FrankenPi Lives!

I was using a couple of Raspberry Pi4 4GBs and one Pi3+ single board computers for various tasks within our home network: A NAS running SMB, NFS with Apple Time Machine and Bittorrent support Ubiquiti UniFi Network management Pihole DNS server Foldforcovid instance It occurred to me that I wasn’t fully utilizing the hardware. So […]

YouTube TV

I finally decided on a replacement for Frontier Cable TV. I’ve been using YouTube TV for about 2 1/2 months. It’s pretty responsive compared to Hulu TV. It’s fairly flexible in recording content. It supports multiple profiles with separate recording of programs. It’s still slow compared to cable TV in starting up, changing channels, or […]

My Take on the Instant Pot

I am absolutely in love with the Instant Pot! Great soups and stews using one of the pressure cooking settings, Perfect rice automatically. Slow cooker settings with a delayed start, timed cook, switches to warm then auto shut off in an intelligent way. I’ll prepare the ingredients for a stew or soup in the pot, […]

Hulu Live TV

I’ve been looking for an alternative to cable TV for some time. I want to be a cord cutter. I have no desire to rent cable boxes and pay for their overpriced DVR service indefinitely. I don’t want to pay for 300 channels of crap I never watch anyway. I want access to local TV, […]

Blow your face off Chimichurri

1 bell pepper 1/2 a medium onion 1 clove garlic 2 Thai chilis, or until you can no longer feel your face 1 1/2 tsp oil 1 tbsp chimichurri sauce (hot) 3 Weight Watcher points. Marinate the chicken in the Chimichurri sauce for a few hours or overnight. Stir-fry the garlic and hot peppers with the […]

Review: Aeropress Coffee Maker

Left to right, Aeropress gear, my cheap grinder and electric kettle.   I’ve gone thru a bunch of coffee making methods. I’ve killed 2 espresso makers and tossed out 3 more drip coffee makers. I got disgusted with spending a ton of money on equipment and went with a simple cold brew maker, coupled with […]

Grilled Tuna Salad

A bed of arugula, garden fresh peppers and tomatoes. The tuna was about a 6 once portion and an inch thick. It’s seasoned with a bit of sesame oil, soy sauce, grated ginger, garlic powder and onion powder. I cooked in a hot non-stick pan for just 2-3 minutes per side. I use a little […]

Bangus Sisig

This is Filipino pulutan, food to be eaten while drinking beer or liquor. The traditional version uses pork cheeks, ears, chicken livers, egg, chill peppers, garlic and onions. The meats require a whole lot more prep and have lots of fat. This is lightened up with bangus (also called milkfish), but gets the same sizzling […]