aye, there’s the rub

I’m going to cook some ribs tomorrow. I’ve done them before. I’ve attempted them many different times, using several methods, in fact. They’ve always been devoured by my family and guests, but I’ve always found something to be dissatisfied with: They’re either too salty, too chewy, I burned the sauce in the final steps, or the tang just wasn’t right.

Anyway, tomorrow we’ll try again, and I’ve started the process this evening with the creation of a fresh Kansas City rub. For those of you looking to play along at home, here’s the mixture I used (Note: This will make a lot – like, close to 3 cups – but it works well on other pork and chicken dishes. Just keep it out of the sunlight in a tightly-sealed container.):

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sweet paprika
3 tbsp freshly ground pepper
3 tbsp kosher salt
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp ancho chili powder
2 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp celery salt
2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp ground ginger

In the morning, I’ll rub the ribs and let them marinate in the fridge. Then, I’ll set out to get ingredients for a Kansas City barbecue sauce and fixins to go with the ribs (thinking potato salad and…?)

A shout out to my friend and colleague, Leo, who got me thinking it was about time to do another batch of ribs. Leo, if they work out, I’ll invite you over for the next batch; after all, I’ve got about 3 cups of rib rub to deal with.

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-24

  • @HighEdMarketing Re: FB trumping brand sites: not applicable to #highered IMHO. Mostly applies to CPG brands. Ed is different. in reply to HighEdMarketing #
  • Back at work after approx 4 weeks away. Need to review all my #eduweb notes from last month. #
  • New student alert: "Excuse me can you tell me where the office is?" Me: "*Which* office?" Student: "…" I love term start! 😉 #fb #
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HighEdWeb 2010 Schedule

HighEdWeb 2010: Schedule.

I’m hoping to get to this in October, just waiting on spending approval. A lot of tracks here, so it would be good if we could send more than one person, but I’m cognizant of financial constraints at BCIT.

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-16

  • It's even too hot for the bugs. #fb #
  • About to hit the ice in New West. Aaaaahhhhhh! #fb #
  • The rink was cool (relatively speaking) but the ice was pretty soft. Change room is a sauna but still love summer hockey. #hockey #fb #
  • @jameswanless I still ha in reply to jameswanless #
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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-13

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-12

  • 101 at Bby Mtn. Couple good drives/chips/putts and the rest was shite. Enough to keep me going back. Man, I love/hate this game #golf #fb #
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