I just recertified my Foodsafe status and thought I’d share some links. Having written many food safety plans, done countless walkthroughs with health inspectors and posted pages of signs, I thought I’d share a list of resources that have helped me out. I am not a food safety expert but much of what’s needed regarding food safety […]
Finally had a chance to go for a bike ride – between work and paddling, my two-wheeled friend has been all but neglected. The Nakusp and Slocan Railway used to run from Nakusp, B.C. to Sandon, B.C. The trail follows the same route – some good on a bike, some not so much. I choose to ride […]
One of the biggest challenges a food and beverage manager faces is maintaining the quality of service. Although the product a kitchen produces may be top-tier, it is sadly undermined by poor or inconsistent service. Food is only part of a guest’s experience – beverage and service make up the other two-thirds. By not delivering a […]
There is so much more to a brewing a satisfying batch of Kombucha than a scoby, some tea and some great flavor ideas like the ones listed below. Use the first fermentation to get a great base for a finished product – my recipe has been refined over time to yield a consistent brew. Although invariable conditions […]
What!? Is it really happening? Game of Thrones Season 7 starts July 16 and is likely the most anticipated season premiere of any HBO series, nay, any network series ever. Is it bad that I’m already dreading the finale? Here are a few links to back into it. Winter is Coming!
Weather Master is one of the easiest weather plugins to install and use. It integrates well into most themes whose sidebar widget area is active. Once installed, the Weather Master widget will ask you within which location you would like it displayed. Next, it will ask you a few well explained questions to define the data. After saving the changes, the feed is live.
Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Blind Melon, STP: bands that make up a huge portion of the soundtrack to my young adult life. Chris Cornell was instrumental in the evolution of the Grunge era of music, my music. His influence on the evolution of Rock as we know it today is undeniable. The only thing positive that […]
Back before life had responsibilities, I did not look forward to autumn because it marked the end of summer. It marked the end of endless days of sunshine, swimming, bike riding, building forts. Family vacations, hanging out with friends, BBQs. Summer was a time of freedom from responsibility, a time for fun, for play. And winter, the time for […]
When you remove it the turkey will be dead black. You will think, “My God! I have ruined it.” Be calm. Take a tweezer and pry loose the paste coating. It will come off readily. Beneath this burnt, harmless, now worthless shell the bird will be golden and dark brown, succulent, giddy-making with wild aromas, crisp and crunchable and crackling. The meat beneath this crazing panorama of lip-wetting skin will be wet, juice will spurt from it in tiny fountains high as the handle of the fork plunged into it; the meat will be white, crammed with mocking flavor, delirious with things that rush over your palate and are drowned and gone as fast as you can swallow; cut a little of it with a spoon, it will spread on bread as eagerly and readily as soft wurst.
The Kombucha Chronicles – Part One I’ll be the first to admit that I jumped on the Kombucha bandwagon – like most people – quite recently. As it was with my mullet, I was a bit late joining the fad, but my dedication to the art and execution have remained unwavering once becoming hooked. Unlike my mullet however, my […]