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SilverFox
Calgary, AB
Living my way through life
Interests: friends, entertaining, cooking, biking, books, family, camping, bbq, building, cigars
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So after our evening at the wall it was clear to Tammy and I that we would have to see the wall in all its splendor in the daylight. Apparently in China it is a saying....."You are not truly Chinese unless you have climbed the Great Wall". Now I am... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at SilverFox Goes East
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I will start out by saying that I am involved (although vicariously through Tammy) in something pretty significant here in China. The treatment that Ernst and Young has received here in Beijing is almost surreal. I have been treated like royalty wherever I go (not just me of course but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at SilverFox Goes East
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Our itinerary is so full we have been on the go from sun up to sun down for the last 2 days. It is both a good and a bad thing. While Tammy is off in conference I have been jumping on police escorted busses to tour the highlights of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at SilverFox Goes East
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Up and at it bright and early today. We headed down for breakfast to get an early start on our day......ok actually I had slept 10 hours already and figured if I didn't get at it that I would have Jetlag the whole time we were here. We had our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at SilverFox Goes East
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Well after a very long day of travel we arrived. The airport and immigration was uneventful and to honest it didn't feel too different from being in Vancouver. After gathering our luggage we made our way out to the arrivals level and met up with the rest of the folks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at SilverFox Goes East
Off to Beijing After a few months of anticipation and a hurried week of packing, preparing and of course the kids first week of school we are finally on our way. Up at about 5:30 am this morning for what is going to be a rather long week of travel.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at SilverFox Goes East
Wow a year and 2 months...........that's it. Seems like a hell of a lot more than that. A fresh start............ok a bit of a rant first. Seems I have let a few things fall by the wayside....this blog would be one of them. Don't know why I stopped doing it,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at Life in the Fox Den
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This wasn't what I planned on for being my next instalment on my blog for bread but I got a special request from a pretty cool person................and in some ways has a hand in my love for all things food. My cousin (more correctly my second cousin) Islay asked for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2010 at The SilverFox CookShack
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As the weather switches from BBQ season to ski season I had to find another food item to obsess about.............don't worry BBQ isn't over there will be good days for firing up the smoker throughout the winter and I have yet to try a Turkey on the smoker which I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2010 at The SilverFox CookShack
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I mean how could it not be?.............I made it. Ok ok maybe it isn't the best ever but it's really good. And even better it's really simple; the key is..............yup you guessed it, fresh ingredients and a little care in preparation. Bruschetta is one of those things that Tammy and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at The SilverFox CookShack
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Wow. Whirlwind for sure, seems that this summer was filled to the brim with trips and socializing. So much so that it has whipped right past our eyes and as I look out the window of my home office as I am typing this the tree across the street is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2010 at Life in the Fox Den
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Seems like forever since I last posted on this blog......my hat off to Tammy, she kept it regular far longer than I have. I will do my best to catch you up. But I will warn you that this will then have to be a somewhat lengthy post as a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Life in the Fox Den
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Man cannot live on BBQ alone............ok well maybe "Man" can but his family cannot or rather will not. In advance of doing the Alberta Ride for Cancer I was able to change up my nutrition somewhat and had a couple of days were I was eating more carbs so I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at The SilverFox CookShack
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Seems I have been over doing it on the BBQ side of things these days (as if that is even possible). But Tammy has requested that we have something different. So this is different. This is purely my own creation something that just built in my head. Dunno what made... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at The SilverFox CookShack
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Seriously I don't know how else to describe it but the Extravaganza.......every item eaten was done solely on the grill (or grills rather) I had the Weber Smokey Mountain, the 22.5 Weber Kettle and the Napoleon Gasser all going at once. It was BBQ heaven and I enjoyed every minute... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at The SilverFox CookShack
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No we haven't been hiding. Well I haven't been hiding anyway. Life just gets busy and between the food blog and trying to put together a website to link to it and trying to keep my training and exercise up and trying to get the kids where they need to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at Life in the Fox Den
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You will have seen a few posts ago that while we were out camping I posted up the Chicken Grill Sandwiches. These are a delicious fast and easy sandwich that is a real crowd pleaser. The secret to them being awesome is the rub that goes on them. Kansas City... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at The SilverFox CookShack
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These were good, and I mean real good. They take a bit of time and a bit of care but the end result is well worth the effort. I had a table full of busy mouths as testament to it. In fact I would venture to say that these were... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at The SilverFox CookShack
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Unlike steak not many people will rave about their ribs (and no I don't mean the ones that encase your lungs). It is likely that many people do them, after all they are extremely popular, but it isn't often that someone stands up and says..............damn I make mighty fine ribs.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at The SilverFox CookShack
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Well we are currently out with the tralier enjoying a little early season camping before school ends and things get really busy. It was awesome to enjoy some great weather, the weather in Calgary has been no hell and from what I can see won't be improving much in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2010 at The SilverFox CookShack
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I am pretty sure I know where this one didn't go right, I didn't follow one of my own cardinal rules. Keep it FRESH. Now don't worry I didn't use old meat...........but I am getting ahead of myself. The plan was to smoke a nice Pork Loin for dinner one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at The SilverFox CookShack
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Now now what were you thinking, this is a G-Rated blog, by rub I mean BBQ rub after all you need a little something extra to help make decent backyard fair into great BBQ. I use many many different rubs depending on what I am going for. Let me quickly... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2010 at The SilverFox CookShack
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Yes I am aware that there is potentially another burger out there somewhere with a similar name but I think that is probably where the comparison ends. Although I suppose I could let you be the guide on this one. Which would you rather eat? Mine Theirs It came about... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at The SilverFox CookShack
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I know I know it's tacky...........but it's true. I spent most of the evening last night outrunning a storm, but I am getting ahead of myself. Let's see what has been going on. Oh yah well it was May long recently and we had a rather busy one. First off... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at Life in the Fox Den
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As some may have known it was recently our first son's birthday. Alex turned 10 this month and for his birthday cake he asked for an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. I figured no way, I have to be able to do at least as good a job as... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at The SilverFox CookShack