Tonight's weather..

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We're looking to have about a foot of snow in total by this time tomorrow. When we get up in the morning we'll have 4+ inches to shovel off the driveway and back patio, the latter because otherwise Kodiak will urinate on it as he's old and silly. X-) After that we'll have 1.5-2" per hour until lunchtime.

Stay warm out there!

Tip for making all gluten-free baking recipes work better

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Over the past few months my wife has been testing out some gluten-free recipes for baked goods - brownies, various breads, etc. Some of them have been boxed kits, others have been from scratch. Along the way one recipe recommended to let the prepared mix stand in their final baking dish for about 30 minutes prior to cooking, to give the ingredients time to rise. She did this for the one recipe that suggested it and it turned out to making a notable difference in how light and puffy the final result was. Based on that she started doing it on all gluten-free bakings and it has made a substantial difference - everything's lighter, puffier, less grainy and, ultimately, better tasting.

So, if you're baking something that's gluten-free, let it sit for about 30 minutes before baking it and the results will be much puffier and tastier than they would have been otherwise.

Sublime snowflakes

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Today we had a somewhat light snowfall, ahead of Sunday’s blizzard. I got a few photos of them as they were truly breathtaking, picture perfect like I’m not sure I’d ever seen before.

The pics won’t do them justice, but hopefully they’ll give you some idea of how beautiful they were.

Netflix back with more confusing recommendations

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Yesterday I watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Today Netflix took that information and made some recommendations... the first three I can understand, but I don't understand why it recommended Ken Burns' documentary on the Vietnam War.

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