This was posted to me on the Booke of Faces, and it's dreamy. Obviously I can't read Russian, so I'm not sure if they are displaying Byzantine OR Russian in the earlier images, but the cultures do have a very heavy overlap when it comes to clothing. The shot of the superhumeral and cuffs are … Continue reading Excellent Byzantine/Russian/Viking source
I just got back from a few days down in the lush green tropical homeland of Florida to return to the cloudy, 30* maritime climate of the Arctic. Okay, so RI isn't the Arctic, but that gosh darn groundhog LIED. Hit the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in my new totally inaccurate but blasty-blast to wear … Continue reading Spring break, spring stress, oh look, new shiny!
Racked the wine to the secondary today. It's fermenting like a madwoman. I probably could have let it go longer, but the boy needed the larger carboy for his beer that he's working on today. Either way, I plan to leave it in this carboy now for at least a month before the clarifying process. … Continue reading In Vino Veritas Part III, and Artisanal Swapage.
I just knocked out my 2nd annual gallon of espresso cordial. It won big at the Bridge Birthday drinking, I mean, Brewing Contest, also known as "Pickle the Baron." The recipe is proprietary, sorry, folks. 😉 The original name of it was "Dark, Dirty, and Whipped," but I think I'm changing it to "Auntie Anna's … Continue reading Another day of brewing…