Friday, September 26, 2008


Sorry about the lack of content this week. Apparently, some very large truck snagged our phone line which took out our DSL. From what the phone company has told me, this caused problems with both my local DSL modem and their server. Delightful.

Anyway ... I'm back up now. Finally picked up a copy of Adobe Lightroom. Oh, what a great piece of software that is. I'm going to stop using my 10 year old image editing software and use Lightroom for everything I post here from now on. Hopefully, you'll see an improvement in the quality of all of the images.

I have a Tuesdays with Dorie post about ready-to-go. Just need to process the images from my digital camera ... which, of course, decided to have its battery run out just as I was going to transfer the images from it to my computer. Will there come a day when I will remember to charge my batteries more often? Somehow I doubt it.

This weekend is a golf tournament for the president of the Rotary club to which I belong. I'm planning on making a lot of cookies for it. Chocolate chip, peanut butter (using the peanut butter I made), oatmeal rasin, maybe even some brownies. You know, the classics. I'll take photos of the process.

I've also decided that I want to make my food doing and writing, this blog basically, a more regular item in my day. If anyone has any suggestions, I am wide open for ideas. I'm not very good at regularity. Short pauses interrupted with bursts of manic behavior is more my style.

So, those are the various thoughts going through my head. More later today. Going to go fire up Big Iron (my 20 quart Hobart stand mixer) and make a few simultaneous batches of NYT Chocolate Chip cookies.


n.o.e said...

I will be very interested in seeing the results of your NYT cookie baking. That recipe has been on my radar for several months, but TWD takes up most of my alloted sweets-baking.

Barbara said...

Glad your Internet is back. Hope you get a chance to take some pictures of your cookies!

James said...

Nancy, thanks! I already did a full post on those. Chocolate Chip Wonders back on August 26.

This batch of cookies didn't get the full 36-hour treatment.

Barbara, thanks! I am, too. It was so frustrating. Plus, since my trial of Adobe Lightroom had run out, I couldn't even edit my pictures decently ... and couldn't buy a license since my Internet was down. AGH! :)

n.o.e said...

Very tactful of you James! Going to the NYT CCC post, I see that not only did I read it, but I commented on it! It's a sad thing when memory loss strikes...

James said...

It's OK, Nancy. If I had a dollar for every time I forgot to take my allegedly bright brain out of neutral, I'd be like Bill Gates.

Oh, and now that I've done the NYT CCC cookie recipe with both the 36-hour and and with a 4-hour wait ... 36-hours ... WORTH IT.