Thursday, 22 March 2007

Cut here

I bought a packet of little gem lettuce today, (and a packet of rice cakes).
Both of them contain a dotted line and a picture of a pair of scissors, indicating how and where to open the packets.
I would have thought that anyone that needs instructions about where and how to open a packet of lettuce, probably shouldn't be using scissors unsupervised.

Thursday, 15 March 2007

The Ides of March

From wikipedia:

In the Roman calendar, the Ides of March fell on the 15th day of the Roman month of Martius. The date is famous because Julius Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March, 44 BC. Because of Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar and its line "Beware the Ides of March", the term possesses a foreboding of doom.

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, 8 March 2007

Unwashed salad leaves

I was rummaging around in a friend's fridge today (we e-mentalists are a curious bunch) and I spotted the packet of Organic Herb salad leaves from Tesco, which proudly proclaims that they are "Unwashed" and advises "Wash before use".

This is a complete turnaround from those salad bags that are "washed and ready to eat".

We've come full circle; what was previously seen as a selling point ("washed and ready to eat") is no longer regarded as such. In fact, the complete opposite is the key selling point of the message ("unwashed").

More interesting is what we're doing eating salad leaves on the 8th March.

Friday, 2 March 2007

Pancakes for lunch

Having been planning to do so for days, I finally made pancakes for lunch.

This is the recipe I used:

  • 110g flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 medium egg plus 1 yolk
  • 225/275ml milk
  • 2 tbsps melted butter (probably about 1.5 in the end).

It made six pancakes. The first was so large it was a joke. The last was only half a pancake. I would have thought that I could have got eight out of that recipe.

Still, they were tasty enough, but I'm not sure they needed the melted butter. Firstly, it's a bit of a faff to make, complicating the recipe more than I can really be bothered with. And secondly, it makes the pancakes pretty rich, which is not ideal if you plan to cram as many into you as I did.

We had them with asparagus (from a tin, rather than from overseas) and cream cheese.