Friday, March 25, 2011

Ramen 5

I think this is about the fith attempt but I donot know what happened to my prior instructions.

225g of Chinese noodles (Philippine style)

1 cake of instant noodles
There are to be warmed in water so as to soften them. Then they are rinsed in cold water and set to the side.

1 sugarloaf cabbage coursely chopped up
2 carrot cut into sticks.
Frozen beans
This is  to be stir fryed.

Ginger powder

sesame oil
soy sauce
2 cloves garlic
 miso Paste
This needs to be whisked to remove all the lumps.
Heat but donot boil.


Noodles in a bowl, add some topping, then enough broth to cover. The heat of the broth is supposed to finish cooking the noodles.
Also add
Sliced spring onions
sesame seeds
Garlic chives

Vegetable curry

 In large sause pan
A diced onion
garlic 6 cloves crushed
Heat so the onion starts to change color

Add spices:
2tsp of Cajun and Garam Masala
1tsp of Keen Curry, Ground Ginger, Cardamon and Turmeric
1/2 cup of yogurt

Carrot chunks
Pumpkin chunks
2 cups of water
200g of tomato pesto

Wait 15 min while Stirring the pot
Soon the chunks should stop going THUD then they hit the wall of the sausepan.

1/2 an Eggplant worth of chunks chunks
Zuichini chunks
handfull of frozen beans for colour.
stir through for another 5 min
I forgot to make rice so let the pot stand off the heat with the lid on and home the vegetables are not too cooked. Serve with sliced lime.
Took me ~2hours to make and eat.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pirates of Black Cove

Just before dancing today I signed up for the closed Beta of Pirates of Black Cove Seems I have to remember in 2 weeks time to check my email to see if I got in.

As an aside I wonder why Warhammer Dawn of war one is not a part of games on windows live? It must really be that old.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ramen in Melbourne

 Wandering around Melb yesterdy I saw a nifty Ramen shop that looked simmilar to the one that Naruto frequents. But when it came lunchtime I couldnt find it. I found another one though. It turns out that all the ramen there used miso chicken soup, so the variety was in what went on top. I asked for spicy vegetables and told the girl that I had attempted to make ramen at home and failed miserably. She thew me when she asked if I would like a drink, so I said yes. after a little more confusion I ordered a Kirin Beer because I have not had it before. tasted like a normal beer, but the Japanese drink it.  So this is what I ended up with.
I Remember Choji telling Naruto how to try a new ramen out. so I tested the broth first. The orangy oil is nearly too spicy for me but yes that tasted like the miso soup I had made, the sesame seeds added to it though I I had not tried them.
Next I ate some on the noodles, there were two different sorts and they were a little crunchy still. Particularly the big ones. So last time I definitely overcooked my noodle. Also by the end of the meal all the noodles were cooked through by the heat of the broth.
I am quite pleased that I had a decent attempt at using the chopsticks, also found out that if you slurp the noodles juice flicks off them and makes a mess. Very bad when the juice also burns of chilly. So I chewed out the noodles instead.
The ingredients that I could taste/see and name were:
Ginger, couldn't see any though
sesame seeds (black white and yellow, some of the black ones sank the rest floated on broth)
Lettuce, bite sized pieces, must have been put in last and was uncooked.
Carrot cut in sticks 3mm thick, also somewhat crunchy
Spring onion, sliced into disks.
That was it, I should have ordered a meaty one so that I could get a half boiled egg in it. that looked nifty.
There were a few other veggies that I could not identify.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Interstellar Marines

Ever heard of Interstellar Marines? neither had I but it sounds interesting. Just read an article on and one of the developers used the phrase "make the game that we really want to play". It seems to be a new system shock2. Note to self keep an eye out for this game.

Checking their website I have seen this before, but this time I am interested.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Indian Lamb & Spinnach Curry

1 Diced Onion
3 Mushed cloves of garlic
Some oil
Heated in pot until golden

Add 400g diced Beef (don't know what the Indians have against it.)
2 shakes of cardamon
4 shakes of cinnamon and Garam Masala
6 Shakes of Turmeric
Cook the meat somewhat.

1 Cup of yogurt stirred in
400g of chopped tomatoes from a tin stirred in
Some defrosted spinnich leaves stirred in (~200g)

Endeavor to cook some rice
When the rice is ready
2 shakes of coriander stirred through.

Serve by bunging some rice on a plate then some curry on the rice and eat with a fork.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Is that a UV Diode Death Star? I think it is!

I was looking for the frequencies of LED lights and found something interesting. The Wavelength (color) produced by a LED is determined by what minerals are used to dope the diode. So the spectra of the emitted light will only show a single peak. For instance using diamonds as the light source produces light at a wavelength of 235nm.
The intensity of light produced is determined by how efficiently the doping chemicals can convert electrical energy into electromagnetic radiation. Currently blue LEDs are the more efficient.
To get a white light a blue LED can be coated in various phosphors to produce a second broader peak on the spectra. The phosphors absorb light at one wavelength and re-emit it at another. Alternatively white light is produced from a combination of RGB LEDs.
Now the interesting bit, Ultra Violet LEDs with a wavelength less than 400nm can be used to sterilize water. I have seen these on camping trips but not used one. They work by radiating light ~260nm which is coincidentally the frequency of the chemical bonds in DNA causing them to vibrate. Thus the UV LEDs are able to do the same thing to DNA that microwaves do to water. Thereby mutating the DNA and cell structure until it breaks down and destroys any microorganisms in the water.
Keeping on this train of thought, is this not the same as skin cancer? I use sunscreen with a UV rating to absorb some of the UV spectrum produced by the sun thereby preventing it from mutating my skin cells to the point that they become cancerous