Monday, September 24, 2012

Fresh berries and chocolate....


Who could resist such a delicious combination?

My gorgeous, inventive, and genteel girlfriend, Anna made another cake worthy of CarĂªme (in my opinion, at least)



This was the birthday cake for a friend. The cake itself is a cocoa sponge cake, layered, with a chocolate and cream mixture between the layers. The outside is a thin wall of bittersweet chocolate, bent around the outside and slightly larger to hold the fresh raspberries, blueberries and, red currants. I need not describe how rich it was.

A masterful work!


It was delicious...


I bid you Peace,

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cool stuff in the mail!


I came home from work to find two really great things waiting for me in the daily post:

First, the new scales for my Victorinox Camper -


Made of G10 fiberglass (glass-epoxy laminate specified for its extremely high strength and high dimensional stability over temperature) the custom cut scales fit perfectly on my Camper, giving it extra grip, an easy to see color, and additionally a pocket clip, making it very easy to wear in my jeans every day.



The fine folks over at Custom Scale Division did a great job of fabricating exactly what I wanted for a fair price. The personnel were easy to talk to and helpful. Communication was great. I cannot recommend them highly enough!

Now I have the knife I want on my person at all times!

On to the second cool thing...

I got the newest book from J.D. Lenzen "Paracord Fusion Ties Vol. 1"

I can assure you, if you want to learn how to make cool stuuff in paracord, buy this book! My copy will never leave my hands and shall be well-loved in no time flat.

I bid you Peace,

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pizza Box Guy

Hi Folks,

Is it me or does the suave gentleman pictured on my pizza box remind you of someone...

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Could just be my imagination.


It's not what you think...


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We'll get to this later...

In the mean time, I apologize to my regular readers (all four of you) for the delay in posting. Things get hectic and I have to cut time wherever I can. I'll try to keep you all in the loop.

So, Mexican Evening with friends:

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Delicious wraps with spiced beef, fresh veggies and cheese. Not necessarily authentic but damned tasty!!


I had two - how could I resist?

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So, now on to dessert!

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What looked like a pot of spaghetti earlier is actually a cake made by my incredibly beautiful and intelligent girlfriend, the lovely and multi-talented Anna. Super delicious, even if I thought the strawberry sauce was far too sour... ;-)

I am constantly amazed at Anna's skill in baking. She always pulls off some delicious cake or dessert when others can barely make a yeast dough. She contends that it's simple - follow the instructions exactly as written and pay close attention to your time and everything will turn out fine.

Mmmm! Yummy cake!

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Again, another successful dinner evening with good food and good friends!