After many tried and failed attempts I managed to successfully figure out how to freeze and then thaw out mashed potato without resulting in watery and icky mash.
The process is rather simple:
Once done you will have mash that is as good as before it was frozen and won’t be watery.
Do you have any other tips?
(also available on my Personal Wiki)
Everyone has their favourite iPhone and iPad apps, the 10 apps that they consider the best apps for their iPhone or iPad, so I thought today I would share the top 10 apps that I can no longer function without in the hope that they might be of help to others and to support the developers as well.
The top 10 iOS apps that I can’t live without are:
Recently I decided to take on @ProBlogger’s challenge of 31 Days to Building a Better Blog (A.K.A. 31DBBB), unfortunately this first day has taken me several days as I had to make some clear decisions about where I wanted the directions of my two blogs to go.
So today I give you my first attempt at an Elevator Pitch for my personal blog. An Elevator Pitch in short is a short 30 second pitch that essentially you could tell someone in an elevator, and while this isn’t quite perfect yet it is a good start.
Elevator Pitch for StuartRyan.com:
“What do you get when you take a recipe for life, with a dash of humour and and sprinkle of geek? Life lessons can include anything from cooking and eating right to developing ourselves professionally. My blog provides a cheeky and humorous look at social interactions, society, work and to sum it up, life the universe and everything. I aim to give tips and tricks for getting through each day with a positive outlook and some brownie points as well where possible.”
What are your thoughts, good or bad, I certainly welcome constructive feedback. If you have a blog and are interested check out the 31DBBB eBook that Darren sells which is the one I am following.
Follow Friday has been a big thing on Twitter for as long as I can remember. Today I introduce to you #FF’s awesome little sister, #IFollowedFriday (or #IFF for short). A few weeks ago, I was finding new people to follow each Friday but really didn’t have a way to reach out and say “Hey, someone recommended you and I chose to follow”.
#IFollowedFriday or #IFF has since bridged that gap for me, since I have been using it as a hashtag I have noticed far more reciprocal follows than I was getting previously and numerous people have expressed interest in the concept.
Overall the concept is very simple, when someone recommends new people for you to follow using the #FollowFriday or #FF hashtags, after following the ones you like you tweet them all with #IFollowedFriday or #IFF to let them know that you have followed them as a result of a recommendation. Until people know what on earth it is, I would recommend the #IFollowedFriday hashtag as it is somewhat more descriptive.
I am also toying with the idea of a format similar to “#IFollowedFriday @user1 @user2 @user 3 via @recommender” but that one is open for discussion.
I am certainly open to thoughts, in the mean time to get the word around if you have thoughts connect with me @StuartCRyan or tweet with the #Tag #IFollowedFriday, tell me your thoughts, do you like it and might you use it?