Thursday, 14 January 2010

Tetris, the Foolish Hedgehog and Brunch

14 comments:

  1. You and your Masters thesis + tetris procrastination sounds exactly like me and my Honours thesis + facebook Scrabble procrastination this year! Ah, the wonders of technology.

    Very intrigued by the gooseberry fool - I once bought a punnet, terribly excited, and found them to be unbearably sour (and I love generally love sour/tangy fruit). Did I just pick up an unripe punnet, do you think? They looke djust like yours in this picture!

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  2. Foolish hedgehog - love it! I reckon it would go really well with vanilla ice cream too. Yum!

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  3. I too am addicted to Tetris - it's just dangerous!!!

    Your hedgehog looks really good! Sorry the gooseberry fool didn't work out - when I do it I put the gooseberries in a pan with a tiny bit of water to stop them catching and then stew until soft and pulpy. You can add sugar to taste, but I prefer it without. I generally add either 1/2 pint (284ml) softly whipped cream to the cooled gooseberries or use about 300g yogurt - thick greek yogurt is delicious. You might want to look at this Delia Smith recipe too http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/summer-desserts/gooseberry-yoghurt-fool.html

    I love gooseberry fool!!! and am trying to convert people!!!

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  4. Glad to hear that you are adjusting so well to all that change! ;) The hedgehog (love the name) sounds delicious, as do the potatoes. I've never had gooseberries--now I am curious about gooseberry fool, too!

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  5. YAY HEDGEHOG. I love it so much.

    The potatoes look very delicious!

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  6. Hehe our second bedroom currently has that whole teris look. I won't tell my husband that name though as he'll think it's funny and won't want to clean it up! :P

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  7. Thanks Hannah - I thought these gooseberries were very sour and the recipes for fool have said to add sugar - I didn't add much and then regretted it - good luck with avoiding the facebook scrabble - I am not on facebook to avoid more time wasting

    Thanks Lisa - I am sure the hedgehog would go well with ice cream - would that be a screaming hedgehog :-)

    Thanks C - I thought the gooseberries were really tart without sugar but I like your idea of just a little water - must get another punnet and try again some time - liked delia's idea of baking the gooseberries but it was too hot to turn on the oven

    Thanks Ricki - would be interested to see how you would approach a gooseberry fool - I would love to see how it should taste

    Thanks Steph - I am very partial to hedgehog - great recipe

    Thanks Lorraine - wait til your husband has cleaned it up to tell his about the tetris idea

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  8. I love the sound of the hedgehog. A bit like chocolate fridge cake my mum used to make. BTW, I have given you an award. Please visit my blog for details

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  9. Looks great. Bet it's nice to have Sylvia in her own room now.

    How's Zinc coping?

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  10. I've always wondered about gooseberry fool myself - I don't think I've ever seen gooseberries in the shops. Sylvia's little arms look so cute holding her rolling pin - glad she had fun, even if she didn't help much with the hedgehog.

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  11. Moving - yeah. I would gladly take feeding the crowds over manually lifting everything any day of the week. Two of my good friends just moved apartments within the past month, so I definitely got a work out. Although they aren't as talented as you -- cooking amazing food to serve DAY OF, they are amazing cooks and have had us over to delectable dinners since then. Congrats on your newly-laid out place! And of course on Sylvia!

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  12. Hahahaha - Tetris and my Master's are also inextricably linked in my mind! And no, I never did finish the PHd, but DAM my score on Tetris was good! My parents are, justifiably, proud :) Haven't eaten or made hedgehog in YEARS - now you have reminded me that I must.

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  13. Thanks Katie - I suspect what we call hedgehog is what you call refridgerator cake - had never heard this term til I started blogging

    Thanks Lucy - I think Sylvia likes her own room - we are sleeping in the room where zinc loves to sleep and she loves that

    Thanks Cakelaw - sylvie was very cute with her rolling pin but will be great when she can help out (or maybe that will be even more work)

    Thanks Neen - our moving was not as bad as moving apartments - we just put all our junk in piles in another room rather than having to put it in boxes - and I didn't do much moving but I still must get some of the mess in order

    Thanks Jeanne - surely a good tetris score is at least equal to a phd :-) and hedgehog is even better - of course you must make it :-)

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  14. How could people have resisted that potato sausage and tomato dish?? Yum. Hopefully everything is more settled in your place now.

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