August 25th, 2016

leading the band

Strike up the band

So, Ravel’s Bolero is playing and the mind wanders back to ‘that’ scene from 10. And I got to thinking. So if Napoleon or Illya was likely to have music playing during sex, what would it be?

And I’m not thinking of just classical music at this point, although Illya and the 1812 Overture would seem to be an easy choice. Still, easy is not always the best - and there is that one piece by Brubeck that provides a considerable 'segue' ramp...

Napoleon, I’m thinking of something silky and very soft, maybe something from Sergio Mendez.

What music do you think would showcase their(what I would like to think at any rate) considerable talent?
Cat May 21

Watermelon Sashimi

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Watermelon Sashimi
Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins Serves: 30


1 small watermelon, cut into bite-size triangles
2 Tbsp (20 g) finely sliced avocado
2 Tbsp (30 g) pickled ginger
1/4 red onion, very thinly sliced
1-2 tsp sesame seeds

1 Tbsp (15 ml) sesame oil
2-3 Tbsp (30-45 ml) tamari (If gluten free, ensure gluten free)
optional: 1/4 tsp wasabi


Cut watermelon into bite-sized triangles and set on a paper towel or clean towel to draw out some of the moisture.
In the meantime, whisk together the glaze ingredients. Set aside.
To assemble, transfer watermelon to serving plate(s) and brush the tops with the glaze. Then top with remaining toppings: Avocado, red onion, pickled ginger, and sesame seeds.
Enjoy immediately! Best when fresh, though can be refrigerated up to 24 hours in advance.

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 30 pieces.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 of 30 pieces Calories: 16 Fat: 0.8 g Saturated fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 2.2 g Sugar: 1 g Sodium: 61 mg Protein: 0.3 g