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Drywall Ceiling Makeover

A house owner’s work is never done. After having to drill several holes into the bathroom ceiling in order to find a broken halogen lamp transformer, we decided to do a little makeover instead of renewing the whole ceiling part.

In fact, it wasn’t that hard and complicated, and if you have closely watched a professional drywall builder doing his work once, you can do such a smaller touch up on yourself too. However, you will most likely not achieve a professional’s results either. But I didn’t care.


Second Axe Makeover

The second undefinable and presumably several centuries old axe head that we dug up from the garden debris in the northern germany refuge last year is finally refurbished.

Two nights in the anti rust bubblebath, cleaned and sanded as much as necessary and sharpened sufficiently. Gave it a new handle and that’s it: New tool.


Unknown Mushrooms

These guys are growing on a rotting tree stump in my garden. They’ve been popping up within days (now in December!) and already look a little battered, but nice.


Home Cured “Lox”

The latest batch of home cured salmon is ready and half of it is already gone. I love that stuff! My sister in law will come over these days and hopefully bring some blinis (she makes the original russian ones), so everything will be eaten up by at the latest this friday 🙂

I don’t know if my recipe is in any form “original” or “authentic”, I just know it’s delicious. Here’s how to make your own:


Farcydes Top 5 Recipes 2020

Another year is almost over – and not the easiest one for us all. I had a lot of time for cooking during quarantines and lockdowns, so here are my Top 5 Recipes of 2020. I’d appreciate if you give them a try, enjoy and let me know how they worked out for you! Let’s start:


AC/DC Symbolism

Got myself a (fairly simple) multimeter for the northern germany refuge lately.

I wonder if I will eventually arrive at a point in my life when I’ve memorized these two simple symbols without having to look them up. Every. Single. Time. 🙂

Edit: Here’s a good explanation on how multimeters work (german language – sorry).


Broccoli-Potato-Cream-Soup

Tasty and warming soup on a cold winter’s day evening. I love it! Another recipe:


Dry Aging and Curing Chamber II – Next Steps and Information

Some progress on the dry aging chamber. Holes for the ventilation are cut and cable feed-through is inserted, the inside part of the LED-lighting is installed. I even found an old BBQ grate that I cut to size and that I hope I can restore enough to use it in the fridge.

I have also finally put into writing some ponderings, knowledge-gathering and conclusions on what I want to achieve:


Dry Aging and Curing Chamber I – the Beginning

We’ve got a very good steak restaurant here in the area and they display their dry aged meat right in their entrance hall (see above). Well, so they do know how to make you hungry, but to me this is also a subtle hint to plan a new project… 🙂

So after some reading and information gathering (just about a year or so…) I got myself an old fridge from ebay classifieds – and slowly but surely I’m losing trust in my fellow earthlings. The guy sold me shit, it worked for 5 minutes then broke down and I had to rewire the electrics.


A New Cold Smoke Generator

I am in the northern germany refuge right now (which I appreciate so very much!) and to my astonishment I realized that I don’t have a cold smoke generator up here… what a shame. So I made one from the materials I had lying around here and it seems to work just fine. I’m planning on smoking some salmon the next days (which somebody promised me to deliver), and I hope it’ll meet my requirements. Here’s the summary.


 

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