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. Savoury Lorne Sausage — September 26, 2016
  2. Ziti — September 1, 2016
  3. Basic Italian Sausage — August 14, 2016
  4. Monster Hunter Generations (3DS) — July 18, 2016
  5. British Indian Restaurant style base curry gravy — June 6, 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

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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Mar 27

Rye Wit

So, those lovely, lovely gentlemen at Basic Brewing Radio recently produced a recipe for a session Witbier called Rye Wit. It’s basically a low alcohol and low calorie Witbier comprised of 75% wheat malt and 25% rye malt, with the majority of the hop flavour and aroma coming from a late addition of citra. It sounded …

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Jan 27

The List of Shame

It’s woefully out of date. I have actually played some things, but I’ve also been evil and added (many) more. I’m going to sit down tonight and update it, then dress in sackcloth and ashes for a month and actually stick to it. 2015 was insane for gaming.

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Dec 21

Robinwood Best Bitter (clone)

So, I’ve finally tracked down what appears to be a fairly accurate reproduction of one of my all-time favourite beers. It was a plain ol’ Best Bitter made by a brewery called Robinwood Brewery. They operated for a fairly brief amount of time, between 1988 and 1994, but produced what I believe is the best …

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Nov 19

Fallout 4

Readers of this blog will most likely be aware that this came out 🙂 It’s pretty much the only thing I’ve been playing of late, on account of it being fecking great. There’s been a bit of mud slinging about it (mainly from Kotaku), so I thought I’d mention a few of the gripes along …

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