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Friday, 24 July 2015

Watermelon Chipotle Gazpacho


Have you ever tried making a soup from watermelon? It was never on our list of things to do, however no that we've tried it we are fans. We recommend using a Vitamix if you have one, it will make the soup super smooth. Use a food processor for a thicker soup.




Watermelon Chipotle Gazpacho

Ingredients

  • Either half a large watermelon or one medium watermelon (at least 12 cups)
  • About 6 large tomatoes
  • 2-3 green onions
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 2 red Bell peppers
  • 1 ear of corn
  • Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • Chipotle Sauce


  • Directions

  • Chop the watermelon, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, and cucumber and put into large mixing bowls
  • In a frying pan saute 2 red bell peppers and about 10 cloves of garlic, add to mixing bowls
  • Bowl an ear of corn, cut off the corn and add to mixing bowls
  • Have a large stock pot ready. 
  • In smaller manageable sections blend ingredients Vitamix, starting at level 1 and working up to 10.
  • Add chipotle sauce and Frank's Red Hot Sauce to taste. We used about 3/4 cup of Franks and about 1/3 cup of chipotle sauce.
  • Mix everything together in stock pot until flavor is good.  Put into smaller containers and refrigerate for at least six hours until it is all thoroughly cold. Tastes better the next day
  • 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.


    Ingredients


    • 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




    Directions
    • 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

    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.