Gone Fishin'


I'm not actively blogging here anymore. But if you got here because you were searching for something about bikes, you might want to check out my latest project, Vermont Goldsprints. In summer of 2014, I bought a used goldsprints racing setup and have made it a mission to get more bikes in more people's faces by putting on fun races in unexpected places. Come join me!


Operation: Thanksgiving

Believe it or not, you are looking at the smallest turkey available for purchase at Costco, where Ben and I went shopping today. It's a mere 17-pounder. The three of us should have no problem polishing that off, right? Thank goodness for ziplock bags and a near-empty freezer. The problem is there's no way this thing is going to thaw in the fridge in time for T-Day, and what you are looking at is the solution- thawing the turkey in water, which is cold and continuosly flowing from the shower sprayer into the cooler. This provides for a rate of exchange in excess of the full change of water required every 30 minutes by the FDA or whoever makes the rules about these things, to be on the safe side. After this treatment, the turkey will get some fridge time followed by a 6-8 hour soak in a brine made following Alton Brown's turkey recipe from FoodNetwork. Until then, we are stuck with something in the shower that looks like it's straight out of E.T. Posted by Picasa