XL biking Kickstarter

XL biking Kickstarter

Every body is a cycling body. "Every body is a cycling body." The benefits of bike riding are enormous. I rely on it pretty heavily for the health and fitness benefits, along with the mental health benefits. BetterHealth, a branch of the Victorian Government, lists...

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Pioneer Women’s Trail

Pioneer Women’s Trail

If you're looking for a moderately long hike with gorgeous views that's also very dogs-off-lead friendly, give the Pioneer Women's Trail from Beaumont up to Mt. Osmond a go. It's a winding 7.2 km out-and-back walk with about 180 metres of elevation change. At a brisk...

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Reading Log

Reading Log

This is going to look like it's a New Year's Resolution thing, but it isn't. I'm currently reading Foundation, by Isaac Asimov. I was lead to it, maybe embarrassingly, by a mention in the previous novel I read: The One Impossible Labyrinth by Matthew Reilly. Would I...

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Vietnamese Inspired Chook

Vietnamese Inspired Chook

Throw everything into a blender: Half a peeled brown onionA 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 (ish!) cm cube of peeled ginger2 cloves of garlic2 tsp of sugar (probably optional)2-3 tbsp of fish sauce and soy sauce1 tbsp of chinese five-spice mix1 birds eye chilli or similarSome oil,...

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Medium Format Scanning

Medium Format Scanning

Finished Product I've been meaning to building a medium format scanner for a while now. I had a dodgily cobbled together one that was difficult to use, and because things didn't quite line up, the backlighting was quite uneven. I woke up with the solution just the...

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Wienerbr(ö|ø)d – Attempt #4

Wienerbr(ö|ø)d – Attempt #4

I remembered. Into the fridge every two turns. Unfortunately, because I followed the recipe (now edited) in my previous attempt, I screwed up the ratios and had to kinda wing it. I baked at 180°C, which seemed pretty good. Things to research for next time(s): Do I...

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Wienerbr(ö|ø)d – Attempt #3

Wienerbr(ö|ø)d – Attempt #3

I failed. Again. Which, I guess, is to be expected, because wienerbröd are notoriously difficult to do well. I also didn't do the FIRST thing I said I was going to do differently the last time, which was to chill the dough between turns. I do think, however, I have...

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Learning Something New

Learning Something New

One of my many amazing neighbours dropped a unicycle off to us yesterday. I've never tried to ride a unicycle before, but it's one of those things I've always wanted to learn. So - no time like the present! I'd like to think I'll be able to ride this thing within a...

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Wienerbr(ö|ø)d – Attempt #2

Wienerbr(ö|ø)d – Attempt #2

I really want to learn how to make a good Danish. Or even a great Danish. I've tried twice so far and while I've ended up with good looking and delicious tasting baked goods, they aren't really Danishes. They're bready and that delicious crackly crispyness. I plan on...

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Baguettes

Baguettes

I think an important part about getting tasty baguettes is to shape them correctly, and letting them rest for a long time before gently putting them in the oven. There's a brief video on the initial folding below. For this recipe, I aim for 72% hydration. Use 720 ml...

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A photograph – mine.

A photograph – mine.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/karloskar/48392949746 While we were away on our mini-breakette we took many walks along the beach. It was windy, and gorgeous. This is from Normanville. Shot with Olympus OM-1 with a red filter (25A), on Ilford FP4+ 125, developed in...

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