Monday, September 23, 2013

Fabulous Fruit Salad

What am I reading now?  Ship Breaker (Paolo Bacigalupi)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far? The first few lines of this novel are do intriguing. "Nailer clambered through a service duct, tugging at copper wire and yanking it free. Ancient asbestos fibers and mouse grit puffed up around hi as the wire tore loose."
I immediately had questions:
•Who is he?
•Why is he in a service duct?
•When is this if asbestos is ancient?

This post-apocalyptic novel takes place after the environmental ruin of our civilization. Nailer, the main character, works to salvage derelict oil takers. He faces a moral dilemma; salvage a new ship or save the only survivor aboard.

Fruit Salad

Okay, it doesn't take a recipe to make a fruit salad. Choose the fruits you like, cut them in to bite-sized pieces, as needed, and toss them altogether. Voila', fruit salad.

But it's the topping that makes this one special.
Sift together 3/4 c sugar, pinch of salt, 1 rounded tablespoon of flour. 
Stir in 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 c. grape or raspberry-cranberry or pineapple juice (or some other juice you like). 

Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until thick and very foamy. Cool completely. Whip 1 cup of heavy cream and fold into cooled custard.

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