Sunday, April 21, 2013

Swallows and taxes

This is the second year in a row the swallows are back on 15 April. Tax Day!

15 April 2013

Two years ago it was 20 April.

I'm going to have to clean tack soon. I'm not going to wait until the 4th of July this year!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shedding Day!

Now it's *really* Spring.

L sheds in one day. Oh she loses a few stray hairs here and there throughout the season but then, one day, all that winter hair comes off. I should really keep better track of that day.

Shedding Day 2013 - 13 April

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Only a test

I read about this recently. Potato chips made in a microwave. I don't even recall where I read it. I think it was here. Of course I *love* potato chips, I'm not supposed to eat them. Well. Not by the 7 ounce bag full. Did you know that regular potato chips are 37% fat?! Even reduced fat chips are 21% fat.

So I decided I'd check this out and test the technique.

You thin cut potatoes on a mandolin, thread them on to some wooden skewers with some space in between, hang them on a microwave safe bowl, like this:

Microwave them on high for 6 or 8 minutes get...potato chips!

And well I'll be darned!

They actually came out pretty good!

My chips took 11 minutes in the microwave. I think a single potato makes a modest serving. I used a Yukon Gold potato. Next time I'll salt the potatoes first before I microwave them. No way salt will stick to the finished chip. If you enjoy Champagne with your chips you have to have salt!
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