Thursday, February 10, 2022

Orange Bars Recipe

When life gives you oranges, you make......

Orange Bars! This time around, I had access to the best tasting oranges.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

DIY 72 Plant NFT Vertical Hydroponics | Technical Package

Are you looking to grow food at home, but lack space or don't have soil?

Have you ever been interested by hydroponic gardening? Does the premise of food security mean anything to you after we have experienced lockdowns and bare shelves?

Well I may have the solution for you! You can build your own hydroponic garden, just like this one! Available today from Greens and Machines is the technical package detailing how to construct this hydroponic garden.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Announcing the Newest Affiliated YouTube Channel - Food and Recipe videos on GMFV

Happy New Year to all Greens and Machines fans! Hope you have as many ambitious plans for 2022 as we do!

This post is an announcement that I have started a new YouTube channel, which will be dedicated to food and recipe videos. As part of the process of bringing it up to speed, I have started to re-render certain videos in the back-catalogue of Greens and Machines to include this channel's new watermark, so they may be reuploaded to this channel. There may be some service disruption while viewing certain video recipes if they have been uploaded on the main channel, but this transition should go over smoothly once the videos are made public on the new channel. For those who browse the website, no need to worry about the recipes moving, they will maintain the current urls.

For the time being, if you have been a fan of the website, and especially the cooking/baking videos, be sure to subscribe to GMFV - Greens and Machines Food Videos. Aside from containing the past videos, all new food and recipe videos will be uploaded to this new channel. These may include videos in the form of the popular 1 minute recipe videos, long form step-by-step cooking videos, or even a livestream from my kitchen with a featured guest! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

American to European Bottom Bracket Adapters Aren't as Turnkey as I hoped! - Bicycle Crank Upgrade

When I bought my Huffy Rock Trail bike at a rummage sale few years ago, I admired it for having a one-piece crank.  Metallurgically speaking, I thought it was really cool to have the entire crank made from one forged piece of steel opposed to three separate pieces screwed together.  The reality is, this style of crank is inferior to the cartridge style bottom brackets that come standard on most modern bikes of adequate quality.  I wasn't convinced until recently when the bearing assembly started failing on me, and then kept failing after I repaired it 3 times in less than 2 years.

The first time it failed, one of the bearing cups cracked, resulting in a total seizing of the crank, as the bearings got lost inside the bottom bracket shell, and the crank went off axis.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Top Tips for Gardening as a Renter

Are you looking to start a vegetable garden, but you don't own the land, house, or apartment you live in? Gardening can be tough if you don't own the land under your feet, but it doesn't mean that you can't garden. I have been renting for the past decade and have maintained a garden in one form or another. Below I will share with you my top tips for gardening while renting.