Oh, except for corporate speak Friday, which may still make an appearance.
cool image found here
And what's up with the text size. I'm trying to change it but blogspot isn't listening.
(by the way, I love Rorschach Ink Blot Tests. I know they aren't considered to be particularly scientifically sound these days, but I think they're old school and cool).
Dave and my new favourite program is "Boys & Girls Alone" (it's a social experiment, not reality tv, dontcha know). I miss half of it because of dancing (which is going very well, except that last night we had to do a dramatic slide across the floor and I bruised my poor knee), but Dave catches me up. It's really interesting - for those who don't know, 15 boys and 15 girls are living separately in two farm cottage places in the middle of nowhere - with no parents. It's amazing (and at times both sad and heartwarming) to see how they build their own wee societies; the people that get shunned (sad), and the ones who rise to the challenge (heartwarming). It seems to me that the youngest kids, at 8 years old, just get on with things, whereas the older ones, at 10/11 years, get more caught up in power plays and dramatics. There is one girl in particular who is 11 going on 25 - waaaaayy too much drama, and bollocks for my liking (not that I was any different, I'm sure). What did slightly concern me though, was last night the two groups met for the first time at a party. The girls were so confident, which I think is just awesome, but the boys were almost cowering. They didn't seem to know what to say or do and seemed genuinely frightened by the girls. The girls ended up being really mean to them and chasing them away from the house. One of the boys ended up with a cut hand from where a girl hit him with a broom. I saw one girl kick another boy. None of the boys retaliated. Which I guess is good, but I thought it sad that whereas the girls were all so strong and sure, the boys were at a loss for what to do, and didn't defend themselves when they were actually getting really picked on. The parents (watching on cctv) thought it was all pretty damn funny - but I wonder what they would have been saying if it had been the other way round?
Ingredients (Serves: 4)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 small leeks or 300 g baby leeks, washed and finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
3/4 cup dry white wine
3 to 4 cups fish or vegetable stock, heated
200g Regal Wood Roasted Salmon, roughly chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy - based saucepan. Cook the leeks and garlic over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for a further minute. Add the wine and cook, stirring until it has all been absorbed. Add the stock to the rice half a cup at a time, until the stock is slowly absorbed after each addition. Stir continuously.
2. When the rice is tender and creamy, stir in the salmon. Season with salt and pepper, add the sour cream and stir gently. Cover the pan and leave for one minute.
3. Garnish with lemon zest and serve immediately.