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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

White BBQ Sauce

It's summertime now, and thoughts naturally turn to the BBQ. Most BBQ sauces tend to have aspects of sweetness and hotness, which we here at the Funked Up Shift love. However, sometimes we like to push the flavour in a more savoury direction.

Taking a cue from our neighbours to the South, I have for you not one, but two recipes for a White BBQ Sauce!

White BBQ Sauce One

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper


In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Whisk until smooth. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to one week.


White BBQ Sauce Two


Place all ingredients in a very large blender or food processor. (It may be necessary to do this in 2 batches; just add 1/2 of each ingredient and then repeat.) Blend for 1 minute, or until thoroughly combined and mixture is smooth. Pour sauce into a large bowl.
Use when grilling chicken; brush lightly over the chicken during the last few minutes of grilling. This sauce is also great for dipping; set some sauce aside for passing at the table.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Website Tools

Do you make pages on The Internets? Is your website optimized for... whatever it is? Here are some tools to validate your websites, or apps.

Speed Tests

ZOMG! Links to various test sites so you can see how fast are your internets. We have to test these things in our day-to-day activities so we thought we'd aggregate them and share them here. Leave a comment if you have a good site not mentioned here.

Speed Tests

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Mr Robot hacks

Elliot is a deeply disturbed individual. But he's also very smart and cunning. On the show Mr Robot they perform all sorts of hacks which stretch the limits of plausibility. This show has, however, received quite a few favourable reviews on its use of current technology and its capabilities. 

If you're wondering how the Mr Robot hacks are executable in the real world, or how they're designed then check out this site:

Don't you just love that picture of a hacker? Because usually they're wearing a nice tie and a balaclava, right? Oh, and they don't sit down either, because Evil stands when it makes Crime!

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Florentine Spinach Dip

Spinach Florentine

Oh man, we love spinach dip. Especially when it's baked to ooey gooey perfection. Note, you can make your own Alfredo sauce if you're picky. And sometimes we like to go a bit heavier on hot sauce.


  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Alfredo sauce
  • 1 box (10 oz) frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 0.5 cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 0.25 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 0.25 cup diced roasted red peppers
  • 2 cups shredded Italian-blennd cheese
  • 0.5 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 0.25 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients until combined
  • Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 2-quart casserole
  • Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until golden brown
Makes 25 servings

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Crab Rangoon Dip

Mmmm! Delicious Crab Rangoon


  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 12 oz crab meat (shelled)
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped roasted red peppers
  • 0.75 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 0.33 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp prepared horseradish
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 0.25 tsp garlic powder
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 0.25 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped slivered almonds
  • 1 scallion, grenn part only, chopped, for garnish
  • Preheat the oven to 375F
  • Spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray
  • In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, crabmeat, scallions, red peppers, Swiss cheese, Parmesan, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, milk, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper
  • Place crab mixture into baking dish and bake for 20 - 25 mins or until bubbly around the edges
  • Top with almonds and cook for 5 more minutes
  • Garnish with chopped green scallions
Makes 25 servings

Monday, 20 June 2016


We created this light and refreshing drink while at a BBQ on the weekend. I'm sure we weren't the first ones to ever put this together, but we decided to give it a special name anyway.


  • 0.5oz Chambord
  • 1.5oz Lemon Vodka
  • Ice
  • 8.0oz soda water
  • Add Chambord, vodka, and ice to a 12oz glass
  • Fill the rest of the glass with soda water