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New “Codsworth” Cheese

 

I made a new round of my Codsworth-Cheese that is now sitting in the fridge at the moment to cure. Seasoned with a little oregano and painstakingly washed daily with cheese brine for 5 days it was then left to dry.


Simple Cheese Brine Recipe

Here’s the formula for my simple cheese brining solution. Easy to make and shelf-stable for an eternity.

The goal is to produce a ~20% salt solution. I only brush it onto my cheese instead of dipping the whole slab into the brine. Mix and store in an airtight container and make sure to sterilize your brush before applying. The recipe:

– 300 ml water
– 67 g salt
– 4,5 ml white vinegar


Chinese-Style Fried Rice

For me, one of the tastiest ways to use up leftovers. In this case rice, homemade chinese bacon, spring onion and lots of garlic. BTW: I stole this recipe from a chinese cooking show with no subtitles on YT, so I hope it’s half-way original 🙂

Anyway, this is tasty stuff, filling enough, and here’s how:


The Backyard Rocket

Formerly known as “Patio Oven and Wok Burner from an old Fire Extinguisher” – Part I and Part II 🙂

But, looking at it and observing it for while, I like “The Backyard Rocket” much better… I deem it finished so far and waiting for action. Unfortunately, work has me again and I didn’t have a chance of firing it up and have a shot at it, but I like the outcome so far and I will put it to use as soon as I can.


Even more Micarta

I made another plate of homegrown micarta. This time in red – afaik, the fabric was a window curtain in its former life. Since it says „back to the grindstone“ for me these days, I wonder when I might be able to put it to use 🙁


Patio Oven and Wok Burner from an old Fire Extinguisher (II)

Next part of the burner is done. I took great efforts to fabricate four identical (okay, almost identical) pot holders and weld them in place correctly. Eventually, it worked and I’m proud that I achieved some ugly but correct welding lines instead of lining up separate spot welds.


Patio Oven and Wok Burner from an old Fire Extinguisher (I)

I sort of inherited an old fire extinguisher from the previous owner of our northern germany dwelling. Expired and last tested in 2002 it was standing in the corner mostly unnoticed, but now, after almost three years I decided to put it to use. What better afterlife use could there be for a fire extinguisher than to become a fire place 🙂


Making Micarta – Test II

 

So after another test fabricating micarta I grabbed the first one again and lo and behold: After 48 hrs more curing time it has become hard and durable! Mental note: The thicker the material the more time needed to cure (who would have thought?) and the specification on the package was just plain wrong.


Making Micarta – Test I

I’m trying to make my own Micarta at the moment because I want to use it for a new knife project. I made a simple press, took an old t-shirt and some epoxy and started.


Farcydes Top 5 Recipes 2021

These are the dishes I liked best in 2021 and, funnily enough, some of them were also the most clicked ones. I’d appreciate if you give them a try, enjoy and let me know how they worked out for you!


 

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