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July 2012

wings

My Chicken Wings are better than Store-Bought

They’re cheaper, and much more fun to make too. I grew up on $9 boxes of “mild” wings, and ate super-market prepared ones often with my friends in High School. Only recently have I ventured out of my comfort zone, and made my own wings. It all started when wings …

I knew George Ridout before he was Famous

A classic clip of actor George Ridout (pronounced ri-doe) in his more formative years. This was before Follies, before the Actor’s Discount, before the 2009 remake of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” where he, as a tour de force, plays Young Baby Jane Hudson, Old Baby Jane Hudson AND Blanche …

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Native Art in Allan Gardens

When water-main construction was necessary in the South-end of Allan Gardens, the ugly plywood cladding that city-dwellers are so used to went up. The construction should be on-going for 3 years, and took away from the natural beauty of the park. However, Toronto city councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam & the Native …

New Parkeon Presto Reader

New Presto Reader installed at College Station

A brand new Presto Reader has been installed at College Station! Unfortunately, I’m not that excited about it. The new reader looks a lot less user friendly than the older style reader, pictured next, photo courtesy of the official Presto flickr account:So what’s wrong with the new reader? My thoughts: …

Shake and Bake Box

Today I made: Shake & Bake Porkchops

Oh Shake and Bake, old commercials claim it’s so easy a kid can do it. Well I can attest that I handled Shake and Bake just fine! Shake and Bake was never a fixture in my household, my Mum occasionally used it for Chicken Drumsticks, and nothing else. However, it …

Pride Stage

Drag at Pride 2012

Without question, I had an amazing time at Toronto Pride 2012. Yes it involved overpriced beer, a lot of sun screen and ridiculous cover charges. Besides that, it involved seeing a lot of new and comparatively old friends, so I’m happy. My favourite thing about gay night-life is seeing Drag …