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Video: Quick Rice Pilaf – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 20/30

August 19th, 2014 Comments off

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting 

 

Another video recipe for this year’s Dog Days of Podcasting – a Quick Rice Pilaf

Quick Rice Pilaf

I used orzo in this recipe, but small pieces of angel hair pasta, or vermicelli are traditional in rice pilaf, too.

2 Tbsp unsalted butter
¼ cup (1-inch pieces) angel hair pasta, vermicelli or orzo
½ yellow onion, finely diced or chopped
1 cup long grain white rice
Coarse salt
Pepper
1 ½ cups chicken stock, vegetable stock (or water)

Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat.
Add pasta, and stir to coat with butter
Cook (uncovered), stirring until golden , about 2 minutes
Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 4 minutes
Add rice, stirring to coat evenly with butter
Add 1 tsp salt, pinch pepper (or to taste)

Pour in stock or water and bring to boil
Cover, and reduce heat to medium low.
Simmer until rice has absorbed all the liquid, about 15 minutes
Remove from heat, let sit 5 minutes, fluff with fork and serve

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Video: Summer Tip #1: Enjoy Live Theater! – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 18/30

August 17th, 2014 Comments off

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting 

Summer Tip #1: Enjoy Live Theater! - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 18/30 

Get out and enjoy some live theater this Summer, as we do every year with the Independent Shakespeare Company (http://iscla.org)

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Categories: California, New Media, Podcast, Podcasting, Show, Video Tags:

Video: Making Hard Cider – Racking – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 17/30

August 16th, 2014 Comments off

Update: The Los Angeles Times had this article on the resurgence of hard cider in America, Americans rediscovering a taste for hard cider.

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting 

Video: Making Hard Cider - Racking - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 17/30

My cider is finishing fermenting, so it is time to “rack” it off the spent yeast and add isinglass to help clarify the final product.

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Categories: Cooking, Drinks, Food, New Media, Recipe, Video Tags:

Video: Turkey and Potato Curry – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 15/30

August 14th, 2014 Comments off

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting 

Video: Turkey and Potato Curry - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 15/30

Today’s podcast is a look at one of our family favorites, Turkey and Potato Curry. This recipe is included in my Recipes in Rotation Cookbook and also available in this blog post, Recipes in Rotation: Turkey Curry with potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Turkey curry with potatoes and sweet potatoes

Ingredients
3-4 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 chopped onion
2 chopped garlic cloves
1-2 chopped fresh red chiles (optional) – I substitute a dash of red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp peeled ginger, grated fine
1 cup water
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 Tbsp garam masala
1Tbsp Curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
2-4 Roma or other plum tomatoes, diced or 1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
1/2 cup (loosely packed) chopped cilantro or parsley

Directions

  • Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large pot with a lid. When the oil is hot, add the ground meat, spreading it out over the pan.
  • Cook the meat without stirring, until it begins to brown.
  • Add the chopped onion and chiles. Stir and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until the onion begins to color a bit. Sprinkle salt and pepper over everything.
  • Add the grated ginger and garlic, mix well and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Mix in the spices and cook them with the meat and vegetable mixture. Watch closely to insure they do not burn.
  • Add water, tomatoes (or tomato sauce) and the potatoes.
  • Stir to combine and cover.
  • Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  • When the potatoes are tender add the peas. Mix well and cover the pot. Cook 2-3 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper, if needed, to taste.
  • Right before you serve, mix in the chopped cilantro. Serve alone or with flatbread or white rice.

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Categories: Cooking, Food, New Media, Podcast, Podcasting, Show, Video Tags:

Video: Making Hard Cider – Day 1 – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 13/30

August 12th, 2014 Comments off

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting 

Making Hard Cider - Day 1 - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 13/30

 

Making hard cider is very, very, easy and I show you how in this video. Things get very busy after only 1 day of fermentation. 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Video: Making Hard Cider – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 11/30

August 10th, 2014 Comments off

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting

Video: Making Hard Cider - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 11/30

Watch this video

 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Photo: Recording Dog Days of Podcasting piece at MacLeod Ale Brewing Co via #instagram

August 4th, 2014 Comments off

Recording Dog Days of Podcasting piece at MacLeod Ale Brewing Co via #instagram

Frame grab from podcast shoot at MacLeod Ale Brewing Co

Previously in my Instagram Photos…

See all my photos on Flickr

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Video: Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – Making Cornbread – Day 3/30

August 2nd, 2014 Comments off

Part of the Dog Days of Podcast 30 Day Challenge via Careers in New Media

Video: Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - Making Cornbread - Day 3/30

Today it’s time for cornbread to take over to a friend’s house for a BBQ dinner. This recipe, combined with a well-seasoned cast iron skillet makes a great cornbread — fluffy on the inside with a great crispy crust.

 

 

To get some of those great collapsible measuring cups as seen in the video, visit this Amazon.com link

Chef’n SleekStor Pinch Pour Collapsible Measuring Cups & Nesting Measuring Spoons Set

Cornbread

Ingredients

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup All-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°

Oil cast iron skillet and place in oven.

Mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder and sugar in bowl. Add eggs, milk and butter. Mix until ingredients just mixed together. Do NOT over mix.

Remove skillet from oven and carefully pour in cornbread mix.

Bake for around 20 mins. Use knife to test for doneness. Knife placed in middle should come out clean.

Immediately remove from skillet and place on wire cooling rack.


Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Video Rewind: July 2014: A monthly review of my recent videos — 30 videos

August 1st, 2014 Comments off

Look back over the previous month with this Video Rewind Playlist. Watch all or just one of the videos.

Video Rewind: July 2014: A monthly review of my recent videos -- 30 videos

Subscribe to Douglas’ YouTube Channel

 
Categories: Careers, Garden, New Media, Podcasting, Show, Video Tags:

Video: Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – Risotto Rosso – Day 1/30

July 31st, 2014 Comments off

Video: Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - Risotto Rosso - Day 1/30 

Today I show off what’s on the stove for dinner. In this case, it is one of our Recipes in Rotation, Risotto Rosso, a tomato-based risotto with italian sausage.

The original recipe for Risotto Rosso comes from the cookbook, Cucina Rustica by Viana La Place and Evan Kleiman. It is now available new in paperback from Amazon.com and others.

For all of or family Recipes in Rotation, check out this free cookbook, Recipes in Rotation, available via the web or for your iPad using the Cookbook Cafe app.

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Categories: Food, New Media, Podcast, Podcasting, Show, Video Tags:
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