Bookmarks for 26th June 2013

These are my saved Pinboard links for 26th June 2013:

  • Josh Earl » How to Add SASS Support in Sublime Text – SASS, short for Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets, is a massively popular tool for web developers that takes a lot of the pain out of writing CSS. Unfortunately, Sublime doesn’t provide a lot of help if you want to use SASS in your project.

    Package Control lists a number of seemingly useful plugins, but each provides just one or two SASS features–none of them gives you everything you need to use SASS effectively. Then there’s the whole compiling thing–messing with a separate command line tool every time you want to make a CSS tweak is a royal pain.

    Here’s the setup I use that makes working with SASS as seamless as using plain old CSS.

  • Notes from the Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table: SIMPLE BUT UMAMI-LACED BEAN BURGERS – If you read my last post, and the one before, you'll know that I developed a wholewheat no-knead dough that can be kept refrigerated for weeks and with which you can make all sorts of flatbreads, pizza dough, and some fabulous hamburger buns that are not heavy — in fact, as I wrote before, I don't like heavy buns and these were just light and tasty enough (with a slightly crispy bottom) to compliment the burger rather than dominate it."

    While I was finishing the trials on that recipe, I decided to make a new homemade vegan burger– one made from inexpensive, simple, healthful ingredients, and suitable for soy-free and gluten-free diets, too.  That meant, no gluten powder, TVP/TSP, xanthan or guar gum, etc. (though I have nothing against any of those ingredients!).

    Well, who knew that it would take me 5 tries!  But it did– I've been obsessed with these burgers for over a week!  (Good thing my husband likes burgers any ol' time.)  I got the basic ingredients pretty much nailed right at the beginning, but there was some fooling around with amounts and trying, then discarding, extra grains as an addition.  I wanted the burgers to not be too "squishy", as I find many bean burgers, and I wanted more flavor than most I've tasted.  

    I concentrated on umami-carrying ingredients for the seasoning (umami is also called the "fifth flavor" and foods that contain umami compounds are powerful flavor enhancers– read about it here and here) and finally found the combination that carried enough flavor for my taste.  Adding small amounts of  mushrooms, onions, soy sauce (or my Soy-Free Sauce), miso, nutritional yeast, tomato ketchup, wine and dark sesame oil contributes umami and synergizing umami for full flavor.

    Play around with the herbs and spices, if you like!

  • — A simple tool to help identify which media queries your device responds to. – A simple tool to help identify which media queries your device responds to.
  • Babelmark — Markdown Testbed – Babelmark is a testbed for side-by-side comparisons of the output of various Markdown implementations.
  • osx – Please share your hidden OS X features or tips and tricks – Ask Different – Do you know any hidden or little-known nice feature of Mac OS X? It doesn't matter what it is—maybe just a short terminal command or a keyboard shortcut. Share your experiences on hidden Mac OS X features with us..
  • Canal House’s Pork Belly with Gingery Rhubarb Compote – Pork belly isn't just for restaurants anymore.
  • Overview | Onion Pi | Adafruit Learning System – Feel like someone is snooping on you? Browse anonymously anywhere you go with the Onion Pi Tor proxy. This is fun weekend project that uses a Raspberry Pi, a USB WiFi adapter and Ethernet cable to create a small, low-power and portable privacy Pi.

    Using it is easy-as-pie. First, plug the Ethernet cable into any Internet provider in your home, work, hotel or conference/event. Next, power up the Pi with the micro USB cable to your laptop or to the wall adapter. The Pi will boot up and create a new secure wireless access point called Onion Pi. Connecting to that access point will automatically route any web browsing from your computer through the anonymizing Tor network.

  • Gazpacho With Grilled Paprika Shrimp And Garlic Croutons | Serious Eats : Recipes – Nothing beats a good gazpacho on a hot summer's night. After all, it's easy to make, full of flavor, and downright refreshing when done right. Something that it's not? Hearty.

    One of my favorite versions comes from Tyler Florence. Sporting a spot-on flavor profile, I either make it straight-up or use it as a springboard when doing my own thing. I've cut down on the olive oil and limited the bread that gets blended in. It makes for a lighter, brighter soup.

    Plus, it makes me feel less guilty about what comes next: skewers of smoky, pimenton-marinated shrimp, skewered with cubes of garlic bread. Just grill them, pluck the tails off, and plop the shrimp, garlicky grilled croutons, and toppings of your choice into the soup for a much more filling—but no less summery—meal.

    Remember that the shrimp need but a moment to grill. The soup, on the other hand, benefits from a few hours in the fridge. Eat it right away, and the flavor falls flat.

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