The Ride That Wasn’t, Electric Fence Blues, Broken Glass And The Deluge That’s Coming

We have a huge cold front coming in, just sitting off the West Coast, and are scrambling to get ready for the gale-force winds, torrential downpours, cold and hail forecast to go on for the better part of four days. The gales arrived this morning, the deluge is coming overnight. Brett and I finished some …

The Garden Of Edam

In the beginning, there was the void. And God said, let there be cheese, and there was cheese. God saw that the cheese was good, and made more cheese. And behold there was Gouda, Wensleydale, Gruyère, Cheddar, Camembert, Mozzarella, Havarti, Parmesan, Feta, those little BabyBel things, and all manner of cheese. And God created man …

Burning Days

May 2018 It’s five in the morning, and I am limping around the kitchen cooking Spaghetti Carbonara, the old Italian woodcutter standby. You can see why they invented it, it’s excellent fuel for hard work. A packet of spaghetti is bubbling away in a pot of water and I am busy with ham, chicken stock, …

Christmas Chemistry

It’s Christmas, it’s Christmas, the Pudding is flatFlatter than the mat on which the cat satWith a consistency of Blu-Tack to the power of threeMethinks that someone forgot to add the NaHCO3Never mind, it’s time again for the carols to singThe reindeer bells are ringing, let them ringRudolf’s nose is red, and resplendently soToo much …