Archive for: Miscellaneous

Mar 1st, 2010

Beef casserole

Aka “I made it up” because that’s what I answered when asked 4 separate times “It smells good, what is it?” 2 tablespoons olive oil4 onions, diced2 sticks celery, diced4 short cut bacon rashers, diced3 cloves garlic, minced1kg diced lean beef4 tablespoons plain flour800g tin crushed tomatoes4 carrots, sliced3 cups water2 Massel beef stock cubes […]

Feb 22nd, 2010

Thai red chicken curry

I started with Helen’s recipe for Aromatic Thai Chicken and added some bits and tweaked some quantities and ended up with this: 1kg chicken fillet (I used half thigh fillets and half breast fillets)1 onion, diced2 cloves garlic, crushed1/2 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste2 teaspoons fish sauce1 tablespoon lemon […]

Feb 11th, 2010

Hamlet: The Macro Summary

What more could one ask for than Patrick Stewart and David Tennant in a performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet? The macro version of course! What’s that you say Capt Picard, sir? And sherlockiangirl did! Go now, yes right now, and enjoy the very fabulous Hamlet: The Macro Version

Jan 1st, 2010

I was going to write a nice long New Year post

But I’ve decided to clean fish tanks, cook yummy food and spend some time with the kids instead. I’ll be back with thinky thoughts in a day or so. Happy New Year everyone!

Sep 22nd, 2009

Spotted in Waitara this morning

An enormous 4WD thingy (I’m so not a car person) with the following things plastered across its rear end: A fish symbolA sticker with the text “Sportsmen for McCain”A sticker with the text “McCain + Palin”A Scouts decal I was…disconcerted. Has someone gone and developed a teleportation device or something? ‘Cause that vehicle seemed a […]

Jun 30th, 2009

Blog quiz time

Found this one lurking in the sidebar over at Eternal Lizdom. Your rainbow is shaded brown.               What is says about you: You are a deep thinking person. You appreciate the roughness of nature. You feel closer to people when you understand their imperfections. Find the colors of your […]