Who Wants to Move To Sandy Springs With Me?

Simply amazing story of a city that turned the Queen Mary in the Harbour and is sailing full steam ahead.

Sandy Springs is OfficiallyAwesome.

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Get ’em while they’re hot

They were a success at the CPC Convention. Now you can get your very own OfficiallyScrewed.com Justin “The Shiny Pony” Trudeau T-Shirt expressing your view that he is NOT qualified to be our Prime Minister.

The T-Shirt is 100% cotton, comes in white text on a harbour blue pre-shrunk t-shirt with a nice thick quality.

Impress your conservative friends, anger your liberal friends and make your statement. Graphic is below and appears on the back of the shirt. The front of the shirt has no graphic on it.

Shiny Pony T-Shirt Graphic

Even Kady O’Malley tweeted a photo of my shirt from the Conservative Party of Canada convention.

 Kady OMalley Tweeted My Shirt

Let’s cover the nation with these shirts before Election Day in 2015. Purchase yours today by clicking the link below. We ship only within Canada. For ordering more than 1 at a time, please contact me at This Link. Same goes for special sizes or bulk orders. I am opening this up to severe discount for people who want to sell these as a riding association fundraiser to help battle the Liberals in the 2015 election.


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*Note: Shipping via Canada Post to anywhere in Canada is between $13 and $17. I am charging a flat rate of $15 shipping and handling per shirt.

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Officially Carbless Bread. Well As Close As You Can Get. (p.s. It’s gluten free and cholesterol free too)

For those long time followers of this site, you know that I have had my ons and offs with low carb diets having very good success with them for controlling blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels and dropping a few lbs when needed.  Well I miss bread.  So I have done some digging and have come up with what I call a very passable recipe for buns that have:

  • No sugary carbs
  • No cholesterol
  • No gluten
  • No fuss.

The recipe is a mixture of three others that I found online, and I have tried to come up with a configuration that works well and here is a pretty good pass at it.  (I may tweek this if adjustments work better than this configuration)

Ingredients: (makes approx. eight (2 to 3 inch) dinner rolls)

1 cup ground almond flour (blanched)
2 TBSP ground Psyllium Husk flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
3 egg whites
2/3 cup boiling water

1)  Preheat oven to 350F.  Start your kettle of water to boil.  Grease a cookie sheet.

2) Mix almond flour, psyllium husk flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl with a mixer. (I use plastic hollow paddles and not the usual metal crosses)

3) Make sure your water is at a boil before starting this step as it will be needed quickly.  Mix the egg whites and vinegar in with the dry goods and keep mixing.  It will start to solidify but it will be clumpy at this point.

4) Pour in the boiling water while you continue to mix.  Within 10 or 15 seconds of mixing, it will become a very sticky dough mixture.  For me it slides off the paddles quite easily but will stick to your hands quite a bit.

5)  break into small clumps of about 1/2 inch high and 1.5 or 2 inch diameter and place onto cookie sheet spread out.

6) Immediately put into oven on the bottom rack for 55 or 60 minutes.

I took them out, broke one open with my thumbs and picture is below.  Some soft butter and a knife were close at hand for a pleasurable snack.  The rest I am keeping for Easter dinner and a few to bring to work tomorrow.

NOTE:  I tried making a bigger loaf of this but the inside simply does not cook as well as the smaller versions.

Pictures and nutritional information are below based on plugging the ingredients into a Fitday.com calculator.

Buns On Tray

Buns On Tray (click to enlarge)

Cracked Open Bun.  Beautiful Air Pockets

Cracked Open Bun. Beautiful Air Pockets (click to enlarge)

Nutritional Info

Nutritional Info (click to enlarge)

More Nutritional Info

More Nutritional Info (click to enlarge)

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Sweet 16 Here We Go!!!

Watching March Madness with another tasty little treat.  This porter from Great Lakes Brewing Company is nice, dark, coffee and toffee overtones.  Reminds me a bit of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout.  I bought it for the name.  I will buy it again because it’s good.  And how good you ask??  Well after 1463 ratings at ratebeer.com it has a score of 99/100 overall and 100/100 in style.  Yowza.  There are not many that can beat this puppy!!!!

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald 1

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Rating

 

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald 2

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Wednesday Bliss

Solo DinnerHot Damn I love Wednesday’s. As the family schedule goes, I have the place to myself. Tonight a quick stop at the grocery store and I had me some grilled asparagus, sauteed mushrooms and a nice rib steak for which I uncovered the BBQ for the first time of the season. Along with that I opened another gem from NY, an Flower PowerIthaca Beer Company IPA called, yeah boys, you guessed it….Flower Power. RateBeer.com gives it a 97 rating and a 97 on style out of 100. Very nice and hoppy.

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Eat Meat, Save The Planet

We all have heard some environazi site cow farts as a major cause of methane gas and by extension global warming/climate change.

Well the answer is not to decrease the amount of livestock out there, but to increase it and rotate it. This speech on the TED network is awe inspiring and could be part of the biggest change in the greening of our planet (and by extension) create carbon sinks that keep the left happy, create lush green pastures and forests that make gun owning hunters happy, and reverse the desertification of the planet.

I am no friend to the environmental movement, but I am all for more beef cattle roaming the planet. Just watch this 20 minute video. You will be amazed at the change that can be made by livestock mimicking nature.

So what’s the answer? Eat meat and save the planet.

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Play Games, Cure Cancer

I am wholeheartedly encouraged by this story.

Networking computers to increase processing power is nothing new.  But three of the world’s biggest tech giants, Google, Facebook and Amazon are looking to develop a game for your smartphone that is both fun but let’s you help in the search for cancer curing drugs.

Scientists from a British cancer charity are teaming up with technology gurus from the likes of Amazon, Facebook and Google to design and develop a mobile game aimed at speeding the search for new cancer drugs.

The project, led by the charity Cancer Research UK, should mean that anyone with a smart phone and five minutes to spare will be able to investigate vital scientific data at the same time as playing a mobile game.

The game is slated to come out mid 2013.

Kudos to these companies. They are OfficiallyAwesome for doing this.

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Bacon Taco – What More Needs To Be Said?

About once a generation, an idea comes up that is so great that it deserves to be put on a pedestal and worshipped. This is one of those ideas. And it’s Atkins friendly!!

 Bacon Taco

h/t to my friend Angie for this.

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Blackberry 10 Rockin’ the Camera

Now THIS is the kind of stuff we expect from Blackberry. I am looking forward to their new products.

This is OfficiallyAwesome.

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