The last couple of days I have been thinking about what to write today, the day that Volcanocafé becomes 2 years old.
It is a great place for learning, there is not a single day in which I do not learn something new and wondrous. I get to read loads of fantastic articles from people from all parts of the world. In our archive we have something about almost everything.
In the end though, this is more than that, it is about the people in here. The people who week after week sit and write wonderful ruminations in the comment field while waiting for the next interesting eruption.
It is also about the nuttery. If you have not noticed it we are truly bonkers for being a serious popular scientific community. During the last couple of years we have had the night of the flying sheep, and the imaginary bar where everyone are welcome during the weekends, and now we have the Inappropriate Tomato of Surtsey.
I am looking forward to the coming year, there are things in the making that I am very much looking forward to, but the idea is not mine, so like the terrible tease I am, you will all have to wait for that. Just know that the idea is one that is turning me into a child seeing wonders shining like stars in the future.
Happy Anniversary Everyone!
As usual there are two points to be had before I append the clues, and one after. On the score board Evan is still in the lead, but KarenZ is giving fine chase, and at the third spot there are no less than 3 hard boiled riddle-solvers. I would like to say that this round of riddles will be running to the end of the year. After that a new round will begin.
- Image + mouth in the water (would be a most naughty volcano in Swedish) – (2 bonus points for Satsuma Seamount and Kaimondake, Volcano on Satsuma peninsula, Kagoshimato to Sissel, neither the correct answer. Neither was this one correct, but 1 bonus point to Diana Barnes for Satsuma-Iwo-jima (Kikai). Kuchinoshima, literally “mouth island”, is one of the Tokara Islands, belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture. (Sissel, 1pt)
- Starsign of the Eggs from the Ovidian language (The riddle will give you a latin name), not technically a volcano, but still a mainstay of Volcanocafé. What would be the name for “eggs” in the language Ovidian spoke and wrote in? Combine that with a particular starsign from the zodiac and you get this staple diet in Volcanocafé. – Sheep (Eggs = Ovis + Aries = latin name of sheep, Lurking, 1pt)
- Crane of Robin Hood – Marion Island, Marion was a producer of cranes (Diana Barnes, 2pt)
- Shielding the hot zone from the deadly bat of Germany – Mount Elgon, extinct shield volcano, is the site of the Elgon caves where the elephants go to rub their tusks against the wall to scrape lose salt. In it you have the east african fruit bat, it is the carrier of the Marburg virus (Ebolas deadlier brother). The Marburg Virus is named after the German city of Marburg where infected apes caused a local epidemic. Hot Zone, book by Richard Preston. (Sissel, 2pt)
- The Dutch Ursus – Beerenberg (Granyia, 2pt)
Comemorative bonus point to Irpsit and Lurking for true VC moments!
|9 Evan Chugg
5 Diana Barnes
4 Stephanie Alice Halford
3 Michael Ross
3 Shérine France
2 Spica´s mate, St. Ananas
- 42g ( one cube) of yeast
- 300ml milk
- 400 g flour
- 1 Egg
- 1 spoon sugar
- salt, coriander, cumin;
- 3 spoons butter
- sour cream
- caviar: and/or trout, salmon trout, samlet or other fish
Mix the hand warm milk with the sugar, one spoonfull of the flour and the spices and let it rest for 20 minutes. The add the rest of the flour and the eggs and stir. Melt the butter till it is a little bit brown and mix into the dough. The whole dough should be somewhat liquid.
Heat a pan and add oil ( i also add a few drops of tasty sesame oil for taste reasons) Bake the Blinis. Serve with sour creme and caviar. The Caviar i normally use originates from trout, salmon trout and samlet.
Besides the time it takes for the yeast to rest and start growing, the whole recipe is really easy and needs 5 mins to prepare.
Other Blini recipes an be found here.