Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Story of the Chicken

Greetings Bloggies.

The other day before class started. I made one of a few larger shopping trips, this one was to TNT Super Market, home to every thing interesting or ordinary depending on your culture. I had a guild who know the uses of some of the moderately interesting food stuffs. Among the things gottern, were, Squid whole but cleaned, Frog Legs, Pork belly, and Cornish game hens, also duck legs.

On Monday I cooked up on of the chickens. Lacking a BBQ sauce I faked it. The general gist of the thing was, Honey Soy Sauce, a little seseame oil. The bird was roasted in my cast iron dutch oven. In the company of some home grown potatoes and stuffed with garlic ginger and shallots. I cooked it up monday so I could have a good lunch for Tuesday which is one of my longer days.

So come late morning Tuesday I am briefly back in the house and microwaving the food back up to and eatable temperature. Now it should be pointed out that the residence here have some limited house keeping on week days for the common areas.
The house keeping staff was in my building as I was warming it. The more social of the two said it smelled good and my being big mouthed caused me to recall what went into it.

It made my day when I saw some notes being taken on the preparation of a chicken. And yes I have to say having eaten it, is worth reproducing, the potatoes were some of the best part.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

BCIT Week one

Hello Bloggies.

It has been a good time. A fast time and that time will continue. A week ago today I finished off a trip that I started out some 10 days or so ago. The first leg was a two day trip to Vancouver island, a blog worthy thing in its own right. Key points of note, are that I had never been two the island before, a side from when I was an infant, I got to go to a good friend's wedding after not seeing her for years, and saw some Alpacas.
And Ice cream shop near the Bay

A small tug boat named BOOMER CAT, which I want to read as Boomer, Cat!, as I know a dog of that name, but I don't know how he takes to cats.

Above, Passing another Ferry in a tight channel, Some random Alpakas on Somones road. The MacKenzie side of the wedding, party, the bride, husband sister mother and father.

The wedding was quick well done and really showed they cared for each other. The reception was a blast. Side trips included seeing crabs jelly fish and other marine animals on a trip to a local bay. I would have liked to stay there longer and I will have to go back. But I had to make my way to Burnaby to get the ball rolling.

I made it to town with out trouble, the ferry was easier the second time. Moving in was strait forward, I had packed lightly. Not a bad idea, but at some points I realized that I just needed some things I did not yet own. So the first few days before class were costly, with the need to stock the shelves and cover up loose ends. Of the extras I picked the best one is the cast iron dutch oven, filling the need of both a roasting pan and larger pot for the stove top.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Back to School Value

Greetings Bloggies.

I have to say I like Walmart. Firstly I have to say that I am now in BCIT residence enjoying the state of not yet having started classes and the act of moving in. This moving in business took me to the Walmart super centre to stock up on uninteresting times.

As I had said I like Walmart, but it would seem that Walmart wants to like me even more. I was walking down this very long store
I passed several uninteresting signs for back to school sale priced items. The last one I saw just made me laugh. There front and centre, Just out side of the aisle with the pharmacy themed items was a back to school display. The top banner was average, with clip art style images of pencils rulers and scissors. Down below it got interesting, it was not a display case full of pens of paper, but KY Jelly, his and hers two packs. Yes it turns out back to school is the best time to get personal lubricant.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

And So it begins

Well Here we are

Tomorrow morning I leave for Vancouver in something of a round about way, stopping in Langley before heading to Duncan for a friends wedding. After that I head off to Burnaby where I will move into residence at BCIT, and Start a new set of projects. It will be fun.