I love everything cooked on the barbeque. Steak, pork chops & tenderloin, chicken(including yummy Beer Can Chicken), lamb chops and of couse your dogs, burgers and sausages. For a long time I resisted cooking fish on the grill until I talked to a guy at a fish counter and he said to just cook the fish on top of lemon slices in a foil pouch. It worked great! I did it a few times that way mostly with salmon. Then I decided to switch things up a bit and here is the method you will find in the video(shot it last night and it was DELICIOUS). Special thanks to my lovely wife Kelly who was my assistant director.
So here's what you do:
Slice oranges and place them on foil sprayed with canola oil.
Rinse and place fish(in this case, tilapia) on top of orange slices.
Squeeze some orange juice ...
About a year and a half ago I heard about this adventure race called the Tough Mudder. At a Christmas party I mentioned it to a friend. "13 miles of mud, obstacles, ice cold water and electric shocks - if you do it, I'll do it!" Yeah I know, dumb. I was committed. The only problem? I was in bad shape. So in January of last year I started training with Certified Personal Trainer Taylor Jarvis in Burlington. I worked my butt off and last August our K-Lite Team completed the Tough Mudder Toronto course at Mt. St. Louis Moonstone. It was a great feeling of accomplishment but after it was over my training slowly waned. I started 2013 without much of a workout plan at all. Now that the good weather is here I have decided to make fitness a part of my daily routine again. So - where ...
On the weekend I visited the open house at the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides facility in Oakville. This little guy is in training to become a helper to assist a Canadian with a medical or physical disability. It was amazing to watch what these dogs can do - and Lions Foundation trains these dogs at no charge to the Canadians who need them.
More details here: http://www.dogguides.com
The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers from Earth. In the photograph, Earth is shown as a tiny dot (0.12 pixel in size) against the vastness of space. The Voyager 1 spacecraft, which had completed its primary mission and was leaving the Solar System was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around and to take a photograph of Earth across a great expanse of space, at the request of astronomer Carl Sagan. In this video he reflects on our little planet...
I love being part of the Sunni and Hayes Morning Show and that is not going to change ... but I am thrilled to be your new host 9 to noon every weekday here on k-lite. Every show will start with 102 minutes of commercial-free music to get your workday started with all your favourite tunes. I hope you will join me - we are going to have a great time!
I spoke with Jane DiLeo, Public Relations Manager for Tough Mudder about this amazing event happening August 18th and 18th at Mt. St. Louis Moonstone. I am participating in this challenge with our amazing K-Lite team: Dave, Carrie, Kelly, Joan and Harry. A personal note of thanks to Matt and Rita at Transition Crossfit in Oakville and Taylor at Dynamic Training in Burlington for helping me get fit enough to be crazy enough to accept the challenge of Tough Mudder!
I had the chance to catch up with Carly Rae Jepsen backstage before her amazing performance at the Burlington Sound of Music Festival.
My 12-year-old daughter Holly recently recommended a book for me to read. It was called The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I have always been interested in what appeals to Holly - we read the Harry Potter books at the same time and we both love The Lord of The Rings books and movies - so I picked up a copy of The Hunger Games and started reading. LOVED IT. I quickly finished that book and the two sequels, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. My wife Kelly also really enjoyed the books, so needless to say, we are planning on seeing the movie ASAP. Fortunately there is no lack of opportunities to see this film, because rabid fans have been in line to see it since midnight last Thursday. If you are planning on seeing this flick, you can check for showtimes here.
You know, there is no rule that states you have to drink too much today, but if you do hoist a few too many Guinnesses(Guinni?) - then here is a strategy to minimize your hangover tomorrow...
This week I was part of an amazing experience. My wife Kelly was chosen as one of 7000 "difference makers" who are participating in Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay. We met some other incredible Canadians who are all working to make the world more accessible and inclusive - inspired by the man who started this journey 25 years ago with his Man in Motion Tour, Rick Hansen. You can follow the whole relay as it makes its way across Canada here.
In the photo: Rick Hansen, Kelly Park, Holly Park & me.