Author Archives: jeffreyww

Food Pr0n – Cheesesteak Fries

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Paprika – the App

No, it’s not a condiment selection tool, it’s a handy dandy recipe app that can do a lot more than I need it to (for now, anyway) but I really like the way it can scrape the ingredients and directions for a recipe off a a cluttered page and just present you with the essential information.  It pretty much gives you what you see on a lot of sites when you click on the “print this recipe” button.screenshot_20170113-155257-1600x1200

Paprika has its own web browser that works much like Chrome or Firefox.  If you know the url of a particular site you can enter that into the address bar or just enter search terms like I did in the screenshot above.  screenshot_20170113-155326-1600x1200Once you have the recipe page up you click on the “save recipe” button on the bottom right and the app does it’s magic.  It will chug through a downloading recipe notification and then bring you to the next screen:screenshot_20170113-155921-1600x1200It’s an edit screen, by default it puts all recipes into “uncategorized” but you can put them wherever you like by clicking the “change” button.  The first time you click that you will get pretty much an empty screen but click the big plus sign (+) and you can start your own system.screenshot_20170113-155046-1600x1200I’ve just begun compiling a recipe database on this thing, you may recognize some of the recipes.  Anyway, click or tap on a recipe and it takes you to that stripped down iteration:screenshot_20170113-155119-1600x1200

It’s especially handy when rendered in this two column format, the directions column scrolls independently of the ingredients so you don’t have to go back to see just how much milk they are talking about when the directions tell you to go ahead and add it now.

It has more functionality that this brief sketch shows, it will compile a grocery list and it’s a meal planner.

Lame Deer Update

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Perfect Corn Muffins

20170113_113631-1600x1200Amazon tempted me with one of their lightning deals on some silicone muffin trays.  I’m pretty easy.  These corn muffins from smittenkitchen looked like a good way to test drive them.20170113_110542-1600x1200The method was interesting, 1/2 cup of cornmeal was simmered in the milk until it started to look like porridge, then cooled slightly in a bowl in which the rest of the ingredients were added in their turn.  The cup of sour cream was a nice touch.20170113_110711-1600x1200Two eggs were the last of the wet ingredients added before the dry mixture was folded in.20170113_111538-1600x1200The resulting batter was pretty stiff.  The cookie dough scoop worked great in portioning between the dozen cups.  It wasn’t the perfect size so I did have to top off the cups by eye.20170113_113323-1600x1200I’m not sure how long these were in because I forgot to set  a timer.  These passed the toothpick test.20170113_114006-1600x1200Mmm… red beans cooked with a smoked ham hock – a perfect way to enjoy these perfect corn muffins.

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Soup & Sammy, and Soup, and Sammy

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Tidbits

20170106_110453-1600x1200A little breakfast pr0n to start.  The patty is from that batch of homemade garlic pepper recipe sausage.20161230_162702-1600x1200This is an older picture from a meal we had a couple of weeks ago.  Not sure if I have used it so here it is.  I bought a batch of purple potatoes and mixed them in with fingerlings and a cubed sweet potato.  The pork tenderloin was done sous vide and then seared in a hot pan just before plating.  There is a pan sauce made from red wine and the pan juices.  I reached for the white but it wasn’t open so the red went in.20170108_163513-1600x1200Gumbo!  This one has andouille, chicken, and shrimp.20170108_133521-1600x1200A couple of pineapple upside down cakes.  There was a little pineapple left over from Mrs J’s carrot cake, and we finally used up the last of the maraschino cherries that have been lurking in a dark corner of the fridge for ages.  Not the prettiest cakes ever but they tasted great.  There is one small slice left but it will not last out the day.img_20170110_093935_processedHere’s Ollie!  He’s been mixing about with the other kittehs and we think he’s fitting in quite well.  He and Bitsy spent the night chasing up and down the hallway.20170110_164542-1600x1200I dug one of the rib roasts out of the freezer.  It was one of those the market had on sale for the holidays.  It was oddly cut, the two end ribs were sliced down the middle, making the piece about 1-1/2 inches altogether.  I promised Mrs J that I would turn out the next steak medium done and so set the water bath temp to 140.  When it came out I sliced it in half and seared the pieces in a hot pan.  The pan sauce was made of butter and the same red wine that I used on that pork tenderloin.  The potatoes were rubbed with olive oil and generously salted, then baked in a 350 oven for an hour.20170111_090545-1600x1200Mrs J left for an appointment this morning.  Gabe waited by the door for her return.  He misses his dog mama every time she goes away.20170107_171349-1600x1200That garlic pepper sausage makes pretty good chili.20170110_164600-1600x1200I’ll close with this salad.  It’s a bagged salad topped with a deli made Greek salad with a little extra feta.

Critter Cam