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Lots of stuff on politics, food, photography, technology, movies, music and other things of interest (but not necessarily in that order). All of them viewed from a vantage point in the Highlands of Scotland.

 


Stihl Expert Helmet

Sometimes it is the wee details that matter. For years I had made do with various old safety helmets when cutting wood and strimming. However, last year when buying a new chainsaw I decided it also made sense to buy a new helmet kit. Buying replacement ear defenders and a visor, for one of my existing helmets, would have been more expensive than buying a whole new kit. I chose the Stihl Expert Helmet Set[1] .

Bigos

Every European country probably has a traditional one-pot meal and bigos is one that belongs to Poland (and possibly Belarus, Lithuania & Ukraine too).  I can't lay claim to know much about bigos, in fact I didn't know of its existence until I went looking for an article on an Olympus OM-D Micro Four Thirds camera. As is often the case when looking for info on Olympus cameras the website run by Andrzej Wrotniak is the place to go. However, on this particular occasion I was distracted from my quest by an intriguing recipe for a dish called bigos or Polish hunter's stew.

Oven roasted cauliflower

It isn't going too far to say this recipe will change your life utterly, no, really. Once you have tried this recipe there is no going back, you will be bulk buying cauliflower just so you can have this every night. Say goodbye to cauliflower with a cheesie sauce, it is a poor, poor relation to oven roasted cauliflower.

5000 years in the making

"5,000 years in the making";

The Zoo Quest Expeditions

I am about half-way through reading David Attenborough's book on his Zoo Quest Expeditions during the 1950s, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Unlike his Life series books this one concentrates on the human adventures, and David's in particular, though the animals are still the focus of everyone's activities. Those activities included filming the wildlife and capturing animals to bring back to London Zoo. This latter activity is completely frowned upon today, which Mr. Attenborough admits in the opening section of the book, but sixty years ago attitudes were quite different.

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