Archive | April 2015

Onion Jam


Our excellent chef served us pork chops with onion jam during the week, reminding me of how much I love this condiment.  Since I’ve got a glut of chutney at the moment, I haven’t made any in a while, but I’m looking forward to barbecues with friends in the coming months, where this versatile condiment will feature.  Excellent with both hot and cold meats, as well as cheeses, breads and crackers.  It’s hard to think of a more versatile accompaniment.

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Weekend Project: Open Source Media Centre


Open Source Media Centre
I’ve been running a Raspberry Pi connected to my TV for a while now, and I’ve been using Rasbmc, a version of Kodi (formerly XBMC) quite happily.  I decided since I had a spare Raspberry Pi, I should do the same to my second TV in the lounge.  Setting this up and pointing it to my media files from the office shared drive, means I can now watch Game of Thrones while my wife catches up on her soaps.

Using this setup can get you a cheap media centre (small enough to hide behind the TV). Read on for setup instructions …

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