Thoughts of a geek

16 May 2013

3/7: Rosemary, lemon, and the GRand Unified Bootloader

Filed under: Me, The Blog Roll — qwandor @ 11:21 am

(Day 3 of an effort to blog every day for a week, alongside a bunch of blogging friends.)

There was a cooking demo at work this afternoon as part of Food Revolution Week. Apparently it is only a day in the outside world, but all week at Google. Anyway, some celebrity-ish chef showed us how to cook 5 recipes from her cookbook, and we got to try some of the results. The only one I am likely to make, if I get the details, was a dessert made from double cream, lemon juice, sugar and rosemary, and served in shot glasses with a raspberry on top. A quick search suggests that this is called a posset. The rosemary seemed like a strange addition, but it actually worked really well, adding an interesting flavour. I might have to try it myself sometime.

I watched the first part of the Google I/O keynote at work before heading to Springboard, a course I am doing at church on Wednesday evenings. Biking through Hyde Park in the light is really quite a different experience than when it is dark and rainy. Last week was my first time doing so, not having biked that route in the previous month (since BST started) as I was away in New Zealand. The ride home was a bit slow due to various roadworks, and trucks stopping in bad places.

I spent the rest of the evening in a G+ Hangout with my mum again, this time trying to fix bootloader issues so she could boot of her new hard drive successfully. We got there in the end, but it would have been much quicker if I had been in the same room; remotely diagnosing problems when I cannot very easily see what is happening or type directly is rather fiddly.

And now it is too late again. Goodnight.



  1. Mmm that dessert sounds good!

    What’s the Springboard course like?

    Comment by melmylvaganam — 17 May 2013 @ 7:58 am

    • It is a year-long course, every Wednesday evening. There are around 100 attending I would guess, broken up in to table groups of up to 10 or so. It starts with dinner, then a talk about the week’s bible passage (usually 1–3 chapters), then discussion about the passage in table groups following a sheet of questions. Each table has a couple of leaders who take turns leading the discussion. The evening then ends with a bit of prayer. There are also a few other events throughout the year, occasional social events, and a weekend away. It is alright. The discussion tends not to get as deep as I would like, due partly to time constraints, partly to the people, and partly to how it is organised.

      Comment by qwandor — 17 May 2013 @ 9:40 am

      • Oh yup. I meant what’s the content of the course?

        Comment by melmylvaganam — 17 May 2013 @ 10:32 am

      • We started off with Ephesians (though I joined partway through that), then Mark’s gospel, then a bunch of stuff about covenants, mostly from Genesis. Plus a few interludes about discipleship and other topics.

        Comment by qwandor — 17 May 2013 @ 10:40 am

  2. If you find the recipe remember to share it 🙂

    Comment by Polly — 18 May 2013 @ 9:09 am

    • It was something like this I think. That is the closest I can find in a quick web search for rosemary and lemon posset anyway.

      Comment by qwandor — 18 May 2013 @ 1:17 pm

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