your plans

 

3rd round zazzle shirts.

Over the past nine days we have had a lot of fun. The third set of shirts have been finished and while the artistic integrity is not quite at the level where I want it. It definitely shows improvement.

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These were a couple from the last batch one is more simplistic while the other shows the artistic side. The second one is also a shirt a friend of mine and a rabid Nippon Ichi game fan wanted me to make. It is now the wallpaper on his computer. Souffle had to get pushed back because once again life decided to muck with my carefully laid out plans. It happens though so I have not forgotten. When life makes changes to your plan then own those changes though. If anyone has a moment you can take a look at my zazzle store through the links. The next bath of shirts will have a final fantasy theme to them so if you are a gamer you may want to keep an eye on it. If you have a suggestion of a recipe after the souffle. Leave a comment in the subscription. Thanks for reading folks, good luck on your paths.