Posts from 24th April 2006

Apr 06

I Love You Lindsay

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I know I am always banging on about how good Lindsay Bareham’s cookbooks are – but yet again tonight she has come up trumps. From her book A Wolf In The Kitchen, which I was a bit sniffy about cos its a student cookbook really*, comes broccoli with chilli.

Chop up a head of broccoli – boil for about five minutes until tender. In the meantime smash a clove of garlic with some salt. Add four chopped anchovies and a slug of lemon juice. A dessertspoon of the broccoli water with another slug of olive oil (can be from the broccoli can) and a sliced red chilli or some chilli flakes. Turn the latter into a lumpy vinaigrette and dress the broccoli with it. I cannot describe how great this is. Just do it. Ten minutes and you are in heaven. Especially if you use too many chillis.

*Of course the fact I work with students and still live a student lifestyle is neither here nor their.

Wrong Answer?

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I like entering competitions on the web. It strikes me that I am unlikely to win them, but you’ve got to be innit to winnit innit. I have won competitions before, including tickets to Glastonbury, Reading and some free flights to Scotland. Indeed a recent new years resolution was to enter a competition every day (on average). None of those have come to fruition, but it doesn’t stop me wasting thirty seconds of my work day to do so.

The Guardian (indeed all the newspapers) is a good place to start. Which is why I am a touch concerned about this one for Gulf Air for a trip to Bahrain. Good prize and the two questions are easy enough .Who won the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix? (Alonso) And do I want e-mails from Gulf Air? (No)

Only after I submitted my answer did I think that maybe I got the answer to question two wrong…

Building Escher’s Waterfall

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Video of a working model with spoilers. (Digg:ProvBScie as BBC News:FT generally, obv)