Monthly Archives: February 2008
Postcrossing – Postcards Traveling The World is a fun project that I ran across today very much like the old pen pal clubs of yesteryear, focused on the good old postcard. You sign up for a free membership and then send a postcard to some one from the registry (including your unique ID) and then you will receive a postcard from some one.
Pretty simple idea and a great way to get interesting postcards from around the world especially fun for the kids.
UPDATE In case it isn’t obvious, you will need to provide your name and address in order for people to send you a postcard. This might be something you want to consider before you sign up. If you are a paranoid type of person, this project probably isn’t for you. Or, you can do what I usually do and use a derivitive of my real name for things like this, in my case I use my first and middle initials as my first name. This way when I get things for CR Moewes, I know that they are from online signups.
Making bagels is harder than I thought. I’ve made them using the simple bagel recipe from King Arthur and I followed exactly, but the results weren’t what I expected. My bagels are pretty flat, The recipe has you make the pieces into balls and then rest the dough for 30 minutes then make the holes and boil. I think when I try this again I will make the holes and then let them rest for 30 minutes to plump up then boil them.