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Archive March 2006
Thursday 9 March 2006
A newly invented (or possibly reinvented) recipe - Vegan Wok Omelettes.

I imagine it would work the same in a frying pan, but I like my wok, and don't have a frying pan that's as superbly non-stick, so for me it's a wok omelette.

Put a bit of oil in the wok and put stir-fry sort of heat under it.

Chop up six to eight mushrooms; I chop them into 4mm thick slices in two directions, resulting in 4*4*X cuboid 'chips' of mushroom. Put them in the wok.

Chop up a red onion. Put it in the wok. Stir.

Get a big lump (500g I think) of firm tofu. Crumble it into the wok. Stir.

Add a heaped teaspoon of turmeric, a bit less of paprika, and a pinch of chilli powder. Stir until the colour saturates everything.

Get four tablespoons of wheat gluten (gluten flour), and add water, stirring, until it's a medium-thin batter. Add some brewer's yeast flakes to this for a slightly cheesy flavour if you like. Once the stuff in the wok is a bit browned on at least a couple of sides, add the batter and stir it in. Maybe turn the temperature down a bit.

Turn it over at some point, and you've got rather splatty ill-bound omelettes. That's the recipe as I cooked it; if I were to do it again, I'd go with double the batter for a better chance at binding success - I went for a bit short because I wasn't sure if it would ruin the flavour, but it didn't have much effect, so doubling it should be okay. Serve on some toast. [07:42] [11 comments]


Friday 3 March 2006
A brilliant idea for a conceptual art and game - Ping Pong Pong. A transparent PVC Ping-Pong table with an array of LEDs inside it upon which you play Pong (using a dial at each end to control the LED bats), while simultaneously playing proper Ping-Pong with a bat in your other hand.

If the board into which the LEDs are set is also transparent then one could also put a small football beneath the table, that one must try to kick past the opponent, scoring a point if you hit a gong behind them. The gong has a picture of a gorilla on it. This triple-game can be played either in a short or non-short version. The installation should be in Hong Kong. People would visit to play Hong Kong Ping Pong Pong King Kong Gong. Visitors who choose to play the non-short version would be obliged to simultaneously sing the Long Hong Kong Ping Pong Pong King Kong Gong Song. [22:29] [5 comments]