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Name: William Drummond
Date registered: September 13, 2010
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William “Cleave” Drummond II – Gamer, Pagan, Loves Cats and my wife. SciFi enthusiast and can cry while watching anime or other heart wrenching video, DVD or show.


Also an artist, model builder and painter.

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Homemade Whole Egg Mayo in a Blender

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Recipes_From_The_FridgeHere is a smart tasty mayonnaise recipe that is easy to make. You can make it any time you need to and with your regular blender that you use for drinks and smoothies. It takes in all about 15 minutes and my wife constantly begs me to make it, she thinks it tastes that good.

Before you begin you want to make sure you have a blender that is multi speed. You may wonder why this is so or why not make a large batch at once, the answer is simple, heat. I once tried to make a large batch and wound up with oily scrambled eggs instead of a spreadable condiment. If you have speeds that are too fast or the blender has to work too hard the oil will heat us and not create the emulsion that you need. It will literally cook your eggs instead of blending it with the ingredients that you use.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix

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Recipes_From_The_FridgeThere are times when you just want a hot and tasty seasoning mix to use whenever you want. For meat, or for cooking in general. This homemade fajita seasoning mix works for more than just spicey foods, it can be use even in place of pepper if you wish. It just tastes so good.

Fajita Seasoning Mix Ingredients
2 tsp. tapioca starch
3 tsp. chilli powder
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. sugar
3 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

A note about the tapioca starch: Many times you just will not find this readily available on your grocery store shelves. This is not a problem if you have one of those nice new personal coffee grinders. If you don’t have one they are really cheap to get. Anyway, to make tapioca starch you would first buy some minute tapioca, the stuff you get to make tapioca pudding. Take and add about a quarter cup and grind it in the coffee grinder on the fine setting about 3 times. That would be about 60 seconds. You will now have a fine powder that you can use in place of regular starch. Some might wonder why you would do this, well there are some that have a problem with corn or gm corn and can’t use regular corn starch. This is a perfect alternative for those that have this problem with regular starch.

Cleave’s Bold Rich Mustard

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Recipes_From_The_FridgeThere are times when things made for yourself just taste better and let you completely control the flavor. Mustard can be one of those that is easy to make and gives you an appreciation that you would not otherwise have for mustard sauce. It really is easy to make, don’t let anyone tell you different.

The following recipe can be made in as little as 10 minutes and ready to use in just a few hours. Even if you were to use it right away it is good, time gives it a bolder and richer flavor.

Ingredients List:Spicy-Bold-Mustard-by-Cleave-05
3 tbsp. ground mustard powder
1 tbsp. cracked mustard seed
1 tsp. salt (kosher or sea salt)
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. garlic
1/4 tsp. tapioca starch
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup rice vinegar

Semi Sweet Pickles – Corn Free Recipe

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Recipes_From_The_FridgeHere is a great recipe for sweet pickles that just about anyone can make. It doesn’t take all that long to do and makes it so that you can make them just the way that you want. Best of all, there are no ingredients in it that are corn based, for those with the ever growing allergy trend. Even better this is not a complicated canning project, just good sweet yummy fun.

Semi Sweet Pickle by Cleave Ingredient List
3 baby cucumbers 6 in. long
1 cup rice vinegar
3 tbsp. sugar (6 for a really sweet treat)
1 tbsp. pickling spice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 to 20 minutes
Cool time: 0-30 minutes

NOTE: The amount of vinegar listed is the minimum. Some may feel more comfortable adding more, which is fine. Just don’t add too much or you will have more juice instead of pickle.

Tropico 5 from Kalypso Media

This entry was posted in City Builders, Simulation Games, Strategy Games by Cleave on

Tropico-5-Box-Art

Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★★½ 

Tropico 5 is the latest version of the Tropico Series that Kalypso Media and Haemimont Games has released and is one hell of a city builder. It was released for download by the Kalypso Launcher on May 23rd with great anticipation from gamers. Even though Tropico 4 and Tropico 3 has some issues gamers looked to 5 to fix those and keep the series alive. In some ways this is true but in others it just isn’t so.

Some gamers, the more vocal ones, are calling this game just a reason for the two companies to sell DLC add-ons for stuff that should already be there. You will notice that the stars that have been given do not reflect some of what I am saying here. The reason is that as a stand alone product is is a very good game. When looking at it with the rest of the series in mind it is lacking in many ways.