31 Dec

“The Void” Intro Poem

The following is the poem recited in the intro video for the game “The Void”. Google couldn’t find the text for me, so I’ve typed it up here.

“The dream of the future you see dissolves
And with time so does the apprehension
The world under sun is no exception
And all you see around you evolves

New traits in things familiar can be sensed
But futile is hope without fruition
The grief you knew begets no vision
The happiness you felt becomes regret

Winter fades and takes its cold and storm
Spring revives the world with love and warmth
But still the law: all things decay and age

Vanity itself won’t dry your tears
And so you fear as your time draws near
The world will turn but never change”

03 Nov

Oat Pancakes

Here’s a recipe for the best pancakes ever.

  • 1 1/3 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup of plain flour
  • 1/3 cup of plain wholemeal flour
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  1. Add the milk and oats to a bowl, and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Beat the eggs together with the oil.
  3. Combine the egg/oil mixture with the milk/oat mixture.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  5. Combine the dry mix with the wet mix.
  6. Let the final mixture stand for 5 minutes.
  7. Cook.
  8. Eat.
  9. Eat some more.

You can also try things like adding a chopped up banana, or chocolate chips, or, if you’re a freak, some bacon bits.

16 Oct

Anzac Biscuits

Here’s a nice recipe for Anzac biscuits…

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of dessicated coconut
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 125 grams of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of golden syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  1. Mix together the rolled oats, coconut, plain flour, and sugar.
  2. In a saucepan, melt together the butter and golden syrup.
  3. Mix together the boiling water and then baking soda. This mixture will froth in a really cool way.
  4. Add the frothing soda/water mixture to the butter and golden syrup.
  5. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture, and mix together.
  6. Roll the mixture into small balls and squash them onto trays, evenly spaced to allow for some spreadage.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes at around 175 degrees celsius.
  8. When golden brown, turn onto a cooling rack.
  9. Eat.
12 Mar

Cornbread Recipe

Some of us had a (short) discussion about cornbread, so I thought I’d post up the recipe I use.

  • 1 cup of Polenta
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 60 grams of butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 250 ml of milk
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix together the butter, egg, and milk.
  4. Gradually combine the dry and wet ingredients.
  5. Pour into a baking tin (lined with baking paper, or greased, or whatever).
  6. Cook in your oven for about 25 minutes.
  7. Eat when ready.
26 Jan

Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

I felt like making some of these, so I looked around the Internet for some filling recipes. I couldn’t really find any good ones (most were using weird non-Metric measuring systems), so I made my own mix using the recipes for ideas. Here’s the recipe I came up with:

  • 5 medium carrots, grated or minced
  • 1 large onion, grated or minced
  • 2 cups of grated cheese
  • 1/2 a red capsicum
  • 2 cups of bread crumbs
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sprinkle of pepper, however much you like
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley (optional, for those that don’t like parsley)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  1. Mix all filling ingredients together. The mix is supposed to hold together and feel kinda like mince meat does – add another egg if it is too dry, or more bread crumbs if it is too wet.
  2. Cut the sheets of pastry in half, and place a line of filling down the centres of each half.
  3. Brush milk on the pastry down on side of the filling, then roll it up from the other side.
  4. Place join-down on a baking tray, brush with milk, cook for ~40 minutes at 180 degrees celsius. Or you can roll them up in cling wrap and freeze them ready to cook for later.

I quite like the taste, although at first I didn’t write down what I put into them, so the last time (the second time) I made them I forgot the cheese – definitely needs the cheese. I also added in the capsicum to give it some colour. Good with tomato sauce.