What do you think of when you think of Easter brunch? Glazed Ham? Mimosas? Not me. When I think of Easter brunch I think of hot cross buns. Hot cross buns are ubiquitous in England around Easter time, and when I lived there, they were easy to find in every bakery and grocery store. They are a little harder to find here in San Diego, so I say bake them yourself. There is something so satisfying about making your own bread. What seems daunting at first is really very easy with a little practice, and nothing smells as tempting or tastes more delicious than bread you have baked all by yourself. Hot Cross Buns During the Middle Ages, hot cross buns were traditionally prepared by English housewives on Good Friday. To ward off evil spirits, the buns were marked with a cross made from dough before baking. To give them a touch of sweetness and a shiny glaze, they were brushed with warm honey or sugar syrup while still warm from the oven. Modern bakers often forgo the additional work of making … [Read more...] about Sweet, homeade breads for Easter
Uses for orange peels
First revealed two years ago, the Microlino has been homologated for European roads, with production set to start in December 2018 followed by first deliveries in Switzerland soon after. The Microlino is the work of Micro Mobility Systems, a Swiss company that deals with urban mobility solutions. The Microlino is a modern take on bubble cars made in the 1950s and 1960s like the Isetta, FMR Tg500, Messerschmitt KR175 and Peel P50. It features a 15 kW (20 hp) electric motor that is capable of generating 110 Nm of torque, with a 0-50 km/h time of five seconds and a limited top speed of 90 km/h. Said motor is powered a lithium-ion battery that comes in two capacities – eight kWh and 14.4 kWh. Based on homologation tests, the smaller unit is said to offer up to 126 km of range, while the bigger battery offers up to 202 km. Recharging the battery using Mode 1 or 2 (standard power outlet) will take either four hours with a two kW connection and two hours using a four kW link. On a six … [Read more...] about Microlino EV passes homologation tests for European markets
We’re heading to Radwood, the fantastic 80s and 90s-themed car show in San Francisco, later this week. We want you rad readers to bring your rad rides, so we’re holding a rad contest to see which rad ride is raddest. Follow? The categories we’re handing out trophies in are: Raddest Wagon/Van Raddest Time Machine, our term for the most well-preserved ride Raddest Truck The winner of each category gets to display their car in the Jalopnik area, gets featured on the site, gets VIP passes to the show and some lovely Jalopnik swag. But most importantly, we’re letting you decide who wins! We’ve culled the original group of submissions down and are now letting you vote on the Jalopnik staff favorites. Submissions were varied and often included many details and pictures, so we’ve taken the liberty of editing them down to one paragraph and one picture. Pick your favorite for each category and vote in the poll below! Raddest Time Machine Michael Brennan, … [Read more...] about Vote For The Raddest Rides Of Our Radwood Reader Contest
By William Axford Updated 2:28 pm, Thursday, May 10, 2018 Photo: Mason Trinca, Special To The Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 William Packard of Orange County, California, is suing American Liberty Hospitality Inc., claiming he slipped on lettuce at the Hilton Houston Downtown. William Packard of Orange County, California, is suing American Liberty Hospitality Inc., claiming he slipped on lettuce at the Hilton Houston Downtown. Photo: Mason Trinca, Special To The Chronicle California man alleges lettuce leaves at the Hilton Houston caused 'Banana Peel Slip' fall 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A California man is suing the Hilton Houston Downtown after he says he slipped on a piece of lettuce and was "severely injured." William Anthony Packard of Orange County filed the lawsuit against hotel owner American … [Read more...] about California man alleges lettuce leaves at the Hilton Houston caused ‘Banana Peel Slip’ fall
Posted by James Detmer on 09.06.12 Professional detailers hate the idea of imperfect paint – as they should. They see orange peel, which is quite literally when your paint is textured like the skin of an orange, and they want to correct it. This requires smoothing the surface by wet sanding through the clear coat and pigment layer. If you read our last piece on over polishing, you’ll know we’re not the biggest fans of invasive paintwork correction procedures. This article will cover how your car becomes riddled with orange peel, how to fix it, and why I don’t really consider it to be that big of a problem for the everyday car owner. What exactly is orange peel? Put simply, orange peel is a textured imperfection in a paint job. You can see it with your eye because the paint is wavy in a sense, and reflects light in different angles around the imperfection(s). The surface will appear bumpy and won’t reflect perfectly. Often times you will find orange peel … [Read more...] about What is Orange Peel? And How do You Fix it?