Monthly Archive: February 2016

Callam cooks: A juicy peppered steak

If you’re a vegetarian, this is definitely not a recipe for you. If on the other hand you like your meat red and juicy, then read on. Today I’ll show you how to make a perfect peppered steak that goes great with chips, vegetables or a side of your choice. You’ll need to prepare the meat around 30 minutes before you want it, and the cooking time will take around 5 minutes. Ingredients The following is per steak: Sirloin steak, (without fat skirt if possible) cut about 15mm thick 2 tbsp Olive Oil Fresh ground black pepper Recipe Remove your steak…
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Callam cooks: Crusty White Bread

They say the simple things in life are the best, never is the more true than with my recipe for a crusty white loaf of bread. Big chunks of it go great with a nice bowl of soup, or slice it thick and sandwich bacon and sausage between it. The best bit is the recipe is simple, and while it needs a couple of hours to be ready, you don’t need to be in the kitchen the whole time. Ingredients The following is enough to produce an 800g loaf: 500g Strong White Bread Flour 25g Unsalted Butter 1 teaspoon caster…
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Why you can’t rely on redundant

Some months back I spoke about setting my friend and partner in crime up on a pfSense router. Part of the reason for doing this was that he had dual WAN links and we could put them into a redundant configuration. I stress now, this wasn’t the primary reason, more of an added bonus. It was therefore with some surprise that I got the following text message on Tuesday: And my internet is down My first thoughts were that there had either been a power cut or some muppet had put a digger through the BT wiring. So, away from…
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