Happy almost Friday (which will really be my Thursday, because I work on Saturday so Saturday will be my Friday and then Monday will be my Sunday and I’ll be off kilter the whole week and have no idea what day it is ever!)
Both of my home cities have made national news lately, most recently here in AZ we have had some massive flooding. It’s monsoon season so storms are relatively normal but I haven’t seen flooding on this scale since I’ve lived here…
It’s been pretty exciting.
One thing about living in the desert is that nothing happens, generally speaking, so when something DOES happen suddenly everyone in your contacts list is a weatherman (or woman). You get texts all the time like “THERE’S LIGHTNING BY OUR HOUSE IS THERE LIGHTING OVER BY YOU?” or “THE WIND SURE IS PICKING UP!” or “OMG RAIN! HEADING NE FROM THE SW!”
Thanks, weathermen! I would be lost without all of you 😉
My other (original) hometown of Toledo, Ohio was made national headlines a couple of weeks ago too. Not for storms, though. For having toxic water. Like no drinking, no bathing, no touching, no boiling TOXIC WATER. My amazing niece even made a vlog about it.
Although I’m generally against vanity plate, I saw one that I love on my way home from the gym the other day…
Meanwhile in the rest of the world…
Serious Eats explains why we can’t substitute dutched cocoa for regular cocoa (all the time).
China is eating pears that look like buddha.
This guy is making spiropancakes.
I’ve been ruining my steaks for all these years by thawing them before cooking them when I should be cooking them straight from frozen.
For the record, I did try this method over the weekend. Although my steaks were cooked perfectly through, the process was rather messy. It requires starting off with a pretty good amount of oil in your pan on the stovetop and then transferring it to the oven. For me, that meant that I spent the time while the steak was in the oven cleaning oil splatters off of my stovetop, counter, microwave, nearby floor and just general surrounding area…
So, although your steak will be perfectly cooked, your kitchen will be covered in oil splatters so… maybe I’ll just stick to the usual way of cooking steak.
And yes, I pledged because I NEED THIS EFFING KNIFE! There are few things in life that are more enraging than tearing your bread when trying to spread cold butter on it.
Foodbeast taught us how to turn soft tortillas into hard taco shells (hint: it involves the microwave).
I discovered a fun new iPhone game. I didn’t download it (99 cents!? Do they think I’m made of money or something?!) but the video advertisement is rather amazing… if it’s ever free I’m totally going to download it.