Last weekend Kim and I joined Rob, Janet, and Matt at Chris and John's place for another awesome BBQ! This time we had yummy sausages with sauerkraut, cucumber salad, and an amazing Mexican Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing brought by Janet. For dessert, Kim and I brought chocolate ice cream, made in our ice cream maker, which was served on top of brownies also brought by Janet. It was so good and rich! I think the key was using good cocoa powder (Valrhona) and good dark chocolate.
I've added a search function to my blog! Rob was looking for something the other day and was upset to find I didn't have a way to search my posts. So I've added one. You can access the search field in the menu, between the random quote and the random photo.
Implementing the search was super easy! Apparently MySQL has built in full-text search capability. You can mark text columns in your tables and they will be indexed. Then you can add match conditions to the "where" clause of queries on the database. It works really well and returns results sorted by relevance. It's awesome!
It's been too long since my last update but I've been busy and stuff. In addition to preparing for my trip to Shanghai we've also been going out to look at houses fairly often lately. Other things I've done lately include going home home to London, climbing, playing the original God of War remastered for my new PS3, drinking delicious Kellerbier, cooking stuff, creating a search feature for this blog (unfinished), being angry at the rain and the cold and watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. Foods I hope to cook soon include this and this.
Last night Chris and John hosted a BBQ on their brand new patio with their brand new natural gas BBQ!! They made delicious shish ka bobs and even had a cake for Kim's birthday (which is next week). It was lots of fun and it was great to be outside and see the leaves on the trees in the park. Summer is almost here!!