Boris Mann

Boris Mann

Kale Salad & Fresh Linguine with Mushroom Truffle Cheese Sauce

I was gifted a jar of mushroom truffles and mixed it with sautéed onions. I made a white sauce with soy milk and some grated German butter cheese and mixed it all together, plus lots of fresh ground pepper.

#pasta #truffle #cheese #sauce

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Roast cauliflower with roasted garlic & brown butter over linguine

A quick #pasta #recipe.

Cut #cauliflower into florets with one sliced onion. Roast in oven for 45minutes at 350 / until browned.

Separately, cut 4 - 6 cloves of #garlic. Sauté in 3 Tbsps olive oil and 2 Tbsps of butter on low heat until garlic begins to brown.

Add juice from one fresh lemon and turn up heat while stirring.

Cook fresh linguine until al dente. Drain and return to pot with cauliflower and garlic brown butter sauce. Mix well and salt and pepper to taste.

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Loot & Legends: current favourite #iOS #RPG game

You play different adventures with Gary, a novice GameMaster. No dice rolling, rather each character you control has cards to play. Once you're out of cards, the round is over and all monsters and characters get new cards.

The cards you get are based on your class and the equipment you have. You win new equipment (loot!) by completing adventures.

There is in app purchases, but they don't seem to detract from the game at all so far.

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Where is the Frontier?

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Commenting on Chris Messina's FB thread on part 2 of his interview.

Mozilla has a lot of fronts to fight on. Storage, hosting, apps, app stores, identity, payment, messaging. With a layer of social graph / interest graph.

I can "feel" a tingling in my gut that there people that want to go out onto the frontier again, but I'm not clear where that frontier even is.

I have a known site, I'm posting to Medium, and we're having long useful conversations on Facebook.

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Some recommendations for friends on eating & drinking in #Gastown

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All this is in walking distance, so find a place to stash your car.

Friday: drinks at the Black Florist on Water Street, which is right across from my new office. Food is pretty good too.

Might want to do dinner at Wildebeest (meat forward menu. Get the hay smoked quail). On Hastings west of Abbott.

L'Abbatoir is also good. On Carrall Street just south of Water Street close to the Gassy Jack statue.

There will be a line up / 1hr+ wait, but if you walk over early to Ask for Luigi (Italian, all hand made pastas, mainly wine menu) on Alexander, then walk back to The Diamond for cocktails while waiting, could be worth it.

A giant list of craft beers at Alibi Room on Alexander at Main Street.

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Trying out The Ramen Butcher

With #HUMAN guys #Kharis and #Ryan.

Tried the new place. Noodles: skinnier than I'm used to, good texture, 4/5 (Bonus, you get one free refill of noodles!). Chasu: had the fatty. It was a thin strip, good flavour, but not as substantial as I'm used to, 3.5/5. Broth: I had the Black garlic, good mouth feel, nice flavour, 4.5/5. All in all, awesome to have in the neighbourhood.

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Home on #bowenisland for the weekend & @anneonbowen showed me Bowen Lift App

A great, locally made website / mobile web app for giving and finding rides. This is the kind of sharing economy stuff that could really work, when we connect tech with local spirit.

Nice work, Tom Carchrae!

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Did a small group cap table learning session this morning. Here's the presentation deck