More on Alice

More on Alice

Continuing on the Alice in Wonderland theme. This is the latest in the series I am printing for Wendy for the cat show. I am really impressed with this model. It may be hard to see from the photograph but this model has the most amazing eyes. They were built in three layers to give real depth. These prints have really challenged my 3D printer and, as a consequence, have lead me to tuning the hardware and software settings for…

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

This is what you do when you have a 3D printer and 10 days off work Every component is a separate filament colour. Lots of filament changes. It didn’t go totally without problems! I had to print the numbers about four times to get a complete set and develop a new profile for my printer for some of the smaller, tall components but after four days of printing and frustration It is finally done.

CReality CR-10S 3D Printer

CReality CR-10S 3D Printer

I recently purchased a CReality CR-10S 3D printer from a local ebay supplier. The two main drivers for this were build space and also supportability and accuracy of printing vs my existing Vector V3 printer.  My build volume has increased from a 120x120x150mm build volume to a 300x300x400 which is a substantial distance in space and allows me to print items in a single print that I would previously have had to split into multiple parts and then build together….

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Rustic Mixed Tomato and Spiced Chickpea Salad

Rustic Mixed Tomato and Spiced Chickpea Salad

This colorful salad is perfect for a vegetarian meal or a side salad for summer barbecues Print Recipe Rustic mixed tomato and spiced chickpea salad Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins Course: SaladCuisine: Mediterranean Servings: 4 people Ingredients400 g chickpeas, can rinsed and drained1/4 cup olive oil1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp ground coriander1 tsp ground paprika350 g tomatoes pkt mixed medley or large tomatoes halved1 avocado stoned, peeled, thinly sliced1/2 cup mint leaves1/2 cup flat leaf parsley leaves1/2 cup…

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Sweet Hawaiian Style Buns

Sweet Hawaiian Style Buns

Print Recipe Sweet Hawaiin Style Buns Prep Time2 hrsCook Time14 minsTotal Time2 hrs 14 mins Course: Main CourseCuisine: Barbeque Servings: 6 buns IngredientsDry ingredients350 g flour29 g sugar1 tsp salt1.5 tsp yeastWet ingredients210 g milk warm (43C)2 Tbsp honeyI egg beaten2 Tbsp olive oil InstructionsMix the dry ingredients in a stand mixer Add the wet ingredients and knead with a dough hook for 6 minutes Let rise in a covered bowl until doubled (about 1 hour) Place on a floured…

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Mediterranean Tomato Salad

Mediterranean Tomato Salad

This is a salad that came up on the Kamado website I subscribe to. It sounds like the perfect use of our typical summer crop and I am saving it here so it will be front of mind next summer when we have way too many tomatoes and cucumber. I will use the authors description as it states it pretty well: “The Mediterranean Tomato Salad is a mix of Tomato, Cucumber, Parsley, Mint, Feta cheese and what ever else you…

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Babyback Ribs

Babyback Ribs

Print Recipe Babyback Ribs This is the current way I am cooking babyback ribs. I will update it if I find a better method. I wrote this up as a blog post, but I am going to make it a recipe so I can keep finding it. There is a lot of variations that let you personalise the recipe. Prep Time30 minsCook Time4 hrsTotal Time4 hrs 40 mins Course: Main CourseCuisine: Barbeque Servings: 4 people Ingredients2 rack babyback ribs4 tbsp…

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Ribs and Slaw for Easter

Ribs and Slaw for Easter

After the terrible dry ribs I cooked at Christmas, I think I have been avoiding cooking them. Last weekend, well Easter Monday, I decided to have another crack at it. I went back to basics and grabbed my Chris Grove Kamado cookbook. I did use a different rub than what was suggested, but other than that, stayed pretty true to the recipe. I also decided to go back to wrapping the ribs in foil halfway through the cook. I setup…

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