wxtrix

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  1. what are the whiners going to complain about now?
  2. cars and grass are now snow-dusted.
  3. it’s finally snowing here.
  4. it looks like no precip falling at all outside.
  5. there were some random big icy flakes in the earlier heavy batch.
  6. surprised to see it might snow. also surprised to see the temp crashed from 46 to 38 in the last hour, dew point rose from 21 to 31.
  7. the smell! from the first rise to the bake. I'm going to try to make some tomorrow to combat the cold, rainy day.
  8. King Arthur has 24 oz for $7.95: https://shop.kingarthurbaking.com/items/gluten-free-all-purpose-flour?gclid=CjwKCAiA1eKBBhBZEiwAX3gql0linLk0UUfSEPDjBqfInajDmGnlTTSmnyJl2wsOszRVSfaCxoXTdRoCLWcQAvD_BwE and I have come to love almond meal cakes, a staple of Italian and Spanish baking. you don't need to make substitutes in the recipes, either. this is my current favorite one--it's unbelievably simple to make and it's really delicious: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/spanish-almond-cake-tarta-de-santiago this was my first one--I messed up the stencil when I was sugaring it:
  9. beautiful! i have greatly stepped up my bread-,making, but I don't work with sourdough. I've been trying to replicate my grandmother's chalka, a Polish brioche.
  10. there’s a covid thread in the politics forum. knock yourself out there.
  11. reposting from banter: they have 3 different songs. a “pharaoh” song: a frying pan/lawn sprinkler song: and a high-pitched alien song: i heard all 3 in my DC neighborhood. i had never lived anywhere there was a brood and i’m so psyched i’ll have the chance to see them again.
  12. i was living in DC (Cathedral Heights) when the last swarm emerged. as they came out of the ground i could see them on my window screens. I lived near a big wooded park and the noise in my neighborhood (full of trees) was deafening. I had a tree right outside my apartment and it was absolutely covered with cicadas. I was apprehensive about it, but they are harmless and bumbling. you'll see the newly emerged ones upside down on the street. I used to turn them right side up as I headed to my bus stop.
  13. Washington Team Football with really generic fan merchandise.
  14. yep. i was really apprehensive at first but when one bumped into me because it was a klutz, it made me laugh and i wasn’t afraid of them at all.
  15. they have 3 different songs. a “pharaoh” song: a frying pan/lawn sprinkler song: and a high-pitched alien song: i heard all 3 in my DC neighborhood. i had never lived anywhere there was a brood and i’m so psyched i’ll have the chance to see them again.
  16. i was living in DC (Cathedral Heights) when the last swarm emerged. as they came out of the ground i could see them on my window screens. I lived near a big wooded park and the noise in my neighborhood (full of trees) was deafening. I had a tree right outside my apartment and it was absolutely covered with cicadas. I was apprehensive about it, but they are harmless and bumbling. you'll see the newly emerged ones upside down on the street. I used to turn them right side up as I headed to my bus stop.
  17. those are annual cicadas and not related to any of the broods. they are a completely different species.
  18. hey guys, I was out looking for an extra inch of snowfall . if you see mine, shoot me a message. thanks.
  19. 12/16: 8.5” (last winter’s total snowfall was 5.8”, lol) 12/17: 0.25" 01/25: 0.25” 01/31+: 8.00” 02/07: 3.3” 02/09-02/10: 1.7" 02/18: 5.00" 02/21: 2.5" (was expecting white rain and rain) total: 29.50”
  20. then host it on youtube and post a link to it.
  21. a NWS employee in Charles Town reported a few tenths less than that an hour before I measured. I was under orange and yellow bands from 7:45 am to 10:15 am.
  22. in a lull, with light sleet and snow. 2.5" of new snow, which is a busted forecast here. i'm pretty happy.