i want a new drug.

We're doing SUCH a bad job of finishing our taxes. We ask ourselves: why is it like this every year? Because we're spoiled fucking brats? We're like Noodle Children. You know when you were little and your mom would take you shopping for some kind of adult accessory that you didn't care about, like I don't know, clothes seem to spring to mind, anyway, she'd be shopping frantically, trying to finish before you became Noodle Child.

You become Noodle Child when, due to profound boredom or general unwillingness to cooperate, your bones suddenly go soft and you can no longer hold yourself upright, and the only thing you can do is lay down immediately as a statement of resistance. Your mom would try to get you to get up but you had no control over your limbs, it was like trying to revive a rag doll.

We're like this about taxes, but mentally not physically. I just asked Mara if she knew what our inventory assets were for 2011 and Noodle Girl said "Mmm, mint chutney."


I need some new recipes. We made Ottolenghi's Black Pepper Panga tonight and it was great, but...I want some other great new recipes. So we're going to try this this week.

tuna cakes with lime yoghurt.

2 tbsp sunflower oil
2 shallots (75g), peeled and roughly chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
600g tuna
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 medium egg
3 spring onions, chopped
1 tbsp dried breadcrumbs (would ground peanuts work here?)
2 tsp sesame oil
3 tbsp chopped coriander
2 tbsp chopped mint
Salt and black pepper

For the sauce
½ large cucumber (75g)
150g Greek yoghurt
2 tsp lime juice
1 tsp toasted black mustard seeds
1 tbsp chopped coriander


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