Saturday Snippets: 14.October.2017

Almost without fail, the week following Thanksgiving brings with it a drastic change in West Coast weather. By this, I mean, the rains come. And, without fail, we’ve gotten our rain this week! The wet mornings have felt quite cool, and the local mountains have had their first dusting of snow. I’m really hoping the sun still makes an appearance every few days, as many of the trees are still sporting their greens, and I love seeing the changing colours… when it’s dry! 🙂

Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 14.October.2017.

On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:

  • How to make climbing volumes. I feel like I can see Jonty’s side business here!
  • The secrets to cycling bliss. I’m on board!
  • I just finished reading The Miniaturist (a great suggestion  from my mother-in-law) and After You (it was okay), and am on the hunt for my next read. I saw a link to this site – search for a book, time yourself reading a sample paragraph, then the website will estimate how long it should take you to read it in full! Perhaps I’ll have to try it with my next find.
  • If you’re looking for ways to cut your salt intake, without sacrificing flavour, here are a few good options. We regularly use all of them, except for the cheese. That is saved for our weekend treats 🙂
  • I made a turkey roulade for Thanksgiving, and stuffed it with a spicy, herbed dressing. I’m definitely going to try making it again, with a few tweaks. This stuffed pork tenderloin is adding to my inspiration!
  • Doesn’t this look like the perfect Autumn cake for a chilly, rainy weekend afternoon snack? Mmmm, apples…

On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion:

This week, Jonty has been designing the sliding drawer for the kitchen (over the fridge), and it’s been a bit of a puzzle, trying to figure out how he’s going to make it all work. Lucky for him, he enjoys a good puzzle 🙂

He was able to CNC it yesterday, and we made sure the puzzle pieces all fit together. Today we’re gluing it, then some stain and we’re good to install it!

We’re both looking forward to having a functional drawer, as we’ll be able to start leaving utensils and other pieces in the van all the time. | Sprinter van conversion - making sliding drawers

In the background, we’re still on toilet-duty, slowly getting our ducks in a row. I think we’re making a bit of progress, so hopefully some update photos for you next week 🙂

Happy Weekend!