It’s once again an Australia Time Friday! It’s FRIDAY!!!!
The Loin Chops in iron skillet NOT in the oven, but pan fried.
Due to some logistical errors on my part, there’s 2 accommodations tonight. First off, the chops didn’t fully defrost in time, so they are in the iron skillet on the stove on “low” to finish the defrosting and warming. Then I figured I’ll just turn up the heat. So pan fried in olive oil.
The other accommodation is no wine tonight. I drank it all a day or two ago… It was a Dice With Destiny and I had made a “Mushrooms and Lamb Burger Bits” dish (with sauteed onion bits, garlic, and “French Seasoning” mix – no I don’t know what was in it, it was part of a gift kit, salt & pepper, olive oil) and well, one thing led to another…
The vegetable tonight is Romanesco Broccoli. That green stuff with Fibonacci / Fractal spirals:
Romanesco broccoli (also known as Roman cauliflower, Broccolo Romanesco, Romanesque cauliflower, or simply Romanesco) is an edible flower bud of the species Brassica oleracea. First documented in Italy in the 16th century, it is chartreuse in color, and has a form naturally approximating a fractal. When compared to a traditional cauliflower, it has a firmer texture and delicate, nutty flavor.
The Romanesco superficially resembles a cauliflower, but it has a visually striking fractal form.
Romanesco superficially resembles a cauliflower, but it is chartreuse in color, with the form of a natural fractal. Nutritionally, romanesco is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fiber, and carotenoids.
The inflorescence (the bud) is self-similar in character, with the branched meristems making up a logarithmic spiral, giving a form approximating a natural fractal; each bud is composed of a series of smaller buds, all arranged in yet another logarithmic spiral. This self-similar pattern continues at smaller levels. The pattern is only an approximate fractal since the pattern eventually terminates when the feature size becomes sufficiently small. The number of spirals on the head of Romanesco broccoli is a Fibonacci number.
The causes of its differences in appearance from the normal cauliflower and broccoli have been modeled as an extension of the preinfloresence stage of bud growth. A 2021 paper has ascribed this phenomenon to perturbations of floral gene networks that causes the development of meristems into flowers to fail, but instead to repeat itself in a self-similar way.
I’ve tended to call it a “Broccoflower” as it seems to be half way between each. Whatever, I think it is better than either. I’ve seen a “sport” of it that is a lovely purple color too ;-)
There will also be a simple Butter Lettuce side salad, topped with some cheese shreds and either Ranch Dressing or the Olive Garden Creamy Italian as preferred.
A day or two early, and all gone now, but it was a bottle of the Samuel Wynn “Dice With Destiny” red blend again.
Australia is leading the charge into The New World Order with a New Berlin Wall dividing towns that are on a State border and with newly built
concentration isolation camps, and with a slap down of free speech in blog comments.
So hows that Trucker’s Strike going? No news so good news?
Tim Pool claims it is just a “poor choice of words” but… the comments on the blog are roasting him with things like “they are telling you what they are doing!”…
From an outside POV it looks like Australia is going nuts.
OTOH, the USA actually IS going nuts… so who am I to talk. At least your National Leader can speak…