Way back in 1999, I
used to do something to these pages every few days
or so, but now even my food log
won't be updated. I guess you can say I've consolidated
and delegated many of my web projects away. If you'd like
to see actual content,
the best bet is my gallery
for which I decided to have a separate what's
new page. The recipes list also has a fair
bit of content that occasionally still gets updated.
- 07-2007 Thai time! Added recipes for
Thai Style Bean Thread Noodles, a very simple Thai Stew, and Touch of Grace Biscuits, the last two of which I'd actually uploaded a while ago but forgot to mention.
- 12-2006 Added recipe for
Lemon Muffins because a friend is going to have a tea party and these
claim to be good for that sort of thing.
- 08-2006 Typed in our version of
Chocolate Mocha Muffins.
Discovered that nuts in baked goods can be good if they nuts are very tender and fresh.
No big surprise, but I'm officially acknowledging that
this site is mostly dormant. Food is probably the one topic that I'll still
update on occasion. Thanks for stopping by, hope you find something useful.
- 09-16-2005 Made Mango and Red
Stuff Chutney a couple days ago and it was yummy. Our first chutney.
- 01-10-2005 Finally typed in the recipe for Maggie' Cranberry Sauce from Thanksgiving. See, the web really is useful.
- 11-25-2004 Another lovely low-key Thanksgiving. We had felafel with yogurt-mint sauce,
potato pancakes, artichoke heart antipasti, rosemary and garlic lamb roast, herbed roast
sweet potatoes slices, cranberry sauce, and salad. There was a wine and cheese course
which I missed. For dessert there was cherry pie and pumpkin marble cheesecake. Zanzibar
made the potato pancakes. I had fun cooking up a storm. Leo did the felafel, antipasti, and
cherry pie. It all went surprisingly well together. Lingonberry preserves
goes pretty well on lamb, felafel and potato pancakes. Perhaps I'll type in the recipe
for the cheesecake at some point.
Had an awesome weekend. Saturday was another visit-the-city day where we
got to hang out with DF. Sadly, CL wasn't there.
Once home, I finally got around to adding another layer
of varnish to one of my ongoing woodworking projects.
In the evening we had our friends over from the Nameless Run and made
Hot Turkey Sandwiches with Sherry Gravy for
the second time.
Sunday we had a lazy late-afternoon windsurfing at Shoreline. The wind report showed
a lot of wind and I was (with a little help from our friend, caffeine), feeling
awake and motivated enough. I was a little concerned since I haven't really gone much
in the past two years but everything worked out great.
I'd forgotten how pretty
the 5.7 Gastra is when backlit. I got planing on the first couple runs. Flat water and wind, *yes*!
After that, the wind more
or less died. That was actually just
about perfect given how out of shape my windsurfing
muscles are. And I actually *like* uphauling. No, really. I do.
There's something vicerally amusing
about wrestling large hunks of sailing equipment around. Especially when it goes where you
want it to. :-)
Topped the whole weekend off with staying up late working on characters and I'm one happy
Yum, Sunspark made Quince-Pear-Apple Crisp recently when we had Marleigh and DMod over for a
simple weeknight dinner.
The Elfwood tech team said the comment pages on the individual pictures went away
because the name changed slightly. I didn't change the name. Sigh.
Some days, I feel so overscheduled. Some days, I realize it's self induced and most of
it is optional to one extent or another.
*Anyhow*. While doing some site cleaning, I found a recipe for
Pecan Nut Crescent cookies that I'd
gotten from Susie back in Dec 2002. Also, looks like the Elfwood comment history on my main
Elfwood gallery page was preserved and their tech guys are looking into the rest. Woo!
- 01-05-2004 Bummer. Last month, on the 11th, to be exact, my
Elfwood gallery was temporarily
suspended due to technical difficulties. The nice people at
Elfwood have a system in place to
restore the accounts, but the vistors comments spanning all the way back to 1998
appear now to be lost. *sniff* Perhaps they will
A brief trip down memory lane
I first found Elfwood in 1997 or so. I spent
spent months and months perusing the art, hoping the artists would
add new images. There were a mere 10 or so galleries of
artists but even then it was an addictive time sink. In the fall of that year, after worrying
whether my art would fit in, I took the plunge and applied for a gallery of my own. It went public
around Jan 1998 and I was in gallery 12. It became even more of a time sink as I
read the comments, tried to learn from the constructive criticism, and of course, created new
images to keep my gallery fresh. My first commissions were for my "Save Elfwood" project. I
remember when Steph Pui-Mun Law joined. I remember the excitement and furor over the "Psi" project.
I remember when Elfwood briefly moved to servers NOT on lysator.
Makes me think a bit about human life. Except there's no resurrection (ok, barring
religion) and no backups. Love your fellow humans and live each day to the fullest.
And... back to work with me!
Fast forward to present day. I no longer keep up with the fast
pace of new additions. In fact, I hardly think about Elfwood at all these days.
Then my gallery died and I realized how much I still care about it. The gallery
was resurrected. Many memories lost; perhaps new ones to be made.
- 12-1-2003 It's been a fun-filled food-making week. Recipe links forthcoming.
For Thanksgiving dinner we had
Garlic Lemon Shrimp served w/ french bread and
Greek Salad as appetizers. Then we had
Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto as the main courses.
For dessert we had pumpkin pie. We
*were* going to do key lime pie but there was a shopping error and since you can
get the recipe for pumpkin pie right off the can of pumpkin that's what we did.
The next two days we also made
Honey Spice cake (very yummy, quite sweet) and
a Red Fruit Tart. This was my first time making "creme patisserie" and it was
pretty yummy. I need to work on my crust making technique. It still leaves a fair
bit to be desired. I didn't do the trick of using half cake flour which probably
would've helped to make it less tough. I also got to break in some new cute
mini-sized bakeware I
got last year and haven't used yet.
- 11-28-2003 Hold onto your hats and leftover turkey sandwiches people,
I've taken a teensy tiny step into the 21st century and opened a
FreonDream store with CafePress.
It's small. It's got all of two items. I'm not even doing this on my own,
I've got a manager. If there's interest, maybe we'll add more items.
Feel free to
contact me with your vote for what image/product
Maybe next decade I'll get a cell phone too.
- 09-08-2003 Fooood. Ember
- 09-01-2003 I love being alive. I love being able to see, in color. To walk. To ride
and feel the cool air rush past. I love making things. Doing things.
- 08-03-2003 Wheee... adamhsu.com graduates to a grown up webhost. I just
changed the DNS info to
pair.com (my fave) :)
Anyone want to bet how long it takes
to propagate through the
WWW? When we get to the new host, we'll also add paypal support. Hurray
for creditcard support!
Geesh though, we have lots of accounts. We
still have the old earthlink account in the interim, plus
the new pair account, plus the NetSol.com (networksolutions) account where the
domain name is registered and all with their own accounts, pwds, and website
foibles. Oh yes, and we have multiple emails on earthlink and pair.
At least Netsol has improved in the past couple of years - no longer the
maze of emails which you had to carefully hand edit and send back and forth and
abysmally slow convoluted websites which didn't give good feedback. And yet,
I still think pair's domain name registration is better. heh.
- 07-31-2003 Hm... Apparently my trick to start sewing again so as to
avoid hurting my hands doing too much photoshopping has worked better than I
intended. Or as well as I intended. Perhaps someday there will be photos. Or
not. In the last few months, I went to some parties, some happy, some sad.
Had lots of visitors, including my kung fu teacher. Did the sewing thing.
Didn't break any bones, but saw some doctors anyhow with decent results. And took an
artsy photo or two. ShadowRose.
- 04-22-2003 Added our 'recipe' for
Orange Jello Cream Pie.
It's my reconstruction of vague memories of seeing this kind of thing in magazines
when I was a kid.
- 03-26-2003 Food! Peter sent me the recipe for the
polenta bake they made some weeks ago.
- 03-05-03 I got more information today regarding the tragic events which inspired
the Hush picture. I think I need to get that book.
Kinda makes everything I'm doing today feel very insignificant.
- 02-20-03 Weird day. Or a day for weirdness. At least a little. Towards the
tail end of my practice today I was doing some internal training and a guy in a
security uniform came by to ask what I was doing. We actually had a nice conversation
and one of the astute things he said was, "So it's like chess is to checkers." Referring to
kung fu. Yep, on the nose. The second person asked me some questions and eventually
said she was looking for auras. And then she asked me if I saw auras. No and no.
Sure, some people say they see auras. Maybe some really do see auras. Not me.
And here I thought there was a policy for no philosophy after 1pm...
- 02-14-03 Made the last of the raisin
bran muffin batter yesterday and they worked fine even after 5 weeks in the fridge.
- 01-31-03 Happy New Year for those who do Chinese New Year. I didn't write the
characters, my Dad did. Isn't it great?
He and my Mom then scanned it and sent it to me via email.
I'm so proud they learned to use their new scanner and send email attachments. No
small feat if you're not familiar with computers. By the way, I added the recipe
for Sunspark Bread recently. We visited
some friends last month
who have a 2 year old who apparently is still saying "Momma, you'd better
make more Sunspark bread."
Here's what used to be new in 2002.