dynagirl http://www.dynagirl.com hasn't gotten around to a redesign since 2004 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 16:04:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.5 leftover cheese http://www.dynagirl.com/2012/11/10/leftover-cheese/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2012/11/10/leftover-cheese/#comments Sat, 10 Nov 2012 15:55:27 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3488 What to do with all the leftover cheese? French onion soup!
French onion soup

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Taste testing: Swiss cheese for soufflé http://www.dynagirl.com/2012/11/09/taste-testing-swiss-cheese-for-souffl/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2012/11/09/taste-testing-swiss-cheese-for-souffl/#comments Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:51:33 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3481 We’ve been making a lot of soufflé lately, as we gear up to lead a workshop. My usual practice as cheese-monger-ee has been pretty sloppy: scrawl “Swiss cheese” on the grocery list, then find myself shuffling from foot to foot in the dairy section, trying to remember if we’d ever come up with a preference….eventually grabbing the cheapest of whatever looked decent. Really, everything there looks decent—I’m too lazy to drive to the Giant Chain Grocers (and besides, they give me ADD-hives) so I shop at the locals, which have really nice cheese.

To put an end to this nonsense, here are the three non-baby, non-mega-dairy Swiss cheeses available at the Willy St. Coöp last week: Emmenthaler (source unknown), Edelweiss Grass-fed Emmenthaler, and Cave-aged Guryère (source unknown).
photo of the four cheeses

We tasted the cheeses uncooked, first, then in four soufflés—the fourth was a mix of half Guryère and half Grassy Emmenthaler. Guryère, solo, wins by a mile. Here’s our notes:

Emmenthaler
regular old Swiss cheese
creamy; would be good for melty uses
boring and Panera-like
Grass-fed Emmenthaler
like the other one but with a nice top bite
tasty—with terroir, and funky
has a sharp note that the regular Emmenthaler was missing
Cave-aged Guryère
salty, brown, nutty, toothy, & dry
back wall of funkiness
best—rotten
TOTAL WINNER

four individual cheese souffles

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Friday night fish fry at Kitchen Table http://www.dynagirl.com/2012/10/27/friday-night-fish-fry-at-kitchen-table/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2012/10/27/friday-night-fish-fry-at-kitchen-table/#comments Sat, 27 Oct 2012 16:03:22 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3495 fish fry

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DEAR CO-OP!! Hall of Fame http://www.dynagirl.com/2012/10/27/dear-co-op-hall-of-fame/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2012/10/27/dear-co-op-hall-of-fame/#comments Sat, 27 Oct 2012 15:57:36 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3491 Whut.
strange letter in the co-op newsletter
Would you guys start a website for all of your personal care items? It is important for sanitation for people to have a culturally competent wholeness soap that doesn’t use any type of inflammation. So what are the emotions behind the ingredients? Thanks.

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Package multiple InDesign files together http://www.dynagirl.com/2012/05/04/package-multiple-indesign-files-together/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2012/05/04/package-multiple-indesign-files-together/#comments Fri, 04 May 2012 16:07:00 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3478 Well this tip is handy if you’re doing multiple .indd files/renditions for DPS where you need different folios for each resolution you’re servicing. CS6 supposedly will let you keep all of those layouts in one file.

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Instagram Filters as Photoshop Actions http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/07/22/instagram-filters-as-photoshop-actions/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/07/22/instagram-filters-as-photoshop-actions/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:14:12 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3476 exampleThat’s pretty cool. I don’t use Instagram but the effects are nice.

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wtf expensive homebrew http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/04/15/wtf-expensive-homebrew/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/04/15/wtf-expensive-homebrew/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2011 14:16:16 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3470 Personal Brewery Is All-In-One Beer Factory—because brewing was SO HARD before this!

The only step this saves is siphoning the beer from the fermenter into your bottles (or keg, if you’re fancy). Bottling five gallons takes me, oh, about an hour. For only $4500, I’ll get that hour back! Huzzah.

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My Favorite Day http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/04/08/my-favorite-day/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/04/08/my-favorite-day/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2011 23:57:34 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3468 The jazz is on the stereo, the steak is seasoned, the olives are stuffed with blue cheese, and the gin’s in the freezer.

Why, hello, Friday Night! It’s lovely to see you again.

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unclear on the concept http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/03/17/unclear-on-the-concept/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/03/17/unclear-on-the-concept/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:29:25 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/03/17/unclear-on-the-concept/ Celebrating St Patrick’s Day with French food and Piña Coladas. Prosit!

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And I need you more than want you http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/02/14/and-i-need-you-more-than-want-you/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/02/14/and-i-need-you-more-than-want-you/#comments Tue, 15 Feb 2011 02:24:24 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/02/14/and-i-need-you-more-than-want-you/ hello, Wichita! Where is your lineman, and where can I find the souvenir? (Difficulty level: earworms don’t count.)

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Did you know? http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/02/08/did-you-know/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/02/08/did-you-know/#comments Tue, 08 Feb 2011 19:26:58 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/02/08/did-you-know/ Did you know? Effingham, Illinois real name is “Fuckingham,” but Rand-McNally decide to make their maps “family friendly” in 1953. It’s been reprinted that way ever since! True fact.

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JESUS CHRIST, IT’S A VAGINA http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/01/20/jesus-christ-its-a-vagina/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2011/01/20/jesus-christ-its-a-vagina/#comments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:17:24 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3457 So, I just started watching The Boondock Saints after years of prodding from a friend. Not one minute in:
jesus christ, it's a vagina-get in the car!!

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what’s brewing http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/12/19/racked-sven-brewing-hammerhead/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/12/19/racked-sven-brewing-hammerhead/#comments Sun, 19 Dec 2010 23:30:14 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3452 Racked Sven’s Oatmeal stout, and brewing Hammerhead Porter. Long mash!

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what’s brewing http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/12/05/racked-warbler-brewed-sven/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/12/05/racked-warbler-brewed-sven/#comments Sun, 05 Dec 2010 23:26:33 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3449 Racked the Warbler Pale Ale, and brewed the Sven’s Oatmeal Stout.

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motherfucking corn http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/11/29/i-am-a-craft-brewer/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/11/29/i-am-a-craft-brewer/#comments Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:38:47 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3444 Tell me there aren’t any other ways to incorporate hop puns into my beer names!

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what’s brewing http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/11/24/rachel-redfoxx-warbler/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/11/24/rachel-redfoxx-warbler/#comments Wed, 24 Nov 2010 15:25:58 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3439 Bottled the Rachel-in-Dairyland cream ale, racked the Red Foxx, and brewed another batch of Warbler Pale Ale.

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as the tsar always said to me… http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/11/14/as-the-tsar-always-said-to-me/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/11/14/as-the-tsar-always-said-to-me/#comments Sun, 14 Nov 2010 16:46:16 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3376 Making blintzes. Not stingy.

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Yay, Saturdays. http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/11/13/yay-saturdays/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/11/13/yay-saturdays/#comments Sat, 13 Nov 2010 21:10:32 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3379 Brewing Badger Red Foxx Ale as he spins up the funk and acid/jazz on the downloader. Yay, Saturdays.

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TWEET: @HomeDepot’s @MarthaStewart Xmas … http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/11/12/tweet-homedepots-marthastewart-xmas/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/11/12/tweet-homedepots-marthastewart-xmas/#comments Fri, 12 Nov 2010 23:02:21 +0000 http://twitter.com/LaFaucon/statuses/3221084568559617 @HomeDepot’s @MarthaStewart Xmas lights don’t daisychain end-2-end. Porch 1/2 done & no idea where receipt is >.< http://twitpic.com/369akptwitpic photo

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dj spoon http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/11/12/dj-spoon/ http://www.dynagirl.com/2010/11/12/dj-spoon/#comments Sat, 13 Nov 2010 00:26:48 +0000 http://www.dynagirl.com/?p=3381 Dancing in the kitchen to Sly, the Staples Singers, HAIR, and the Sex Pistols.

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