Kilgharrah sends her regards; due to real life interference she could not do the ordinary riddles, so I put on my best cap of evil brain wrecking. The points will be added to the regular score. I hope these ones are sufficiently evil to keep you occupied for a few minutes at least.
The soul-filled neighbor of the non-stereophonic boar mutt (Dedicated to Henrik) – 3 points to be had, one each for the two neighbors and one for the last volcano that erupted in the country. Clue 1; The “mono boar mutt” is the name of a volcano, the other half is a clue to its neighbour. Solved, Mount Tamboro, Mojo Island and Ili Werung was the answers by KarenZ.
McVock (This is a special for the non-native English speakers) – Two points for the volcano and one point for the name of the last eruption. Clue 1; The Riddles Enigmatic cousin. Solved: Katmai, famous eruption Novarupta, solved By Graniya who gets 3 points. This was a replacement Cipher.
Last weeks winner was Diana Barnes with her Hotspot Cabbage. Keep the recipes coming for the Volcano Café cook-book.
How to make cabbage erupt with flavour and a hint of deep seated magmatic heat?
For 4 people. (You can make it according to your country or spice tolerance)
Half a white/ drumhead/ savoy any sort of cabbage really not red though. Too tough for this treatment.
1 small chorizo sausage loop sliced.
Some cooked ham. About half a cup chopped. Spanish or Italian or even English
A couple of spring onions/ scallions/ or small red or white whatever to hand.
Garlic 1 teaspoon died or one clove fresh or leave out if you are on a first time date.
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg.
Salt & Black pepper to taste.
Gently fry the Chorizo slices in a little olive oil until the fat runs.
Stir fry the rest of the ingredients until the cabbage is to the texture you like slightly crisp for me but husband likes it well done.
So simple but having this tonight with Oven baked garlic & herb potato wedges (Home made)
and grilled pork steaks and sausage with a creamy white wine sauce. (All cooked from scratch. I don’t like ready meals or sauces . I like to know what I am eating!)
The children actually liked eating cabbage this way. You can add more paprika or chillie. You can in fact just do all kinds of varations on this. Just Never, ever boil cabbage to death in salty water. It is a crime against cabbages and gives them a bad name.
PS Always add nutmeg. it takes the smell of cooked cabbage away
Saint Brendans Flaming Surtsey
1 shot Sambuca
1 shot Tia Maria
1 shot Baileys
1 shot Blue Curacao
Layer Sambuca over tia maria in narrow glass and pour a shot of Baileys into one shot glass and blue curacao into another. Place straw into layered tia maria and sambuca and ignite sambuca. Then drink before straw melts and as last dregs of sambuca are being drunk pour in baileys and blue curacao at the same time. These are to be drunk through the straws at the same time.
CARL & LUGHDUNIENSE