July 5th, 2010


[personal|food] Updatery, Weekend Edition

Quick post via iPhone, as I am at Witchnest Manor, and the broadband is fubar. As a result, Link Salad and Zen posts will be delayed until this afternoon. I plan to write this morning instead of blog.

Breakfast was a bit of baguette sliced lengthwise, buttered and then fried, sort of French Texas toast; along with an egg whipped with white wine and heavy cream, and some sage, garlic salt, shredded prosciutto and St. Agur Bleu cheese thrown in, then scrambled in the buttery frying pan. Mmm.

Now I write. Y'all play nice.


[links] Link salad wonders if it should get a job

Regulators…Mount Up!Science in My Fiction with a lateral take on world building.

Analogiesxkcd is funnier than normal.

Head Spotters: 1942 — "Head Spotter" has to be one of the weirdest job titles ever.

Dutch courage for climate mainstream — The BBC on climate change 'scandals' and the underlying reality.

?otD: What's the weirdest job you ever had?

Writing time yesterday: n/a
Body movement: n/a
Hours slept: 9.5 (decent but interrupted by fireworks)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Ringworld by Larry Niven


[food|calendula] Momos and fried olives at Witchnest Manor

Yesterday we had a post-party party at calendula_witch's new digs, Witchnest Manor. Some of the out of town JayCon guests, some of my family, and a bunch of food. I supervised the making of momos, which were prepared with five different fillings: yak meat, beef, lamb, turkey and vegetarian meat substitute. Much work was put in by many people to make it all come out right, but serious yum.

shelly_rae then took over the kitchen and made fried olives, per my recent dream. The best version was kalamata olives, stuffed with fontina, wrapped in prosciutto and fried in olive oil with a panko crust. shelly_rae will be posting the recipe soon.

And the house. Mmm. Witchnest Manor is gorgeous, and calendula_witch is already amazingly well moved in. The place is so nifty, and she is definitely queen of her hall.

Photos to come...