An Apple a Day: Caramel Apple Brandy Gelato

It???s a month long celebration of apples hosted by Rachel of Baked by Rachel, and I couldn???t be left out. This caramel apple brandy gelato recipe is creamy amazingness infused with fall???s classic fall flavors and speckled with dulce de leche. Make it and eat it by the spoon full, or scoop it out on to a fresh slice of apple pie and prepared to be mind blown! Check out the recipe and post here!??


Check back later today for more fall themed goodies and head on over to Rachel???s site to get more apple packed deliciousness all month long from some of the best bloggers the internet can harvest! :D


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from Pass The Sushi!

Fennel Drinking Vinegar

I understand – you probably think the idea of drinking vinegar is weird. But vinegar is just an acid, and every good soda has an acidic component. (In Coke, it???s phosphoric acid. I???m not saying that???s bad, I???m just saying it sounds even weirder than vinegar.) Here in Portland, Pok Pok Som makes great drinking vinegars in some obvious fruity flavors, and some unexpected ones (celery, honey). As mentioned in episode 6 of the Salt & Fat podcast, I figured I???d play with flavors I haven???t yet seen or tried.

So today, I bring you fennel drinking vinegar. It combines the aromas of fennel and star anise – the most obvious pairing there is. Once you make the syrup, mix it 1:4 with soda water over ice, or use as an ingredient in cocktails and desserts. Heck, you could make milkshakes with it.


  • 2 medium-large bulbs fennel, with fronds
  • ~1/2 quart coconut vinegar
  • 6 star anise, whole
  • 2 cups su

from Salt & Fat

DIY Sweetened Condensed Milk [DIY]

DIY Sweetened Condensed MilkIf you need condensed milk for a recipe and don’t have it on hand you can make your own in five minutes or less as long as you keep butter, sugar, powdered milk, and vanilla extract on hand.

Middle Eastern culinary weblog Dish Away notes that you can quickly prepare sweetened condensed milk in your food processor. Add butter, sugar, powdered milk, boiling water, and vanilla extract to your food processor utilizing a mixing blade. Run the processor for two minutes or until it reaches your desired consistency. Check the source link below for exact ingredient measurements. The DIY condensed milk will keep in your fridge for up to a week.

<p class=”arrow” Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe | Dish Away

from Lifehacker

How-To: Felt Crayon Notebook Cover

A handful of crayons and a plain pad of paper can turn boring waits or long trips into creative playtime in a flash, which is why I love this felt crayon notebook cover tutorial from You & Mie. You can toss it into a bag or backpack, then pull it out whenever and wherever a little on-the-go fun is needed!

I know this project was meant for kids, but I really want one too.

[Via CraftGossip]

Filed under: CRAFT, Kids, Sewing

from MAKE ?? Craft Posts…

Raspberry Pi interfacing a thermal Printer #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi


Raspberry Pi interfacing a thermal Printer @ Raspberry PI ??? Tobiscorner.

What do you get if you combine a Raspberry-Pi and a small thermal printer like those sold by Adafruit??? I don???t know. You could build anything that includes a Raspberry-Pi and a small printer. However my idea was to write a small script that could capture web pages, save them as image and print them. With this one can grap content from remote web pages or from a webserver running on the pi itself. Here some examples???

Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit, be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Have you tried the new ???Adafruit Raspberry Pi Educational Linux Distro??? ? It???s our tweaked distribution for teaching electronics using the Raspberry Pi.

Want a FREE Raspberry Pi? For limited time and while supplies last ??? Adafruit is including a FREE Raspberry Pi in all orders over $350 (not including shipping). This offer is for online customers only, not distributors/resellers/hackerspaces.

from adafruit industries blog…

Is Homestuck the Ulysses of the internet?

[Video Link] Here’s the latest video from PBS Digital Studio’s excellent “Idea Channel” web series. It’s about the 5,000-page (and growing!) webcomic Homestuck.

You might not think that a 265,000+ word novel from 1918 and a webcomic started in 2009 would have a lot in common. But one trait they both share is that each work presents a real challenge to the reader — in length as well as difficulty. Created by Andrew Hussie, Homestuck is over 5000 pages so far — and still growing. It has a strong cult following and presents incredible challenges to its readers: a giant cast of characters, huge walls of text, and animated flash games that you must beat in order to continue. Likewise, James Joyce’s Ulysses is a lengthy book full of dense language and crammed with literary references, requiring lots of previous education or continuous research to catch all meaning. The joy that readers of both works share relates to a bit of psychology known as “Effort Justification,” which basically says that the more difficult an experience a person undertakes, the more satisfied that person will be once finished.

from Boing Boing…