Dehydrating for Fun And Profit: Capsicums

Dehydrating Capsicum

On Sunday I had a spur-of-the-moment desire to get the hell out of the house for a while. So Chipmunk and I went to the Farmer’s Markets at the Adelaide Showgrounds.

We had gluten free donuts and quandong flavoured ice cream. They were amazing.

GF donuts and quandong ice cream
Above: donuts that taste BETTER than store bought, gluten-filled donuts.

Then we went and got fruit and vegetables. Among our finds was a stall selling 5kg bags of seconds capsicums for $8. So naturally I grabbed a bag.

Which meant Monday found me in the kitchen for a few hours, chopping and dehydrating capsicums. And since I’m such a forward thinker (OK, the idea only hit me part-way through chopping), I thought I’d do a photo tutorial on it.  Continue reading “Dehydrating for Fun And Profit: Capsicums”

Breakfast Bake, the Night Before

I was planning on having some epic content ready for today. Unfortunately, circumstances have conspired against me.  So instead of an in-depth article on what’s it’s like to be the significant other of someone with major depression, or even one of the cycling-related articles I’ve been planning for aaaaaaaages, we’ll have to make do with a recipe.

But it’s a pretty damn tasty recipe, if I do say so myself.

As a bonus, it’s also really easy to throw this together while you cook dinner. At least, it was for me. But I cheat and use a Bellini Intelli Kitchen Master to cook dinner whenever I can. Continue reading “Breakfast Bake, the Night Before”

Farewell, Robin Williams (and my experiences with mental illness)

Author: Steve Jurvetson. Cropped from
Robin Williams at the 2008 BBC World Debate

A Farewell

RIP, Robin Williams. Some of my best film memories as a child involve you. My brothers and I always had time for you in our obsessive movie rotation. Mrs Doubtfire, Flubber, Patch Adams, Jack – you showed us so many sides of the human equation.

Hook showed me that’s it’s never too late to retrieve our childlike selves from the monotony of adult life. You taught me that even mechanical men have a heart and soul in Bicentennial Man. What Dreams May Come showed me the beauty of real, strong, lasting love that would literally go to hell and back. One Hour Photo showed a much darker side to your acting range, but brought out the depth of your talent that before then, I’d only seen in comedy.

Farewell, Mr Williams. May the journey you are now on bring you some measure of the peace you struggled to find in Earthly life. You will always have a place in my heart.

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Let’s Make Coffee!

Deadpool's pretty damn sweet, too.
Our Aeropress, making a hot cup of awesomeness.

We like coffee. By which I mean, I enjoy a wake-up cup every now and then, while the Raccoon seems to think he can’t live without it. So I thought I’d do a round-up of my favourite ways to brew, mix, drink, and enjoy one of the world’s most popular beverages.

I’d like to start by pointing out that we are in no way coffee snobs. We’ll drink just about anything, and most of the time we enjoy it – though my taste buds seem to be less fussy than my husband’s. And I’m under strict instructions to never make him drink Turkish style coffee ever again… Continue reading “Let’s Make Coffee!”