Archive for June, 2008

On the Joys of Soup: COOKING II

On a dreary winter like the few days past in the Land of Roos where the weather is sunny one hour and then wild and stormy and cold the next, one must be grateful for the thing called good health. I was unfortunate enough to be struck down with influenza and had to stay in bed and stick to a diet of bread, water, medicine, cough lollies and also the comfort food called soup. I made up a basic recipe involving a few vegetables from the fridge.


1 stock cube of choice (for this one, I used chicken)
1 stick of carrot, grated
Cayenne Pepper, to taste
2 shakes of Chili Flakes
1 Celery stick, washed and chopped
1/2 an onion, diced small
1 small garlic clove, crushed
A Tomato, quartered
A small potato, quartered
A handful of spaghetti, broken in equal parts by hand
Mushrooms, with stalks sliced and the rest diced
A Handful of chicken meat (from the backside of the bird), shredded by hand
1/2 a teaspoon of Tamarind paste

First, boil a cup of water, then add the stock cube and add everything gradually except for the spaghetti, which is added next to last so it becomes al dente, lastly, add the cayenne pepper and then it’s all done. Enjoy it with the comfort of a hearth and your pet or sibling beside you.

Supanova: PART I

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Guilty Pleasures: PREPARATIONS

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Lessons in The Chaos Merry-Go Round: 1

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Winter Music: DRESDEN

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