A Low Hassle Pizza


by A.J. Coltrane

The dough:


Ingredient Baker’s Percentage Weight Approx Volume Bread Flour 75 300g 2-1/4 cups Wheat Flour 25 100g 3/4 cup Water 70 280g 1 cup + 3 TBP Sea Salt 2 8g 2 tsp Yeast 2 tsp 2 tsp 2 tsp Honey 1.5 TBP 1.5 TBP 1.5 TBP

The other stuff:  […]

If You Don’t Like Soccer, You Are Missing a Great Game

By Blaidd Drwg

The Spanish First Division in soccer, better known as La Liga, boasts two of the most dynamic players in the world – Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Lionel Messi of Barcelona. The league has played 29 out of 38 games on the schedule and Ronaldo and Messi are tied for the […]

Vegas And Some New Recipe Categories

by A.J. Coltrane

I’ve added three new subcategories as children to the “Recipes” tag:  Breads, Pizza & Flatbreads, and Asst Doughs. Most of the existing “dough” recipes fit reasonably cleanly into one of those subcategories. (The Grissini recipe wound up categorized as “Breads”, which I guess is ok.)

The Vegas gambling went fairly well last week, I won […]

Risotto Made Easy(er)

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Making risotto seems like a daunting task for someone who has never done it before and there is always the potential for doing something incorrectly and ending up with a big pile of mushy rice. I was lucky growing up in an Italian household – risotto was a staple for special […]

Belgian Beef Carbonnade

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I really love things that are braised. Tender chunks of meat, rich unctuous sauces, loads of flavor, the ideal comfort food on a cold day. Braising’s dirty little secret is that you really should make it one day in advance and reheat it the next day. It gives the sauce a […]

The Mariners Rotation – the 2012 Edition

By Blaidd Drwg

It wasn’t too long ago that Eric Wedge announced that Danny Hultzen, he of 0 minor league innings, was going to get a shot at the rotation, along with the other Mariners pitching prospects (or if you prefer, the Mariners TNSTAAPP – There’s no such thing as a pitching prospect). Well, with […]

Altura – A Review

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Altura is fairly new to the Seattle restaurant scene, having opened less than a year ago, and already, the tiny Capitol Hill eatery is getting a ton of attention locally and nationally, including being recently named a semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant in the country by the James Beard Foundation.

Altura […]

Opening A Wine Bottle – The Alternate Method

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Ok, I have actually had this happen to me, and I chose the pliers first (and it worked) but I am going to have to keep this in mind if it ever happens again.

Seahawks Sign Matt Flynn

by A.J. Coltrane

The Seahawks signed Green Bay QB Matt Flynn to a 3-year, $26 million dollar deal on Sunday. I’ve been so wrapped up in the NCAA tournament that I didn’t notice until today.

The dollars and length seem about right.

The Whitehurst experiment didn’t work. Maybe Flynn will be a better answer.

I’m […]

What I’ll Be Watching, Saturday And Sunday

by A.J. Coltrane

A quick recap of the highlighed Thursday/Friday games and picks:

VCU/Wichita State (Pick Wichita):  Wrong! VCU won by 3 after leading by 10 for much of the 2nd half, 72-69.

West Virginia/ Gonzaga (Pick Gonzaga):  Wrong! Blowout by Gonzaga, 77-54.

Texas/ Cincinnati (Pick, pass):  Texas opened the game something like 1-10 from […]