Devizes Melting Pot
“Protection. Conservation. Restriction. Deep ecology. Give me deep technology any day. They don't scare me. "I'm damned if I'll crawl, my children's children crawl on the earth in some kind a fuckin' harmony with the environment. Yeah, till the next ice age or the next asteroid impact." (Moh Kohn, The Star Fraction)/ "This is the fight between God and the Devil. If His Grace is with God, he must join me, if he is for the Devil he must fight me. There is no third way" King Gustavus Adolphus
- Name: Moonbootica
- Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Marcus Wareing's Turkish Delight Cheesecake
Hands-on time 30min, plus 2hr chilling.
80g (3oz) unsalted butter, melted
200g (7oz) rich tea or other plain biscuit, crushed
3tbsp cocoa powder
4 gelatine leaves
250g (9oz) cream cheese
25g (1oz) caster sugar
250g (9oz) sour cream
2tbsp semi-skimmed or whole milk
3 x 50g bars chocolate covered Turkish delight, chopped
Rosewater to taste
1. Mix the melted butter and honey together, then add to the crushed biscuits and coca powder. Mix well, then press into a greased 20cm (8in) springform cake tin and refrigerate
2. Bloom the gelatine leaves in a little cold water and leave in the fridge. Beat the cream cheese until soft, then add the sugar and sour cream and mix well.
3. Heat the milk, then add the strained gelatine, stirring well. Add four spoonfuls, of the cream cheese mix to the milk. Stir well, then fold in the Turkish delight and rosewater to taste. Blend lightly with a stick blender or pulse in a blender.
4. Pour the mixture on the base. Chill in the fridge for couple of hours until firm
Friday, October 23, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Even though I wasn't even born when Monty Python first aired, I think it transcends generations, the celebration of the absurd. Simply wonderful.
In praise of… Monty Python's Flying Circus
"I'll give you 13 shows, but that's all," said the BBC's head of light entertainment in 1969, and Monty Python's Flying Circus aired to a perplexed, but eventually grateful, British audience on Monday 5 October that same year. Over the subsequent 45 shows, the rules of television comedy were rewritten as John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam created lunatic characters and sketches, as funny today as they were 40 years ago. A new generation now memorises the Lumberjack Song, the Spanish Inquisition and the Dead Parrot sketch (famously employed by Margaret Thatcher shortly before she politically "ceased to be") – although the Fish Slapping Dance is harder to pull off, culminating as it does in a 3m plunge into Teddington Lock.