My readership, in their teaming dozens, may have noticed that the title of this blog has changed slightly. I took the word “beer” out. To be honest, I originally added it for alliterative effect, to follow “barbells” and “books” but also, beer was a major part of my life for a long, long time. If […]Read More Why the name of the blog has changed…
Yesterday I realized that I had accidentally made the most blatantly pretentious fusion snack possible. As I got home with steaming bag of Korean takeaway food, my first instinct was to use the Korean fried chicken for some sort of sandwich. I quickly took stock of what was in the fridge and made a wrap […]Read More The battle of the spicy vegetable condiments – Kimchi vs. Pikliz
In past posts I have expounded at length about the many benefits of powerlifting. We’ve also examined the “why” of powerlifting; namely, it’s insanely fun to be able to lift heavy shit. However, nobody every tells you the shameful truth underlying this otherwise laudable sport. Sit back, gentle reader, and clutch your emotional support pillow […]Read More Why Powerlifting does not = Chick Magnet: a Primer
Dear readers, I apologize for not having brought this recipe to your attention before. One of goals of this blog is share healthy and tasty recipes that elevate your daily cooking. Pikliz does exactly that – it adds a zingy, spicy, crunchy texture on top of fried foods (such as falafel), rice and sandwiches. It […]Read More Pikliz – Haitian spicy pickled veggies #Superfood#takethatkimchi
I don’t feel old. Nevertheless, if I was in States I’d probably start receiving mailers from AARP as of next year (I’m in my mid 50s). Thanks to training in powerlifting for the past 8 years I’m a fair bit stronger now than I was in my 20s or 30s. I’m not a senior citizen […]Read More Where do you want to live for the rest of your life?
If one were to magically procure Admin rights to Instagram and was able eliminate all post from Tulum, I’m fairly certain that’d reduce total content on the platform by at roughly 30 percent. Why is that? What makes makes Tulum the ideal backdrop for the willfully self-obsessed narcissists weirdly expending a great deal of energy […]Read More Tulum – Douchebag mecca or victim of it’s own success?
Depending on where you live in the world, things are either opening back up slowly or they are going to Hell in a handbasket because things never really “shut-down” in the first place. If you’re lucky enough to live amongst a majority of people who don’t think that every possible issue is proof of a […]Read More Training after the Covid-19 Lockdown – First, the good news…
Probably the biggest sin for a Caribbean cook is to make boring rice. Caribbean cooks have, of course, a number of rightly famous and delicious rice recipes (red beans and rice, dirty rice, congo beans and rice and, of course, the inimitable Haitian riz djondjon to name but a few). Their biggest “hidden talent”, in […]Read More The best “plain” rice you’ve ever had
Over the weekend I had the profound pleasure of actually taking part in a privately held, very much improvised, socially distanced barbell workout. A friend of a workout buddy owns a warehouse so 5 of us gathered to lift some weights for the first time in 2 months (Note: in the country where I live, […]Read More Hello DOMS, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again…
The country I live in is small by any standards and the capital city is more of a largish small town. It reminds me of when I was living on an island in that you constantly bump into the same people. It’s the sort of place that when you are in a public place and […]Read More No country for middle-aged Goth dudes.