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severed from the internests

I was, yesterday -- following a mysterious electrical fault which left lights, kettles and computers all working, but took out the lifts, stairwells, emergency doors, main entrance and network server. Presumably Mission Impossible were in the house. However, mr_snips stepped bravely into the breach left by my absence:
Being Ms Jeremy

Ms Jeremy Dennis is intending to hold a soiree in the Jolly Postboys pub (22 Florence Park Road, near the Cowley Centre B&Q) this Wednesday, April the 12th, from eight o'clock on. All of Ms Dennis' friends, acquaintances and acquaintances of friends are of course welcome. (The addresses at the top of this message are just a list of people I think she knows who live near Cowley.) Unfortunately, Ms Dennis' email is broken. Also, she may recently have discovered a previous engagement...

So I shall (provisionally) be taking her place. For one night only, gather round and listen to the true story of my (her) upbringing as an Antarctic mermaid, herding polar snail fish for fun and profit.

Housemates, relatives and people you're trying to get off with are all of course welcome. Soirees scheduled to continue on subsequent Wednesdays as far as I know, though presumably with the real Jeremy.


PS: J, in the unlikely event of you getting this, I'm leaving it up to you to invite Jo From Eeblee, Assorted Evenings, and / or whoever you were thinking of from Oxfam / Exfam.
Sounds like a good night, although I obviously can't make it, sorry. And anyway, I don't like to talk about the Polar Snail Fish -- it wasn't a happy time in my life.

Speaking of which:

White chocolate and aubergine?

Just wrong.
Could work ...
A taste sensation!
If they were the last things left in the fridge, maybe.
Yes but needs something else (specify below).

What does it need?

P.S. Turns out that dead swan wasn't a native after all.


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12th Apr, 2006 13:48 (UTC)
You fell down by mentioning the white chocolate. White chocolate by itself is utterly disgusting. Milk or dark chocolate on the other hand, would be fine.
12th Apr, 2006 13:56 (UTC)
Even luxury fair-trade white chocolate speckled with vanilla?
12th Apr, 2006 14:21 (UTC)
Baarf! All white chocolate is the devils smegma.
12th Apr, 2006 15:58 (UTC)
But so tasty. :-)
12th Apr, 2006 13:56 (UTC)
White chocolate would be a much better substitute for béchamel sauce in a moussaka, though.
12th Apr, 2006 14:05 (UTC)
this is "better" in some previously-unsuspected use of the word?
12th Apr, 2006 15:49 (UTC)
Mmmm... chocolate mousse... aka.
12th Apr, 2006 14:01 (UTC)
Chilli seems to be the way things are going.

I have to say though I'm with motodraconis on the white/dark chocolate question.
12th Apr, 2006 14:38 (UTC)
it's not unknown ...

Oh, I've found instructions!

  1. Heat enough of the oil to coat the bottom of a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry slices of eggplant until browned and slightly crispy. Place them on paper towels to drain.
  2. Meanwhile, place the chocolate in a heat proof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.
  3. Arrange the eggplant slices on a large serving platter and drizzle the chocolate over them. Don't cover the eggplant completely. Serve immediately.

"Great for parties easy to make .. unusual and yet so yummy! If you want the melted chocolate to be sweeter, stir in some sweetened condensed milk to suit your taste."

Well, I feel nauseous now.
12th Apr, 2006 15:41 (UTC)
Re: dark-chocolate-chilli-aubergine
I'd eat it, but then that's not saying much as I'll eat practically anything so long as it's vaguely edible.
12th Apr, 2006 14:10 (UTC)
I am firmly on the dark chocolate side. I don't like white chocolate, or aubergine. But I think it's a fine idea to mix them if you do!
12th Apr, 2006 14:19 (UTC)
We had the entire electrics down on the ground floor! So not only no internet but no facking heating!

Do I know mr_snips...?
12th Apr, 2006 14:28 (UTC)
probably --
it's Neal, he comes to gigs with me sometimes. Not quite sure why he thinks you're local to Cowley, mind -- couldn't get much further up the other end of town than yous (plus I hear you may be busy tonight...)
12th Apr, 2006 14:35 (UTC)
Re: probably --
I'm busy, though I did my five year stint on Cowley Road until recently - was living off Hollow Way, so...
12th Apr, 2006 16:54 (UTC)
Re: probably --
Not quite sure why he thinks you're local to Cowley

I am Easily Confused.

12th Apr, 2006 14:28 (UTC)
12th Apr, 2006 17:37 (UTC)
Sounds like there was a fault with the heavier duty cabling (maybe one of the breakers tripped).
12th Apr, 2006 17:46 (UTC)
I got your internest right here!


And while we're on birds, was it a European Swan or an African Swan? Was it carrying coconuts? ;-)
13th Apr, 2006 09:17 (UTC)
ooh, and also home to The Burrowing Owl Consortium
12th Apr, 2006 19:26 (UTC)
I feel the need to link to my favourite wild boar/chocolate/prune/red wine vinegar/pine nuts recipe here http://divinacucina.blogspot.com/2005/10/prune-thursday.html. That's not actually the recipe we normally use but it looks as close as I can remember without digging out our version (I suspect that we don't normally use chilli in ours).
Gosh it's yummy.
13th Apr, 2006 00:59 (UTC)
That mr_snips is soooooo funnnny.

Its total likeliness the bird flu storiesg pop up from now on as a media wave every time some one high profile like Charlie Sheen 'comes out' about govt. involvement in the 2001 WTC Operation Northwoods attacks.
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