Hi everyone. I've was at mastodon.social for over a year while I've searched for an instance that sounded like a good fit for me.
I am a #vegan cook, constantly experimenting with new recipes and techniques.
I read a lot of Science Fiction, a little bit of Fantasy, and a smattering of anything else.
I drink bourbon and am always looking to try new ones.
A company pays me on a regular basis to be a numbers geek.
So I cast off my 2018 temperature blanket on Jan 1st and I am so pleased with how it turned out. I knit one garter stitch row every day for 365 days based on the daily high temp for my city. It was a very rewarding project. #knitting
I tried a Qdoba burrito bowl today with the Impossible burger product as the protein. This looked, felt, and tasted very much like fatty ground beef, right down to the uncomfortable stuffed feeling afterward. I'm pretty sure you could serve this to a meat eater and they would never know. Personally, I'll stick with the tofu sofritas option at Chipotle when I want a burrito bowl. #vegan
A friend at work is being courted for a big new project.
Them: Hey! We love you! You're fantastic! You have the exact skill set we're looking for! You'd be perfect on this project! We can't do this with anyone other than you!
Her: Sounds great. What's the pay?
Them: About 5% less than what you're making now.
Just so everyone knows, @cambrian_era is the most awesome admin in the fediverse. I don't tell her this enough, and she seems to be having a day right now, so here it is.
Here's the part where I admit that while I cook a lot and make some really great stuff, I actually have no idea what I'm doing. Today I'm making pizza dough, which I haven't done in a while. The recipe calls for sugar - just plain, white, processed sugar. I don't keep that around anymore; we never use it (except, apparently, when making pizza). Normally I only worry about taste and texture when substituting, but for baking I know there is chemistry involved. I _think_ I can use maple syrup 1 for 1. I proofed the yeast with it and it seemed fine. I guess we'll have the final answer in a couple hours. #vegan #willcooks
"What more do you want?
The ingredients in our body were assembled in the hearts of long dead stars over billions of years... and have assembled themselves spontaneously into temporary structures that can think and feel and explore. And those structures will decay away at some point. And in a very far future there will be no structures left. So there we are, we exist in this very little window were we can observe this magnificent universe.
Why do you want any more?"
Bourbon drinker. Vegan cook. SF/F reader. Numbers geek.
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