Simple Black Bean Soup

The original recipe from Whitewater Cooks with Friends is called “sopa de black bean with salsa crema”. My version is slightly less spicy and I go with croutons as a topping, so I dropped the “with salsa crema“… Ingredients 2 cups dried black beans (soak them overnight) 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 med onions 1 jalapeno …

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Impossible Questions for May 2019

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IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Most of us feel guilty about this when we do it, but we do it anyway. ANSWER: Throw out food.   IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The average age for accomplishing this task is now 27. ANSWER: Becoming a first time mother [source].   IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 28% of people admit they don’t like to travel because …

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Impossible Questions for March 2019

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: You should get about $1,500 for doing this! ANSWER: Starting a game of Monopoly [source]. IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This will cost you the most in Switzerland and the very least in Russia. Canada is the 5th most expensive place for this. ANSWER: A Big Mac [source]! IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: It looks like about 47% of …

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Where did April Fool’s Day come from?

Ever wonder where April Fool’s Day came from? The story goes like this… Back in the day, in France in 1582, Pope Gregory introduces the Gregorian Calendar… This leads to New Year’s celebrations being moved from April 1st to January 1st. Some people continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1st – they were …

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Mike’s ‘Not Really’ Italian Wedding Soup

Mike’s ‘Not Really’ Italian Wedding Soup This is my take on a classic Italian Wedding Soup recipe found here on Foodnetwork.com sans the meatballs. Prep time: 20 minutes 8 servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 small onions (or 1 large) (finely chopped) 3 carrots (finely chopped) 2 cloves garlic (use your garlic press or …

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A perfect boiled egg

For a perfect soft boiled egg… 1. Put cold water in a pot (2/3’s full). 2. Put the lid on the pot and bring it to a full boil. 3. Once the water is boiling, gently place the egg in the boiling water (you can do more than one, as long as they bang together). …

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Happy Birthday FM Radio in #CityofPG

The River sign

CI0I-FM (aka C-101) signed on the air on March 1, 1981 and became Prince George’s first FM radio station. CI0I was originally branded “Country 101” at 101.3 FM. In 1995 the call letters were changed to CKKN-FM to re-brand the station “Kickin Country”.  On August 1, 1999 the station switched to a Top-40 format and …

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Hot and Sour Soup with Noodles

My simplified version of Michael Smith’s “Hot-and-Sour Broth 
with Asian Noodles” (Michael Smith) comes from his “Back To Basics” cook book, but you can also find it on-line here. This recipe makes 4 servings and can be successfully doubled for 8 servings. The original recipe calls for shiitake mushrooms, but I’m not crazy about mushrooms …

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Happy Birthday CKPG!

CKPG / CKDV-FM CKPG radio signed on the air in Prince George at 5:00 pm, February 8, 1946. I wasn’t around back then, but I did show up a few years later – 1986 (with Doug Jones). I spent 13 years on the air with 550 CKPG before moving to 101.3 HITS FM (CKKN-FM) in …

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Impossible Questions for January 2019

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The average person will spend about 20,000 minutes doing this over their lifetime. ANSWER: Kissing [source]! Time spent kissing: 20,160 mins = 336 hours = 2 weeks IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: When it comes to life-skills that employers look for, this is number one. ANSWER: Creativity [source]. SOFT SKILLS 1. Creativity 2. Persuasion 3. Collaboration …

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