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Tuscan Chicken

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I recently came up with an italian Chicken receipe on a warm summer night when I was having a bit of a cooking experiment day.  I hope you like it.

Serves two.

You will need:

Six chicken thights, skinned and boned.

Four or five rashers of unsmoked bacon, finely diced.

One punnet of mushrooms.

One tin of tomatoes, chopped.

125ml of red wine.

Mozarella Cheese ball, nice and moist.

Worcester sauce, Oregano, Salt and Pepper.

Set a hob at 180 degrees

Take a hot wok and a dash of oil, and heat gently.  Add the chicken and bacon to the wok and stir until they are just nicely cooked.

Add the punnet of mushrooms and stir-fry until they reduce or shrink.

Add the red wine and allow everything to soak.

Add the tin of tomatoes.

Allow mixture to simmer then add a sprinkle of Oregano, a dash of salt and pepper and a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.

Take a taste with a teaspoon.  If it is to your taste, great.  If it is too sweet add more Worcester sauce (I use loads).  If it is too sour add a sprinkle of sugar (sticky brown sugar is best).

Heat an oven at 180 degrees.

Take two earthenware bowls and spoon the mixture into the bowl.

Open the Mozarella packet and carefully slice it into four slices, then carefully add two slices to the top of each bowl.  You may also add a pinch of Oregano for garnish.

Cook the two bowls in the oven for ten minutes or until the Mozarella is completely melted.

Carefully remove from the oven and serve with fresh Focaccia bread or potatoes and veg if you like.

Enjoy!

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September 11, 2008 at 1:17 pm

The Underground Antimatter Particle Converter Thingy

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So what is it and what does it do?

Well I have sat through the BBC reports and I am really still none the wiser.  It does lots of stuff, including creating a black hole.  Which is just what we want in central Europe, even if it is in a cave.  Doesn’t it sound a bit like sawing through the branch you are sitting on?  Or letting off an atomic bomb to see what it sounds like?

It also is going to find the God Particle, apparently.  People have been searching for God all their lives.  He was hiding in a cave in Switzerland, so now you know.

This tubey tunnelly thing is going to shoot particles around some race track to collect data of some kind.  Like how fast they are going.

If all this is starting to sound a bit sci-fi I am not surprised.  They already did a series on something like this called Stargate SG1.  Somebody liked it so much they decided to do it for real.

So what if it does open a gateway to another dimension?

Well it may solve the problem of cheap air fares, at last we will have somewhere to go.

Will it solve the problems earth faces in relation to global warming?

Possibly one day, you never know.

What if horrible mutant monsters start coming out of it and attacking everybody?

Well we will send them to a nightclub in England where they will either pull something even more minging or get stabbed to death.  Either way none of them will bother to visit Earth again.

Now this thing took fourteen years to build, so it is a fair bet it will be around for a very long time.  One day it may be found by our decendants.  Maybe it will be their Stonehenge.  They will spend hours walking around it wondering what the hell it is and what it does.

Well if we have no idea today then they certainly have no chance.

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September 11, 2008 at 12:52 pm

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