Cakes, bagels, scrolls, slices

May 15th, 2011

There are some great, simple, no-fail recipes for cakes, bagels, pastries, scrolls and slices in Baba Schwartz’s book: The lost art of baking with yeast.

Here are my first attempts at chocolate scrolls, cinnamon scrolls, boiled bagels (New York style), Gerbaud slice and mini chocolate kugelhoupf.

Rozsa

Bagels

Gerbaud1

Gerbaud2

sesamebagels

Kugelhoupf3

Kugelhoupf2

Kugelhoupf4

Some autologues

October 13th, 2009

stalactltes

stalagmltes

icicles

Candles

September 14th, 2009

And now for something a bit softer than that hypnotic pinwheel …

candles

Much more relaxing.

An almost painful optical illusion

April 11th, 2009

Instructions:

1. Stare at the centre of the image for at least 10 seconds

2. Look at something else.

3. Enjoy!

4. Please don’t do this if you are driving a car.

Via TED via speigl.org via verylowsodium:

May 21st, 2008

A few more for @zmkc‘s collection

IMG_2093

IMG_2104

IMG_1971

IMG_1972

Tasmania

April 21st, 2008

This is what Tasmania looked like in December:

Tasmania – like New Zealand, only tastier!

Mobody’s home

November 29th, 2007

I feel bad about not joining in the spirit of Movember this year and failing to raise any money for prostate cancer or depression, so next year I shall redeem myself with Cocktober.

Trussworthy

November 29th, 2007

“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”
- H. Lecter

Knot-o-rama

November 26th, 2007

Apparently Ian’s Shoelace Site – one of the original links in the robskee.com sidebar – is the world’s number 1 shoelace-related web site. Not bad for a local. He was recently profiled in the Moorabool Leader newspaper. The article also links to a video showing how to tie the world’s fastest shoelace knot: the Ian knot.

The winds of change – or not

November 15th, 2007

People in our neighbourhood are very politically switched on. Within days of the federal election being called, the placards began to appear:

Obviously these people are somewhat sheltered from the gusty winds of politics and, what’s more, they don’t care who knows it.

Apple cake

November 9th, 2007

Mmmmm…