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Mnemosyne
07 November 2010 @ 10:48 pm
 

I'm really liking Nigella's current TV series Nigella Kitchen. So far it has already inspired me to make two of its recipes, and there are a few more I'd like to try out. Tonight I did spaghetti alla puttanesca a.k.a. slut's spaghetti. It was very tasty. I'm quite fond of pasta with tomato sauce and it's nice to have several variations to choose from.


This afternoon I went to the library, for the first time in almost a year. Something had gone wrong with the automatic renewal of my membership and had to be sorted out, and five books I want to read urgently were *all* available. A very successful visit.

But first I want to finish Thumbelina. I'm afraid it looks like it will end in a vale of tears.


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Mnemosyne
28 February 2005 @ 12:43 am
 

Another uneventful day. I have been doing laundry, two machine loads and one bucket load. This morning it snowed, but in the afternoon the weather was beautiful and sunny, so I braved the cold and ventured out for a while.

When I came back, I wanted to pay some bills online, but found out that there was only just enough money to pay next month's rent. I have now 12 euros left in my account. It is such a nuisance that I receive my unemployment benefit on a 4-weekly basis instead of monthly. I can't keep track of when it is paid out exactly, and it totally screws up my financial organization. Most of my (monthly) recurring expenses are automatically deducted at the beginning of each month, so I'll probably be in the red the coming week. Yuk.


Remembering the success with the miso soup, I tried a little bruschetta in the spaghetti aglio e olio tonight. That also tasted good. I should write a book: "101 Ways You Had Never Dreamed Of Using Bruschetta". I can see a sparkling future as innovative cook ahead of me. Watch out, Jamie Oliver!

I have had very little time to read lj lately and so am still not up to date. I'd like to suggest you all take a posting break and let me catch up and catch my breath, how's that? :)

OK, time for The Mighty Boosh!


 
 
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Mnemosyne
23 February 2005 @ 11:34 pm

The weekend was full, but nice, except that H. (the BF) was ill. I had to write a few application letters, and have been decluttering, mostly papers. Saturday night I watched From hell, which proved that a film with Johnny Depp and a host of great British actors can still be shite. On Sunday night I went to see a comic play with my mum and we had a great time. We told each other we should really do this more often. We'll see.

Monday night the BBC showed The conversation and of course I had to watch it.

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This was the third or fourth time for me, and while I still find it a great film, I think I'm done with it now. A bit odd, because usually when I love a film I can watch it over and over again, but in this case the element of suspense is too important, I guess. When you've seen it and know what's going to happen, it loses a lot of its interest. But perhaps that's just the way I feel because it lasted until 3 a.m. and by 2:30 I had already become very sleepy and wanted the film to end.

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This morning I woke up to a white world. Ugh! Snow is nice for the Christmas holidays and that's about it, IMO. Fortunately in the afternoon most of it had gone, but more is expected. Hrm. Some good news: I received the reintegration plan today, so tomorrow I'll phone up my case manager (if he is in...) to make an appointment, or maybe I can just drop it off.

I also made a culinary discovery. Last year I had bought a pack of instant miso soup from the organic shop, as I had heard that it is a healthy snack and very suitable for hypoglycaemics, due to its protein content. After trying 3 times I decided that I Did Not Care for miso soup. I still had 9 one-cup-packets left, and this afternoon when I felt peckish I tried it again, but this time I added some dried bruschetta which I had acquired recently. And it tasted really good! I might even buy the miso soup again. :D

And over the past few days I have tried to catch up with lj, but people have been posting like mad, so I'm not quite up to date yet... well, what else is new.


 
 
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