SOLIDS

Food. You know you love to eat it. Now learn how to make it.

LIQUIDS

Drinks. Learn how to make our favourite bevvies, or read up on our wine reviews.

TECHNOLOGY

What's cool and interesting in the world of high tech

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Looking for ideas for the kids and the family? We've got you covered.

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

Ingredients

  • 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
Directions
  • 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.

Ingredients

  • 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
Directions
  • 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.

Ingredients

  • 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
Directions
  • 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: https://amiunique.org/



All your identity are belong to us...

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

LMGTFY












Let Me Google That For You

By now everyone knows about LMGTFY, but the problem is that it's a little bit on the snarky side.

Pro tip: Add &n=1 to the end of the URL to make it a bit less offensive.

E.g.: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=fluffernutter&n=1