JohnTechno

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  1. Where we all live

    Live in: Cambridge, United Kingdom. College: Harlow, UK again. University: UCL, London. Next: Norway...I'm pining for the fjords.
  2. Yummy Veggie Chili

    That sounds amazing - think I'll print off a copy and give it a go! Wonder how it'd work if you changed the veggie sausage and beef for falafel...?
  3. bed bugs?

    I hate to say it, but if they got into your bag they'll almost certainly get into your room and the only way to get rid of them is fumigation. When I first moved to Cambridge I rented a room in a house and kept getting bites all over me. I woke up at about 4am one morning just as it was getting light and there were seceral of them on my legs, feeding. I knew what they were as I studied parasitology as part of my biology course at college. When I told the landlady, she refused to believe me so I had to catch some in an old contact lens case as proof, but she still wouldn't have it. In the end I just moved out, having put all my clothing into a laundry while moving, and had to burn all my bedding. They get to about 5-7mm in length and are dark brown - if you lift the corner of your mattress you'll find either them or the tiny dots of dried blood that they excrete. You may find them behind wallpaper near the bed, too. They also have a very distinctive smell, that you'll never forget once you smell it. I hope you don't have them, but as I say it sounds highly likely to me that you will have. When you say an expert checked, was it an actual pest control expert?
  4. Finding Regina Sooner

    I discovered her music literally just a week or two ago. I kept hearing a cover version of Fidelity at work (my company are too cheap to pay licence fees on original music, so we have to listen to covers instead) and I fell in love with it. I didn't know who it was by or what it was called, so I searched Google for "It breaks my heart song", found the title and immediately looked it up on YouTube. Needless to say, I've listened to it about a million times since, along with everything else she'd done that I could find. It's not often that you find an artist you'd never heard before who has quite the effect on you that Regina did on me, and I'm just happy to have heard it.
  5. Parsnip Soup (Vegan)

    I make this every Christmas, it's delicious and slightly sweet. You don't even need to measure out any amounts of anything! Parboil as many parsnips as you want, then mash them. Mix with hot water, beating with an eggwhisk to keep it nice and runny. You can add a pinch of salt here if you wish, but I find it's fine without. Add some finely chopped raw parsnips and simmer until they're soft. This is the sort of soup recipe I love - simple, good for you and tastes fantastic.
  6. Parsnip Soup (Vegan)

    I make this every Christmas, it's delicious and slightly sweet. You don't even need to measure out any amounts of anything! Parboil as many parsnips as you want, then mash them. Mix with hot water, beating with an eggwhisk to keep it nice and runny. You can add a pinch of salt here if you wish, but I find it's fine without. Add some finely chopped raw parsnips and simmer until they're soft. This is the sort of soup recipe I love - simple, good for you and tastes fantastic.
  7. Dill Pickle Soup (Yes Really)

    There's something amazingly Jewish about this one. I love dill pickles too, and will be giving it a go!