Saturday, 28 February 2009

FORAMINIFERA


Foraminifera, originally uploaded by CGoulao.

A BIT DISAPPOINTED

But better to find out sooner rather than later I guess.

:(

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

LIKE ROCKETS


1950's, originally uploaded by myvintagevogue.

What a nice pair of ears you have there!

You know - life isn't so bad and Tracy and I are planning to go to Paris at the end of March for a language practice mission, I'm a little bit in love, my back doesnt hurt so badly, I am having drinks with Phil on Thursday and the weather is getting warmer.

xx Lektrogirl

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

COOL


Brio Cube, originally uploaded by crossthisoff.

I have a bad back and I just hurt my neck on top of that cause I was picking up the mail. At least I can sit and watch this for a few hours spaced out on painkillers.

xx Lektrogirl

Sunday, 22 February 2009

LASER CAT


LASER CAT!, originally uploaded by redmeg8.

Friends box set and pictures hung on the wall as low as the ground. No wonder the cat is pissed.

xx Lektrogirl

ESCAPIST FRONT


escapist front, originally uploaded by rat_kat.

On the strength of this image alone, that makes me think of a very strange love life, I wish I was in Hamburg for this:



xx Lektrogirl

THE FRENCH INTERNET


Today, I was allowed to read a French porn mag. I now know how to say dick more ways than I thought possible. So I did a Google Image search with my new French vocab and I found some nice pictures.





xx Lektrogirl

Saturday, 21 February 2009

ROOM BOY


Room-boys, originally uploaded by Beniah Brawn.

Thank you for making me smile today Grandfather Lady - a room boy is what every lady needs don't you think?!

Beniah Brawn's Flickr stream is particularly banging at the moment!

xx Lektrogirl

Friday, 20 February 2009

IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE

I'm not sure who I am dreaming about. I don't have a lot to post, but I have not been around here because I have had so much to do. I spent two hours in Milkbar yesterday doing my French homework then the rest of the evening getting drunk with The Cardinal. Then the rest of the evening after that having a bitter row about getting woken up at 6am. I was the one bitter. He was the one having to get up for work trying not to wake me up.

It is going to be a busy weekend. But I feel like a cloud with edges. Maybe a cloud like a water sodden sponge which is a bit like a normal cloud anywhere, but I'm trying to think of a way to describe a cloud but heavier.

Can someone make me a cup of tea please and bring me a little chocolate? I would really love some Jaffas!

x Emma

Monday, 16 February 2009

V-DOGG IS A CRACK UP

Well I am mega stressed at the start of the week because the plans I had to get ahead with the report I needed to prepare for V-Dogg went to pot. BUT not only had Hayley's Comet cooked an apple flan for us - SO BANGING - shame I had no camera but V asked me all about my weekend and the little French man. I was chatting away all happy about it telling her this that and the other when she said "Emma it doesn't matter. They all get ugly in the end anyway." Fuck I laughed.

I'm wondering how I can twist Hayley's Comet for another slice of tart - but I already got TWO which looks like it works out to be a quarter of it! I don't feel guilty though because I brough in the left over Cava and Elderflower jelly.

xx Lektrogirl

BAD BOY CLUB


Bad Boy Club, originally uploaded by crossthisoff.

This guy makes stuff like this:



and has pictures from his life like this:



and also this:



I want to make friends with him. How should I do this?

xx Lektrogirl

Sunday, 15 February 2009

JE SUIS PAS CERTAIN

Is it? Is it?
Philippa made a good point about the houses.

What a nice weekend. I deserved it. But I used to live in an emotional vaccuum. Anything expressive was forbidden or laughed at. And this is the opposite. And I feel like Alice in Wonderland in the room to small and the table too big.

Valeria where are you? I need to talk about nothing.

xx Lektrogirl

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THE BOOYAH COOK: DESSERTS WITH BOOZE



After a really tedious day at work, after an argument with your ex, after treading in dog shit [which can potentially make you feel just as bad as the run in with the ex] or even at the end of a big dinner here is my refreshing and alcoholic dessert option that kills two birds with one stone - feeding something other than your appetite and getting drunk.

Elderflower, Cava and Fruit Jelly


The leftover portion photographed in a bowl cause I forgot to take a picture of the real ones and I smashed one as well I made these desserts and served them in sherry glasses. The fruit does all the decoration and if you put it in a glass you look really chic. Even guys could make this. [Roffing to myself]

Ingredients
Mixed soft fruit [you can use anything like blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries - MULBERRIES WOULD BE BANGING! In fact any fruit but not pineapple or kiwi fruit or there would be a reaction with the gelatine and it wouldn't set. Kind of a CSI thing.]
4 leaves of gelatine
140ml elderflower cordial
2 heaped tablespoons caster sugar
425ml prosecco or cava

Put the cava, fruit and serving bowls all in the fridge so that they are cold.
Soak the leaves of gelatine in bit of cold water for about 2 minutes.

If you have a double boiler put the cordial in over hot water and add gelatine. If you don't have a double boiler you can fake one with a bowl floating in a saucepan. And if you can't be bothered to do that [like I wasn't] just put the cordial and gelatine in a saucepan over a really really low heat and constantly stir it until the gelatine is dissolved. If it looks like it is going to get too hot boil, take it off the heat again for it to cool down a bit. If you boil it, the gelatine won't set. [It's a CSI kind of thing too.]
Then add the sugar. It should dissolve pretty quickly in the warm cordial mixture.

Take the saucepan off the heat and leave it to cool down a bit which will take as long as it does to get all the stuff out of the fridge you need, put the fruit into all the bowls or glasses [Take the green bits of the strawberries and cut them in half. You don't need to do anything to the other fruits.] and open the cava and measure it out.

Add the cava to the gelatine. It is going to froth up quite a bit so add the cava slowly. Once it is all mixed together pour over the fruit.

Put it back in the fridge to set. You can easily make this the day before so no sweat on the big night.
Serve with crème fraîche or on its own.

Don't drop and smash one on the kitchen floor though like I did and have sticky elderflower everywhere and a beautiful glass dead because you were a bit pissed already and miss handled it.

xx Lektrogirl

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THE BOOYAH COOK: DRINKS / CANAPÉS

Fucking OMG I have just had a total time warp weekend starting on Friday where I feel like months have passed since I was last on planet Earth. I really need to behave like this more often - having dinner parties, not answering the phone, shirking responsibilities, making men dress in Babycham pyjamas etc. But now I am back my beauties with a report and recipes from THE FRIDAY THE 13TH DINNER PARTY.



I am a total leisure slut and would rather spend hours watching CSI than anything else. But, to allude to an air of sophistication about me other than being the main Thug Misses that I am, the first thing I set my mind to for dinner was WHAT TO DRINK? In the last two years, thanks to the indoctrination of the Cardinal I am now a "bubbly fun" convert so top of my list for drinks is always Prosecco or Cava with a little splash of something in the bottom. On Friday 13th I offered either Elderflower Cordial, Lingonberry Cordial, Larks Distillery Apple Liqueur or Clementine juice in a champagne glass filled up with £4.80 Cava from Sainbury's.

Here you can see Pippa Brooks in self portrait looking as though she is about to give the glass a blow job in a very sexual aura kind of way. Credit to a very fine lady.



Then with the booze as an issue out of the way, the second thing in my mind was: HOW DO I START THIS FEAST? Et voila:



This is actually a salad recipe of The Cardinals that I feel a bit of a cheater ripping off and flipping back at her. Out of respect I can't tell you the recipe other than it is dairy and chilli. Miam!

And here is the other one that I will tell you the recipe for! It is kind of one of those no quantity recipes and good for free-styling.

Hummus is yesterday's news so welcome Minty Pea and Pecorino


Ingredients
2 big man handfuls or 3 little lady handfuls of fresh peas
1 handful of fresh mint leaves [of either sized hand depending on how much you like mint]
1 handful of grated Pecorino or Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Juice from half a lemon
Salt and Pepper
Crackers [something crunchy]

If you have a hand blender, a food processor or a mortar and pestle moosh the peas and mint together til they become like a chunky paste. You could even in desperation put the peas in plastic bag, hold it closed and hit it with a wooden spoon then turn the bag out into a mixing bowl for the next step. Then mix the rest of the stuff in. Taste it. It should be tangy [lemon and cheese], minty [mint] and fresh [peas]. Twirk it til you like the balance. Then I think actually putting it on the biscuit part doesn't warrant description. Booyah.

xx Lektrogirl

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Friday, 13 February 2009

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY 1920's

I don't have a lot of time to post anything at the moment. I'm too nervous and edgy and in a funny way. I had a very nice surprise recently and I am try not to count any chickens. Tonight is the Lady Gang dinner at my house. For which I have already started to prepare the food. I am so excited to see the girls. SO EXCITED.

Anyway, happy Valentine's for tomorrow.

xx Lektrogirl

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

MRS KIPLING AND ME



Just like Mrs Kipling and I on snow day! How UNCANNY!!!!! I can hardly believe it!!



xx Lektrogirl

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Monday, 9 February 2009

A PRAYER

Well not a proper God prayer on my knees. But I'm suddenly having a meltdown all in the dark in bed with winter seeming like it is stretching on for infinity, shit still hitting the fan, still not getting my head above water. Already I'm dreading getting up tomorrow. Tho' smug cause I did an amazing job on a new test layout for lameatnames Val and I have been talking about for ages. But still I feel like I'm stuck in a cardboad box, in a cardboard box, in a cardboard box with a million more boxes with their leaves getting taped shut on top of me. Please no.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

BAR DU MARCHE


Bar Du Marche, originally uploaded by Lektrogirl.

THE BOOYAH COOK: RASPBERRY VINEGAR



Ladies and Gentlemen: This Friday some lady friends are coming to dinner and I have been scavenging through cook books, trawling eBay for the right tableware and china, criss-crossing the West End looking for utensils and ingredients - and I was only to happy to have a time out at Milkbar yesterday. I haven't decided entirely 100% what I will be making for the dinner - I mean what do you do for a group of ladies with a series of predilections like non fish eater but eats shellfish, no cauliflower, no chickpeas, no lobsters, no pork, no beef, semi vegetarian, no egg white unless it is scrambled and no dairy? I am semi-sure about a few bits and pieces though. Hence this mysterious Booyah Cook post with half recipes for odd things.

Which lead me to Gerry's on Old Compton Street to buy this:



Danish Taffel Akvavit. I cannot even begin to describe what this tastes like because the first thing I thought of when I sipped it was 'alcoholic chalk'. Scandinavians apparently drink Aquavit [various names] to burn a hole through what they ate to aid digestion. I am going to be using it in a roasting recipe to marinade meat I think. At £24 a bottle I wouldn't recommend getting the whole thing just for a taste but they do sell it by the shot at the Nordic Bakery on Golden Square. I reckon this has potential as a splash in a glass of Prosecco.

I do have a proper recipe for you now though. Raspberry Vinegar! Sometimes it is nice to make your own potion for a special recipe from scratch particularly when it is easy. It is details like this that make you totally Booyah in the kitchen. And when I say easy, I mean easy.



You need:
A 350ml bottle of WHITE WINE vinegar [important you get the right kind - it's common]
About 20 washed raspberries

Tip all the vinegar out of the bottle into a jug. Soak the bottle in a sink of hot water to get the label off. Should only take about 15 minutes.

Then shove the raspberries into the bottle. Fill it back up with the vinegar. Screw the lid back on leave it to stand for about 3-4 days.



By which time the vinegar will have gone an amazing pink colour and be infused with the raspberry flavour. You need to get rid of the raspberries now by tipping out the vinegar and raspberries into a jug, throwing the berries away and pouring just the vinegar back into the bottle. Then you can make your own cool label for it and make lesbo names like "From The Big Dykes Raspberry Cavern" or something more appetising... Up to you. You can use the vinegar in exactly the same way as you would balsamic or something - salads, fish etc. Personally I would choose light kind of vibes, use with virgin olive oil and some salt and pepper - nothing more. Something about this keeps making me think of cheese. Dressing for the side salad on a Ploughman's or something. Now I do have a particular recipe to use this on which I cannot reveal today. But I promise all will be reported back after the dinner of Friday 13th in the case of this vinegar AND the Akvavit.

Oh God and if you live in Tasmania and you are lucky enough to live close enough to visit you could always go to the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm and buy some of their special Raspberry Vinegar dressing!



Those were the days!

xx Lektrogirl

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Saturday, 7 February 2009

BUMMER


IMG_3134, originally uploaded by crossthisoff.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

TWO HOT BADASSES





HOT HOT HOT

From leastwanted's Flickr stream which I would have credited properly if there wasn't something bunk with the publishing from Flickr.

xx Lektrogirl

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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

ULTIMATE PUSSY


Cat detective, originally uploaded by janee87uk.

Oh thanks Janus for showing me this pic in your photostream. It has totally made my day!

xx Lektrogirl

Monday, 2 February 2009

SNOW DAY


Snow Day, originally uploaded by Lektrogirl.

And here is the reason why I was not in the Lentheric ad below in 1947 - I was in fact freezing my ass off on the Heath today having a wicked time in all the snow with Mrs Kipling and Co. Along with the rest of North London:



Even so there were so many places where no-one had walked which mean I got to crunch through snow and feel really cool.



Mrs Kipling & Co had brought along a shower curtain to use for sledging down the icy hill. Earlier on down the good bit they were going pretty fast - but it was fucking hilarious watching them when & Co fell back onto Mrs Kipling and they ended up going down the hill with & Co's head between Mrs Kipling's legs and Mrs Kipling who not only flat on her back on this shower curtain had her legs akimbo with her feet in the air and they spun out of control past small children and probably real lesbian woman. I LAUGHED AND LAUGHED.



Afterwards we went to the nearest cafe with a table where Mrs Kipling was only too proud to show her APC tight riding up over the waistband of her jeans. She forbade me to put it on lameatnames but she didn't say anything about here.



In summary, a good day was had by all. Except for the man who broke his arm on the really icy part that then lay immobile in the snow at the bottom with dozens of people hurtling towards him on makeshift sledges [recycling bin lids was an item of choice it seemed and quite successful] and the idiots who had pulled out a shopping trolley who thought it would be funny to give that a go but were bound to do themselves a disservice but I couldn't bare to watch.

xx Lektrogirl

LENTHERIC

What a beautiful collection of things on one page. Look at that nice cursive font! Look and the packaging! Look at the beautiful glass wear! Look at the moire table cloth! The only thing I don't like is the girls face. It should be me.

xx Lektrogirl

BAD ASS WEATHER

I don't mean just in London, I also mean in a film made by some friends in Denmark.

"Flooded McDonald's is a film work by Superflex in which a convincing life-size replica of the interior of a McDonald's burger bar, without any customers or staff present, gradually floods with water. Furniture is lifted up by the water, trays of food and drinks start to float around, electrics short circuit and eventually the space becomes completely submerged."


Flooded McDonald's from Superflex.

If you want to find out more about this Danish collective, SUPERFLEX, then you can check their website here superflex.net.

xx Lektrogirl

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Москва 2009


Москва 2009, originally uploaded by im_foto.

When it snows in Russia, this is the kind of thing they get up to. In London, we go sledging on the Heath on rubble bags. And the Cardinal like a goody two shoes stays on her sofa to "work from home".

Sunday, 1 February 2009

AN ODD COLLECTION


Boy in 'blackface' make-up, originally uploaded by Beniah Brawn.

Grandfather Lady always has the best old photos in his collection on Flickr. I LOVE all the homoerotic ones too. And the ones of grumpy children.

So cold today , OR WHAT??!! I went and met Beautiful Alex at Goldstein's today and Pippa took us along to the Cake Hole. I had a latte - which they had the nerve to serve me in a BAKED BEANS MUG WITH ALL THAT BEAUTIFUL OLD CHINA IN THERE!! HORRID. I WAS MORTIFIED! and a scone with strawberry jam and cream. So good. We had the twins with us and Joe looked the less crazy one for a change as it was Duke that was dress in his Jedi costume. Anyway after telling Beautiful Alex about men who jizz into plastic bags, she dropped me off in town and I went to Foyles to buy some books in French and some new cookbooks. I am preparing for the Lady Gang dinner on Friday the 13th. So excited. Oh and of course - so close to Milkbar and needed a chicken, cranberry and brie toasted sandwich. And oh no... I spunked more than I can afford on a Marjan Pejoski cape made of silk and tulle. What can I say?



Here is a picture of Pejoski that doesn't have my cape in it, and nor is it even the same collection as my cape - but the dress he is holding is pretty banging - and i do have a shirt from this collection but it isn't the reason I'm posting this picture. Look at his little tummy!! I have a thing about tummies... I don't think much of the knee patches though.

I have to go do my French homework now.

xx Lektrogirl