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The Internet Kitchen: The Long Term View

by Nick

Now that my knee surgery is over, I’m starting to realize the long term view of the situation: Therapy every day for months and months.

At first I was a bit bummed by this, but as I do the therapy everyday I’m reminded of two things.

First, I’m reminded at how awesome the human body is.  It’s amazing how fast my knee is healing and at the moment I’m really excited to do therapy every day just to see what kind of new progress I’ve made in the last 24 hours.

I’m fairly certain this enthusiasm will grind to a hault when the instant gratification wears off and the healing is more subtle, but right now it’s cool to watch my knee heal.

Second, I’m learning that I really enjoy long term projects.  I love working on something every day and setting small goals that will lead to a larger goal down the road.

The Poll

Still no poll this week because I’m still not quite ready to pick up my pots and pans yet.  In the next week or so I should be off crutches for small distances which means I should be able to get back in the kitchen – something I’m really looking forward to!

The Links

A few links from around the Internet!

No-knead Cinnamon Raisin Bread - One of my favorite things about the basic no-knead bread recipe is that it’s very adaptable.  You can go crazy changing it up and tossing in add-ins and extras and it almost always comes out great.  This is an awesome adaptation. (@ Make It Naked)

Grapefruit Jam - Grapefruit season is pretty much over, but here’s a great way to jar and store some of that great grapefruit flavor! (@ Food in Jars)

How To Make Krispy Kreme Donuts - This is important. A good yeast donut is one of my favorite treats and this is a great walkthrough on how to make them at home. (@ Cupcake Project)

Cheater Homemade Pastrami - Making pastrami is a pretty ambitious process so taking a few shortcuts isn’t a bad idea. This still looks delicious! (@ Patio Daddio BBQ)

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Have a good weekend everyone! If you need me, I’ll be on a stationery bike!