Monday, 30 March 2009

PETIT DEJEUNER

Croissants, baguette, confiture fraise et mure, beurre, fraise, jus du pomme, cafe, yaourt chez fanny et goon. Excellent.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

HOTEL DU NORD

Yer okay so get this: candles, whiskey sour, BDL's behind the bar and a short white guy in a Justin Timberlake hat to make them look even better. A walk by the canal, a banquette, food food food.

Me in Paris.

MUSEE DE MINERALOGIE

I'm in Paris. Today I went to the Musée de Minéralogie at the Pierre & Marie Curie University. I have to say, it was a far more funny and interesting experience than visiting Colette yesterday. Cause 1) three young boys got me with silly string outside the building an raced off on their scooter which was the first time this ever happened to me and I loved it and 2) Although the mineral collection is not as big as the one at the Natural History Museum in London, the collection was much prettier and I liked how it is presented - in glass cases like the Crown Jewels 3) I was able to get the Metro directly to Pierre Hermé and buy some macaroons without queueing. (Taste test and pictures later.)
I am only sorry that I was not able to take some pictures of the beautiful specemins of Malachite that they had in the Musée de Minéralogie collection. There were no pieces of anything from Tasmania in the collection which was another bummer - there is one in the Natural history Museum but there were a quite a few cool Meteorites that were found in Australia on display. Oh - also a bit shit - you could hear the ticket man's radio playing The Beatles etc as you walked around the collection. So not right. Moon Birds would have been better.

xx Lektrogirl

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Tuesday, 24 March 2009

CHILD'S ROCKING CHAIR


Child's rocking chair, originally uploaded by Beniah Brawn.

She looked and me and told me she felt like throwing herself under a bridge.

Another bad day...

IN OTHER NEWS: Happy Birthday Pierre!

xx Lektrogirl

Monday, 23 March 2009

LOCKER ROOM TALK


Locker room talk - 1960s film, originally uploaded by bobster1985.

xx Lektrogirl

THE BOOYAH COOK: Sweet Basil Pesto



Yeah sorry for the wardrobe malfunction there, a bit NSFW but since getting put on the Flickr watch list, but yerrr, care less etc.

So I have to admit this isn't even a real recipe but an attempt at freestyling something that Valeria and I ate at Dehesa the other night. We had it with baked figs and marscapone there, but there were no figs in M&S so we decided strawberries and creme fraiche would be just as good to accompany the BOOYAH recipe of the day which is SWEET BASIL PESTO.



Et voilà! Les fraises dans la tasse. Miam miam! Très joli!

INGREDIENTS
2 cups basil leaves loose not all packed just sitting in a friendly manner in the cup measure [don't stress about it being exact]
half a handful of pine nuts
2 tablespoons runny honey
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
castor sugar / icing sugar to taste

You need a food processor or blender for this. Mush everything together and every so often, stop and taste the mixture to see if it tastes velvety [the basil] and sweet [the honey]. You could possibly make the mixture a little runnier than I did but my oil wasn't the best - kind of heavy.

Cut up the strawberries into little bowls and then add some creme fraiche or marscapone. Yerr. Then eat like a pig and stuff yourself and feel sad that you have finished when you get to the bottom of the bowl.

Anyway - the pesto should look like this when you have finished mixing it:



And so far it has kept very well in the fridge under a layer of oil.

I reckon you could serve it as a "relish" with a hard Spanish cheese or really crumbly chedder for a little canape or part of a cheese platter. And if this is not a stamp of approval I don't know what is: The Cardinal said "If I hadn't already had my FunDineWithMe I would make this for dessert! It's really good!"

We ate it after a toad in the hole from the Waitrose recipe & ideas free magazine that The Frenchman cooked for Valeria as an English experience.



Banging! [OJ LOL]

Anyway bed... though the action is NEARLY finished...

xx Lektrogirl

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I FEEL LOVE


I FEEL LOVE, originally uploaded by Lektrogirl.

Dear Gods at eBay,

There is approximately 1 hour left on this auction and I need to go to bed really urgently cause I'm tired and have work tomorrow. Therefore I am unable to sit and watch the end of this auction like a hawk as I normally would. I was wondering if it wasn't too much of a bother, could you please consider favouring me in the outcome of this action? I love this print even more that the Steve Harrington print on the SixPack website I was going to buy for ages but something kept holding me back. I can't think of a suitable promise in exchange for this wish; I will stop making huge watch lists of Meakin pottery only to unwatch it 30 minutes later?!

xx Lektrogirl

1924


Miss Reese, 1924 , originally uploaded by bobster1985.

CHI

This is how I felt this morning when I woke up and I was smiling smiling after a great weekend.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

THE BOOYAH COOK: BAKED FISH



Yerrrr... so now we have this thing on Friday night's at my house called 'Family Dinner' only it isn't really a family dinner because we aren't family, but we do it cause we are homeless or orphans or new to London and we eat food together in the really Australian / European way which a few decades ago, the British also did. But now they don't so much cause the most organised meal of the week happens to be a Sunday roast which doesn't count.

Anyway I really wanted to make mussels at the last Family Dinner, only when I went to the shop, there were none there. Mussels are super easy, so we will come back to this another time. BUT I went into a tailspin at the supermarket cause I hadn't planned and alternative, I was fucking dead tired and wanted to die. Hmmm... With some quick thinking I came up with the ultimate solution: BAKED CHERMOULA FISH!!!



Chermoula is a middle Eastern thing and can be used for Lamb as well. You can marinade a piece of fish with it and fry it too.

INGREDIENTS**
1 bunch of coriander chopped finely as you can be bothered
1 bunch of flat leaf parsley chopped finely as you can be bothered
6 cloves of garlic [or less]
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1 tablespoon paprika
1 big pinch cayenne
Juice of 2 lemons or 150 mls vinegar
300mls olive oil

Beat all the ingredients together. Marinate the fish for an hour. Cook the fish. [Details to follow]

** With the ingredients list, you can freestyle to whatever is in the cupboard. I had no cumin so I skipped it and no cayenne but I had some green thai chilli.

I reckon you could keep the parsley, but use basil, garlic, lemon, red pepper, pine nuts or slivered almonds for pseudo Italian style. Or pan-asian and have coriander, parsley, lemon grass, chilli, lime etc. You get my drift.

SO IN THE CASE OF THESE BAKED FISH!
I used rainbow trout cause they were only £2.03 each and were already gutted. For each fish, I got a sheet of aluminium foil, drizzled some oil with my hands over it. Then I lay the fish on the foil, spooned some of the marinade inside the fish, and a bit on the top. Then I wrapped the fish up kind of loose in the foil, but tight enough so juices wouldn't go everywhere. I did it two more times and put all three on a biscuit tray side by side. I left them for about 40 minutes to let the flavours 'vibe' and then baked them in the oven at Gas Mark 6 [is that like 190 degrees centigrade or 200?] for 25 minutes. Then I put them on a big plate all together and impressed the Family Dinner guests with the big fish platter and I felt like a total expert. We ate them with rice and salad.

BOOYAH!!!

The next day, after another Xi Gong class which I have to say I am really into, V and I went to the Highgate Cemetery for a walk - WASN'T THE WEATHER AWESOME TODAY.



Here is a nice picture we took. I have been trying to coax the Cardinal into something like this, but it never happened. Not sure what I have been doing wrong... I'll keep trying.

Oh and if I might say, the other time in my life which I am enjoying IMMENSELY is Lady's Night where like a fake family we sit down and have a nice dinner together which somehow always ends up with Pippa pulling this face:



Not sure why.



And if only Pippa's knees weren't so pressed together!

Anyway I want to be in bed asleep now dreaming of other lovely things. I think next family dinner the french man is going to cook toad in the hole as a cultural experience for V.

xx Lektrogirl

P.S. UBM coming soon!

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Saturday, 14 March 2009

OMG_3434


IMG_3434, originally uploaded by crossthisoff.

THIS GUY!!!! SO AWESOME. SO COOL. How obsessed am I? Is it right? Am I like that one who wanted to be Madonna's best friend and if I make a comedy routine and go on about it in my shows, then maybe this guy will want to be my friend? Who am I? I can't remember my name - the Jewish one who made the great jokes about Tracy Chapman, lesbians and vanilla scented candles... Shit I can't remember my own name. Also a decent singer. Totally fallen off now though... Urgh... And I didn't even drink any port last night that I had to strain through one of Mrs Kipling's sheer hold-ups into a jug...

I have to go to Waitrose and buy food.

xx Lektrogirl

Thursday, 12 March 2009

ME AND AN OLD MAN


Blgrugh, originally uploaded by Lektrogirl.

But happy.

xx Lektrogirl

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

BAD DAY


Religious brotherhood, originally uploaded by Beniah Brawn.

I had to sack someone.

xx Lektrogirl

Monday, 9 March 2009

MANNA FROM HEAVEN

If I had charged everyone a pound to come and watch me take part in a Qi Gong class I would have been super rich I am sure, but I have to say that it wasn't that bad and Valeria - la maladiction de la shalolin temple - even said it wasn't that funny watching me do it cause I was okay at it. Any so after making 2000 chicon jokes and Qi Gong jokes and jokes about my Qi, I have to say that I also felt like I had a good spring in my step this morning on my way to work and a nice sense of balance in the way everything was going. Suddenly, a slice of bread landed at my feet from the sky when I was on Magdala Avenue. Had I not been so in tune with the universe, that bread could have hit me on the head. Foruntately though, my efforts on Sunday morning did me a good service and put me in step with my true pathway which was not to get hit on the head or shoulder by a slice of white crust from a cheap loaf.

Oh what a day!

xx Lektrogirl

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Sunday, 8 March 2009

EMMA & AMJAD


Emma and Amjad, originally uploaded by ..Philippa...

We aren't really looking at the pages of the book... And that is why I'm not smiling. LOL Amjad. Hoho That is for the 3/10 comment about hospitality!!

xx Lektrogirl

[P.S. I love you]

Friday, 6 March 2009

WHAT A LOVE LIFE


, originally uploaded by sannah kvist.

It isn't mine, but it looks pretty dregs!

xx Lektrogirl

FULL CUP


Cups / Taças, originally uploaded by CGoulao.

Valeria comes tonight and I think I am getting a cold. Or is it a red wine hangover from yesterday evening with Cards? I got a nice poem today. Someone has been fucking with the heating in the office. I have a lot to catch up on with the blog:

NEW ULTIMATE BABE MATERIAL COMING SOON!!
A super hot American dude with long hair, his own record label, his own band, hipster friends, funny, smart and cute. And a little bit Aspergers - you know - awkward and weird like guys like him should be.

NEW BOOYAH COOK!!
I like cooking as much as I like taking pictures of myself.

And I am having a germ of an idea about reporting back on dating men from different nationalities and seeing who comes out on top...

xx Lektrogirl

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

GOAT DETAINED

LAGOS (Reuters) - Police in Nigeria are holding a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.

Vigilantes took the black and white beast to the police saying it was an armed robber who had used black magic to transform himself into a goat to escape arrest after trying to steal a Mazda 323.

"The group of vigilante men came to report that while they were on patrol they saw some hoodlums attempting to rob a car. They pursued them. However one of them escaped while the other turned into a goat," Kwara state police spokesman Tunde Mohammed told Reuters by telephone.

"We cannot confirm the story, but the goat is in our custody. We cannot base our information on something mystical. It is something that has to be proved scientifically, that a human being turned into a goat," he said.

Belief in witchcraft is widespread in parts of Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation. Residents came to the police station to see the goat, photographed in one national newspaper on its knees next to a pile of straw.

Thanks Mrs Kipling!

xx

YERRRR


pippared2again, originally uploaded by All About Eve Babitz.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

NEWS ROUNDUP

Oh Allah where is my time going these days? I have been in CSI K Hole, or more to the point, first series Law and Order Criminal Intent when Vincent D'Onofrio was the most hot. But even when he was a bit bloated I would still do him. I was so pleased to see him in the first episode ever of LAW CI that I had to text Pippa while she was waiting outside Regines to get in! Of course a brief text message about his babeness ensued.

Anyway news round up:

Went out for a drink last night and my mate told me after much prodding from me - she was trying to pretend that I didn't ask the question about 4 time - that XXCENSOREDXX has a dick that she described as "tubby". And I guffawed so much that I begged her to let me post it. She said so. And I actually was begging saying "Pleaaaaase!!" Always the lady, she was telling me "No" but like a child I whinged until I got away with being allowed to say this much.

Valeria my Parisian partner in crime arrives on Friday evening. The excitement is almost too much. Particularly as Covvo already got here last Thursday back from Berlin and Mrs V will follow her soon after at in April. THE ORIGINAL LADY GANG WILL BE BACK IN BUSINESS!! As for the present Lady Gang [Mrs Kipling, Mrs Gorman, Madame, The Cardinal etc] I am still waiting for a date for the next dinner party!

Also have been having some good Internet chats with some Internet Porn Artists - a guy called Serigio Messina [more later] and a woman called Barbara DeGenevieve [more later]. Had not such a nice chat with Prancehall who told me to "fuck off and die" for no apparent reason on Throwawayfuck.com - I didn't even realise I was still on his radar.

Last but not least!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!! I walked past and there he was. I could not believe that HE was outsite sitting with HER!!!!!! Unfathomable. But I will have to work it out in the least stalkerish way possible.

xx Lektrogirl

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Sunday, 1 March 2009

TWIN BROTHERS

A movie not to be missed.



And for the ladies



xx Lektrogirl

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NSFW: I COULDN'T RESIST

Well everyone - since the lameatnames domain hosting debacle and now my Flickr account has been switched to 'restricted' courtesy of the powers that be at Flickr [too many nips I guess] and I spend my Saturday mornings learning French from porn mags I suppose one could say I have reached a turning point of disregard. So here I present for you some images from the aforesaid French porn mag - more to show the brilliant graphic design and styling than anything else. And really I had no reason to write this bit of blurb other than to give you fair warning you might get into trouble at work for looking at this post on my blog.


Bob et Cindy. LOL.


THE FACE ON HIM!!! LOL.


Sorry for the burger, but what is that top she is wearing?! LOL.

Well I suppose it makes a change from me posting my tits all over the place.

I went into Milkbar this afternoon for my regular eggs and coffee and when I got off the tube I realised I had no money and no bank card. Thank god for the guys, they let me have my usual with the promise of paying later. Life is good.

xx Lektrogirl

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