Bookmarks for 8th August 2014

These are my saved Pinboard links for 8th August 2014:

  • Maple-Banana Baked Oatmeal | Serious Eats : Recipes – Oven-baking oatmeal is a great alternative to stovetop because it's hands-free. It's easy to add in as many extra flavorings (fruit, spices, nuts) as you want. Sweet maple syrup, soft banana, and crunchy walnuts make this version a hearty but healthy breakfast.
  • Strawberry-Almond Baked Oatmeal | Serious Eats : Recipes – Oven-baking oatmeal is a great alternative to stovetop because it's hands-free. It's easy to add in as many extra flavorings (fruit, spices, nuts) as you want. Here, big, juicy strawberries and crunchy almonds will trick you into thinking this dish is more dessert than breakfast.
  • Chinese Barbecue Pork From ‘The Meat Hook Meat Book’ | Serious Eats : Recipes – Pork belly has been enjoying its 15 minutes of fame for the last, what, 7 years or so? And no wonder: pork fat tastes good, and as every bacon-lover knows, pork belly is wonderfully fatty. This recipe, from Tom Mylan's The Meat Hook Meat Book, couldn't be easier, and lands you with luscious, wobbly, sweet-and-savory hunks of pork that are as good as any in Chinatown.

    Mylan stresses that his version of Chinese barbecue is not true char-siu, usually made with pork shoulder and grilled or roasted. Instead, he throws strips of belly in the oven in a bath of soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and aromatics, and lets them simmer in the marinade and their own rendering fat until tender and glazed. The soy, garlic, ginger, and star anise infuse the pork with distinctly char-siu-like flavor (and your house will smell amazing). Mylan uses hotdog buns as a low-brow, 5-second stand-in for Chinese steamed buns; smeared with hoisin and sprinkled with cilantro and scallions, these speak to the best of the street food/pork belly craze.

  • Schiit Audio, Headphone amps and DACs made in USA. – Schiit got started when two audio industry veterans decided it was time to shake things up a bit. The two audiophiles are Jason Stoddard, formerly of Sumo, and Mike Moffat, formerly of Theta. Together, they have designed dozens of audio and A/V products, from the Andromeda III to the Cobalt 307 to the DS Pre and Angstrom 200.

    So, yeah: fully balanced differential power amplifiers, fully discrete I/V conversion stages, audiophile D/A converters, relay-switched stepped attenuator volume controls in preamps. the first DTS home theater surround processor on the market . . . we’ve done a ton of stuff.

  • How to bake: Dan Lepard’s chocolate custard muffins | Life and style | The Guardian – Roger Pizey has been Marco Pierre White's pastry chef since way back at Harvey's in 1987, and is undoubtedly one of our finest. His book Small Cakes (Jacqui Small, £8.99) is out this month and we've got a competition to win a signed copy. To enter, email a pic of your best small cake to guardian@danlepard.com before May 5. To start you off, here's my recipe for the best chocolate muffin you'll ever eat.
  • Dan Lepard on how to bake an orange macaroon cake | Life and style | The Guardian – If you're making an orange cake, make it taste resoundingly of oranges, as I've done here, with the zest and an orange liqueur in the cake, and fresh juice and zest in the icing. Ditto lemon cake and others: if you can find the same flavour in two or more ingredients, then combine them for a dazzling effect. Most oranges are sprayed with pesticides and herbicides, so use organic if you want chemical-free zest.
  • Nigel Slater’s pearled spelt and mograbia recipes | Life and style | The Observer – Summer salads based on pearled spelt or couscous can be brought to life with vibrant flavours of oil, citrus and a handful of herbs. All you need is a little imagination…
  • Mushrooms with salsify and barley recipe | Yotam Ottolenghi | Food | Life and style | The Guardian – Salsify root and mushroom is a match made in heaven
  • Nigel Slater’s mograbia with tomato and chorizo | Life and style | The Observer – Large, pearled couscous with sizzled chorizo sausages and tomatoes make up a thick and slushy treat
  • Templates.scpt – OmniFocus is an incredible piece of software. I and countless others rely on it every day to manage increasingly hectic lives and complex, multi-facetted projects.This script is an effort to reduce one of the largest sources of friction remaining in my OmniFocus setup: maintaining and creating projects that don't recur on even intervals, but occur frequently enough that their planning and capture becomes a time sink.
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