Another “let’s just cook something and see what happens” moment occurred so I thought I’d better document it for future reference 🙂
- Red onion, diced
- A soft apple (Braeburn or alike), diced
- Pork steak
- Rosemary (fresh)
- Pork Stock
- New Potatoes
There are two options with cooking method, eat now (well, in a few hours) or eat later … for the former, I’d do the whole thing in a La Creuset-esque casserole dish and stick it in the oven but this time I’m doing it the night before to put in our slow cooker tomorrow morning so I’ve just used a deep, wide pan with a lid.
Fry the onion to get that going (5 minutes on medium heat) then add the rosemary, apple and carrots and fry for a few more minutes.
Place the steaks in the dish and cover with stock and top up with water so everything is (mostly) covered.
Cook for a few more minutes on the hob either transfer to the oven (at a guess, 180C for 60-90 minutes) or to the slow cooker for as long as you like 🙂
I plan to serve with new potatoes but it could go equally well with rice or plain cous-cous.
Will hopefully be able to update tomorrow with some idea of how it turned out……….
A while ago, I acquired a G4 Cube off Canterbury Freecycle. Having tried to install Tiger and Leopard on it (all the PPC media I could find) and neither working, I decided to try Ubuntu.
As it’s rather old (2001) and doesn’t have much memory in it (128M) and is only a 450MHz G4 (slow!) I thought I’d try the “alternate” XUbuntu. After some effort, I got this installed (trying off a USB stick cos the 9.10 installer is just over 700M and wouldn’t fit on my CD-Rs just didn’t work) so I went for the 9.04 xUbuntu installer which was only 650M… much nicer.
This installed ok, but then I couldn’t log in. Bummer.
Broke into the system (
init=/bin/bash saves the day once more) and tried resetting root’s password… failed.
Turned out (after a lot of anger and two reinstalls with various extra flags to the installer) that PAM doesn’t like having a date set before the epoch … 1904. It looks like the PowerPC had reset the system clock before to time began.
Then X … needed some extra hand-holding as I was just getting a blank black screen… http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=772808 worked for me.
Having forced the time to be correct (2010 — over a hundred years in the future!) it all worked fine.
Dist-upgrading to 9.10 then “just worked”. Well, I say, “just worked” — it thought I was using ATI rather than the Rage 128 driver for X.
So now I have a reasonably nice looking (it’s Apple, after all) system, albeit old, but still useful 😀
Benjamin Daniel Slowe was born on Friday 16th May weighing 9lb 13oz.
I’ve set up a webalbum for you to oggle 🙂
According to a Canterbury City Council press release:
Famous Victorian engineer Robert Stephenson will be at the Museum of Canterbury this Saturday (10 May) to chat to visitors and enlist their help in a series of fun experiments.
Well, who’d have thought it… a man who died in 1859 will be receiving guests next weekend at a museum 🙂