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knitting and there's leek soup for lunch

January 28th, 2015 (01:28 pm)

feeling: lethargic


if you caught my last blog you'll get that reference. Have knitted two puffs this morning and for lunch there is roast chicken breast and buttered leeks.  I'm quite obsessed with leeks at the moment - amazingly versatile and mean I don't have to use onions. I use them in casseroles, have them buttered (chop leeks into inch thick slices, add a BIG dollop of butter, close the pan and simmer for an hour on a low heat), and I've used them in a lasagna instead of the pasta which works really well!

Bear with me, this blog--as promised--is likely to be dull: knitting, food, pets, TV, films for a while, but hoping that the mere use of the blog will spark something in my brain to get me able to open Word and have a look at the WIPs I have. I have at least 3, all of which I would really love to get cracking on, but my brain is so completely empty of writing it's worrying. It's like I've never written before, and when I do read something I've written I'm often baffled "did i REALLY write that? HOW?"

When they come to make a biopic of my life, this bit is going to be difficult to film. LOL.

I watched Interstellar the other day and was entirely baffled with it. Sadly, although it was 3 hours long I felt it actually rushed some moments which was ironic. It was really a film where I thought "there's 3 hours I won't get back." I dare say it was hoping to be the 2001 Space Odyssey of its time but failed miserably in that respect. It was pretty much as baffling though and the robots were frankly silly--although quite useful -- they would have all died pretty soon without them. Silly film and wish I hadn't bothered with it.

Finally - if you use Dragon Cave could you breed some flamingos for me?  Please?


Posted by: Marion (aunty_marion)
Posted at: January 28th, 2015 01:32 pm (UTC)

No, when they come to make the biopic, this will be the EASY bit to film! Just a montage of shots fading into each other, with dates superimposed, all gloomily lit, and very repetitive, so you can only tell it's a different time by the clothes, the lighting from outside, and what you're knitting.

I like braised leeks too, though I add some water as well as loads of butter, and salt and pepper too. The liquid goes almost syrupy.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: January 28th, 2015 03:40 pm (UTC)

I guess I do them similar, water condenses off the lid, so I get a lovely syrup too. mmmmm. I like the idea of the filming too!

Posted by: Plutonian #2 (moreteadk)
Posted at: January 28th, 2015 02:43 pm (UTC)

We saw Interstellar in the cinema and really liked it. I have seen 2001 Space Odyssey but never liked it much. To strange and plot-less for me. What were they smoking? Because of that one, though, I kept expecting the robots to turn evil or have some other sort of hidden agenda, but was very relieved it didn't happen.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: January 28th, 2015 03:41 pm (UTC)

Nod - i was very relieved when the robots didn't go evil, that would have been far too much!

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