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Making a Two Part Silicone Mold

I’m teaching a class on Mold Making and Plastic Casting at NovaLabs in Reston.  Yesterday, I made a simple two part mold using something I designed in Fusion 360 and 3D printed as the model. Here’s how it’s done. Clay … Continue reading

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Another Fantastic Joint (Hometown edition)

What do you say about a restaurant with over 180 whiskeys and a small, thoughtful menu build around their industrial-strength, wood-fired rotisserie?  What if they have a very friendly, extremely knowledgeable staff that loves to talk about their food?  What … Continue reading

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I’m back!

After ten weeks of no kitchen, I’m finally back.  They finished the major work on the new kitchen the middle of last week.  I was able to make some simple things, like scrambled eggs and vegetable tacos Thursday and Friday. … Continue reading

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New York Pizza

Two weeks ago I spent four marathon days cooking.  From Friday to Monday, I made black bean burgers on brioche buns, tacos al pastor, pressed pork tortas and a very successful New York style pizza. I promised to post the … Continue reading

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My Pledge

I posted a slightly different version of this in another forum on April 1st. In just 60* days, I will reach my 21st** birthday. Taking stock of my life, I realize that, among other things, I could really stand to … Continue reading

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Game Day – Pretzels!

Remember when I bought myself 2 pounds of food grade lye as a Christmas present?  That investment has paid off with these beauties. I’ve been working on soft Bavarian-style pretzels since before Christmas.  I think I’ve got it down.  Today I’m … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Post-mortem

Yesterday’s dinner went off almost without a hitch. All the food was ready on time and it all lived up to expectations. The only minor mistake was that, in the rush to get everything on the table, I forgot the … Continue reading

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