Penalty Kickos!

By Blaidd Drwg

While Goat’s statement is technically correct, I do think it is somewhat inaccurate. From “Pearls Before Swine” on 9/30.

Caring About Your Chocolate

By Iron Chef Leftovers

There was a nice piece recently about Theo Chocolate on CBS News and their work in the Congo.

Three things you should take out of the story: 1) Most cacao farmers have never tasted the finished product. 2) Raw cocoa beans are tasty and taste like citrus. 3) YOU SHOULD GIVE […]

An “Ideal” Amount Of Salt?

by A.J. Coltrane

Does not dig salt.

Most rustic breads call for right around 2% salt by weight, relative to the flour weight.

That got me thinking today: Is that the “ideal” amount of salt for all savory foods? Is it even close to “correct” in most instances?

According to the interwebs, one teaspoon […]

AB Inbev and the Bud Brand

By Iron Chef Leftovers

An interesting article from Businessweek.com about AB Inbev and their destruction of their brands in their quest for greater profits. It is a bit of a long read, but basically the summary is:

— They have all but abandoned Beck’s as a flagship brand worldwide. — They are in the process […]

1969 Seattle Pilots Photos

By Blaidd Drwg

This is really cool – the Seattle PI/MOHAI uncovered some photo negatives from the Seattle Pilots 1969 spring training and some game images.  Below is my favorite photo of the bunch. It amazes me how something like this can just disappear into an archive and get discovered some 43 years later.  You can […]

AB’s Instant Chocolate Pudding

By Iron Chef Leftovers

So I am going to show you want to do with the instant pudding recipe. I have modified the original recipe and that change will be described in the notes. This is fairly quick to make and tastes so good when it is done.

The Software 1 ¾ cups of pudding […]

R.A. Dickey Interview

by A.J. Coltrane

Tim Kurkjian does an interesting interview with Orel Hershiser and R.A. Dickey about the development of R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball. Hint: Charlie Hough has a big role.

In a related note, I had it in my head that Charlie Hough was active something like 1955-1975. His career actually ran 1970-1994(!) From wikipedia: “He was […]

Beer of the Week: Diamond Knot Whip Pale Ale

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I have a soft spot in my heart for Diamond Knot beers. I really like their IPA’s and I learned a significant amount of what I know about beer from the late Brian Sollenberger, one of the founders of Diamond Knot. On a beer shopping trip, I saw a new beer […]

Ichiro and His 2012 Batting Average

By Blaidd Drwg

Ichiro saluting Coltrane on his nearly accurate 2012 BA prediction.

Back before the season started at a get together we had, there was a discussion on Ichiro. Without much thought, a number of us placed a prediction on what we thought his batting average would be at the end of the […]

Recommended Game – Borderlands 2

by A.J. Coltrane

Recommended Game: Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 is a first person shooter set in a futuristic Mad Max/ Western/ The World Is Running Down setting. It’s a high tech wasteland where the toilets don’t usually work. It’s sort of Halo mixed with equal parts Diablo II.

Why I like it:

The Diablo […]