The thing that Bill Maher doesn’t understand is that the comic book heroes of today are the modern equivalent of the gods of the Greek and Roman pantheons: larger then life characters which are used to teach us morality tales.  Generations from now stories of Iron Man, Captain America and The Hulk will be taught in literature courses alongside the tales of Zeus, Daedalus and Gilgamesh.

  Posted: Nov 17, 2018
  Posted: Nov 12, 2018

This is why brands shouldn’t rely on Facebook (or any platform they down’t control) for their web presence.  These platforms are great for connecting with your customers but you should be using it to push your customers to your website.  Otherwise when people look for you, this is what they find.

  Posted: Nov 12, 2018

Can someone explain to me the disadvantages of the old fashioned mechanical lever voting machines?

  Posted: Nov 9, 2018

I don’t believe in harassing, cajoling, lecturing, etc to get people to vote.  The more people who vote, the less my vote is worth.   So if you haven’t voted stay home, and let me make decisions for you.

  Posted: Nov 6, 2018

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon in a Creamy Cheese Sauce

I'm not a person who generally cares for Brussel Sprouts.  This was yummy (although I did bribe myself with cream and bacon fat).  Real discussion with my better half:

BH:  "Butter, Cheese, Cream, Bacon ... that's a lot of fat".

Me: "You want me to eat brussel sprouts, right?

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces (300 g) bacon, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 20 oz Brussel sprouts (I used frozen ones if you use fresh cut them in half)
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 3 Tables Spoons chopped garlic
  • 1 heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Fry the bacon in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat until crispy. I used my 12" cast iron pan.  Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a paper towel lined plate to soak up some of the oil. Set aside.
  3. Drain most of the bacon fat from the pan, leaving about 1-2 tablespoons for added flavour (adjust this amount to your liking). In the same pan, melt the butter, then add the Brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper. Scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, and cook while stirring occasionally, for about 6 minutes. The edges should start crisping and slightly charring. 
  4. Add in the garlic and stir it through the sprouts for a minute, until fragrant. Pour in the cream, reduce heat down to low and allow them to simmer until tender (another 3-4 minutes).
  5. Add the bacon in and give everything a good mix to combine all of the flavurs together. Top the sprouts with the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Bake until cheese is bubbly and sprouts are done to your liking (about 15 minutes).
  6. Season with a little extra pepper,  before serving.

Share and Enjoy!

  Posted: Nov 6, 2018

Vermont Politics Scare Me

  Posted: Nov 4, 2018