The most important argument in favour of compulsory voting is — if you don’t vote when presented with the opportunity, you have no right to complain about your government or where the country is going.
Memories of what caused the economic crash appear to be super short, or government bods are so out of ideas on how to help the economy stabilise (oh wait, we are chasing growth forever more, aren’t we) that all they can do is re-hash bad ones.
WTF is a blog coach? SRSLY, this is a job now?! If only I’d known when I started my online journal at Uni. I’d be a fucking guru by now.
We had a jar of Ovaltine as well as some leftover walnuts, and for some crazy reason, I decided to make some muffins. I have no idea why. Some adjustments need to be made to this basic muffin recipe if you’re using a fan-forced oven, because the results have been a wee bit dry. It might be dropping the oven temperature a wee bit or adding more oil. Neil’s suggested adding a ramekin of water to the oven while baking to increase the humidity (his mum is a top home baker). People who actually bake should tell me, and I’ll update what I’ve written here. Now updated, see below for changes.
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
200g plain flour
50g Ovaltine (or Milo)
50g light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Handful of walnuts
Preheat oven to 200°C / 180°C (fan), grease a 12-hole muffin pan.
Beat the egg, then stir in the milk and oil. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and Ovaltine into a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and start gently stirring before adding the walnuts. Make sure all the flour is mixed, but leave the batter lumpy.
Use a spoon and start dividing the batter into the muffin pan. I do one dessert spoon scoop per hole then top up if there’s any extra. Just try and keep them even. A spatula also really comes in handy at this point.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve with freshly whipped double cream, if you like the feeling of your arteries hardening as you eat.
|I made a second batch which are much more moist, this time with Ovaltine, no sugar, and loads of cherries (two cherries per muffin!).|
When I read the headline, False memory planted in mouse’s brain, I was imagining they also had a mouse whisperer who had a chat to the affected mouse during the experiment.
When did Amazon stop using the ultra-crappy Yodel? According to this they use Interlink.
Who wants fruit cut down to size when you can have the whole thing (and never finish it)?
… in a sweet shop! Heh.
Texan senate breaks own rules in failed attempt to pass anti-abortion bill: SRSLY? What the fuck?!
We survived her first year! And we didn’t break her!
We love you, little monkey. You’ve shown me that I can be more patient than I ever thought possible, and teaching you the sign for milk was a bad thing because you’re asking for milk all the bloody time now.