Food, code, & else

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This Is Kat's Blog

Food, code, & else


Sourdough: Starting The Starter

Sourdough: Starting The Starter

The History For most Americans, Sourdough is a special class of bread. It’s the tangy, back of the tongue flavor that you have, and a tough crust that requires force for your teeth to get into. It’s not as sweet and cakey as fluffy white […]

Deployment Branches in Azure

Deployment Branches in Azure

  If you’re familiar with Azure, you’ll recognize immediately that everything is setup to be fairly flat. That’s mostly by design, as the whole point of any cloud resource was to be as scalable as possible into giant monstrosities as quickly as possible. What it wasn’t […]

Better Bakers use Weight, not Volume

Better Bakers use Weight, not Volume

Blame the Redcoats The majority of us Americans, and some others, use measuring cups when baking or cooking. This means measuring by volume, or by the amount of product that can fit in a cup or some various fraction. As a result, we all have […]

Meringue Cookies

Meringue Cookies

The History It’s hotly contested on what (or really who) started meringues, but one of the first recorded sighting of it was in 1691 by François Massialot. He, from what I could tell, was a pompous dude. He describes himself as “a cook who dares to […]

Transforming App Configs in Azure Deployments

Transforming App Configs in Azure Deployments

As any good deployment architect would tell you, when you are creating a brand new system (or cleaning up an old one) there needs to be an environment for production (your polished, tested, and robust system), for testing (where you physically shot put the kitchen […]