Todd’s chile colorado

I saw a delicious photo online the other day. It was some chile colorado that a professional chef made, and it looked wonderful. So I decided to make some of my own. Here’s my recipe. It requires an InstantPot and a strainer and a blender. Ingredients 1 pound beef chuck roast stew meat 15 dried… Continue reading Todd’s chile colorado

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my Campari cocktail

OK, in reality, I invent cocktails all the time. I love experimenting in the kitchen, and I love experimenting in the bar. I recently acquired 7 more different types of bitters (including Peychaud), Campari, Herbsaint, and Heering cherry liqueur, I’ve got a new world to discover. So here’s what I made last night. It was… Continue reading my Campari cocktail

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new cocktails

I don’t have much to say, but I did learn to make two new cocktails this weekend. For the first time, I made a Negroni and a Sazerac last night. They were good. I think I liked the Negroni more. I’ve had both at bars or restaurants, but never had the ingredients or inclination to… Continue reading new cocktails

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my current coffee setup

I know you didn’t ask, but I’m sure you care. Espresso: Flair Pro 2 Flair Royal Grinder (manual burr) Single-serve: Aeropress (copolyester) or Aeropress (polypropylene) Multi-serve: no-name Chinese double-walled steel French press with double plunger mesh or V60 knock-off Current beans: Thump Nicaragua Rise Up Organic Maryland Coffee Cold brew: I leave that to the… Continue reading my current coffee setup

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guess where I’m from

Last week, some folks at work were talking about the “right way” to pronounce “Colorado”. Is the “a” pronounced like “hat” or like “ah”? That led someone to share this nifty web app that asks you a bunch of questions about what words you use for things and how you pronounce them, and then attempts… Continue reading guess where I’m from

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DCC books for sale or trade

It’s time for some early spring cleaning. My bookcase is too crowded, so I’m getting rid of some RPG stuff I don’t really need. All this is related in some way to Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG (DCCRPG) by Goodman Games – either DCC specifically, or the Mutant Crawl Classics variation of the game. It’s all… Continue reading DCC books for sale or trade

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Native Chopped, Part 2

If you haven’t already read it, this is a continuation of Native Chopped, Part 1. Go catch up if you need to. The live event happened as planned, on January 27, 2022. One of the five contestants that started the competition with us was replaced, for reasons they never explained. But they got another volunteer… Continue reading Native Chopped, Part 2

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Native Chopped, Part 1

I support a charity organization in Denver called Denver Indian Health and Family Services. They provide a ton of physical and mental health services to Native American families in the Denver metro area, and have done so since the 1970s. Recently Brooke forwarded me an email from their email list that caught my eye. It… Continue reading Native Chopped, Part 1

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COVID-19 and Me, Part 6

My last “COVID-19 and Me” post was back in late October 2021, shortly after I got my Moderna booster shot. Perhaps that’ll be the first booster of many; I have no idea. They’ve been telling us since the beginning of the pandemic that it’s really just a matter of time before we all get COVID.… Continue reading COVID-19 and Me, Part 6

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