Friday, February 24, 2017


Cooking for me is a lot like Homebrewing. It keeps costs down while giving me the ultimate in control over the finished product. I get to tinker, experiment, and to some extent explore. This morning's breakfast was a little bit of all of these things. 

My parents were never squeamish with their eggs when I was a child. I grew up looking at this viscous orange fluid that leaked out on my Dad's plate with a sort of 'I wish my scrambled eggs did that' sort of envy. Once I started cooking for myself I tried my hand at it, with limited success at first. Now eggs over easy are a frequent breakfast at our house, to the delight of the children and the chagrin of my wife. 

Last night I was hanging out with Bri while watching Top Chef. Several of the chefs made dishes with a '6 Minute' egg. I've heard about soft boiled eggs before, but I've never gotten around to trying them. This morning I gave it a go, and could not be happier with the results. All of the delicious warm self saucing egg with whites the consistency of a hard boiled egg. It was amazing. I piled a pair on top of my rosemary red potato hash browns for great justice. 

The preparation couldn't be easier. You need: 

Eggs, some. 
Dash of salt.
Pot of water.
Bowl of ice bath. 
Splash of Vinegar, white is fine. (Optional)

Add vinegar and salt to the pot of water and bring it to a boil on the stove. Carefully introduce the eggs to the boiling water. Breaking the eggs isn't optimal, but it's not the end of the world either, the vinegar will help keep any broken eggs from leaking to much. Boil the eggs for 6 minutes, then move them to the ice bath. Shell and serve. 


Friday, February 10, 2017

Axis and Friends

Put the finishing touches on Axis and some servitor solos last night. Still not entirely happy with the basing, but it will work for now, at least until I come up with a better solution. I really enjoyed painting Axis. The model has good lines and some neat details that are difficult to pick out from the unpainted/primed version. He's one of the only 'living' models in faction, and is basically just a dude in power armor, with hammers for hands.

The servitors are an attempt to prep for playing with the current Mk3 CoC theme list a bit more. It's fairly servitor heavy.

Next up I think I'll finish up my Raptors, maybe start on those swordsmen you can see to the right.