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Monday, 16 February 2015

The Inside Job

One of my favourite drinks is a Manhattan. I'm also a big fan of The Old Fashioned.

The Inside Job is soft of like a fusion of the two. Very tasty.


  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • 1 dash of Bitters
  • 1 dash Absinthe
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Orange slice

  • Add all the liquid ingredients to mixing glass and fill with ice
  • Stir and strain into a tumbler filled with fresh ice
  • Garnish with Maraschino cherry and slice of orange

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Fancy Laces

Check out this very cool infographic about lacing your shoes in nifty ways. Click the image to see a larger version.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken


  • 3-4 pieces chicken with slits on the thickest part
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 tsp Tandoori powder
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • Marinate chicken for minimum 2 hours
  • Bake at 350F for 45 min to 1 hour, or BBQ on the grill

Pumpkin Pie

A very delicious recipe that's been in the family for years.


  • 2 cup pumkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • Mix ingredients in a bowl and pour into unbaked pie shells.
  • Bake at 400F for 10 mins
  • Reduce heat to 325F and bake for another 25 mins.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Asian Coleslaw

Coleslaw, with an Asian twist.


  • 4 tbsp peanut or canola oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 head Napa cabbage, finely chopped or shredded
  • 1/4 cup toasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Whisk together the oil, lime juice and Sriracha. 
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss with the dressing to coat
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving
  • Keeps for two days in the fridge

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Is It Down Right Now?

Ever wondered if your favourite website was actually down, or whether it's just your connection that is bad?

Check out the Is It Down Right Now? website. It has uptime graphs and a log of response times. So maybe it really is just you.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Brower Fingerprinting

So, you think you're completely anonymous on the web, eh? You use incognito mode, you delete your history and cookies, you don't log into any websites whilst you surf. That should be enough to make you invisible. Sadly, no. Well, the guys at the NSA probably think this is great stuff, because you will have an online fingerprint. Where you surf(ed), what browser you use, your screen resolution, etc, etc. Some people had to go and ruin it for the rest of us, so now the tools exist to figure out a unique identity just from some basic system settings.

Check out your uniqueness online here:

All your identity are belong to us...