Beetroot, Lime & Goats Cheese Risotto

Toast’s Own Beetroot, Lime & Goats Cheese Risotto Serves 8 Ingredients 1. Beetroot & Tomato Stock Makes 2L. The stock can be made the day before and left overnight. You can use chicken stock but this furthers the depth of flavour and earthiness of the beetroot 2 large beetroot 4 med vine / Roma tomato 1/2 bunch Marjoram 2 Garlic cloves 1 Leek 1L Chicken stock 1L Water 1 tbl spoon Olive oil Salt & Pepper to taste Method Cut stalks off beetroot and rinse. Keep the stalks, cut into small pieces Cut beetroot into 8th’s (no need to peel) … Continue reading Beetroot, Lime & Goats Cheese Risotto

The Star Trek Geek

Howdy Toasters! I often get teased about my love of Star Trek and all things sci-fi…. of course number #1 is the Trek universe. I first stumbled on to the decks of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D when i was a teenage toaster in year 10. Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew were on their ongoing mission to boldly go where no one had gone before..it was a slightly longer mission than Captain Kirk and his crew’s 5 year mission…. it also ran longer. There are many things i admire about the Trek universe and it’s creator Gene Roddenberry. Firstly, in … Continue reading The Star Trek Geek

New York Times – The Flight From Conversation

Howdy Toasters! Interesting piece from the New York Times for some wiseness from the toaster. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html “We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. However with constant communication have we sacrificed conversation for mere connection?” It’s relevantly timed for me too, over recent weeks of running (usually late) from one place to another, or sat at home studying, being lazy /tired etc knowing i can be in touch with everyone through a tweet, a pin, a grind a link, a text or a call i’m not as motivated to be sponateously social …. it’s led me to … Continue reading New York Times – The Flight From Conversation

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Procrastination & StickyTape

Procrastination & StickyTape

Howdy Toasters

Ah study saturday. it’s always a joy to be stuck inside on a nice day.

maybe i should buy some rolls of sticky tape and get creative (ie practice the masterful art of procrastination). There’s some great tape art (and other uses) here.

What will you do with sticky tape? (suggestion, don’t put it over the holes in the Toaster.. you’ll burn the toast and i’ll never get out)

Toast Out

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comics, the geek and the child within

Howdy Toasters! Like all of us, at almost 36 years of age, i’m all growed up now…. well i’m supposed to be anyway. I hold a pretty cool job i enjoy and that challenges me, am completing a degree (a bigger challenge), have a band of misfits the world over that i call my friends, a little silver ferret at home, misbehave in ways only adults can and take all the tease and fun poking that comes with being a self confessed, fully fledged sci fi geek. It’s  a pretty full (and often exhausting) life out here in here in … Continue reading comics, the geek and the child within

Toast’s Own FigJam & Ginger Marmalade Barramundi

CraigOnToast’s FigJam & Ginger Marmalade Barramundi Ingredients This recipe serves 2 2 x Barramundi Fillet. Preferably not from the tail (and deboned) 1 tbl spoon Figjam 1 tbl spoon Ginger Marmalade 100ml Beef stock 2 tsp Sesame oil 1.5-2 tsp Garlic pepper (optional) Method Preheat oven to 180c Mix Figjam, Ginger Marmalade & Beef Stock in a small bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds or until jam and marmalade have melted into a liquid. Mix in Sesame Oil & set aside or in the fridge to cool (10-15 min) Place Barramundi in a foil lined baking dish  (use enough foil to … Continue reading Toast’s Own FigJam & Ginger Marmalade Barramundi

Totally Confusified! (warning: this is a bit ridiculous)

Howdy Toasters! Has anyone else noticed the bastardisation of the modern day articulization?  I myself am totes guilterous of throwing the odd portmanteau and words of my own construct into my language in the pursuit of more colourful ways to communicate but one has to ask..what would the purists say? What would John Dunne think in this pinteresting, spacebooky, twitterific,linkedup world? The language is confuserating enough when one word has 3 pronunciations, totally different meanings and different spellings ( case in point: The cold wind blew such a gale I didn’t know whether the weather would turn the wood blue..seriously!) … Continue reading Totally Confusified! (warning: this is a bit ridiculous)