Thursday, May 15, 2014

preparing a perfect steak at home

I am wondering about the title. There must be millions of similar title on the web.
actually just over a million

What bring me to write about how to prepare a piece of steak is for the longest time I have no idea how to prepare one. Now I do and I want to share my techniques. Only since about a year ago that I began to discover a few techniques behind preparing one. The biggest realization is you want very high temperature to preparing a piece of steak. I found using a cast iron skillet give me the most control and most consistent result. I don't claim to be an expert in this subject matter. I am sure there are better procedures and some entails using different equipment. What I share here is a procedure that involves simple common cookware and equipment that can result in a piece of steak better than the odds of getting one better in a restaurant (unless you are in hedge funds).

a great vw westfalia camper travel blog

I recently came across this travel blog. It has to be one of the most inspiring adventure in the VW Westfalia Camper van for a family of three - and soon a family of four.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

road trip - spring 2014, part 10

This is the tenth installment of the series of post on a road trip during the spring of 2014.

You know you are in trouble in keeping up posting when over a month later you have still not finish blogging your month long trip.I have lost the battle to the incessant onslaught of photos.

cantonese slang and underworld secret phases 廣東濁語和黑社會暗號

Chinese has many dialects. Because of Mao's decreed that Mandarin is to be a national language everyone in China can speak Mandarin which also is referred to as (普通話) common language. In the name of progress of efficiency Mao also forced the people to use the simplified written language in which many words he himself designed.