Archive for October, 2009

Bringing Home the Bacon

18 October 2009 at 6:47 pm
by Jonah

So Berck came across this article on the Internet about how to make your own bacon.  The first step is procuring some pork belly.  He asked at Whole Foods, and they suggested he try Andy’s Meat Market.

$22.13 later, we had ourselves some pork belly.  Here’s Berck wiping it off with paper towels.

Wiping off the pork belly with papertowels.

Here he is adding a mixture of salt, sugar, and pink salt (sodium nitrite).

adding pink salt

Then it goes in a plastic 2 gallon “Ziploc.”  Berck had to make a special trip to King Soopers to get some.

Ziplock

Next he mixed up the spices.

Peppering

Chopped some garlic…

Garlic

Added some brown sugar, a crumbled bay leaf, some thyme, and red pepper and then smeared it all on.

Spicing

Now it sits in the fridge for a week.

What’s wrong with us?

18 October 2009 at 12:24 pm
by Berck

So, now streaking at your high school football game is a sex crime. Which means that you can be forced to register as a sex offender, and no longer live anywhere except, perhaps, under a bridge, or in a make-shift camp out in the woods (but not for long). It turns out, you can’t even go to church. How many kids do we have to charge as sex offenders in order to save our kids from themselves? Or how about how many innocent people do we have to kill before we realize that our justice system isn’t good enough to be trusted with killing people? You crazy conservative Christian freaks, are you proud of the mess you’ve created? Is this what you wanted? This is the age of reason and compassion in the best of the modern, developed world? Really, this is the best we can do?

F-16 Flyby Today

17 October 2009 at 12:17 pm
by Berck

F-16

GCC Icicle

13 October 2009 at 7:47 pm
by Berck

New Shelf

8 October 2009 at 4:53 pm
by Jonah

Shelf Construction

Shelf