Celebrating followers

Tonight’s another quick post because we’re going to watch Seven Psychopaths on DVD.

Today I reached my 1000th follower on Twitter and although the number of followers should never be taken as a measure of anything, it seemed like some kind of landmark worth celebrating. So I’ve sent them a copy of Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember via Amazon. If they haven’t already read it I hope they enjoy as much as I did.

Today I have learned:

  • I really like a well-chilled Sauvignon blanc
  • Tosca florentines from Alexander Taylor in Strathaven are my new favourite cake

Tonight’s track

The video doesn’t do much for feminism but the track is the shizz.

Today’s recipe

Creamy tagliatelle with ham and mushrooms


I’ve done an egg-free carbonara recipe before but this is slightly different.

Serves 4


oil for frying

1 onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

6 large mushrooms, sliced

4-5 thick slices of cooked ham, chopped

some thyme leaves

freshly ground black pepper

a good slug of double cream

tagliatelle, cooked as per pack instructions

a couple of handfuls of grated Parmesan cheese, grated plus some for sprinkling

Method: Heat the oil and fry the onion, garlic and mushrooms. Add the ham, thyme, pepper, cream and cheese. Stir well and allow to bubble till the cheese is melted and everything is warmed through,

Serve on a bed of tagliatelle and sprinkled with the extra cheese.

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