Sunday, January 29, 2012

Frittata of Black Pudding

Serves 1-2

Large knob of butter
200g black pudding
3 eggs
2 heaped teaspoon roughly chopped parsley
50g shaved Parmesan

Melt the butter in a frying pan. Remove the skin from the black pudding and crumble into the hot butter, leaving it to colour to a deep golden brown.

Break the eggs into a small bowl and mix them lightly with a fork.

Roughly chop the parsley then stir into the eggs and pour over the cooked black pudding. Add the parmesan.

Heat an overhead grill.

Let it cook over a relatively low heat till the bottom has formed a golden crust. The centre will probably still be wobbly.

Lift the pan from the heat and slip it under the grill till the eggs have set and the top is lightly coloured.

Cut into wages and server.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Enable Remote Errors in SSRS

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Using Hyper-V with WiFi

Taken from:

Hyper-V doesn’t manage wireless networks “by design", however this can be worked around.

Create an “Internal Virtual Network” (IVN) with a name of your choice and the default settings.

On the Hyper-V server add the "Network Policy and Access Service" role with “Remote Access Service” and “Routing”. Select “Custom Configuration” and “LAN Routing only” and “Start Service”.

Add a static route to your WiFi router to forward requests for the Hyper-V guests to the Hyper-V host.

To make one of the guests visible in the Internet you can use port forwarding to the guest IP and port.

To allow other devices on your wireless LAN to access guests, add a static route on each machine connected to the wireless

Friday, January 06, 2012

Windows Disk Performance

The best initial indicator of disk performance on a Windows host is obtained by using the “\Logical Disk(*)\Avg. sec/Read” and “\Logical Disk(*)\Avg. sec/Write” performance monitor counters. These performance monitor counters measure the amount of time that read and write operations take to respond to the operating system. As a general rule of thumb, average response times greater than 15ms are considered sub-optimal. This is based on the typical seek time of a single 7200 RPM disk drive without cache. The use of logical disk versus physical disk performance monitor counters is recommended because Windows applications and services utilize logical drives represented as drive letters wherein the physical disk (LUN) presented to the operating system can be comprised of multiple physical disk drives in a disk array. Use the following rule of thumb when measuring disk latency on the Windows host using the \Logical Disk(*)\Avg. Disk sec/Read or \Logical Disk(*)\Avg. Disk sec/Write performance monitor counters:

1ms to 15ms = Healthy
15ms to 25ms = Warning or Monitor
26ms or greater = Critical, performance will be adversely affected

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Unblock Multiple Downloaded Files

To recursively remove this stream for all files, follow these steps :
1.Download the Streams CLI executable from Microsoft
2.Put the streams.exe executable in your Windows directory (or anywhere that the system can find it)
3.Run this line in the command line :

streams -s -d directory

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Vegetarian Paella

* 150 g (5.3 oz) of Arborio Rice
* 540 ml Vegetable stock (homemade or made with a stock cube)
* 1/2 tsp Paprika
* 1/2 tsp Tumeric
* 2 cloves of garlic, crushed or finely chopped
* Rapeseed or Olive oil for frying
* Cooked and sliced vegetarian sausages (optional)
* Either of the following vegetables (on their own or in combination) : onions, shallots, leeks, peas, mushroom, aubergine, carrot, parsnip, green beans, sweetcorn, peppers, courgette, tomatoes.
* Tastes great with additional spices such as 1 tsp curry powder

In a large non-stick saucepan, sauté pan or wok, heat a small amount of oil.

Fry your choice of diced/sliced vegetables for 5 mins.

Add the garlic and fry for a further 5 minuts.

Add the rice and fry for 2 minutes, whilst stirring continuously.

Add all the vegetable stock.

Add the paprika, tumeric and any other spices you choose to include.

Stir whilst bringing to the boil, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring every 4-5 minutes.

Add the sliced cooked vegetarian sausages (if using) and continue to cook for a further 5-10 minutes

Once all the water has been absorbed, the paella is ready to serve.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Red Cabbage with Apple

1 medium red cabbage
1 apple, cored and roughly chopped
40g butter and glug of olive oil approx.
2 tsps.sea salt and few grinds of black pepper
3 bay leaves
4 cloves
100 ml. white wine vinegar
25g sugar

1. Cut the cabbage in half lengthways and remove the white core.

2. Shred it finely from top to bottom then rinse it well - let it drain.

3. Using a heavy-bottomed saucepan, large enough to accommodate the amount of cabbage, add the butter with the olive oil. As it begins to melt, throw in the cabbage and apple. Add a little water, the bayleaves and seasoning.

4. Cook - stirring almost all the time, so it doesn't stick or burn, adding a little more water if necessary - approx. 10 mins.

5. Add the vinegar, dont lean over the pan as the steam will be very sharp, and cook, stirring until all the vinegar has evaporated.

6. Sprinkle in your sugar and continue stirring, as it could caramelise and burn very quickly. Cook about another 5 mins.

Taste for seasoning - should be done and the colour a lovely dark red ..... not the icky grey you get with long cooking.