Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Special twist to The Last Word

The Last Word / Vodka style

Equal parts
Chartreuse (Green)
Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo)
Lime Juice

Shake over ice and strain into waiting chilled martini glass


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Salty Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Borrowed Recipe

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or a bit less)
3 cups rolled oats (1 cup old fashion and 2 fast cook)
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 sticks butter = 12 tablespoons
1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (dark brown gives good mouth feel and chewy)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract plus a splash
Kosher salt for sprinkling on top.

Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl
Combine oats and raisins in a separate bowl
Beat until fluffy the butter and sugar and then add egg and vanilla.
Add flour mixture in batches mixing well between.
Mix in the oatmeal/raisins until just blended in.

Roll in to balls and put on baking sheet - press down a bit and then sprinkle with a half a pinch of the kosher salt.
Oven 350
Cook about 12 minutes and let cool on pan a bit before trying to get off them off.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Adobo Chicken Attempt

½ cup mixed vinegars (wee bit of leftover white wine vinegar, wee bit of leftover cider vinegar, rest of red wine vinegar)
¼ cup soy sauce
Lots of twists of pepper from multicolor pepper corns
2 bay leaves
One normal size can of small diced tomatoes
Lots of smashed garlic (skins removed)
Chicken thighs
Chicken broth to cover

High for 4 hours in slow cooker

Removed thighs (whoospee they all fell apart)

Poured sauce in pan and reduced on top of stove

Diced yellow onion and added to iron skillet with olive oil
Add thighs to skillet while sauce reduced.

Smells great but lacks a bit in taste.
Needs more kick.
Curious about the coconut milk alternatives

Friday, January 2, 2009

Dublin Core and RDA - Posting on testing with links

Posted to the NGC4LIB discussion list on January 2, 2009

"The DCMI/RDA Task Group has been doing some testing of RDA data since last fall, based on several cataloging scenarios we developed with members of the community, using what we then knew about the RDA element set and roles vocabulary. The scenarios and testing are available at: http://dublincore.org/dcmirdataskgroup/ The site also includes use cases, developer scenarios, etc. We're happy to have the testing group use as much of these as are useful.

As I'm sure you are aware, the RDA elements, roles and selected vocabularies are available on the NSDL Registry (http://metadataregistry.org), and they can be used by anyone. I'm happy to answer any questions about what's there, decisions that have been made about registration, what's missing, etc. Most of the work of registration and the wiki scenarios has been done with the help of Karen Coyle. Both of us are happy to be available to the testing group at any point.

Diane Hillmann
co-chair, DCMI/RDA Task Group"