Teh Squeaky Wheel
Well. I got my pasta machine. Same Brand, supposedly the same model, but this one looks better somehow. More solid.
Also, Installed the new mouse. I am much happier:
A. That the mouse works.
B. That since it’s the same model, I didn’t have to configure it.
C. That all my hardware is black now.
Does it make me a racist if I like all my hardware black--like my coffee?
Or is it the opposite?
I’m going to try it out right now, in Skyrim.
After doing some research on the Marcato Atlas, I realized that I actually ordered the same one in 2017 also, however I received a “Wellness” model which has been discontinued. Marcato claims that the two models are almost identical, but that they have discontinued the Wellness.
On both orders the Non Wellness model is pictured. To my engineering minded brain, the regular 150 which is what I have this time. Looks much more sturdy.
You know that feeling when you pick up a small machine, and it just “feels” more solid--like the parts fit together better?
That sounds very subjective, but I’m curious if you have a similar experience with mechanical equipment: That you can just tell, by holding a machine, that it is better?
Yes, I know what you mean. It can be deceptive but there is a “feel” to some tools or instruments. I also feel this with handguns, I still remember the first time I handled a good Smith & Wesson revolver, it had a wonderful feel of quality and precision to it that no gun I had handled before could match. It was an expensive feel.
Good calipers and micrometers also have that feel.
So I’m not imagining it, then : ) (hopefully)
I wish I could get metal gears for the motor though, which is a separate piece, I know it would last longer with metal gears properly lubricated.
Many small mills and lathes come with plastic gears, a common complaint. The better ones have metal replacement gear sets available as replacements and some even come with them.
Hi, Dv8 -- good morning, GN. Happy Thursday from windy socal. Got our first PSPS warning from SoCal Edison scheduled for tomorrow. Funny how after two years, outrage over this has changed to acceptance and preparation.
Jooooos. Is there nothing they can’t do?
So they put a bounty on dogs and then wonder why other animals move in?
Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), Mac, and Sven!
dv8 -- I’m glad your pasta machine arrived and that it appears to be of a higher quality. I loathe poorly made carp.
Sven -- most people are sheep.
I think I may make some noodles this morning.
I’ve got everything I need now.
I feel a bit guilty because I just cooked some Edamame noodles a couple of days ago, portioned them, and put them in the fridge. I should really eat them first, but mine are so much better…. So….
Yeah, but I’m falling into that category as well. Worries me. From WTF to yeah, whatever.
BTW, I LOVE that thread pic!
I am hoping to get it good and hard.
I made some noodles with the new machine. It works amazingly better than the old one. So that’s a big deal.
I experimented with more dough relaxer, but didn’t make a huge batch, so I only made 3 lumps of dough. I don’t fully understand the parameters but the chew of the noodles is very nice. Now I want to make some ramen, but I have a bit of preparing to do. I also don’t have any good broth made, so I have to use my recipe with store bought bone broth and gelatin etc. It’s pretty good, but not like the real thing I made last time.
Also, I have figured a more convenient way to make Chashu, which is a roast pork belly condiment often added to ramen. You can get a sort of Paul Bunyan bacon at the the grocery store. super thick like 1/4 inch or so. So you can roll it up and tie it with twine then sear it and then douse it with a ramen friendly combination of soy/fish/mirin, salty sweet. Then finish it in the oven after dripping the remaining sauce/drippings over it.
once it cooked, you can remove the twine, and slice it. It tastes like the best bacony stuff ever.
The last time I tried it, it was delicious.
Ramen seems to have a bad name. I like the stuff. Never made it from scratch tho. Our kitchen is too damn small. If I need counter space, I have to move stuff off the counter to the kitchen table to free up enough space to work and even then it ain’t much.
same here, my kitchen is tiny.
But your talent is mighty!
I’m a no-talent bum.
At least that is my role on twitter: )
Things that irk me today. Reading a story where someone is described as a “romantic partner.” This is usually a polite way of saying someone is banging someone else, while not being in a committed relationship with the bangee. “Sexual partner” is more accurate.
Mrs Sven says thanks for teh coon pic, Mac.