Saturday, August 28, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I like Google Maps in general. However, recently I have run into one feature that is not to be trusted, it seems. The Traffic layer of the app seems to be hit or miss with regards to freeway traffic, but it can be dead wrong on surface roads. Namely it has said that roads were clear which were definitely not. Lately I have hit snags in my morning commute due to intermittent construction on 287. Google Maps would show it clear when there was a traffic jam. I used Google Maps to find a route around that construction, and it showed that 120th was clear. Instead I spent around 10 minutes at one light on that route.
Today it was Speer Ave. on my way home. I was in a hurry to get home, and Maps showed my normal route down 8th as really bad, I-25 as bad, and Speer as clear. I opted for Speer against my better judgement on this advice. I spent so much time at lights and just stuck in heavy traffic. Granted, it did clear after passing the convention center, but it was considerably slower than my normal route. So I will not be trusting Google Maps for surface road traffic any more.
Work has been very, very busy. I workes this Saturday and pulled a couple all nighters at the beginning of this week. Which reminds me, I should go to bed now. I'm exhausted.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
- 1/2 C. water
- 6 T. granulated sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 1/4 C. heavy whipping cream
Place egg yolks in a heatproof bowl and whip until frothy. Put bowl over simmering water and gradually whip in hot sugar syrup. Whip until creamy. Take bowl off heat and continue whipping until cool.
Mix the flavorings into the cream, then fold into the thick and creamy mixture. Turn into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- 2 T. Mayan cocoa
- 1/2 tsp. smoked spicy paprika
- 1 T. vanilla
- a pinch salt
- 1 banana
- 6 small apricots
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. dried minced orange peel (or orange zest)
- 1 tsp. Mayan cocoa