Last week when I did the article on the DIY oil lamp a commenter asked it you could do it with something like veg oil. Maybe but I do keep veg oil around. I do have some fat from cooking some hamburgers. Will it burn? I’ve been burning it on and off the past few days so it absolutely can be burned. Let me show you how and some improvements that can be made.
I’ve been a cooking enthusiast for over ten years at this point. I love cooking and can hardly remember my first bachelor pad filled with cereal. Yuck! After getting and beginning to read Tim Ferris’ new book the Four Hour Chef I’ve been more excited than usual. I dawned on me that being able to cook delicious food and do it effortlessly and quickly, are not a common thing. Most people suck at cooking. They try a few things and when they turn out bad get put off of cooking. While this post will not be lead you to becoming a four hour chef you will learn some of the insights that make my food great.
Back in September when I was running the big contest one of my winners was Casey Bradshaw of Bradshaw Blades. He wrote me and told me about his knives and asked If I wanted to give one away/ test it. My answer is always Yes to playing with gear and giving it away. I have been busy beating on his knife and am finally ready to give my thoughts on the quality and give it away.
I miss crunchy foods. Tacos, egg rolls, and other crunchy foods are my weakness. Since going paleo crunchy foods have been lacking. Sure there is bacon and pork rinds. This past week I’ve been kicking around a recipe for paleo egg rolls. When I went to research this I only found one recipe. It was a deconstructed one, consequently that means no crunch. That recipe is re-blogged all over the net. Mine is truly (IMHO) innovative. Mine has crunch, flavor and is 100% Paleo. Read on and I’ll show you how to make paleo egg rolls.
Black Friday is over and I am finally getting some much needed rest. I also am finally getting up a review for a book I was sent back in September. Author R.P. Ruggiero contacted me during the middle of my National Preparedness Month contest and asked if I wanted to review his new book Brushfire Plague. From reading the snippets about the book I knew it was something I wanted to read. However I read slow and slammed with the contest. Once I got to about the midpoint though I couldn’t put the book down. So let’s get down to this long overdue review of the societal collapse novel Brushfire Plague.