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25
Oct
22

ON THE BENCH :KEURIG K35

ANOTHER BLUE MAT GROUP SERIES

CONTINUOUS RUN, INTERMITTENT RUN, INCORRECT CUP SIZE WATER OUTPUT

PUMP PROBLEMS?

SOMETIMES KEURIGS CAN BE FUSSY MACHINES ALWAYS HAVE HAD ONE. CONSIDERING THAT THIS IS THE MR COFFEE MACHINE MODERN REPLACEMENT AND IS USED AT LEAST ON A DAILY BASIS WHEN THEY RUN THEY ARE RELIABLE. SOME HAVE THE FEATURE TO INDICATE DE SCALING PROCEDURES NEEDED WHICH SHOULD BE DONE ON A REGULAR BASIS LIKE ESPRESSO MACHINES AND SOME TYPES OF WATER HEATERS FOR DOMESTIC HOT WATER.

THIS K35 ONE FROM A FAMILY MEMBER. DECIDED TO DO A TEAR DOWN OF THE PUMP JUST TO MAKE SURE IT WASN’T CLOGGED ETC.

ALSO THOSE INTERESTED IN MODS AND UP CYCLE CAN TAKE A LOOK

A YOUTUBE SEARCH REVELED HOW TO REMOVE THE CASINGS, JUST SOME SCREWS AT THE BOTTOM AND THE USUAL CLIPS

THE MAIN CIRCUIT BOARD. NOTICE THE 4 PINS IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER FOR ? ACCESSIBLE THROUGH A REMOVABLE COVER ON THE BOTTOM OF THE UNIT. DIDN’T DO AN EXHAUSTIVE SEARCH FOR THIS. NICE ! JST TYPE CONNECTORS ON THE CONNECTIONS

THE PUMP UN CLIPS FROM A MOUNT AND TUBING EASILY REMOVED.

CONNECTOR IS FOR SENSOR INSIDE THE PUMP , RED/ BLACK FOR 12 VDC POWER TO THE MOTOR NO PICTURES OF THE PUMP DIS ASSEMBLED, AN INTERESTING OFFSET DRIVE AND A SERIES OF TRI SPACE DIAPHRAGMS THAT DO THE PUMPING ACTION. I CONNECTED 12 VDC TO PUMP TO INSURE IT WASN’T STALLED OR DEFECTIVE.

DIDN’T APPEAR CLOGGED AND EASILY RE ASSEMBLED. CLIPS HOLD THE PUMP TO THE SEALED MOTOR.

TYPICAL WORK BENCH ENVIRONMENT, NOT A PROBLEM FOR ME.

THE PUMP IN PLACE

RED BLACK 12 VDC POWER

REASSEMBLED AND CUP SIZE WAS STILL OFF , LARGE WAS ALMOST 2 CUPS WATER OUTPUT. RAN THROUGH THE ABOVE PROCEDURE AND NOW THE KEURIG WATER OUTPUT IS WITH IN SPECIFICATIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BREW A FEW CUPS TO TEST.

THANKS FOR VIEWING, HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE.

13
Dec
20

random/mash-up/2O2O

Expected to blog more during the pandemic, not true, those of us who value a simple limited social contact lifestyle have endured the pandemic with ease. Technology has permitted us to have goods and services delivered, with the need to venture out of our dwellings not necessary. Those who have found the working from a home sanctuary may choose to continue to use the services they adopted during these times such as on line shopping , education and increased social media contacts.

Just some random pictures. (some may be pictures previously posted)

shall we view food first? This turned into a 2O2O recap, I haven’t taken many pictures or posted as often as before.

take out or take away delivered
very nice presentation
coffee anyone ? most likely will be selling some of these
rice veggie wraps, rice paper
yes , salad can be a meal
puffy !
meatball broccoli wraps
combining for ……..

chili bean chicken with corn chips and a goblet of dark beer

noodle time !
SOUP FOR YOU 1
EGGPLANT CASSEROLE ASSEMBLY
KINDA SUMS UP THE CURRENT SITUATION !!!!! (FROM AN AD FOR ACTIVISION VIDEO GAME “SPIDER FIGHTER”
MY FAVORITE , TOAST TIME
BREAD MAKING CONTINUES !
RICE PAPER, SEAWEED ROLL UPS
YEAH, I’LL HAVE A CUP
NOW THAT I’VE SEEN THIS I’LL HAVE TO LOOK UP THE RECIPE
YOU CAN’T MAKE EVERYTHING !
EGGPLANT SANDWICH
PIE IS KING !
PEACE BROTHERS AND SISTERS !
PROOFING
IF YOUR SALIVATING NOW YOU MAY BE A BREAD LOVER
HOME COFFEE ROASTING ALSO A PRE COVID SKILL UTILIZED TO GET A HIGH QUALITY CUP OF JAVA
NOODLES AGAIN
BACON WRAPPED STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST
CHICKEN THIGH AND RICE DISH
INSTACART

SOURDOUGH

2020 ISN’T ALL that BAD !
SHRIMP AND RICE DISH
A BIT OF MUSIC
GRILLED vertical CHICKEN
GREEN BEANS ARE IN !
FRESH ROAST
PIZZA TIME !
TAKE OUT AGAIN !
SHRIMP AND COUSCOUS
ALREADY MISSING MY HOME GROWN TOMATOES
PROPER PPE IS NECESSARY
WHAT IS IT ? A REPLACEMENT FOR ONE THAT WAS BROKEN
FROM THE CYLINDRICAL BREAD TUBE
CRUNCHY !

MAKING BOW ITES

JUST A BIT OF LOCAL COLOR
BOO !
CARD NIGHT
EGG ONION GARLIC AND CHEESE PIZZA
BAKED MAC N’ CHEESE
BEEF SHANK……..
WITH ROASTED VEGGIES
NEW TOY , BOUGHT “parts or repair” HAD TO REPAIR I’LL POST A REVIEW SOON
SPARGING BARLEY MASH FOR ?????
“air fried” sausage and peppers
corn tortillas with lettuce chili beans and cheese
combo apple and blueberry pie
sausage and chicken, tomato sauce, pasta and freshly grated parm

well your up to date now, plan ondoing another post of “whats on the bench” repair projects.

Stay Safe, Be Home !

25
Sep
16

Potato and egg

A bit of a light breakfast, some fried diced  potato with onion and garlic seasoned with fennel seed, caraway seed, celery seed and coriander seed. Salt, pepper blend ,and hot pepper flakes. Not shown, orange for fruit

12
Jun
16

A sunny Sunday breakfast

Whole wheat, white spent grain toast

Poached egg

Cubed chicken (leftovers)

Brussels sprout greens

Orange juice (one large orange squeezed)

Coffee, (Sumatra )

Sour cream 

Dried hot red pepper

Cracked black pepper


An effort at a balanced breakfast

Considered a bechamel sauce but opted for sour cream.

Enjoy the last day of the weekend!

21
May
16

Saturday AM

One egg omelettes served this morning. 


One , Egg , a bit of milk, sweet onion, garlic, tat soi, kale, cheese, mushrooms. Side of orange.

One just sweet onion.


Coffee is a blend of Mexican and Columbian , roasted together , very good considering it was roasted just before brewing.

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What’s on your plate today ?

16
Apr
16

Eeeeewww, liver !

As I prepared this breakfast it reminded me of the opening of an old TV series where the medical students as part of their training are required to witness an autopsy. Several of them faint. Not to curb your  appetite,  by telling this story, some,  like  chefs  can continue in their field even though they are adverse to parts of the  trade or decide that they will cater to a certain food group.

What’s  this got to do with liver ? I would not call beef liver a mainstream dish but recently a family member sourced beef liver to our kitchen from a retailer known for organic food. A bloody looking package indeed, but after a quick diced and sauté the flavor reminded me of the days of    liverwerst,   a deli favorite.

Some bread was diced and fried in butter and garlic, reserved, and some sautéed onions followed, along with dill.

Placed in a small oven proof container , two eggs beaten was added, yes I know cheese is usually in the mix, but keeping it light here. Low power in the microwave for several minutes till fluffed. (BTW a sprinkle of hot red pepper flakes in the mix, salt and pepper a given  also )

Served with sour cream, chili paste and greens , a mix of light and dark roasted Mexican coffee.

 

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12
Mar
16

a real light breakfast

The bacon was frozen, so chicken breast was available along with some previously chopped greens. Good Morning !

Fried egg.

Medium roast blend of Mexican Organic Chiapas Altura and Colombian Reserva del Patron coffee.

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03
Jul
15

spicy omelet

Just a few additions to an omelet to spice up your morning !

IMG_8320Sweet onions, fresh turmeric, dried hot jalapeno, salt and pepper…. ahhh… that turmeric give a nice orange color to the onions!, similar to carrots but with a burst of flavor! Excellent pairing with hot peppers…

IMG_8321 remove,  after sauteing with butter and olive oil..

IMG_8322two beaten eggs with a splash of heavy cream……

IMG_8323add the sauteed mixture and fold…..

IMG_8324No ! that’s not a poached egg atop, a scoop of fresh mozzarella !… and some hydroponic fresh chives.

Pan fry the bread , buttered in the fry pan  to clean up any oil and turmeric flavor….. DONE  !!!!

French press coffee aside and you have a first class breakfast !

Even Diane ate 1/2 of the omelet !!! said it was spicy, but she ate it …. progress !

Thanks to a family member for the fresh turmeric and mozzarella…   !

15
Mar
15

The morning grille

potatoes on the grille this morning…

Five minutes in the microwave  along with….

 

I decided to add grated carrot, not shown

Triple blend of Rwanda , Honduras, and Robusta, in the press

meanwhile back on the grille….

Coffee is ready while the grille cooks away. It’s nice having a large cooking area not limited to a frypan…

First sip… Aaahhhhhhh…     Close inspection reveals that my mug wasn’t washed from the day before…… Just rinsed…

Not the most elegant looking plate , but nourishing. Have some red beans in the fridge and considered addIng them.

Another sip of coffee…extremely smooth… Life is good …spring is on the way…

    

10
Jan
15

Good Morning

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Orange juice, coffee, egg, broccoli ,leek, red hot pepper flakes.




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