Thursday, July 24, 2008

Concerning Curry

I have only just learned something.

"Curry" is not a particular spice. It is in fact a mixture of several spices used to make a curry (or sauce). According to the RecipeZaar, it can have 20 different spices! It is the tumeric which makes it so yellow. The powder we get in stores is like a standard mix of the spices from Britain. It was made so you could add the flavor of Indian spices without preparing it all yourself. In India, the spices vary depending on region and household.

Some recipes for "curry powder" are here:
Curry Powder Blend
Garam Masala
Curry Powder

So now I have learned something new today...and I have to see about making my own.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


This is what I want to try sometime:

Flying Lawn Chair

Friday, July 11, 2008


I have seen it last night.
And we have declared it to be the engineer's chick-flick.

Last night I went with four other people to see WALL-E.
I really did not know what to expect, except, of course, a robot.
But, oh! The robots were so cute!
And the movie itself was most enjoyable.
And we all loved the credits.
They always have interesting credits.
I mean, there are fun things going on around the credits: cool pictures and stuff of that sort.

This was a really cool movie and you should all go see it.
I shall not tell you any bit more about it in case you haven't yet.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Well, I'm still alive

The EVP did not kill us.

Nor the six other persons who it with us.
We had four guys over for dinner before soccer and two guys over after.
They all enjoyed it, surprisingly, and gave us many compliments.

'Twas roommate M's idea, actually, to use the rhubarb. I just began the whole thing by mentioning we needed to use up the mozzarella cheese.

Oh yeah. Carrot salad is a salad made solely of shredded carrots and a bunch of herbs and spices. Like cumin. The cumin made the EVP taste really good.

We're eating the leftover for lunch today.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Experimental Vegetable Pasta

Contains these things:
Carrot Salad
Mozzarella Cheese
Elbow Macaroni


Sauteed Rhubarb with onion and peppers.

we'll let you know how it turns out (if we're still alive)...