March 13th, 2006

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Films for cold-recovery purposes.

Poll #690082 Films to watch

While I nurse my cold, should I watch:

Erin Brockovich
1(9.1%)
Catch Me If You Can
2(18.2%)
The Fisher King
1(9.1%)
Dirty Pretty Things
0(0.0%)
Maverick
1(9.1%)
Downfall
0(0.0%)
Sphere
0(0.0%)
High Heels And Low Lives
0(0.0%)
The House Of Flying Daggers
4(36.4%)
The Producers
2(18.2%)
Run Lola Run
0(0.0%)
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It was so nice, I had to share.

One nice thing about being home ill is having time to cook. This, from a recipe from Riverford Organic's latest vegbox leaflet, was lovely. Apologies for the formatting, but I OCR'd this to save typing time:

the recipe : calabrese cooked in red wine

This is based on a recipe by Marcella Hazan, from the book The Second Classic Italian Cookbook and is delicious served with warm bread, straight from the oven. Separate broccoli fiorets from the stalks. Peel off the dark green skin from stalks and cut into strips lengthways, about 1/2cm thick. Divide larger floret clusters into two. Using a shallow pan, layer up the ingredients, starting with a thin layer of onions. Over this spread a layer of broccoli stalks. Dot with a few olives, a few anchovy pieces and slithers of parmesan. Drizzle a little olive oil over everything. Repeat the procedure with the stalks and onions - save broccoli fiorets for the top layer. Add the red wine, cover and cook for 1 hour over a low heat or until red wine has evaporated. The broccoli does have a dull looking, limp appearance at this stage but it is delicious.

serves 4 .

500g calabrese
175g onion, thinly sliced
50g pitted black olives, halved
4 anchovy fillets, roughly cut
50g parmesan, cut into slithers
Salt
4 tbsp olive oil
175ml red wine
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Musical meme

Yes, I'm posting a lot. I'm tired but I can't sleep and I'm too ill to do much that requires physical activity...

Stolen from ree_:

Musical meme:
1. Choose a band / artist and answer ONLY in titles of their songs:

Marillion.

2. Are you male or female: Wide Boy
3. Describe yourself: Beautiful
4. How do some people feel about you: Man of a Thousand Faces
5. How do you feel about yourself: An Accidental Man
6. Describe your ex girlfriend: Living with the Big Lie
7. Describe current girlfriend: Cinderella Search
8. Describe where you want to be: Garden Party
9. Describe how you live: The Lap of Luxury
10. Describe how you love: Waiting to Happen
11. What would you ask for if you had just one wish: Hope for the Future
12. Now say goodbye?: Goodbye to all That

Heh. The fact that that wasn't terribly difficult probably demonstrates why I like the band, really; a song for every occasion ;-)
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