July 6th, 2005

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Wounded horoscope!

From today's Daily News:

A Russian astrologer is suing Nasa because the Deep Impact probe has "ruined the natural balance of forces in the universe". According to Izvestia, astrologer Marina Bai claims the damage to comet Tempel 1 would "deform her horoscope".

I'd be inclined to see if, on discovery, Ms. Bai could produce any astrological charts with comet Tempel 1 in them.
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Barbecue recipes from Scotland

Set up the umbrella, it's barbecue time in Scotland! Writer Andy McGregor reminds the readers of The Scotsman that barbecue isn't "just about burgers, sausages, and overdone steaks."

Recipes in the article are:

  • Potato and horseradish salad

  • Garlic and lemon couscous salad

  • Meat barbecue marinade or sauce

  • Fish barbecue marinade

  • Spicy chick-pea burgers

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Recipes from the United Kingdom don't have to be "nasty, British, and short".
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Corn on the cob

SaturNight, I was invited to a party at Karen Anderson's place. When the Estrogen Zone group broke up and headed out for dinner, Joan and I headed over, stopping on the way for some stuff for the barbecue.

One of the things I bought was some white corn and some basil. I stopped off at home to grab some butter, some rosemary and oregano from the herb garden, and of course, the summer pudding which was stewing in its juices in the fridge.

The pudding was well received, and a several peoples enjoyed the result of barbecuing meat in the smoke from rosemary.

I heated up the corn on the barbecue, after pulling open the husks and spreading on some herb butter. The butter was made by mixing in equal parts of basil and oregano. Joan vetoed the addition of garlic, because she was worried that garlic breath might offend others at the party. This precaution turned out to be unnecessary, as all of Karen's friends recognize garlic as a food group. Nevertheless, it was still quite good, even without the garlic.