I took my telescope with solar filter down to my son's school, and for three hours entertained a stream of kids, teachers, and parents with the progress of Venus across the face of the sun, with the added bonus of sunspots thrown in. The attached picture was taken through the eyepiece using an iPhone.…Continue
Since there was sufficient interest, here are the detailed instructions for how I make sourdough bread. I will blast through the recipe, and annotate with comments at the end. I've tried to keep everything as brief as possible. There are photos of each key step leading to the loaf pictured above.…Continue
Remember the good old days when our school lunches would include PBJ's on soft white bread?
About a year ago our kids were lamenting the fact that they never got that same white bread for the sandwiches in their school lunches. I explained the usual set of reasons why - white bread has no nutrients, no fiber, etc. But then my then-8-year-old daughter came up with an idea: "Dad, if you MAKE white bread, isn't that healthy?"
I'm not an experienced baker, but I…Continue