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Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Hot Sauce

Categories: [ Cooking ]

As I cannot find any Blair's Original Death Sauce in shops, I decided to reverse-engineer it, from memory. This is the result.


  • 25 g carrot
  • 11 g freshly grated garlic
  • 3.5 g fresh coriander leaves
  • 5 g mineral salt (Seltin)
  • 1.5 g powdered paprika
  • 0.2 g smoked paprika
  • 4 g sugar
  • 1.5 g powdered onion
  • 0.5 g dried parsley
  • 10 g tomato concentrate
  • 15 mL lemon juice
  • 150 mL Poppamies Habanero sauce (1 bottle)
  • water


  • 1 very small saucepan and matching kitchen stove
  • 1 0.1 g-precision scale
  • assorted measuring spoons (15 mL , 50 mL)
  • 1 clean and empty habanero sauce bottle (or another container for the leftover sauce).
  • 1 clean small funnel that fits into the bottle
  • 1 electric kettle


Chop the carrot finely, rinse and chop the coriander leaves.

In a very small saucepan, boil 1/2 dL water and add the carrots. Let it boil, then add the garlic, coriander, salt, paprika, smoked paprika, sugar, powdered onion and dried parsley. Let boil until the carrots are soft, stirring from time to time (keep an eye on it, it takes only a few minutes). If the water evaporates too quickly, just add more water and let it boil again. Then add the tomato concentrate, lemon juice and habanero sauce and boil once more.

Blend the preparation with an immersion blender until smooth and set aside.

Rinse the empty habanero sauce bottle, and preferably get a second bottle, as there will be more than 150 mL sauce.

Boil water in a kettle and use it immediately to fill the bottles and the screw caps to sterilize them. Also pour some of that water in and outside of a small funnel. Estimate the thickness of the sauce, add boiled water and stir to make it thinner. I added 30 mL water, maybe 20 mL would have been enough? Then empty the bottles (careful, they are hot) and pour the sauce into them with the funnel. Put the screw caps and store in the refrigerator. I use on such batch over several months, it seems to be keeping well.

[ Posted on September 30th, 2021 at 22:47 | no comment | ]

Sunday, September 19th, 2021

Anarchy Brew Empty Crowd

Categories: [ Beer ]


“Dates + fig”

Sweet, roasty, rye bread. Contains wheat, barley, oats.

Anarchy Brew Co., Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England. 9% alcohol.

[ Posted on September 19th, 2021 at 11:25 | no comment | ]

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Thornbridge Cocoa Wonderland

Categories: [ Beer/Thornbridge ]


‘sweet milk chocolate and roasted coffee bitterness’

Very sweet, very chocolatey, I didn't notice the coffee or the bitterness. Contains malted barley and wheat.

Thornbridge brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England. 6.8% alcohol.

[ Posted on September 13th, 2021 at 18:30 | no comment | ]

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Puss in Boots

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Puss in boots is trying to steal the magic beans that are in possession of Jack and Jill. The beans would grow and take him to a castle in the sky where he would find the goose who lays golden eggs. Bringing back those eggs to the village where he has been raised as an orphan, he would thus restore his honor. His first attempt fails as he is interrupted by Kitty Softpaws who is associated with Humpty Dumpty. The latter was Puss's friend, but he turned rogue and led Puss to lose his honor by losing the villager's gold. All three associate, manage to steal the beans, reach the castle and bring back the goose and many eggs. The goose happens to be a gosling, and his mother, a giant goose follows him and threatens to destroy the village. Puss understands that Humpty intended to use the giant goose to destroy the village, but he manages to convince his once-friend to return the gosling to his mother and save the village. Puss's honor is restored with the villagers, but as he's still considered a criminal, he flees before the arrival of the police. Humpty, faking his death while saving the village, escapes with the goose to the castle.

[ Posted on September 12th, 2021 at 22:53 | no comment | ]

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



In 1967, Dr. Evil escapes Austin Powers by freezing himself. The latter then voluntarily goes into cryostasis, and gets thawed when Evil reappears, thirty years later. Evil is not interested in Virtucon, the wealthy company set up by his henchman Number 2, and decides to steal a nuclear weapon and threaten the World for money. Austin has difficulties adapting to the modern world, and is helped by Vanessa Kensington, the daughter of his sidekick in the 60s. Together they track Number 2 to Las Vegas, and Austin discovers Evil's plan by infiltrating his secretary's home: send the weapon to the center of the Earth and trigger volcanic eruptions. When infiltrating Virtucon to recover the weapon, they are made prisoner. The UN accepts to pay Evil, but the latter decides to go on with the plan anyway. Austin and Vanessa are left to a convoluted and certain death, and therefore manage to escape. Evil is betrayed by Number 2, and while Austin activates the secret base's self-destruct, Evil escapes again with a rocket and goes into cryostasis in orbit. Austin and Vanessa eventually marry and escape one last murder attempt by Evil's henchman.

[ Posted on September 8th, 2021 at 22:50 | 1 comment | ]