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dead ringer

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Swedish blackbird, it seems. Have reported to relevant authorities.
5th Dec 2007, 15:03   | tags:comments (7)

the kind of skins you can see through..

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transparent rolling 'papers'. You can just see the one I've left on top of the packet. Made from mallow-derived cellulose.

Bought from here, yesterday at 16:00. Arrived this morning, somewhat less than 12 hours later.
1st Dec 2007, 13:35   comments (13)


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"Experimenting with Potions"
24th Nov 2007, 19:57   comments (8)

lemmy update

less of a puppy, more of a small dog.
23rd Nov 2007, 14:52   | tags:,,,comments (17)

duck consomme

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With whole cherry tomatoes, bamboo shoots, glass noodles and spring onions. Stock took almost 48 hours to make. See Heston Blumenthal's method* for ice clarification. Almost worked too. Except I didn't have a muslin bag, so had to use the less-fine "pair of tights" method, hence slight non-clearness.

* since removed from BBC website. Try a Famous Web Search Engine's Cached Version
23rd Nov 2007, 14:05   | tags:comments (1)

kitchen stuff

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Temperature probe, icing bag, ice tray.. what am I up to? (clue: not ice cubes shaped like hearts! I bought that tray 'cos it was the only one in silicone, not 'cos of the shape)

out of shot - gelatine, elder/apple cordial, sugar, butter, cream, chocolate.
21st Nov 2007, 15:31   | tags:comments (4)

the spice is right

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Chilli, black pepper, coriander, cumin, fivespice, salt, ginger. To be mixed with some flour and used to dredge to-be-roast potatoes. I'd rather use semolina as a bulking agent, but have run out.

Later, possibly tomorrow, photos of my ice-distilled duck consomme. If it works.
21st Nov 2007, 13:16   | tags:,comments (0)


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