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Tuesday, 19 July 2016 09:45

Geek of the Week: GrillTime

This app is handy for both first-time grillers and veterans. It can calculate your cook time based on the cut of meat, size, thickness, and how done you want it, it also includes a timer to tell you when to flip and when to take your steaks off the grill. The app has instructions for preparing over 100 different foods, recommended internal temperature guides and resting times. It allows for multiple simultaneous timers, so if everyone is having steaks but there's one person who insists on having a chicken breast...you can time them all. AND---it syncs with your apple watch, so you don't need to keep checking your phone.

The app is only available on iTunes and it isn't free: $2.

Thursday, 14 July 2016 17:41

Chocolate Brownie Batter Gelato

 Makes 4 1/2 cups

4 fl. oz. heavy cream

28 fl. oz. whole milk

5 1/2 wt. oz. granulated sugar

3 fl. oz. egg yolks

2 vanilla beans, pulverized

1/8 tsp. salt

4 wt. oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted and slightly cooled

1 Tbsp. espresso

 

Heat cream, milk, sugar and vanilla beans in a heavy saucepan, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is hot but not boiling.

 

Place egg yolks and salt in a separate bowl and whisk briefly.  Still whisking, slowly add hot cream mixture into egg yolks using the liaison method.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly.  Add chocolate and espresso.  Don’t let it boil.  Strain the mixture, and place in the refrigerator to cool.  Fill the machine and freeze.  Swirl in brownie batter before serving if serving soft serve. Or fold in brownie batter and place mixture in freezer to harden overnight. 

 

 

Brownie Batter for Ice Cream

1/4 cup prunes (about 8 prunes)
3/4 cup water
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract 
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped (OPTIONAL)

 

In a small saucepan, combine prunes and water and simmer for 5 minutes, or until prunes are soft; allow to cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt, and stir until combined.

 

In a blender, puree prunes and simmering liquid with the oil, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla until thoroughly incorporated. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, and mix until just combined. If the batter is still dry, add water 1 Tbsp. at a time, just until the batter comes together; too much water may make the batter harden more in the freezer. Mix in the walnuts.

 

Recipe for brownie batter from persnicketypalate.com

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 13:19

Geek of the Week: Prisma

This is a new app that filters your pictures to look like they were painted by the likes of Picasso, Van Gogh, Salvadore Dali, and other artists and styles. Snap a pic, choose the famous work of art you wish to emulate and voila! Your photograph is transformed...suitable for posting, sharing, or framing.

The app is free in the AppStore.

Friday, 08 July 2016 05:15

Peach Blackberry Crisp

 

 

Fruit Filling:

2  lbs   fresh or frozen peaches, sliced

½ cup blackberries

2 Tbsp Amaretto

½ cup sugar, granulated

2 Tbsp corn starch

1 tsp vanilla Sugar

 

Topping:

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2  tsp. vanilla sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter, chopped and chilled

 

Preheat oven to 350° F.

 

In a large mixing bowl, mix together filling ingredients. 

 

In a separate large bowl, combine flour, oats, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla sugar until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.

 

Place fruit mixture in a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle crumble mixture over the fruit.

 

Bake in oven for approximately 20-35 minutes, until topping is a rich golden brown.

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 09:45

Geek of the Week: OHGO

This is the official ODOT traffic app! It uses the state department of transportation's network of cameras, sensors and live operators to provide accurate, up to the minute information for your commute. The latest on accidents, construction, delays and closures, previously available only on ohgo.com is now at your fingertips on your mobile device! Customize the app with your commute route, set-up push notifications when there is trouble on your way to or from work, or highlight an area where you'll be traveling.

The free app is available on both Google Play and the iTunes AppStore.

 

Tomato, Cucumber, and Corn Salad
2 Ears of corn, cooked
2 garden gomatoes
1 large cucumber
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper

Peel cucumber.  Chop vegetables into a small mixing bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and adjust to taste

 

Pulled Pork Sliders
8 Kaiser buns
2-3lbs Bone-in Pork Shoulder
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup onion, minced
2 qts water

Place all ingredients into a large sauce pot with lid and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer and allow mixture to cook 3-4 hours until pork reaches internal temperature of 140°F.  Remove pork from sauce, but do not discard sauce.

Use fork to shred meat off shoulder and place back into sauce pot with sauce.  Heat and adjust seasoning to taste.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10:25

Geek of the Week: Breathe+

When you need a little time to relax, ease stress, and unwind, use this breathing exercise app. Breathe+ instructs you on how long to inhale, hold and exhale, using the screen as a visual cue. Customize your session for anywhere from 1 to 60 minutes...you can even change settings mid-session. This is a great app for meditation or breath training, too.

Free for iOS.

Friday, 24 June 2016 05:37

Stef’s Curry

aka  Beef Massaman Curry

Serves 4-6

 

 

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1 Tablespoon peanut oil

1 cup pearl onions

3 garlic cloves chopped

1 1/2 lbs. beef tenderloin, cut into 1 inch chunks

3 potatoes, peeled and chopped

3 Tbsp. Massaman curry paste

2 cups coconut milk

2 cups beef stock

2 Tbsp. soy sauce or Thai Fish sauce

2 tsp. brown sugar (optional)

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup green peas

Salt and pepper to taste

6 cups jasmine rice, cooked

3/4 cup peanuts, ground

 

Heat oils in a large sauté pan.  Add onions, potatoes and beef and sauté until beef is cooked.  Add garlic and curry paste and cook until garlic is light brown. 

 

Add stock, coconut milk, sugar, cinnamon, peas, and soy sauce and simmer to blend flavors until potatoes are tender. Adjust flavors to taste.  Serve over rice garnished with peanuts.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:21

Geek of the Week: Cavs Emoji Keyboard

If you don't have it yet...here's the perfect addition to your Cavs Championship celebration! The Cavs have their own emoji keyboard. Just like adding smiley faces and poops to your texts, now you can add a cartoon of LeBron or Deli. A huge library of faces, logos and gifs to spice up your texts and posts.

Available for FREE on Google Play or iTunes.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 09:32

Geek of the Week: Parallel Space

Ever wish you could keep track of multiple facebook accounts on your phone without having to log-out and log back in? Maybe you have a personal profile and a work profile, maybe you're in charge of the company's account this week, maybe you have a super hero alter ego. Other multiple account monitoring apps don't give you the full app, just the ability to post.

You need Parallel Space. It allows you to run two instances of the same app, with different log-ins simultaneously. And it isn't just for Facebook, ANY app on your phone that requires a log-in can be accessed in Parallel Space. Twitter, Instagram, email, bank apps, even gaming apps, can all live in Parallel Space.

Open the app, select the app you wish to use with multiple accounts, enter the log-in info and BOOM! You have a second app! Even make a shortcut to your home screen for faster access. And you won't get the two confused because the shortcut from Parallel Space has a rainbow border around it.

The app is free on GooglePlay for your Android device.

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