So, internet is down, life as I know it has ground to a halt. Can’t work, can’t play, can’t publish. Just washed the dishes for something to do. Decided to write this offline so that it has a chance of being published today, if our net comes back.
It is kind of interesting. What did we all do before the internet? I read the news online 28 times a day, check my face book a couple of times, blog less often than I should, sometimes I get sucked in to the weird portion of YouTube and realise I am watching things I can never again unsee. A lot of the time I play online games and of course I work a bit too. It all requires a server and an internet connection to keep me connected. Even my phone line is digital.
About the only hobby I have that is not entirely dependent on the web is cooking and even then my database of recipes is stored online and I often check recipe websites for new recipes and inspiration when I have particular ingredients to use up. So even then I am not completely disconnected.
Fact is that I enjoy the online environment and the connections that I have to it so I don’t suppose anything will change, just because I am currently experiencing some downtime. However, it is a good opportunity to wash the dishes and do all those odd jobs that I put off because playing on the internet would be much more fun. So here is a recipe from earlier in the week, its good, try it.
Prosciutto chicken drumsticks
8 chicken drumsticks
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon mustard powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
8 thin slices prosciutto
Use a small sharp knife to cut 2 slashes in the thickest part of each drumstick on both sides.
Place in a glass or ceramic dish.
Add the oil, garlic, mustard powder, cumin and coriander, and turn to coat.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to develop the flavours.
Wrap a slice of prosciutto around the thickest part of each drumstick.
Place, seam-side down, in a roasting pan.
Drizzle with remaining marinade.
Roast in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.