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I wish i could afford to go back to school.

Because being a dietician is starting to really, really appeal to me.


Feb. 15th, 2012 11:37 pm
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still not ok but distracting self by posting a recipe for soup. Serves 2.

1/2 leek
2 medium potatoes
1 large carrot
1 tbsp sundried tomato paste
2 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
1/2 cup cream
Olive oil
black pepper, white pepper, green
pepper, pink pepper, allspice

in a pot, heat oil and toss in sliced carrot, leek and potato.cook for 2 mins, add spices as desired, and the tomato paste. Cook for another 5 mins, then add chicken broth.

Bring to a simmer, then let cook 15 to 20 min till potatoes are done.

Take off the heat, add the cream and give a few good bllllrs (that is a technical term) with a blender to puree some of it.


I shall crawl back to insaity nao.
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I have been thinking about this for a while now and this is what I have ocme up with, oin plenty of time before new years and panic buying into things I do not want :P

- Learn German (yes, I am recycling this one)

Because I go to germany so often, I should try to learn even the bleeding BASICS dammit. Current situation where I can't say anything intelligent or useful is not a good one.

- Adopt healthy behaviours

I eat too much crap and spenmd too much time sedentary to my liking. So the plan is to slowly but surely work on doing more healthy fun awesome things. Big part of this is to wish to gain some upper body strength - all the waffling about I do is great for my legs, but my arms are still woefully weak. Use mositurizer more often. Take care of myself kind of a thing.

- Go out more to things that are not clubs, gigs and festivals

This one should be ather self-evident. I get out of the house a lot more than I used to. But it is almosat always alla bout music. I keep clicking "maybe" on lots of awesome things on FB but do I ever go? Not really. and hwen I do go, it tends ot be pubs and stuff. This year I wnat to drag my ass out of the hose and hit a museum or two, maybe catch cirue du soleil in april - you know, stop limiting myself. Hell, go to more gigs in different genres for the matter.

- Read more

I still read a lot in fandom but I have not read books properly in a while. So I think in addittion to a genrealized read moar, I will endeavour to read the unread books in my flat asap.

- Write more

This year, i managed to win nanowrimo by the skin of my teeth. I want to do it again in 2012 and not fail horribly. I want to write more, full stop. I want to have at least one or two stories that i can say I wrote by the end of the year - short or not so short.

- Visit new places

I travel, sure, but I always go to the same places. in 2012 I would like to just - see new places. Go somewhere I've never been. Sure I wont be wintering in chile but I would like to see Belgium...

I think that about sums it up. These are the things I want to do and we shall see what happens.



Feb. 10th, 2011 07:16 pm
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I am hapopily in Prague, fill of nommy food, and apparently off to meet some friends soon!

Viennaa trip has been cancelled due to SOMEONE not getting naything sorted - no tickets, tno transport, npo accommodation.. we're just gonna wing it tomorrow instead. No dancing vampires this time around, boo :(

More later!
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Day 1: Ten things you want to say to ten people right now.
Day 2: Nine things about yourself.
Day 3: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day 4: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day 5: Six things you wish you'd never done.
Day 6: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever).
Day 7 Day 9: Four turn offs.
Day 8 Day 10: Three turn ons.
Day 9: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day 10: One confession

Day 4

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Last year, I made the following resolutions:

1. Go to at least one gig per month

Well I went to a LOT of gigs. But unfortunately the once per month thing did not really hold up. Which annoys me.

2. Cook at least one meal a week from scratch

... Yeah this one failed so thoroughly there are NO WORDS for it. I was lucky to cook a full maeal from scratch once a month, let alone a week. But at loeast there was less takeout than last year...

3. By the end of the year, be able to do at least 10 pushups

Fail. Next, please!

4. Still not going to give a fucka bout what people think of me

Strill working on this one... but mostly managed, I think.

5. take part in nanowrimo and kick the bitch's ass

Failed. Le sigh.
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Nope. Because for fuck's sake, if you're willing to kill it, you better be wililng to eat it.


Oct. 5th, 2009 09:13 pm
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I like these guys. a lot.

In other news, I am rather hungry. Home, there will be leftovers :D

Tempted to go food shopping tomorrow before weork so I can cook once I get home...

Also nearly done ripping all of the CDs acquired from [ profile] mickmercer - somevery excellent stuff here! It took me ages to get to the post office to get them but I did inally manage that last thursday and there was a lot of Oohs and Aahs from the Gang when we went out later that night. :D

Now someone stop me from looking at corsets. I am due to work.

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I am sitting down and eating osmething I actually cooked. for the first time in WEEKS. Possibloy in months. And by cooked mena chopped up etc etc all by my ownsies!

Yummmmy teriyaki stir fry with corn, broccoli, peas, spring onion and mushroom! :D

*iz happy*
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So, arequestdd, this is Araäs Broccoli Mushroomy Pasta Goodness.

THis i basically a eal in two parts: there is the pasta goodness of day one, and the pasta bake goodness of day two. Feeds two people twice, or four once.

so, to start the day 1, you need:

1 crown of broccoli
200g of mushrooms (I used chestnut)
3 tbsp butter
shredded cheese
black pepper

In a pan, melt butter. Toss in the sliced msuhrooms and cook until almost done - then, in goes the copped-into-suitable-pieces brococli. cook until mushroos ae done, then add the cream, pouring slowly, until it is nice and thick. add black pepper.

Cook a suitable amount of pasta - I suck at figuring out ho wmuch that is! - and drain. this should be done by the time the sauce is done tickening, so you can take the soauce and pour it into the pasta.

Mix well.

add a few handfulls of shredded cheese - I used red cheddar.

nrom away.


that was phase one. phase two, is leftovers the next day - assuming you have any!

take a casserole dish of sutiable size and fill with the leftovers. Cover with cheee -ä in this case, a handful of red cheddar, and about haf of a smallblock of Ile of Man white cheddar with black peppercorns.

oven in 200C until browned on top and heated through. 25ish minutes shhould do.

Again, commence with the nrom.
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I actually have now signed up for organic food delivery.

*woes a little*

In a way, this HAS to be good for me.

Also, I work too much according to my boss. i a apparetly acing everything he requires me to do, and my stress is born for feeling like I donöt do enough.

Have I said recently that I love my job?

Even when the fuck up my pay. issing money form y paychecks, tsk tsk. even if it is more than twi the normal thanks to m epic overtime.

Now, my oven seems to be heated up. time to crumble some isle of man blackpepper cheddar over y broccoli and ushroo pasta leftovers, for epic awesoe foodings of the lunch type before I go to work.

... i have no life outside work and Dominion. aybe I should try to o someting about this?

And yes I will share the recipe if oskeone wnats e to :D
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The Epic Lamburgers of Doom

1 lbs of ground beef
2 lbs of ground lamb
2 eggs
1 cup of sou cream
1 cup of bread crumbs
1 garlic
1 small red onion
chili powder
Fresh tarragon, rosemary and thyme to taste

Being burgers, these WERE rathee easy t omake. Chop onion and garlic, Mush everything up, make sure it stays sticky, form into patties, grill, enjoy.

However, I also made a variaton: stuffed with goats' cheese, these worked even better. FForm a ball, depress, stuff, reball, flatten.

Enjoy! :D

Mmm, food.

Apr. 25th, 2009 03:46 pm
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So, wit some helpfrom a fellow TSer I have greated Bugers of Awesomeness to take to Samuli's BBQ today. :D

From BBQ, plan i to hit Dominion .

TOday has had ome majo drama of money sort, fucking tesco ripped me off, long story, but things look good.

YRecipe of ara'äs lamburger of DOOM ro follow :D

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Laundry done oon.

nromming onbroccoli, boccoli shoots, cherry tomatoes and strawberries before I get ready.

God I love broccoli.

Ans yes there are entries out there that state how much I hae broccoli.

I have een the light! :D

TOmorrow, the plan involves actual COOKING with te broccoli. like, stir fried brocoli with teriyaki. and asparagus in some form.

Now, more nom!


Aug. 14th, 2008 07:59 pm
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by popular demand.. sharing what i found in mah inbox today!


4 tablespoons cake flour (that's plain flour, not self-raising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips(optional)
a small splash of vanilla essence
1 coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla essence, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?

Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any
of the day or night!


Dec. 21st, 2007 08:35 pm
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What will i feed for myself for Christmas?


Jul. 12th, 2007 10:58 am
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So, right now? the Ara is the hungry. diodhavebreakfast but it wasnowhere near as adeqaaute as I wish it had been... nice pastrything and coke. not healthym,a nd unfortunately not filling since I actrually had dinner at.. halfarsedly dinnery time yesteday (=8ish)

I ams tarting to think about this whole eating thing again. I jsut can;t be bothered to cookt hese days, and so I exist on takeout & delivery and that is in general Not Very Good For You.

I am not even thinking about a diet - those can bite my lovely fat ass, thank you very much. But I am tired as hell of feeling hungry enough to eat my keyboard at work and the ever growing upiles of empty pizza boxes. (Plus, i am sure some of that beef schezuan in my fridge has reached sentience. TOday, the crisper, tomorrow the world!)

So i am condsidering thishalfassed plan where, starting onmonday, i actually get back to the ghabit of bring in food for work - not lunch, i stil intend to enjoy the food here, which is actually very decent thankeeverymuch, but actually breakfast. And, the horror, replace dinner with cereal for a few weeks. see if I can weamn myself from the bad habit of takeout to habit of eating soemthing that requies at least SOME effort. feel free to encourage me, people - those of you who live in Duolin, should feel free to let me know you are invinting youreself over for dinner. (Hell, outside dublin too if you are bothering to drag yourselves allt he way here, like certain person comin in next week is. Which makes mego "aaagh, must make place habitable!")

But yeah.s tarting next mondday I will have to ssee about being able to make self a bit more healthier.


Feb. 18th, 2007 11:02 am
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So, what was Ara up to yesterday aftr she headed out?

Well, she went and grabbed cinese, which was not as good as it could have been. it was.. weird. But, dos not deter me from muy love of that restaurant.

After that, the den of evils aka Dominion. it was rarly, tho, around en otr so so I had a slight wtf cause it was arly enought hat the guys were still setting everything up.l so I ended up chating weityh the DJ, making a few rewqurests,a nd allt aht jazz.

Danced my head off, think I pulled a muscle in my back at one point.. the boi tried to play the CD but apparently the fucktastic copyprotections make it so that the damn thing is not, in fact, playable at the player there. *sigh* oh well. It would not have really fit the rest of the set anyway. t he music was awesome, and I feel kind of midfed now, cause there were some great songs at the end of the night but I couldn;t dance - you see, I had a slight problem with shattering.

yeah,t he roomie stress got to me. *sgh* thank god for glompable stuffed creaturews in bondage and lovely people willing to hug me and hold my hand while i am shaking and fretting and making an ass out of myself.

and incidentally, i need to find osmething chreaper but equally yummy to drink as vodka with red bull.

yah, after my little bout of shaterng i came home, with company. And that made things a LOT better. (also ealized roomies were gone for the entire weekend so my angst re: this morning was gone).

this morning we got up at an evil hour.. you ae not supposed to wake up around nineish when you come home at four... but was a pleasant morning, we made it out of there and now I am here at the net cafe and he went off to work.

Life seems jsut a bit shiny now.

ETA: btw? he boui apparently does nto even like chicken soup., and apparently, his mom's would be better than mine (I did confess to my, you know, loathing of aid foodstuffa nd therefore any chicken soup I make being experimental at best) I believe this is Significant isn some manner :P

la diida..

Feb. 4th, 2007 04:36 pm
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I am stiull freezing my ass off. *shudder* dear god did it get cold lastr night, waiting for the damn taxi for half an hour in a fucking miniskirt and fishnets.

So, since iw as bored, i legged it to Dominion rather early yesterday.One of the reasons I loike it so muich is that even coming in earely, jsut sitting therte not really taoking to anyone or anything, it still feels good. Back in the day, it would have mnade me feel depressed and icky but now> nah. I know it is just a matte rof time tiull things pick up, and until then I can jsut sit there anfd contemplate Stuff.

but yeah., it was pretty amusing that the folks sitting at 's Little COurt Of Doom were one american who's been adotpted to canada, an italian, an iurishewoman ansd someone who transplanted themse3lves from south africa to ireland 10 years ago. and later, there were lithuanianas joining in, too. Always v. v. amusing, that sort of a ything.

it wa s a good night, danced a bit, chatted with nice people, got introduced to some random people, and thing were.. well, ok, the boi was causing minor.. ok, vaguely major awkrward!soert of angst. not about the whole thing wigth jsut being friewnds, more like "damn it, this is qawkjward and i don;t wnat it to be and I need to do soemthinbg but i don;t quite knoew how" - more discomfort with my own inaptritude at handling it than the situation itself.

afterwards... well, it was fucking cold. and thanks tot aht damn game, it took hjalaf an hour to ccatch a bloody taxi... *shimper* i am still all sorts of frozen and i spent the night happily cuddled up = under a ton o0f blankets. (no, no company. another wevil mornig for the boi.. did get a goodnight kiss, tho, and wills ee him next weejk.... )

all in all, not a bad night most definitely. Now, i am waiting for my quioche to heat up.. i am int he mood for chinese,a ctually, but the stuff ic ould get delivered SUCKS so if i wnat it, i have to get dressed and go to the city cwenter and the one good chinese place in town that I know. So, i believ e that will be dinner.

feel free to amuse me. today will be naught nbut the net until tthe evilsspawn comes home.
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- angsted
- made brownies from heaven
- decided am not going to Raskas Joulu and am instead sticking at home
- plotted mys torya litlte further
- got some more music burned down
- figuredout apartment stuff and talked to the person who is pasing it ont o me and will know next Wednesday if I am going to get it or not, most likely
- also wrangled 500 euros on loan from momä's ex ainc he was drunk as a skunk when I calle dhim
- now I am sleepy as fuck
- i also hate iTUnes because i donöt have a credit card and threfore canöt get a certain abnd's certain Cd as a birthday traeat.
- bed now

under cut, brownies.

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