Typical


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Originally uploaded by nilexuk.

It’s been scorchio all week. Blazing sunshine, too hot to work.

Next week the trend looks to continue.

But for Nottingham Lib Dem’s Bring’n’Share picnic in Wollaton Park this weekend — rain, according to the BBC long range forecast.

Bah.

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Who’s for…

Hedgehog Carbonara?

Hedgehog spaghetti carbonara (serves four)

500g spaghetti, 30ml olive oil, 250g lean hedgehog, 1 medium onion (chopped), 125ml water, 60ml dry white wine, 4 eggs, 60ml double cream, 100g grated parmesan cheese

· chop hedgehog into small chunks

· beat eggs and cream together in a bowl. Add half the parmesan cheese

· put pasta in boiling water

· put onions and hedgehog chunks in pan with olive oil on medium heat until onions are almost clear

· add wine and reduce heat

· drain pasta when cooked, combine it with egg, cream and cheese mix

· add meat, onions and wine without draining fat and mix thoroughly

· garnish with remaining parmesan. Serve immediately

Who's for…

Hedgehog Carbonara?

Hedgehog spaghetti carbonara (serves four)

500g spaghetti, 30ml olive oil, 250g lean hedgehog, 1 medium onion (chopped), 125ml water, 60ml dry white wine, 4 eggs, 60ml double cream, 100g grated parmesan cheese

· chop hedgehog into small chunks

· beat eggs and cream together in a bowl. Add half the parmesan cheese

· put pasta in boiling water

· put onions and hedgehog chunks in pan with olive oil on medium heat until onions are almost clear

· add wine and reduce heat

· drain pasta when cooked, combine it with egg, cream and cheese mix

· add meat, onions and wine without draining fat and mix thoroughly

· garnish with remaining parmesan. Serve immediately

Bad puns

Monday was Full Council, which turned into quite a hostile debate on a number of issues. The mood in the Chamber was bad, so I didn’t get to do my pun about the Appointment and Conditions of Service Ctte report about from tiny ACOS, mighty oak trees grow.

There was also a report about the Gambling Act, and how it will affect Nottingham, with reference to the Local Authorities Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services, so we also nearly had mighty oak trees growing from tiny LACORS, too.

But given how my attempt at levity in the incinerator debate went down – my few words on the irony of standing in a roasting chamber filled with hot air and heated debate whilst talking about an incinerator met with stony silence – it’s probably just as well I didn’t get to my feet any earlier.

Precarious Fudge


Precarious Fudge

Originally uploaded by nilexuk.

F has an alarming tendency to sit at the very top of this first floor window to get the air and menace small birdies. P thinks he is in imminent danger of losing his footing and plunging to his death, but I think he has more sense. Since we also have an insect problem – large buzzy things and small whiney things have a tendency to come in at dawn and startle us awake – we’re vaguely thinking of getting some sort of screen.

Berries


Berries

Originally uploaded by nilexuk.

Something in my garden has berries on it. I wonder if they’re edible? They’re very hard at the moment, and they don’t look like anything I’ve ever eaten before. I don’t recall seeing any fruit at all in the garden when we first looked round it (now almost a year ago! Eep, time flies!)