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The Scotland

10 days in that huge hoose, on the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

Wikked.
26th Jun 2010, 13:52   | tags:,comments (3)

ball's out

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Mmmm, lovely balls. Part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
7th May 2010, 16:28   | tags:,comments (3)

epic sushi feast

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Salmon, swordfish and fillet of venison nigiri. The salmon is topped with slices of it's own skin, salted and fried until crispy. The swordfish was gently poached and served with dill and a beurre noisette. Venison seared and lightly peppered.

More maki than you can shake a stick at. The bright orange stuff is slow-roasted butternut squash puree, which was particularly good. Home-made ponzu also a success. Also sweet white miso soup to start, rhubarb (from the garden) and blood orange jelly with pear and mirin-laced cream to close.
3rd May 2010, 17:02   | tags:,comments (10)

almost three years ago

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this tiny creature arrived at my house. this is the first photo I took of him after the trip home.

clipper lighter for scale.
10th Apr 2010, 12:46   | tags:comments (6)

frogasm 2010

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Ain't no party like a frog club party.
8th Apr 2010, 12:36   | tags:,,,comments (7)

cakescakescakescakes

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I just wanted practice with my icing gun, really.

Black cherry and vodka cream cheese frosting in the foreground (on chocolate cakes); lemon and ginger buttercream on vanilla sponge in the background.
13th Mar 2010, 15:58   | tags:comments (7)

Into the red end

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Pulled* the Infra-red filter out of an old Fuji Q1 the other day. Added a visible light filter made of some exposed film.

Here is infra-red imaging. In order: dog, some carved stone (the deep blue/black background on the right of the frame is the sky - clear blue to eyes) and a conifer tree. Plants, generally, reflect infrared so appear white. The clear sky is a massive heatsink, so appears black.

During the reassembly of the camera, I somehow managed to make it extreme-macro only. Will rebuild at some point to try to correct this.


* "smashed", sadly.
17th Feb 2010, 16:45   | tags:,,comments (1)

japanese steel

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Actually forged brass plated in chrome, with teak scales. Frackin' lovely thing, really well made (should be for $150!).

A present to myself for not having smoked anything since september last year. It's terrifyingly sharp. Shaves fantastically, but requires a lot of respect - I have blooded myself on more than one occasion.
12th Feb 2010, 12:13   | tags:,comments (4)