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Evening of Asparagus and Rats [May. 23rd, 2006|07:32 pm]
I'm cooking up a lovely cream of asparagus soup for dinner. It's a bit custom and country style, with some extra onions and lentils for chunky goodness.

On TV on Animal Planet is Rats with Nigel Marvin. Cool show about all aspects of rattiness (and it repeats later this evening, rat fans). I have to comment on one scene where, after spending about five minutes talking about trying to overcome his fear of rats and how they can be creepy, he walks over by some trees and grabs a freakin' six-foot constrictor. He's smiling as it sinks its fangs into his arm. And he has a problem with rats?

Up next: One Hour Rodent Special. Yay! It's a good evening.

[User Picture]From: mcfractal
2006-05-24 09:24 am (UTC)
Yeah, thanks. Watched it. It still primarily blames rats on the bubonic plague, rather then open sewers and lack of sanitation, and I don't see how Nigel could have a pet rat and not be totally charmed.

At least it makes some attempts to show some positives.

The Fast and the Furry rodent show was interesting too. The Catholic church classifies capybaras as FISH? Weirdos!
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[User Picture]From: annamaryse
2006-05-24 11:00 am (UTC)
A strange coinkidink....

someone else on my flist eated 'sparagus today... they work at a restaurant which had an asparagus dish as one of the specials and it was called

the asparagus code...

I kid you not. Sounds cheesy, but no cheese in it, and it was apparently tasty. hehe
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-05-24 06:07 pm (UTC)
Geez! Now if they had a dish called "The Ceviche Code" or something that was actually a genuine pun, I'd give them credit.

My soup turned out pretty well. Not a smooth cream soup, but flavorful and tasty nonetheless.
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[User Picture]From: annamaryse
2006-05-24 09:35 pm (UTC)
Sounds yummy. On the subject of asparagus I have a dark secret to confess: I like canned asparagus. I like it cold, right out of the can, without any embellishment.

It's entirely unrecognizable as the same food item as is the most wonderful, toothsome, lightly steamed and tender-crisp fresh asparagus (one of the seven wonders of the vegetable world!), and even so, I confess to liking the strangely lime green glutinous canned stuff.
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2006-05-24 11:03 am (UTC)
Thanks also from this rat. I don't get pay TV, but I've asked a friend who does to look out for it.
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