Cottage Cheese and Avocado Dip

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I just knocked together a dip I’m quite happy with, just using some stuff I had lying around:

  • 1 x Avocado
  • Cottage Cheese (equal volume to avocado flesh)
  • 3 tbsp sunflower seeds (crushed, coarse)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove of garlic (well crushed)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne
  • grind or two of pepper

Throw it all in a bowl together and crush to desired consistency. I think I’d prefer it with a squeeze of lemon juice, no lemons on hand though.

Goes down well with celery sticks and some wholemeal pocket breads (almost stale in my case) toasted to crispyness and split.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

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Just down the road from the office in Notting Hill on Westbourne Grove is a place called Gourmet Burger Kitchen (unfortunately the daft fools have their individual location maps only viewable by clicking a javascript link, it’s the Bayswater one), it’s the closest thing I’ve found to Global Burgers back in Sydney. But it isn’t as good. They get points for having a much larger menu than Global Burgers but they loose very important points by comparison on the actual burger engineering. Their burgers just don’t taste as good as Global Burgers burgers, and they’re less structurally sound as well (i.e. very sloppy to eat with your hands – and as far as I’m concerned that’s the only way to eat a burger. When I see some ponce eating their burger with a knife and fork I get a very nearly irresistible urge to grab their fork and stab them in an eyeball with it. This gbk place is full of ponces asking for forked eyeballs! All in all gbk is a pretty decent place for a quick meal and you can get a reasonable feed there for 10 quid (burger and chips).

This evening I had a chicken and camembert with cranberry sauce burger and some chips. Their chips are good, nice and crisp. But they seriously lack the tasty rosemary or Cajun salt that Global Burgers has, and no cholesterol packed aioli either! (actually that’s a lie, I just spotted Garlic Mayo on their menu.)

I recommend the Angus beef with blue cheese burger, very tasty.

Poncey busted eyeball with a tasty vitreous and blood sauce anyone?


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I don’t know if birdflu is as much of a news item back home as it is here in the UK. The UK is in the position of being at the far west of Europe and watching the gradual westward spread of birdflu. Media scaremongering is high.

My observations of the news here leave me with one important point to make: Birds have wings you fucking twats. You know, they’re kind of known for their ability to fly. Never heard the phrase “as free as a bird”?

I don’t know who I’m directing that to, probably some government officials who are feeding a prepared statement to the media when they ask “what are you doing about this?”. Quarantining turkey farms? There are swans flying around with birdflu.

Time for swan-radar and depleted uranium swan eliminating rounds on jets. Surface to swan missiles?

Look, this is just the ecosystem’s way of killing off the weak. Get over it, or die.