Daily archives: August 5, 2012

Daily Blog 08/05/2012 1

  • Rat is a readily available street food in some Southeast Asian countries, and earlier editions of The Joy of Cooking contained instructions on the proper butchering of squirrels. But rodents have fallen out of favor in most Western cuisines, relegated to mere vermin. So how would you go about cooking a rat if you’d never tried it before?

    tags: rat meat food

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Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a cool Bakfiets bike

I need to transport small children, so I need a trike.

Bakfiets is a style, and a brand, of Dutch cargo bike (not all bakfiets are Bakfiets, if that makes sense). Ever since I realised I was primarily a utility cyclist, I’ve had a yearning for a proper cargo bike. There are also a pair of four year olds I need to port around on a regular basis. I’ll have to start paying bus fare for them soon, so an alternative would be worthwhile.

Real Bakfiets are expensive (excellent value over their lifetime, but a lot up front), and even the lower case bakfiets on eBay start at over £700.

Time to start saving, I guess. Though I might be able to find a cheaper project version in Bike, Scooter, and Chopper Projects for the Evil Genius, a copy of which I’ve got lying around somewhere.