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Recycle Cigar Butts into Premium Pipe Tobacco

I smoke cigars. Specifically, I smoke premium hand rolled cigars. Smoking one or two a day, it doesn’t take long before I have an ashtray full of cigar butts to throw away. One day it occurred to me that, except for the charred end, I was throwing away good tobacco. Not only was it good ...

iOS 11 —– Is it enough?

  The first iPad was released in the spring of 2010. It was a marvelous device. It was designed to be an accessory tp a desktop computer (Apple hoped that would be a Mac). The OS was simply an app drawer with few features. Dead simple. It was a huge success. But success breeds competition. ...

Reality, My Dog and God 3

Sensory Input At birth we come into the world with a set of senses fully operational and ready to receive inputs from the natural world around us.  We are born able to see, hear, smell, touch and taste. Our brain processes the information and our personal reality begins to form. The toys in our crib ...

EZCast vs Chromecast 29

Some people are calling the EZCast a “cheap Chromecast knockoff”. It certainly is cheap but is it just a “knockoff”? Both are “dongles”, i.e., they both dangle out of an HDMI port and both are similar in size and appearance. In this post we will look at the differences between the two and perhaps help ...

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese
Really?? A Mac and Cheese recipe? Shouldn’t we just go to the market and pick up one of those blue boxes that cost a dollar or less? Yes you can and your kids will love it. But that is only an approximation to the real stuff that uses fresh cheeses and is so good that ...

Lamb Stew

This recipe illustrates what I call “two pot” style cooking. I use it for soups, stews, chili, spaghetti sauce and anything that is going to made in bulk. One large pot or dutch oven is used for the final product. That pot is placed on one stove burner that is “off” until simmering begins. The ...

Chicken, Mushrooms and Wine Sauce with Noodles

Chicken, Mushrooms and Wine Sauce with Noodles
 

About My Cooking

Welcome to the new Cooking category on this blog. What?? Yet another cooking blog? Why use this one when you can search the Internet and come up with a bunch of others? Well maybe you should do just that if you the cook for a family of four or more. But if you are cooking ...

Rabbit Stew

Rabbit Stew
When I lived in central New York, weather permitting in November or December, I would hunt for rabbits on Ft. Drum. Gosh they were good! Here, in Florida, I no longer hunt. Domestic rabbits are available at some supermarkets but in my experience they tend to be fatty and not nearly as good as wild ...

Mini Apple Crisp

A quick an easy apple desert, very similar to a cobbler. PrintMini Apple Crisp Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 35 minutesTotal Time: 40 minutes Yield: 1Serving Size: 1 Ingredients1 medium apple, peeled and sliced 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon butter 2 tablespoons quick-cooking (or old fashioned) oats 1/8 teaspoon ground ...