Virtualization Adapted Adapting Business Processes for Virtual Infrastrcuture (and vice-versa)


Saturday Barbecue Recipes

Filed under: home — Tags: , , , , , , — iben @ 08:51

I was having a few people over for a barbecue yesterday and they asked about some of the recipes I followed. There are some basic staple foods we seem to have on hand all the time and spend some time each week to keep the fridge stocked up with jars of Beans and Salsa. We make the Rice and Salad fresh for each day. Sometimes the kids like Pasta or Potatoes too instead of the Rice.

4 cups rice, 4 garlic cloves, 4 serrano peppers, 4 teaspoons hot oil for 4 minutes, then 2 x 4 cups water and 4 spoons of seasoning, simmer for 20 minutes.

Prepping red tomatoes, green tomatillos, garlic, and serrano peppers for grilling on barbecue.

Green salsa is on the grill

Cucumbers, limes, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper = yummy salad


Saturday Morning Waffle Recipe

Filed under: virtualization — Tags: , , , — iben @ 13:04
Although this topic doesn’t necessarily relate directly to adapting virtualization technology to our business processes (or vice versa) we all need to eat and this is an example of a procedure that I learned and am continually improving according to ITIL 3 Framework.  Anything we do in life can be documented and thus improved. This allows others to repeat the process in the way we want (establish standards) and then we can apply Kaizen principles to improve gradually as needed.
I got this recipe for Everyday chocolate chip waffles out of an old cook book we purchased from the store  Half to Have IT in Half Moon Bay during one of our weekend getaways to the coast.  I always ask the kids what they want for breakfast on Saturday mornings and they always give me a funny look like “What do you mean, waffles, of course!”.
We like to prepare side dishes for each person to customize their waffles after they’re cooked: Blueberries, Yogurt, Maple Syrup mixed with melted butter, Chocolate Chips, Bananas are some of our favorites.  If we have guests we’ll make a double batch per measurements listed below. If it’s “only” a few of us at home on a Saturday morning we cut this recipe in half.
Sift dry ingredients together in 10 cup mixing bowl.
  • This bowl will be used to dispense the batter to the waffle maker.
  • 118 ml, 3.5 cups flour
  • 30 ml , 6 tsp baking powder
  • 5 ml, 1 tsp salt
Separate 4 eggs – whites go into mixing bowl to be beaten for a couple minutes, yolks go into mixing bowl with other wet ingredients below.
  • 4 stiffly beaten egg whites
Combine yolks, milk, and oil in an 8 cup mixing bowl.
  • 118 ml, 3.5 cups milk
  • 237 ml, 1 cup oil
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 237 ml, 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional – these can be added during cooking or after cooking too)

Stir wet ingredients into dry bowl.


Fold whites leaving a few fluffs. Mix first third in fully, then fold second third, then last third.

Fold in chocolate chips.
Bake 3/4 cup at a time.
Makes 8 6″ round belgian style waffles.


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