Which is your favourite Stargate Atlantis character – Shepard or McKay?? I realise this question will only make sense to bout 0.0001% of the viewing audience, but it presents a dilemma: do you want to look at the character or be entertained - and I mean in a nice cerebral way!!! This all harks back to my Venn diagram of fictional characters, with cuteness and looks on one side and intellect and conversational entertainment on the other, with the cream of the crop in the intersection. I fear that Shepard and McKay are on opposite ends of any continuum. Shepard is no Jack O’Neill, although he has elements of jack and Daniel , while McKay is pure scientist, with a bit of marine thrown in. I must admit that I am fascinated by his ability to talk really, really fast and some of his best lines are throw-aways and asides. I like that he is honest about his beliefs and feelings to the point of rudeness sometimes. I don’t want strangers to be rude to me, but there is that certain honesty from friends, they will tell you if your bottom looks big in this….. So I am erring on the side of McKay. I like geeks!!!!
On the knitting front I have picked up and knitted the two bands around the lower edge of the Fibonacci Jumper and I am up to the last ends on the shoulders and then the neck. I plan to complete this tonight and maybe even the get the sleeves sewn up. I have until Tuesday night to finish, si I will steam and block tomorrow.
On the cooking front I made the most excellent fish cakes : Desiree potatoes, red salmon, parsley, lemon and I made some mayonnaise with honey wholegrain mustard. They are cooking right now. I dipped them in egg, flour and a little milk and then breadcrumbs and I am frying them in a little oil and butter. They are delicious.
- 1 egg white
- 125 g dark chocolate, grated
- 1 tbspn rum, kirsch, etc
- 2 tbspn icing sugar
- 24 glace cherries
- ½ cup cocoa/drinking chocolate
Soak the cherries in the alcohol. Combine all the other ingredients except for the cocoa/drinking chocolate. Refrigerate about 20 minutes in a square or rectangular tin. Cut mixture into 24 even pieces, flatten each piece and enclose a cherry. Rollin the cocoa/drinking chocolate and refrigerate. These are very easy and look luxurious!!!