Comments09/01/2017 #1 Randy KehoThis is the launch of my new website barjammers.com.
It's a localized source for finding the most up-to-date live music in my geographical area, which includes Chicago.
I've incorporated my beBee blog "Give it a Spin," noting that it's in conjunction with beBee.
Within it is barsnearby.com, which is another site my partner and I developed using Google Maps to identify bars and restaurants throughout the United States.
barsnearby.com has already been monitized, using Paypal. It's already had more than 30,000 hits.
- 09/01/2017It'd be remiss of me not to share food posts right out of the gate, so here's a recipe for Beef Rendang from a Live broadcast I did on both Facebook Live and YouTube in the lead-up to Christmas -How to Cook Beef Rendang from My Malaysian Home State (Negeri Sembilan) - Jackie Mjackiem.com.au This is my stepmom’s recipe which is influenced by the beef rendang style of my home state of Negeri Sembilan with her own...
Comments09/01/2017 #2 Ken Boddie@Jackie M. please don't mistake my clumsiness in the kitchen and pride in the culinary capabilities of my better half as feigned futility and male chauvinism (not necessarily in that corresponding order) but, if it tastes like my Indonesian wife's rendang (particularly on the second day) and smells like my wife's rendang, then either the recipe is spot on, or it is indeed my wife's rendang. 😋
The other test is, of course, the 'next morning test', whereby if it's hot on the way in and it's hot on the ...... perhaps I'd better stop there, as it's a family show. 😂
- Producer09/01/2017It’s a Grill, an Oven, a Smoker – The Big Green EggI was looking for something different to make on my Big Green Egg this past weekend since we had a break in the rain. I randomly found this recipe by Judy Cowan for Simple Stromboli.Stromboli triggered a nice memory from many years ago, when I lived...
- Producer17/10/2016Asian Food Fix - Barrio MalasañaToday we're hanging around Malasaña, a trendy barrio of Madrid and my old living quarters. For those of you who aren't familiar with Malasaña it's the hipster hangout of this capital city -coffee shops, hairdressers, mustaches, bicycles...
Comments03/01/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI'm very hungry now! Nice showcasing of the food @Cepee Tabibian! I eat a dish similar to the rice noodles about and our Chinese Restaurant calls the dish, Chicken Chow fun. It's rice noodles with veggies, soy and not sure what other spices. The sandwich looks very tasty!! Sounds like a fun area to visit/hang out for the afternoon-evening! Thanks for sharing.18/10/2016 #3 Sara Mateos-Aparicio OrozcoI've been living in Madrid for 32 years (that's it, my entire life except for some months when I was living abroad) and can you believe that there are some places that I didn't know about? I wanna try e-ve-ry-thing. Thank you, @Cepee Tabibian View moreI've been living in Madrid for 32 years (that's it, my entire life except for some months when I was living abroad) and can you believe that there are some places that I didn't know about? I wanna try e-ve-ry-thing. Thank you, @Cepee Tabibian! Close
- Christmas Sushi 2. There is some distortion in the picture, they are covered with plastic wrap . . .
- ProducerTapenade Stuffed Pork LoinI decided to move away from making a ham for Christmas and made these two tapenade stuffed pork loin roasts on my Big Green Egg instead. One has a green olive tapenade and the other uses a black olive tapenade.This recipe is based on Steven...
Comments02/01/2017 #14 Wayne Yoshida#10 Paul - the super market cut is "tenderloin" - they both were about 3 pounds. I also make a version stuffed with cheese (I use parmesan or mozzarella or some other "good melting" cheese, carrots and celery - like in a matambre.
Asparagus, goat cheese and raspberries! I have to try that!
I'm thinking raisins, too.29/12/2016 #3 Pamela 🐝 Williams#2 Too chilly and windy for the BBQ so the oven it is! My son-in-law hates black olives and I happen to have some good green olives in the frig. I think I'll give it a shot! Thanks for the idea. (oh, I'll leave the capers out too, he doesn't like those either, picky fellow!) What temp would you use on the oven? the chop are about 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick29/12/2016 #2 Wayne Yoshida#1 Sure! The "olive paste" is one way to add moisture. Depending on how thick the chops are, you can just make a cut into one side of the chop, or butterfly them and then put the tapenade in. Different olives make a difference -- this was an experiment to check how the olives compared. I thought the green olives would be too salty - but turned out I like the green version better.
I used the common "early California" pitted black olives from a can, and the green pimiento stuffed green olives from the same company. Greek olives may be classier, but I think they are too bitter for me.
Let us know how your pork chops come out!
BTW - this can be done in the oven or broiler. But using the BBQ is more fun.
- 22/12/2016Holiday Ultimate Prime Rib! Too late for me, I will be making roast pork with tapenade.The Ultimate Holiday Prime Ribbarbecuebible.com Steven Raichlen's two-step method, debuted on Project Smoke, is the ultimate way to cook prime rib, also known as a standing rib roast. Get the...
- 25/11/2016Condiments represent an international family Thanksgiving. From left to right: Furikake (Japanese rice topping), Kikkoman Japanese shoyu (soy sauce - Hello Kitty) and Mexican Tapatio salsa picante (hot sauce from Guadalajara, Mexico). Not shown and also at our Thanksgiving table: Five different kinds of salsa . . .
- Producer20/11/2016Hummus de Lentejas // Lentil Hummus (Español & English)English version below.Ayer tuvimos celebración familiar en casa y, al igual que en otras ocasiones, los invitados me pidieron que preparara mi Hummus de Lentejas.El Hummus es una receta típica de la comida árabe, de hecho “hummus” en árabe significa...
Comments21/11/2016 #17 Wayne YoshidaExcellent! The sesame seeds may also come in the form of tahini - sesame seed paste. These days, it can be found in supermarkets. Here's how to make your own: http://www.inspiredtaste.net/26901/easy-tahini-recipe/
I like roasted garlic and green onions (chives) in mine. Also try roasted peppers.
- 14/11/2016Still have leftover Halloween candy? Me too. Make these on your smoker . . . inside-out chocolate smoke-baked apples
Comments15/11/2016 #3 Wayne Yoshida#2 Thanks John. Variations of this are floating around the BBQ circuits. The best part of this easy dessert trick is the clever combinations one can come up with.
Like - cheese and bacon. Bacon and chocolate. Apricot jam, cream cheese, brown sugar and butter. Or graham cracker or cookie crumbs and marshmallows.
The tasty ideas are endless!
- Producer08/11/2016Orange Brined Turkey on the Big Green EggI thought I’d share my turkey technique before the holidays so people would have a chance to give it a try this year. My secret for a juicy and tasty turkey: Brining. I use the orange brine recipe from Steven Raichlen’s Primal Grill, Season 3....
- Producer07/04/2016May Contain Shot !!! - In Defense of British FoodAfter 25 years away from Blighty, of all the things I missed dearly, British food was never one of them. And so it was that spending a month in my hometown, London, I was keen to rediscover the nourishment of my childhood. The world at large seems...
Comments09/04/2016 #19 Dean Owen@Jan Johnston Osburn, it does not bode well for British food if the thing you missed most was a Dominoes pizza! In fact, I think the thing that Brits miss most when they leave the country to some remote part of the world is their chocolate (Maltesers/Bounty etc). Walker Crisps... Agh, one great British invention has to be salt and vinegar flavour crisps! Thanks for the comment!07/04/2016 #17 James McElearney#16 Haha, yes Listen Dean Owen, I´m under no dispute that as a Nation our food sadly ranks way down on the culinary charts. I will however, disagree with you on the cheese, as we have gone head to head with the French over our cheeses and we won that challenge hands down!! But my point is that British food doesn´t just consist of the typical, there are some amazingly talented chefs creating a whole new side to British food that gets over looked so often, and I´m not talking about the celebrity chefs. It´s such a shame that when people talk of British food, the comments like "Chicken Tikka Massala is our national dish" come out. That being said, who doesn´t like a CTM :)07/04/2016 #16 Dean Owen@James McElearney Now let's not get ahead of ourselves here. Compared to other nations cuisines, even British pride cannot deny that British food ranks way way down. And hold your horses on the cheese and wine! Yes there are some speciality cheeses that can give the French a run for their money (Stilton or Westcombe cheddar), but as a whole .... And yes you have your celeb chefs, but they would not stack up against Ferran Adria, Thomas Keller, Seiji Yamamoto etc. That said, Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck did become the world No 1 restaurant when El Bulli closed if I recall rightly, but only for one year, but he was trained in classical French cuisine. Let's not forget that Britain's national dish is arguably Chicken Tikka Masala!07/04/2016 #15 Dean Owen@Sara I guess their perception of British food is from all the touristy British restaurants in Marbella etc. But in general, every country has it's gems and Britain is no different. One thing for sure is that us Brits have no clue how to make simple vegetables taste good. I am thinking Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, which I used to hate ... until I came to Asia. Thanks for the comment!07/04/2016 #13 James McElearney@Dean Owen, Great article, love the fact that someone is giving British food the glory it deserves. However, British food is more then just Pie and Mash, Sunday roasts, Fish n Chips and cooked Breakfasts, We, as a country, boast not only some of the best restaurants in the world, but also some of the biggest and best chefs in the world and a diverse range of British Classic dishes that are so often over looked for the typical. Besides the fact that some of our local produce is among the best in the world, for example our Cheeses will rival any country, and even our Wines are fast becoming recognised. There is more to the UK culinary scene then meets the eye07/04/2016 #12 Sara Mateos-Aparicio OrozcoI love this buzz! I am Spanish and, although Spanish people usually don't like British food, I totally disagree. Everytime I've been there, I have enjoyed amazing breakfasts, pies and Sunday roasts, And let's not forget sandwiches and salads, which of course can't be compared with the ones we have in Spain, In the UK, you can find every sandwich or salad you want. I LOVE Spanish food, of course, but I like very much the British one as well, and people everywhere should give it a try.07/04/2016 #8 Dean Owen#5 @Trent Selbrede I must say the culinary scene in London is buzzing (except for Japanese food, which has really gone downhill since my mother sold her restaurants - she opened the first Japanese restaurant in Europe which was frequented by the likes of the Beatles/Rolling Stones etc). Hotels in London have improved vastly (since recently the staff are all from Europe and not Brits!). Grosvenor House and the Dorchester have always been good, but also recently gems like The Halkin. Burgers, well, our only choice back in the 80's was The Hard Rock :(07/04/2016 #7 Dean Owen#2 @Louise Smith, yes I do miss the pubs. There seems to be an Irish pub in every city in Asia with Guinness on tap, but no English pubs. The Harrods Food Hall, well what can I say... Paradise? And the Cheese and Branston Pickle sandwich (A Ploughman's Lunch) ... It's been 30 years for me but I can still remember the taste.07/04/2016 #6 Dean Owen#1 @Julie Hickman, yes I don't have that many memories of fruit in London, aside from the strawberries (with cream) and a glass of bubbly during Wimbledon. Used to be some good fruit and veg markets in Chelsea where I grew up, but all replaced by M&S, Sainsburies ready cut fruit in plastic packaging. Shame really. Thanks for the comment!07/04/2016 #5 Trent SelbredeI had some great food in London. There were a few "misses" but you'll find those anywhere.
The Grenadier, The Audley, and wet loved St Stephens for the view. I hist don't recommend burgers in London but I was an idiot for ordering one.
The JW Marriott Grosvenor House (across from Hyde park) had amazing food...every time!
- Producer29/10/2016#7 Amargo - The Place to BeLanguage exchange time. One day, I was feeling particularly brave and thought I’d test my very low A2 Spanish in a bit of healthy practice with a Spanish native. My Spanish is low and littered with mistakes, but I hoped I’d be able to hold a...
- Producer27/10/2016DON'T BUG METhe idea of eating bugs has created a buzz lately in both foodie and international development circles as a more sustainable alternative to consuming meat and fish. Now a report appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry...
Comments27/10/2016 #2 Cepee TabibianYikes, @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 you won't find me eating any insects. :) One of our other bees wrote about creating a cutlure of insect eating, check it out...if you dare. :P
- Producer28/10/2016Introductions....!Why hello there!My name is Emily. This is me fawning over some waffles and wine.I am 23, a true Brit who has recently moved to the beautiful land of Madrid to teach English.The time that I spent here will be full of adventure and fun. Sights and...
- Producer27/10/2016BRUXELLES: ON A TESTÉ DELIVEROO (ET C’EST TROP CHOUETTE !)Concrètement, Deliveroo on sait tous ce que c’est maintenant: Il s’agit d’un site mais surtout d’une chouette appli sur ton smartphone… Tu choisis selon ton humeur du jour ce que tu veux manger et deux clics plus tard t’as un mec sympa à vélo qui te...
- Producer27/10/2016MARSEILLE: AU CAFFÈNOIR, ON MANGE MAIS PAS QUE…Il y a 9 ans, le Caffènoir ouvrait ses portes. C’est Pascal Rivet, qui est à l’origine de ce projet. Lui, vient du monde de la pub et ouvrir un café a toujours fait partie de ses projets. « Je suis têtu. Je reviens toujours à mes premières idées ! »...
- 19/10/2016Day 2: Saiful Muluk Lake (Naran)Day 2: Saiful Muluk Lake (Naran)www.bebee.com From South End to North End of Pakistan, Karachi to Khunjerab [-12ft to 16,200ft] Day 2: Saiful Muluk Lake (Naran) Date: 16th September 2015 Naran...
- Producer12/10/2016Sweet Mustard Glazed Chicken ThighsPhoto: Sweet mustard glazed chicken thighs. Maple syrup and smoke make an interesting combination.There’s something amazing when you include maple syrup in a marinade. I make Thanksgiving turkey with a brine that includes some syrup and other...
Comments12/10/2016 #7 Wayne Yoshida#2 Tony - thanks for reading and commenting. I agree, true maple syrup is the way to go. The picture shows my bottle of Log Cabin, however. I used to live in Connecticut and tasted the real stuff from Vermont and other New England states - they definitely are better.
Share some of your recipies!12/10/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Wayne Yoshida, you did it again, made me hungry! I bookmark your recipes. By the way, I use maple syrup in some of my marinades, and it sure does add another level of flavor :)) Thanks for sharing anf making hungry AFTER I already ate my dinner haha. I have a very strange marinade I use to grill chicken on occasion, maybe I'll share it sometime, people may think it sounds gross but its great. Just dont do what I did the last time I made it. I was trying to impress my daughter's then fiance, with my cooking and chatting skills. I turned my back to chat and well uhm, the chicken sort of caught on fire. Yep, I ruined it. Yep, I was humiliated; -) Love the recipes you share!
- 17/09/2016Fresh Alaskan King Crab and Salmon Seafood Feast on the Inside Passage in Northern Alaska https://ExploreTraveler.com/
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- Producer13/09/2016Beer Can Chickens on the Big Green Egg Ceramic CookerBeer can chicken with grilled squash and garlic bread.Each chicken is covered with a sweet-spicy dry rub, sitting on top of a half can of beer . . . In the first step, the cook gets to consume a half can of beer. What can be better?Then placed on...
Comments14/09/2016 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#6 I'm glad you were able to find ways to get over your insomnia @Wayne Yoshida, it's hard to function as the day progresses when you can't sleep at night.
That's one of my problems, I tend to have stress replay over and over at night; so I stay on my pc and it stops for the time. I know that's not the answer though.
Hmm I drink one cup of coffee in the am, that shouldn't be an issue or could it be?
I do need to get back to the gym and I'm going to for sure, along with setting a set time to go to bed and get up. My Dr. told me it can be a slow process and even if I get up 15 mins earlier each morn, and go to bed 15 mins earlier until I'm falling asleep at the time I would really like to be, practice that.
Thanks for sharing, it's tough when you have insomnia, especially if you have to be on the run all the time!!13/09/2016 #6 Wayne Yoshida#5 Ah. I had that a while ago. For me, it was anxiety about my list of stuff to do, studying for exams and consuming too much coffee every day. One thing that really helped: I started writing down the things to do - and added a column for priority. It was loose -- "need now," "need later," and "optional."
After a while, this stress about getting stuff done went away, and so did my need for the to do list. I gave up coffee, and also started walking/running or working out. Helps me sleep.
A few years ago, I had to do the opposite: Stay awake for 20 or more hours at a stretch (radio contesting). I would put myself on caffeine deprivation for at least a week before. Then consume coffee and cola drinks. That worked.
These days, my schedule is more normal. I average 7 hrs sleep each night, and my body clock wakes me up at 5:30 am each morning. That helps when I have to get up early to catch a plane. . .