Pulled Pork on Buttermilk Biscuits

Pulled pork is one of those meals that is super tasty, but not exactly in the healthy category. This weekend I was looking for a beer based marinade to inject into our small picnic roast. I happened to post my marinade quest on Twitter, and with discussion with @DelilahEvening, came up with a: beer, chipotle, and garlic based marinade.

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Key Lime Pie with Meringue

I love a good meringue. Any citrus fruit will do. Lemon. Grapefruit. Even Pineapple can be turned into a fantastic meringue. I recently picked up a small bag of key limes from our local grocery store, Loblaws. It takes roughly 1/3 of the bag to get the required amount of lime juice. Unfortunately the key limes looked like they were going to turn to the dark rotted side in the very near future. So I juiced them all, and ended up with around a cup (250 ml) of juice. Instead of looking up what else I could do with key lime juice; I boiled it down to reduce the volume to around 1/3 cup. I figured it would only concentrate the lime flavour. A quick finger poke and taste after the reduction certainly revealed a very potent concentrate! [Update: See note at the end on concentrating the juice.]

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Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Friends

S is gone away for the week for work, and that leaves me home alone. Typically when S is gone, I do not eat the healthiest. Burgers, hot dogs, sausages, or combinations of them. So I have decided that I’m going to try to change that, and actually cook reasonably healthy things. Now I do enjoy cooking, with the caveat that cooking is for more than just myself.

The requirements for cooking for just myself are:

  • it needs to be semi-healthy. Burgers and such are out
  • minimize processed food elements
  • semi-fast, within 30 to 45 min. to prep and cook

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Frak – Deleted Comments [Updated]

It seems that I may have deleted all the comments so far on the blog in my back cleaning of all the spam comments. Dashboard keeps telling me the original 9 comments still exist. If the comments are gone, I apologize.

[Updated - Sept 8, 2011] I have now replaced the old comment system with a new comment system. And it looks like the handful of comments present on the blog were recovered and in the new system.

- Management

Twitter Versus Facebook: Which One Has Better Value?

Early last week a friend posted the following on Facebook:

“Is getting tired of Twitter. A great tool to drive our society to be lazy, illiterate and dysfunctional. I understand using it to pass along news items or links, but using it for conversations and political debates…. Really? I think our educated society can do better.”

I responded initially, but had the feeling that the purpose of the post was to goad people into a debate between the value of Twitter and Facebook. Some of the replies were along the lines of “What is the point of Twitter” and “Why do I want to see what people had for breakfast?”. Instead of continuing the debate on Facebook, where it was unlikely to be seen, except by this person’s friends, I decided to instead address this question in a more public setting and encourage a better conversation on the topic. Continue reading

Official Hashtag for Kingston Ontario #YGK

This past Sunday (March 20, 2011) at the Kingston twitter meetup organized by the Limestone New Media Group (LNMG), Ted Hsu asked if there was a standard hashtag for Kingston Ontario. Now at that point there was no official and commonly used hashtag for Kingston. This topic has been discussed previously by local twitter users. After a bit of discussion, we decided that the airport code for Kingston, YGK, would be the official hashtag. Near simultaneously, Ted and I both tweeted that #YGK should be used for tweets pertaining to Kingston.

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