Month: July 2010

July 25, 2010

Following on my last BBQ experiment, I did a google on how feasible it is to retro fit my Weber Kettle with a grill thermometer. Note that I already have a meat thermometer, but the idea of the grill meter is to measure the actual…

July 24, 2010

I have just had my first attempt at pulled pork today, on the BBQ. It wasn’t completely authentic to the recipe I was using – instead of a “Boston Butt”, I used a small piece of pork shoulder that had been boned and tied (I…

July 23, 2010

Further to my comments in the previous post, I felt I just had to post some BBQ porn – this is a picture of the Weber Ranch Kettle that I mentioned.

July 22, 2010

While the kitchen is being worked on, I have been making more use of my Weber BBQ Kettle. Last night I cooked a couple of burgers for my tea, but not wanting to waste a kettle full of charcoal, when I was finished, I moved…

July 22, 2010

Tim and Nev have been with me all this week, and all the new units are in now, the sink is installed and plumbed, and all of the worktops are in place. There is still plenty to do (including tiling and painting), but already the…

July 19, 2010

Tim and Nev arrived first thing this morning, and quickly set to work ripping out the old kitchen. Good stuff!

July 16, 2010

Perhaps because it is on BBC Three, I haven’t heard much chatter about Mongrels – sometimes it seems as if I am the only one watching it. If you haven’t seen it, it is a puppet show for adults (adult topics and swearing) about the…

July 8, 2010

Came across this tonight, and it amused me somewhat.

July 5, 2010

Have just sent an email to my ISP (the offending marketing email it refers to has been omited from this post): Dear Sirs I have just received this email from kadence.com, a market research company claiming to be acting on your behalf. I suspect it…

July 4, 2010

Last week I posted about sun tea, and then learned of the possible health issues with leaving flavoured water in the sun all day. Subsequently, I tried ‘s suggestion of the fridge method, simply putting a jug of cold water with a few teabags in…

July 3, 2010

I discovered http://www.glassesdirect.co.uk/, who not only do online glasses including varifocals (like many other companies, it seems), but will actually allow you to pick up to 4 frames to receive as a 7 day “home trial”. Frames come with plain lenses, of course, but I…

July 3, 2010

I have been doing stuff around the house today – essentially packing all my books away, so the kitchen cupboards and shelves can be transferred onto the lounge bookshelves, in preparation for the great kitchen tear-down. However, I then need to put the books (and…