Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday's FoodPorn

Steak, sliced Roma tomato, baked tater chips, bread bites.  Just a splash of Ketchup for the tatery goodness.

Wenchkin's Coloring Pages - Dia de los Adam West

I like Christian Bale and all but deep in my heart my favorite Batman will always be Adam West. I grew up watching the tv show and non of the other Batman movies had that same cheesoid kitch factor that I liked the original series for.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wenchkin's Coloring Pages - Dia de los Maneki Neko Lucky Cat

Another google plus sourced idea from Britty La'Belle

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Wenchkin's Coloring Pages - Dia de los Dexter

Another google plus sourced idea from Marc Jansen

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Food Porn, Grilled Chicken

Now who doesn't love grilled chicken drumsticks.  We got more than a few meals out of this pile of succulent bird.

Wenchkin's Coloring Pages - Dia de los Heisenberg

Since Breaking Bad is filmed here in Albuquerque where I live I figured why not kick out a calaca version of Walter White for fun.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wenchkin's Coloring Pages - Knit-Perl

Inspired by all those women who knit their fingers to the bone.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Week in Review - 8/12-8/19

Well last weekend I spaced doing a week in review mostly since we used the whole weekend to do whatever Scott wanted to for his birthday.

After that we did get right back into the swing of things and I added two new fan suggested coloring pages and one I just wanted to do for the lulz.
The Empress Tarot Card
My little skeletal mermaid
and ermahgerd - calaca all the memes

On one of our usual walks in the park we saw a balloon touch down. Our dog hates balloons.

We then discovered Reeces Puffs Muffin mix, decided it was good but needed something.
The answer is more peanut butter.

Since we had been on a roll making new tanks this weekend we let all of our tanks go on sale till monday morning (tomorrow) So if you were thinking about buying one of the one we already made, now is your chance to go grab them at 25% off. 
You can find all the ones currently available for sale here

Then Scott decided to tear something open just to see what was inside
you would do it if you could

Then I will leave you with shots of the new tanks that were finished yesterday and today to be listed tomorrow afternoon. Sorry new ones will not be included in this sale.

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sometimes you need to tear something apart to see how it works. Good thing this refrigeration compressor is bad, because I think I might have a tough time getting it back together.

The two spiral parts lock into each other. Great for the look and production methods.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wenchkin's Coloring Pages - Ermahgerd erma crlrcr

For the Calaca all the Memes series - Ermahgerd girl

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Wenchkin's Coloring Pages - My little Skeletal mermaid and friends

someone had asked for a mermaid, this is probably not what they had in mind but I kicked it out for fun none the less.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Peanut Butter Muffins with Peanut Butter

Reese's Puffs muffins with peanut butter.

Make, frost, flip, nom nom nom!

It start's like this.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Naturally ridding your garden of pests with Tobacco Tea.

  So this morning I am in the middle of pulling my cosmo plants out since they are covered in aphids and I do not want them spreading to my bell peppers and eggplant. I do a little reading on the webs as usual and decide to attempt to make some garlic oil and spray it on the plants as a natural alternative. No sooner then I get out there and start spraying my neighbor comes over to ask what I am doing so I tell him. He knows WAY more about plants than I ever will so he offers some advice. Stop what I am doing and make some tobacco tea to spray on the plants. And I do so, and it works so well I am now here to tell you to do the same thing.

 I am a smoker, I have smokes around, if you do not go buy yourself a cheap bag of drum or better yet top rolling tobacco, I think those are the cheapest. I used a 32 oz cup to brew, I twisted out all my cigarette butts into it, if you are using loose rolling tobacco a pouch should be enough for you to do this three or four times, I would start with a quarter of the pouch  and add boiling water and let it steep for five minutes. Now I have a secondary coffee maker that is broken I pulled the basket for to strain the tobacco back out.

Now before you go and go gross I am not a smoker tobacco when it is not on fire has a nice sweet smell to it you may be surprised by as it steeps, this will not smell like a lit cigarette.

I simply waited for it to cool, stuck it in an extra spray bottle and went out and liberally applied it to the effected plants early in the morning. Here I am a few hours later to say I have no idea where most of the bugs have gone but thankfully they are no longer on my plants. It worked like a charm for me.

So tobacco tea, I learned something useful today!

Wenchkin's Coloring Pages - The Empress

Every now and then I ask my fans what they would like to see me feature next. Karen Ringen, long time coloring fan was the first to ask for a tarot card so here is my first attempt and something like that.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Food is Always Good

Making some Sliders with mushrooms and a white cheddar.

Fresh lettuce, red onion, guacamole, dinner roll, and a plate.

I would have show you more, but I was done eating when I realized I forgot to take pics.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wenchkin's Coloring Pages - Dia de los Olympics

I thought, why not.
So Skullympics it is

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Food Porn Thursday's

Taco Salad, 6 Layer Bean dip, Chips, Edible Shell
When we eat, we eat like champions!

Go Local? Try Grow Local!

Now I myself am a city girl, I love the outdoors but I love indoor plumbing more. I love electronics and the conveniences of this modern age however I also like the concept of living off the grid. Had our neighbors not come over and given us a bunch of seedlings we would probably not be container gardening but here we are. Now that I have been container gardening I want to full on run with it and LOVE the idea of growing my own food.

A few months back we were given a bunch of eggplant and bell pepper seedlings. Living in new mexico and the fact our soil is more sand I knew I could not just stick these in the ground. We picked the shadiest place at the back of the house and cut the tops off a few tanks and grabbed a plastic bucket. Not the greatest looking garden but no one but me sees it and it makes me hella happy I am managing to grow these things out here despite the heat.

Now I am no expert so I will not be the person to tell you how to do this all but try googling container gardening and people who do it better than I have already been doing this for years.

I did get a late start on this year and since I live in the desert next year I am going to shoot for starting seeds indoors in february to get a good jump on and we do plan to make more of an actual full garden next year. We are going to be building a large metal version of a bottle garden for outside and I will most likely start everything inside using the recycled bottle garden method shown here

I will be adding pictures to my weekly update as things grow, at the moment I have a few baby peppers growing and the eggplant are just now starting to bloom.