Pears and Sausages

meals
19 Oct 2011 Lets start with a quote. From the Lies Of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch: The white-robed boys swept back their hoods and Locke saw that they were twins; perhaps a year or two older than himself, and far sturdier-looking. They had the olive skin and black hair of the true Camorri; their identical long, hook-ended noses, however, were something of an anomaly. Smiling, they joined hands and bowed in unison from the waist. ‘Um, hi,’ Locke said. ‘Which of you is . . . which?’ ‘Today, I am Galdo,’ said the one on Locke’s left. ‘Tomorrow, I will probably be Galdo,’ said the other ... {Tags: , , } {More...}

Chicken Bacon Somerset

meals
27 Sep 2011 A recipe for disaster Did you know that in america, people buy pasta by the box? How big is a box? We don’t know. Thus, when a recipe starts “take two boxes of rice”, we should know to leave the hell alone. Hah, I decided, your strange american phrasings cannot harm me, my culinary genius is like a shield of steel. Take one cup of rice. That is, take a small mug, put rice into it, pour it into boiling water, and boil it for 7 minutes. Drain. Meanwhile, cook two chicken breasts (either properly or by bunging them in the nukeomatic for a ... {Tags: , , , } {More...}

How to cook rice

basics
20 Jul 2010 Take some rice. How much rice? Well, kind of depends. Generally three quarters of a cupful, depending on the size of your cups, will do you as a "major portion" for two people. So if you were making, say, chilli that would be enough. If it's a side-show to the main event, you might want half that. Boil a saucepan of water. There are as many ways to cook rice as there are cooks on the internet. There are ways to minimise starch so it sticks together less, and ways to maximise it so you can make blocks or cakes. This way creates ... {Tags: } {More...}