Monday, March 11, 2013

Murray Moped is Running

 A few months ago I added a front fender.  Its chrome with blue and white racing stripes!
Stock Puch Open-Port engine, 15mm Bing, Proma Pipe

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Moped Work

Knocked another major hurdle off the list today.  I mounted the tool box part of my Indian seat to my Murray frame.  I also started laying out some of the wiring.  Wired up enough of it to get a spark.  Realizing you have spark is always a great milestone in a build and often provides the next boost of motivation to keep going on the bike. 
This weekend was a great weekend!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Work Photos

A small collection of my nightly dishes from my station at Arrillaga Dining Commons, at Stanford.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Recent Work

Some photos from the Training Table at Arrillaga Dining Commons, Standford University.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Vegan Pizzas

The pizza above was my first attempt at a gluten free pizza. Came out really good. The crust looked like it would have the texture of cardboard, but was surprisingly soft and moist. For the crust I used quinoa and buckwheat flour. Next time I make this pizza, I will try mostly or all quinoa flour.

This is another vegan pizza I make the same night. However, for this one I used regular flour.

Eggplant Sliders w/Sweet Potato Fries

I made these delectable delights on the fly one night. I was originally intending to make ground pork sliders with roasted plantain, however at the last minute, I had to change my plans. I made the rolls using a white whole wheat flour and added jalapenos and plantains to the mix. I had Japanese eggplant, so it was easy to cut strips and saute them up with salt and pepper. Instead of dicing the roasted jalapeno as I had planned, to go into the pork meat, I cut them once and layed them out flat. I then added roasted red onion slices and plantain compote to complete my eggplant sliders.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The seranos that grow outside my kitchen window

These puppies are absolutely beautiful! They're a bit sweet, but still spicy and really juicy. They seem to taste better when I let them turn red on the plant. Whatever I can't eat, I let dry out. Next time I make tamales, I hope to use my dried seranos to make my chili paste. Awesome!

Bread Rolls & Turkey Burgers

It all started this afternoon when I made bread rolls. I took my normal bread recipe and rolled/balled it out in sections. Here's what I got.

Now orginally I was going to make pasta for dinner with Turkey-Basil Meatballs and these rolls. Then the idea morphed into Turkey Sliders and a pasta salad. Of course, I was too tired to make all this so again the idea morphed into turkey sliders and potatoes.

Of course like most people, I am not perfect and neither is my food all the time. Yes, these burgers came out perfect. You might notice the potatoes are not pictured... But here's another picture of the sliders!
Spicy Turkey Sliders: Freshly made bread, spicy turkey patties, rosted jalepeno, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Everything made fresh by me, from scatch, today (8-9-11).

Friday, June 3, 2011

Double Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I just wanted to share these with everybody! Yes they taste as good as they look!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Chapter I: A Mobbit is Born

Formerally known as a Honda Hobbit, this new bike has been christened as a Honda Mobbit MA-II. Here it is as seen in the womb via the ultra-sound. DOB: January 30th, 2011.

I'm finally getting around to working on this bike. It was orginally a Honda Hobbit PA-II. From what I've heard, this is one of the most desirable mopeds. This is also the first moped I ever bought. Now I have decided to rebuild it from the ground up for Melbert. This is the story of the first Mobbit.

Triple Tree

The Heart Case and Groin (typically known as the engine mount and pedal crank) The heart case came out great, however upon closer inspection, will require another coat.

Unfortuately the spine (main frame) will not fit in the incubator (oven) so I will have to hand feed it (paint it). Luckily the spine will be mostly covered, so hopefully not too much paint will be exposed to chip off.

Next Time: Chapter II: Mobbit as a Toddler