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  1. Hey all!

    Welcome noob!
  2. Bacon, bacon and more bacon

    Don't eat for the rest of the week!
  3. Ottawa weather next 2 weeks

    Probably the coldest it has been since our move here in August.
  4. What do people do once retired...

    That was before our builder went WAY over budget. I've got another 10 years unfortunately.
  5. Miracle Boule Bread

    Recipe can be found here. Probably the easiest bread you'll ever make. I kicked up the difficulty degree a notch by cooking it outdoor in our firepit, but in an oven it is easy peasy. Mix the ingredients the night before. It should be quite tacky when done the mixing. Don't fret. Cover and leave overnight and it should be quite bubbly and doubled or tripled in size. Flour a clean surface and spread flour on it. Dump the dough onto the flour and sprinkle more flour on top. Punch down and fold over a couple times. Add enough flour to keep it from sticking to your fingers and the counter. Have piece of parchment ready with a little flour on it as well. Shape the dough into a ball and place on top of the parchment. Cover and let rise a couple hours. After 1 1/2 hours, put a dutch oven into your oven and set the temp to 450F. This should allow the dough to finish rising while the dutch oven heats up. Once at temp, put the dough into the dutch oven, parchment and all, cover with the lid and put back in the oven. Cook for about 30 minutes, then turn the temp down to 400, remove the lid and cook for an additional 10 - 15 minutes. When doing in the firepit, I had to rotate the dutch oven every 10 minutes to prevent one side from cooking more than the other. A small price to pay for delicious bread. When it comes out of the oven, it should be nice and golden brown and sound hollow when you tap on the bottom of the loaf.
  6. Do you make dirty comments....

  7. The XCL Project

    You can take want you want from here: 2008 Expo https://flic.kr/s/aHskV5frWH Or here: 2007 Expo https://flic.kr/s/aHskUVuYhE
  8. Chicken Wings

    Yes it is.
  9. Anyone use a standing desk?

    One of the oil companys I worked at several years back and all motorized desks. They would raise enough that sitting on a pneumatic chair at its lowest, I could roll under the desk and work on the PCs. They had hydraulic arms for the monitors. It was pretty sweet. I would stand about 50% of the time. When standing I had no issues and it felt comfortable.
  10. Chicken Wings

    For those of you with an Instant Pot you have to try this. Next time I don't think I'll pressure cook for as long as the chicken was pretty much falling off the bone taking from the pot. For those of you in an environment where you can not have a fire, crisping them up in the oven would work just as well...just not as tasty in my opinion. Throw frozen chicken wings into the instant pot and add Frank's Wing Sauce and toss about. Pressure cook for 15 minutes. I did 20 minutes (the default) and I found it to be too long. Once the pressure has been released (for any of you Darwin Award wannabe's please release the pressure in a safe manner) throw them onto a baking sheet or a mesh cooker for the fire pit. Add some extra Frank's wing sauce and get them grilling. See that smoke? That is extra flavour you won't get from an oven. Maybe on a gas grill with a smoke packet. Getting nice and close to the coals for added crispyness.
  11. Recommendations for extending home wireless?

    There are many options some cheap and not that good. Some expensive and not that good. I'm kinda in the same boat looking. Right now I have a wireless router in the basement hardwired to a wireless router on the main floor. This pretty much covers the house and enough for the firepit outside. For me I've set each with their own SID and which ever signal is stronger usually wins out so you always get the best coverage when roaming around. If I do pull the plug at some point I'll let you know what I get.
  12. Pesto Shrimp Pizza

    The wife and daughter are trying WW. I sort of follow it, but certainly not as stringent as them. I try to keep my calorie count below 1,900 for the day.
  13. Pesto Shrimp Pizza

    For those of you trying to cut back on the carbs, here's a great pizza dough recipe to help. The recipe for the dough can be found here and is a Weight Watchers 3 point 5 ingredient recipe. Start by making the dough recipe linked above. We had to add some more flour to be able to role out the dough without it sticking. Bake the dough for about 25 minutes at 350F. Then remove and turn your oven to broil. Add the toppings of your choice and broil to melt and crisp up the cheese. Slice and serve and enjoy.