HACKNEY GETS RIPPED OFF – AGAIN Background information about the Broadway market hostile take-over, explaining the disappearance of Little Georgia (no more fantastic perogie breakfasts!) and other businesses’
Serves 3 – 4
4 Cloves garlic, peeled
2.5 cm cube fresh ginger, peeled and very finely grated
1/8 – 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsps ground paprika
1 1/2 tsps salt
1 1/2 tbsps brown sugar
2 tbsp plus 150 ml mild white vinegar
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2.5cm cinnamon stick
225g onions, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 tsp garam masala
175 ml water
6 – 8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cut crosswise into halves
Mash or Crush the garlic cloves to a pulp
Combine the garlic, ginger, cayenne, paprika, cumin, salt, brown sugar and 2 tablespoons vinegar in a cup or small bowl. Mix well.
Put the oil in a medium-sized frying -pan and set over medium heat. When hot, put in the cinnamon stick. Let it sizzle for a few seconds. Now put in all the onions. Stir and fry for about 5 minutes or until the onions have softened.
Put in the paste from the cup as well as the garam masala. Stir and fry for 2 minutes.
Add 150ml vinegar and 175ml water. Stir to mix and bring to a simmer. Put all the egg halves into the frying-pan in a single layer, cut side up, and spoon the sauce over them. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the sauce over them. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Spoon the sauce frequently over the eggs as you do so.
From Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery 2002
very cool visual illusion – but don’t look at it too long, it leaves a trace everywhere you look!
I took a ride on the 38 bus on friday night just for the sake of it – it was the last run of the old routemaster now replaced with the much reviled bendy bus. so sad to see that beautiful piece of 50’s design disappearing from the streets of london. found this brilliant song summing up the occasion on Richard Wolfe’s website, go listen to it!
Putting existentialists out of a job…. Aubrey de Grey is a guy on this mission. He has a Seven Steps to Eternal Life plan which, whether it will succeed or not, certainly provokes some serious thought – what if you lived til 1000 years old? Check out this article about him, but also, the plan’s website which has a great photo of the eccentric looking Aubrey himself.
Not that I am a keyboard crumber* or anything, but doing some lunchtime
surfing I stumbled upon this incredible fan blog which is dedicated to some cafe in Newcastle and the wonderful food, mostly sandwiches, that they serve. Now that’s some serious fans or seriously good viral advertising! blog.ilovebelleandherbs.co.uk/
* this is a new expression i’m introducing, which means a person who eats lunch at their desk, obviously!
Oven-roasted Fish with Potatoes and Salsa Verde – when i made this it didn’t look a blind bit like the photograph on Delia’s site, but it was absolutely delicious – Alice and Lewis can vouch for that most recently.
Just discovered Lemon Jelly – its upbeat, jazzy, easy listening (excuse the genre!) – Mr Scruff-ish. “This is happy music made for cosy afternoons tucked up on the sofa and if you’re looking for something that’ll give you a bit of a spring in your step, then you really couldn’t do much better.” – read more of this review and listen to a couple sample tracks on the BBC dance review page.
Christian Kuras AKA North has gone live with his beautiful new art portfolio website – his work is pretty good too! This image is of his installation ‘drone’, shown at Artspeak gallery in Vancouver earlier this year – www.bathosphere.org/christiankuras.