I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!

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Barbecued Prime Rib Roast!!

Always meant to attempt it, but never did. I lucked out with this absolutely gorgeous Sterling Silver 5 pounder (cap removed of course) from Sobeys, and knew this time I wouldn’t be deterred, full steam ahead y’all … I was a danistrulytheman on a mission. Initially thought of doing a south-western spice rub (something I’d use on bbq chicken), but with fresh herbs still going strong in my garden, opted to go Medi ‘nstead. I finely chopped oregano and thyme, along with plenty of sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper abundantly crusted the roast (after lathering generously with olive oil – Acropolis, of course, lol). And taking advantage of the butcher string, I intertwined two rosemary sprigs (which I later discarded along with the string after snipping). I served it with my famous lemon & butter potatoes (topped with caramelized onions), roasted cauliflower, feta and basil drizzled with Acropolis, tzatziki … and grilled pita bread (sorry, those pics didn’t make the cut)!! A final note; bbq rib roast KILLS … good luck getting that colour/crust in any oven … not to mention the hint of wood flavour. Only benefit of oven roasting is convenience … no muss, no fuss with temp. variations (had to remove my roast and grate to add hardwood charcoal once to maintain my temp.), throw it in and away you go (and you can go away – literally) … YES, you have to baby this … but oh my … what a baby!! 😉

A perfect rib roast …

Waiting for the Weber


Indirect cooking (1 1/2 hours or so – looking for an internal temp of 140º) …

Resting on my spatula/plate before carving …

A close up … LOVE the colour, the crust …

Another angle; perfect separation of meat from bones …

Sliced, bit of au jus … but only one bone (sorry, couldn’t resist gnawing, lol) …

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Maybe I shouldn’t!!

… ah what the fuck, think I will!! Discretion ain’t thine name danistrulytheman!! Sorry guys, I try to be the friendly blogger, playing nice nice with y’all … but to blatantly bypass achievements, while YET crowing ’bout starting/trying to achieve, and expecting pat pats on yer back feedback … suffice it to say, that shit don’t sit well with me … and forgive my sour grapes and the sour taste left in my mouth while I politely forego diplomacy  … just wanna give everyone a reminder … I’m in the 700/3 club motherfuckers!! OK, maybe not so politely!! 😉

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well I just looked in the mirror and things aren’t looking so good

well I can’t get any lower still I feel I’m sinking

show me the power child I’d like to say that I’m down on my knees today

yeah it gives me the butterflies gives me away till I’m up on my feet again

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National Drink Beer Day

… September 28th. Who am I to ever need a reason to drink beer, let alone the best reason ever conceived, lol. HAPPY NDBD!!

2 file photos never published:

With the gang on the patio at Allen’s before the pour …

Stella for lunch at my 2nd favourite TO joint …

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fluffy omelette

… almost souffle like!! Something I’m strivin’ for when whipping up an omelette. The shape, (ain’t bustin’ open – staying intact), colour & texture look perfect … almost as if I used a mold, lol. Threw in leftover steak, onions and mushrooms … that’s Monterey Jack cheese you see oozing out … fill it as you please. Oh, and it’s 4 of the most free run, hormone free brown eggs ya can get – that’s key btw, use the best/freshest eggs … ALWAYS!!

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there’s a lot of me inside you maybe you’re afraid to see

you pushed a button … those motherfuckers didn’t last too long
I’m sick of hearing ’bout the “have’s” and the “have not’s”
have some personal accountability
the biggest problem with the way that we’ve been doing things is
the more we let you have the less that I’ll be keeping for me

don’t give a shit about no temperature in Guatemala
don’t really see what all the fuss is about
ain’t gonna worry about no future generations and no
I’m sure somebody gonna figure it out

don’t try to tell me that some power can corrupt a person
you haven’t had enough to know what it’s like
you’re only angry ’cause you wish you were in my position
now nod your head because you know that I’m right … alright!

well I used to stand for something forgot what that could be

well I used to stand for something now I’m on my hands and knees

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80oz. to freedom

… five pounds (mad love Sublime btw) worth of prime-time porterhouse … check out the fat tenderloin portion …  porterhouse baby … ain’t talkin’ T-bone here folks!! Finding this cut at your local meat market can be challenging (typically want that filet to be sold separately at a much higher price), luckily not only was I able to … but the butcher gladly band sawed two 2 inch thick cuts as requested. AND, I scored a steal-of-a deal on price per pound too … sweet!!

Sea salt, cracked black pepper … then sizzlin’ kissin’ my Weber grate …

LOVE the flip (who doesn’t, lol?) …

FIRE … lol …

Almost done – happy happy (thanks Emeril, lol) …

Cut from the bone and sliced …

Sorry, that pic ain’t exactly the best showcasing the beauty of the dish – in my haste to sit and eat, got lazy with the camera, so it’s all I got y’all, lol. I let it rest a good ten minutes prior to carving … was a beautiful rare, medium-rare … splashed with steak au jus over top after plating, served it with my grilled mushroom, onion, garlic medley … my secret special blue cheese sauce, and for a change … potato scallion bread … and washed down with my fave Creemore … errr, that’s not for a change, lol!! 😉

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part of where I’m going is knowing where I’m coming from

I don’t want to be anything other than what I’ve been trying to be lately

all I have to do
is think of me and I have peace of mind
I’m tired of looking ’round rooms
wondering what I’ve got to do
or who I’m supposed to be
I don’t want to be anything other than me

I’m surrounded by liars everywhere I turn
I’m surrounded by imposters everywhere I turn
I’m surrounded by identity crisis everywhere I turn
Are I the only one who noticed?
I can’t be the only one who’s learned!

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… or monster-sized … it’s a pick’em, lol!! Made these huge-ass spicy flavoured chicken breast (from M&M) sandwiches again … Crustini Buns from D’Italiano, loaded with shredded iceberg lettuce, thinly sliced sweet onions, thick sliced heirloom tomatoes (sorry, hidden in all the goodness, lol), a splash of 1/2 the fat mayo, and the silky smooth meltingly shimmering aforementioned Muenster … I LOVE LOVE this … and the beauty, all in – it’s 800 cals for the twins … looks like they LOVE LOVE me back, lol!!

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hosta hostage

… for the variety name … green thumb stumped HELPPLEASE … ANYONE?!?! Was purchased a few years ago (09/10 – perhaps?), and showcased in the President’s Choice Insider’s Report … unfortunately no sign of the plant tag or receipt, but believe me, Tiffany K will def know the name once/if she sees/hears it … she captured this beautiful pic (isn’t it gorgeous?) July/August … Hosta and blooming Daylily together off the walkway to our house!! AND NO, it ain’t Stained Glass … ain’t Sitting Pretty either … the Hosta I mean … come to think of it, me too for that matter!! 😆


3 years – 700 posts!!

Got this party started Sept. 17/09 … and 700 posts later, I’m still here!! 3motherfuckingand7fuckinghundred … WOW … quite an achievement if I do boastingly say so myself … and since it’s MY blog … I DO!! No time left now for shame, horizon behind me, no more pain … and was a lot of time passing and hard efforts that got me here, methinks I have a chest-thumping, slapping myself on the back right despite likely lazy-assed naysaying from a petty jealous unaccomplished lot – you can do better, then do better – don’t be raggin’ ‘n rainin’ on my parade!! 2-3 weeks ago realized my three year anniversary was nearing, AND was approaching 700 posts … instinctively syncing-the-deuce … plotting plus planning offing 2 milestone birds with 1 brick began – and with mind doing double-time duty, and fingers pounding the keyboard was able to get there. Love scrolling down my homepage and spying my archive column (thing’s a motherfucking mile long – puts a grin on my puss,lol)!! Don’t know what the future holds in danistrulythemanland … don’t care – right now I’m soaking this all in, just wanna savour today’s flavour!! Snapped this shot last week-end, my pics mean a lot to me, this one more – with my front facing iPhone camera too, something I NEVER EVER do, strange eh?! S’ok folks, sure y’all know by now – strange suits me motherfucking fine!!

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“feng shui sashaying” – danistrulytheman

Got my groove on … my mojo’s back … struttin’ my shit again only the way I can!! Stars and planets are perfectly aligned in danistruly’s-uni … been givin’ ‘n gettin’ – yinning and yanging my ass all over the place … Live Long and Prosper … \\//

… lol, don’t know where the Vulcan Salute phrase came from?! … completely off-the-cuff … occured spock-taneously, lol!! 😉

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a coupla new drinks

… for me at least. The 1st one comes from my day at the CNE, dude ahead in line at the Jamaica food counter got this drink with his order – Coco Cool Coconut Water, couldn’t stop looking/talking ’bout it … all intrigued – figured why not give it a shot, so we did. It was very good, very refreshing … gotta admit takes a bit getting used to drinking your drink while eating your drink at the same time, lol. Later told my friend about it (showed him the pic – recognized it immediately), says he loves it and that it’s available in certain ethnic based grocery stores … who knew, lol!!

… the 2nd, I would assume probably isn’t new to many seeing this (or seeing this again in that case, lol) … but in my neck of the woods, it is (just like it says on the carton, lol)!! Enjoy my nightly can of diet Pepsi … and the Wild Cherry taste is awesome – WOW, that was a pleasant oomph!! When you think of it, combining the two seems like a no brainer … AND now provides me 100% opportunity of zero-cal mixing it up … suiting my (finicky – at times, lol) mood!! 😉