Remember when I wrote a food blog? Me neither.
Casa de Cooker is currently experiencing a spate of bed wetting, persistent coughs and two-year-old molars. Yet again, I’m failing at school holidays. The miserable weather isn’t helping my cause, the Big Sister wants to craft all the freaking time and the Little Sister is attempting to beat her personal best “mummys per minute”. Me? I’ve been spending my days washing and frantically drying sheets, raising my voice at the girls and coughing up a lung.
On Tuesday, when it came time to load my arguing children in the car and venture out into the world, I buckled them in, shut the doors and walked five metres from the car. Then I just stood there for a few minutes trying to collect my scheiße and hoping they’d sort it out themselves. They didn’t.
Where was I? Right cooking!
BBQ baby octopus
500g whole baby octopus, cleaned
¼ cup olive oil
juice and zest of a lemon
2 tbsp fresh oregano
1 tbsp cracked black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp salt
½ tsp ground cloves
Combine all the ingredients and marinate for 3 – 4 hours.
Cook in batches on a very hot BBQ plate until the hoods are opaque, about three minutes each side.
Serve hot with lemon cheeks to squeeze over the little cephalopods before tucking in.
See that little bit of science that I seamlessly squeezed into conversation there? That’s the product of three and a half years of university, and it seems I’m not the only zoologist in the family. This week during the incessant crafting the Big Sister produced this diagram of the lesser known life stages of the butterfly.
No sentimentality. Just science. Disturbing smoky science. The girl is clearly the product of one of the great scientific minds of our time.
made any scientific discoveries at your place recently?
how are you handling the school holidays at your place?
how many ‘mummy’s is it possible to squeeze into a minute?