Thursday 18/8/2005

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Diary and Notes

And the same to you with knobs on!

In honour of my tasty crab cakes - which were ball shaped, I have decided to compile a list of words that are in some way similar to the words ball or balls - here goes:

  • Spheres
  • Globes
  • Orbs
  • Balloons
  • Globules
  • Globs
  • Lumps
  • Clods
  • Spherules
  • Boli
  • Tesitcles
  • Bollocks
  • Ballocks
  • Nuts
  • Nads
  • Nutmegs
  • Rocks
  • Knackers
  • Goolies
  • Love Spuds
  • Plums
  • Conkers
  • Yongles
  • Danglies
  • Pickled Onions
  • Wurzels

    I may have missed a few but I think it's not bad for a few minutes thinking - and people talk about the eskimos having 14 words for snow!

    Cake Blog

    Carrot Passion Cake - from Starbuck's. I'm not sure if carrot passion is some vegetable fetish or means carrot and pasison fruit cake but it wasn't bad. Moist, very moist.


  • Thai Crab Cakes
  • Green Bean, Pepper and Cucumber Salad
  • Spicy Dipping Sauce
  • Jasmine Rice


    Thai Crab Cakes (Makes 8)
    500g Crab Meat
    1 Egg
    2 Tbsp Dessicated Coconut
    1 Clove Garlic
    1 cm Ginger
    2 Spring Onions
    4 Green Chillis
    2 tsp Thai Fish Sauce
    1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
    Little White Pepper
    Handful Fresh Coriander
    Oil for Frying
    Green Bean Salad
    20 Green Beans
    1 Green Pepper
    10cm Cucumber
    1 tsp Sesame Oil
    Dash Soy Sauce
    1 Tsp Lime Juice
    Fresh Coriander
    Spicy Dipping Sauce
    1 Spring Onion
    1 cm Ginger
    1 Clove Garlic
    2 Green Chillis
    1 tsp Thai Fish Sauce
    1 tsp Soy Sauce
    1 tsp Oyster Sauce
    Pinch Sugar


  • Crab Cakes: Mince garlic and ginger, chop chillis and spring onions. Mix all the ingredients together (apart from the breadcrumbs) and form into balls. Roll in breadcrumbs and fry until golden brown.
  • Salad: Cook beans and allow to cool. Scoop out seeds from cucumber and cut into batons. Slice pepper. Make a dressing from the other ingredients and pour over salad.
  • Dipping Sauce: Mince everything together - it needs to infuse for a while before using.


    *All quantities are very approximate and for two people