Friday, August 22, 2014

Winged Snail Mail Zine


Friendly reminder that submissions for my Winged Snail Mail Zine are open!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Review: A Practical Guide on the Consumption of Human Flesh


This is a very graphic zine... it's not filled with pictures of people eating human flesh... I meant that it's written and illustrated almost exclusively with a sharpie, so all the lines are thick and graphic. This zine includes simple instructions (start with limbs) and very useful advice (start with your family and friends so you ensure un-diseased flesh). This is a fun zine. 

No contact/author information presented.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Food Themed Mail:

(The cutest food themed stationary!)
(The cutest food pun stickers!)

(DIY Cheesecake Postcard)


(Source)

(Free Printable Mason Jar

Here are some other snail mail projects.  

**Don't forget about my snail mail zine! Submission deadline is soon!** 



Friday, August 1, 2014

Review: Make your own Damn Alchohol

I only own a handful of zines but for some reason I have two copies of this zine. The approach to brewing is very causal which is a nice different from the dogmatic approach that usually appears in main-stream literature on the subject. Sometimes publications with a causal approach to brewing neglect the most important, at least to me, aspect of brewing - the taste! The recipe for Wine Cooler acknowledges that it probably won't taste good but mixing it with lemon-lime soda will improve the taste. Some of the methods seem weird (like boiling mead for 2 hours) but there are some interesting recipes (like the Rose Brew). Overall a nice introduction to brewing.
Systemsuck 


Friday, July 25, 2014

Eating the Web: Kombucha Cocktails

 
 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Review: I'd Rather Be Baking

As someone who loves to bake and cook when anxious or upset I really appreciate this zine. The tagline says it all 'Baking escapism to fill your tummy and soul where applicable.' While not a vegan cookbook (as it uses eggs), there is some good information here, like the article on pie crust and the interesting apple-mango pie recipe. The recipe for bread seems very forgiving and easy to approach. 

Here is my favorite quote from the zine... "Baking to me is creating, shaping, forming, it's a way to turn feelings of uncertainty into tangible, useful things."

James Crawford 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Review: Fermentation Blogs

I've done my fair share of fermentation experiments over the years, including from kombucha, kvass, and kimchi. I have all of Sandor Ellix Katz's books which are great resources but I also like to delve into the world of fermentation blogs for inspiration and innovation. 
Here are a few of my favorite fermentation blogs:

1. Phickle is a great fermentation blog that has beautiful photos as well as great information. The header is well organized and recipes and information are easy to find. Check out this post on Microbial Terroir

2. Fermup is a blog/podcast combination. The dynamic between the two podcast hosts is a bit... forced but the content is usually interesting. The blog is infrequently updated but the quality of the information presented in the podcast makes this site worth a look.   

3. Home Brew Forum is the first place I check for home brew information as well as kombucha and soda ideas. There is a breath of knowledge here, especially in DIY brewing and gluten free brewing but you'll have to search for it!