Food/Drink

A good bread day

Sometimes you just have a good bread day. This was made with the New York Times/Sullivan Street Bakery/Jim Lahey no-knead bread recipe, or an approximation thereof. I used Lowan instant yeast and white high-gluten bread flour. (Ordinary plain flour actually… Read More ›

And a gecko up ya clacker

ABC News: “Gecko in egg ‘must have crawled up cloaca’” The Australian Egg Corporation has expressed surprise at the discovery of a gecko inside a chicken egg. Darwin doctor Peter Beaumont was cooking dinner when he cracked open the egg… Read More ›

Budget Drinking Game!

Zoe had some sort of collision with a crystal ball and ended up liveblogging Tonight’s Budget Speech last night instead. So the plan is: Print out Zoe’s post. Make a large jug of something reprehensibly alcoholic Sit in comfy chair… Read More ›

Bloody hell

FIRST PRIZE! The first time I have ever won any prize in a school raffle. Of course it was an Easter fundraiser that didn’t announce the winner until a week after Easter. That’s somehow totally apt.

A good morning.

[image source] I was awoken with a tray: pancake, maple syrup, bacon, orange juice, coffee (roasted yesterday), and a Green & Black’s 70% chocolate egg. Life is good. Happy renewal season to you all. A March/April fertility festival makes as… Read More ›

Recent improvements in my cooking

It’s ages since I did some cooking-blogging. I really regret not taking pictures of some recent dishes, especially the Seafood pizza I made. I’ll take a pic next time, I promise. obtain premium marinara mix from the local fishmonger (never… Read More ›

Seed Vault under the Arctic frost

A “Doomsday vault” even: The project is intended to provide a failsafe against disaster so that if a seed collection is destroyed in its natural habitat there is an alternative source of supply. Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global… Read More ›