How to be Pretty Good… at Philosophising

This one isn’t all that difficult, but it certainly is one of my favourites. It’s actually quite simple, but we’ll get to that. What is philosophy? It means to go a little deeper and want a little more.  Maybe you have that friend with the great advice. The wordy friend who always has something interesting to say about anything. Maybe you dislike said person and wish she/he would keep their wordy mouth shut (and maybe this post isn’t for you) but maybe you wish that you too could pull out something that packs a bit more of a punch every now and then. I’d love to suggest it’s as easy as a little drinking and a little late night time spent with your typewriter, but often that is not the case. Often something a little deeper is needed to trigger that little philosophizing part of you – and believe me, from the least to most complex of us; that part […]

How to be Pretty Good… at Cooking Chicken

Let’s start off with an easy one. Cooking chicken should be straight forward. Pan + chicken + salt/pep = delicious, yes? Well, if you are like me, you have this irrational fear of raw chicken. Did we grow up with this? Is that a thing? It seems as though most of the time we worry about seeing a little pink so we cook the shit out of it. Then we end up with dried-out bits on the chicken and maybe even some seared-Cajunesque marks. Well, no longer my friends, no longer. Maybe you already know this. I did not, and I spent a substantial amount of years cooking the heck out of chicken to ensure that I was not going to serve pink chicken to anyone. Not anymore. When I cook chicken I do so in a cast iron skillet. I have not tried this in other skillets, but I think you would still find good results. That said, go […]