Aside from supplying locals, restaurants and hotels, the small Isle of Skye Baking Company in Portree also sells at local food markets.It has experimented with a new specialist peri-peri sauce called African Volcano – the enterprise of the bakery owner Barry Hawthorne’s brother, Grant, who sells through street food markets. Aside from using the sauce as a condiment, it’s also integrated into the bread roll recipe.The roll is used to sandwich pulled pork, which chef Grant Hawthorne says “works quite beautifully and the flavours of peri-peri come through very well indeed in the bread – it reinforces the flavours”. His rolls recipe incorporates the medium-strength sauce at 8% of flour weight, with the rolls sprinkled with Maldon Sea Salt. Recipe: Pulled Pork on Peri Peri Bap (makes 20)IngredientsShoulder of pork, on the bone, skin removed – 6kgAfrican Volcano peri peri marinade (medium strength) – 240gMaldon salt to tasteReductionCola – 1LOrange juice – 1LDemerara sugar – 100gAfrican Volcano peri peri sauce (medium strength) – 240gMethod1. Marinate the boned and butterflied pork shoulder for four hours in the African Volcano peri peri marinade.2. Reduce the cola and orange by 50% and reserve to one side.3. Once the marinade session is complete, place in a deep baking tray and season liberally with Maldon salt.4. Place in a pre-heated oven (80˚C) for 16 hours (ideally leave this overnight), uncovered. Turn at least once.5. Raise the temperature to 100˚C and cook for a further 60 minutes.6. Remove the tray from the oven and increase the temperature to 180˚C. Drain the liquid from the tray into the reduction and mix thoroughly. Pour liberally over the cooked pork and return to the tray. Cover with foil and return to the oven. Cook for 45 minutes.7. Remove the tray from the oven and leave the shoulder to rest in the juices for 30 minutes. Drain and reserve the cooked shoulder on a drip tray.8. While it is cooling, use the two-fork method to shred or pull the cooked meat, as thought you would for a rillette. Remove any gristle and excess fat (leave some fat in for the reheating). Reserve to one side and allow to cool. Store in a fridge below 3˚C, covered and dated.9. Remove excess fat from the reduction mixture and separate both. Reserve both to one side for later use. Store in the fridge, below 3˚C.ServiceWhen reheating the pork, use some fat in the pan, add approximately 150g cooked weight of the pulled pork. Fry quickly and add some reduction to moisten.Serve in a peri-peri bap, with sliced tomato and gherkin.
There’s a professional road cycling team that lives and trains in my home town. We’ll see them out on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the steep mountain climbs that rise from the valley floor surrounding the city. They’re skinny, clad in blue and fast as hell. Having a pro cycling team in your town seems cool—and it is—it means your town has legitimate rides, worthy of the best in the business. Also, it means you’ll never get a significant KOM on Strava. It means on any given ride, no matter how good you’re feeling, you’re going to get passed by someone who’s probably just out for a casual recovery ride. It means there’s always gonna be someone faster that you living down the street. Always. I was on a lunch ride the other day and spotted one of the pros, looking like a blueberry in his blue kit, pedaling up a long, gradual hill. He was maybe 20 yards ahead of me and meandering at a casual clip. Naturally, I decided to race him, standing and hammering into a higher gear and blowing past him about three quarters of the way up the hill, delivering a light and pithy “on your left” as I pedaled to victory. It was the single most satisfying achievement in my cycling “career.” Now, you could argue that this pro didn’t know he was in a race with a weekend warrior desperately trying to fight off middle age. And you could argue that the pro was actually slowing down as I passed him because of the red light in front of us, a red light that I blew through in my blinded quest for victory. These are valid points to make, but I’d argue that since the dawn of Strava, we’re all racing. All the time. And maybe more to the point, in Trump’s America, winning is winning, right? No matter what the circumstances? I mean, to quote DJ Khaled, “all I do is win, win, win no matter what.” At least, that one time, against an opponent who didn’t know he was in a race, and was slowing down to obey traffic laws, all I did was win, win, win no matter what. Pretty much every other time, those lyrics don’t apply to me. Of course, on my ride today, I was put back in my place. I was in the midst of a brutal climb, suffering and sweating onto my handlebars and generally wondering why I don’t just play golf when another pro from the same team came breezing past me. She wasn’t working too hard. Wasn’t really sweating at all. I think she had a bagel in one hand, but I couldn’t be sure because she blew by me so fast. She may as well have tapped me on the ass and said, “good job, little buddy.” Order was restored. The speedy blueberries are back on top and I’m way, way down towards the bottom.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 18-year-old man was found dead Wednesday less than a mile from his Hicksville home three days after he was reported missing, Nassau County police said.Kieran Walsh’s body was found near the corner of South Oyster Bay Road and Stewart Avenue, but Homicide Squad detectives do not suspect that he was a victim of foul play, police said.His body was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death.Walsh had been last seen at his Prince Street home shortly after midnight Monday when he was reported missing.
WITH the seventh annual COURTS 10K and 3K athletic road races set for tomorrow around Georgetown, local beverage giant Banks DIH Limited has renewed its partnership with COURTS Guyana Inc. for the one-day event.The partnership was sealed yesterday when the business entity handed over the sponsorship cheque for the event at a simple presentation ceremony, held at Banks DIH Limited headquarters at Thirst Park.The event will be sponsored under the Rain Forest Waters brand.The presentation was made by Clive Pellew, Water Beverage Brand Manager, to Pernell Cummings, COURTS Marketing Manager in the presence of Aubrey Hutson, Amateur Athletics of Guyana (AAG) president; Race Coordinator James Cole and Banks DIH Outdoor Events Manager Mortimer Stewart.During brief remarks, Cummings thanked Banks DIH Limited for supporting the programme once again, as the two companies continue their partnership to foster the development of sport in Guyana.The 10K race is expected to attract the country’s leading male and female distance runners.Employees of the Company will compete in the 3K race while there will also be a Golden mile (1500 metres) for children between 10 and 16 years old. Over $2M in cash and other incentives will be up for grabs.The races, which get underway at 06:00hrs, will start and end at COURTS on Main Street, Georgetown.
Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson caught up with Tipp manager Liam Kearns after the gameHowever that game at Cusack Park was overshadowed by an incident involving Tipp selector Shane Stapleton who has been taken to hospital.It’s reported Stapleton hit his head off the ground after he was involved in an incident with Clare’s Jamie Malone, who was shown a red card.Other results today from Division 2Roscommon 0-7 Down 0-12Cork 2-11 Louth 0-10Cork now top Division 2.Next up for Tipp is the visit of Meath to Semple Stadium in two weeks time. Tipp manager Liam Kearns says the Premier were lucky to get a share of the points in Ennis this afternoon.The sides finished all square at 11 points apiece.This leaves Tipp with a win, a draw and a defeat from their opening three games in Division 2 of the National Football League.
Guyana on Friday marked the 48th anniversary of Republicanism with President David Granger saying the country has lived under the shadow of threats to its territory since Independence in 1966.“Guyana moved closer towards a juridical settlement of the territorial controversy this year. The United Nations Secretary General in January indicated his choice of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as the means to resolve the controversy,” Granger said in a nationwide radio and television broadcast.Taking Venezuela border dispute to ICJHe said Guyana intends to pursue the border dispute with Venezuela before the ICJ in coming months “with the same determination as we rejected the unwarranted claim to our territory in past years.“We are confident that our cause is just, and our case is sound. We are committed to defending our motherland.”He told citizens that the Guyana Constitution stipulates that: the State’s defense and security policy shall be to defend national independence, preserve the country’s sovereignty and integrity and guarantee the normal functioning of institutions and the security of citizens against any armed aggression.State’s objective – citizens safety“Our citizens’ safety is the State’s paramount objective. Our people must be safe in their homes, villages and places of work. Their property, must be protected against crime,” he said.In his broadcast, Granger said that the independent state of Guyana assumed the title ‘Cooperative Republic’, 48 years ago when the country severed vestigial constitutional bonds with the United Kingdom.“Guyana became fully sovereign, no longer subject to external authority. The Republic vested sovereignty in our people. It charged Guyanese with exercising this sovereignty by assuming responsibility for defending their motherland and developing the economy.”Granger said the country is looking forward to the intensification of cooperation with friendly, foreign states, especially in building capacity for the Defense Force’s technical corps to improve the national infrastructure in every part of the country, to defend our territorial integrity, to protect our citizens and to respond to emergencies.International cooperation essential“International cooperation is essential to preserving this continent as a zone of peace; to preventing and interdicting transnational threats such as drug-, gun- and human-trafficking, the spread of contagious diseases, terrorism and to mitigating the adverse effects of climate change and natural hazards,” he said.