John

Author's details

Name: John Dow
Date registered: December 1, 2005
URL: http://www.nelefa.org
AIM: bavvymin@mac.com

Biography

UNIX geek, wannabe cook, musician, book-lover, and all round good-guy.

Latest posts

  1. In the water — April 16, 2018
  2. Imminent Dooking — April 10, 2018
  3. All things move towards their end, of that you can be sure. — April 2, 2018
  4. Hello? What’s this then? — March 26, 2018
  5. Savoury Lorne Sausage — September 26, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Manic Miner for Macintosh — 9 comments
  2. Ubuntu + mpd + Jinzora + Hi-Fi == ACE — 8 comments
  3. Trying out a new posting tool. — 7 comments
  4. The Mythical Martin-Minute – an experiment — 6 comments
  5. Gemstorm — 6 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 16

In the water

Aqua Vitae is in the water at last, as of Saturday. It was an extremely busy day, with around 70 or so yachts being moved from the top of the pier into the two harbours at Capernaum Point and Brucehaven. Fortunately, there was a great turnout of club members mucking in and the whole process …

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Apr 10

Imminent Dooking

Extremely busy week ahead in preparation for crane-in on Saturday. There’s a little bit of painting still to do above the waterline – the anti-fouling is all done now. I imagine this idyllic scene is going to look an awful lot busier on Saturday. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are going to be spent doing last …

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Apr 02

All things move towards their end, of that you can be sure.

Sunday afternoons are perfect for those little bits of maintenance needed to get everything ready for crane in. One of the oars for my tender had a bit of a screw malfunction which was preventing the sheath for the handle fitting snugly, so a judicious bit of turning, adjusting, and finally battering with a hammer …

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Mar 26

Hello? What’s this then?

Oh dear. I haven’t really been keeping my blog very current, have I? I guess things have been a bit strange over the last few months. I think that’s what the Chinese curse about interesting times means. It has certainly been interesting. But one door closes and another eighteen open. Sometimes you just have to …

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Sep 26

Savoury Lorne Sausage

Well, Lorne Sausage (or square sausage, if you like) is a staple of the Scottish breakfast and it’s particularly awesome. This is my take on it, including a sage & onion mix and basic crumb coating that my local butcher used to add when I was a wean 🙂 Ingredients: 750g minced (ground) pork & …

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Sep 01

Ziti

I think this is more of an Italian-American dish that straight Italian – someone who knows will no doubt tell me. It’s similar to a Lasagne, but without the need to make two sauces. It’s cheap, it goes a long way and it’s delicious. So, here’s what’s needed. 500g hot Italian sausage (mix together 500g …

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Aug 14

Basic Italian Sausage

This is a lightly spiced sausage meat which works great for any red meat-based Italian food (your lasagnes, bolognese and what have you) as well as for stuffing into skins if you’re so inclined. A word about the ground pork / port mince first, though; if you’re going to use a packet from the supermarket, …

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Jul 18

Monster Hunter Generations (3DS)

Look! I’m not Bague! I’m Chewbury! And I’m a bloke! This is a direct result of the Rath Heart Armour making me look like a cupcake in MH4U. Oh Lordy! It’s a new Monster Hunter game. And I haven’t even reached G-rank on MH4U yet! Well, that’s embarrassing! Anyway, all is not lost! Just like …

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Jun 06

British Indian Restaurant style base curry gravy

Hello all. So, I’ve been experimenting a lot with curry cooking the way it’s done in British Indian Restaurants. These dishes have a unique taste and texture of their own, distinct from traditional Indian and Pakistani cooking. I expect this has come about from a requirement to rapidly produce a wide range of dishes in as short …

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Jun 06

Indian Restaurant style “Mix Powder”

So, in most of the BIR style curry recipes I make, I use what’s called a “mix powder”. This is just a blend of the spices common to just about every British style curry there is. It’s easy. Just punt the following spices into a jar, shake ’em up, and you have mix powder. 4 …

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