Chilli con Carne

Ingredients * 2, 3 or 4 (depending on how hot you like it!) chilli peppers, deseeded and chopped * 500g minced beef * 450g tin of chopped tomatos * 450g tin of red kidney beans or mixed beans, drained * 1 green pepper, chopped * 1 medium onion, chopped * 1 or 2 sticks of … Continued

Empanadas

Empanadas are the Mexican equivalent of the Cornish Pasty. Fill with any flavoursome tex-mex-style filling, such as Chilli con Carne, Refried Beans, Corned Beef Hash or the potato filling below. Ingredients Pastry 250g plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup of vegetable oil (yes you, read right… 1/2 a cup!) 1/2 … Continued

Nachos

Ingredients * Chilli con Carne or vegitarian chilli * 300g tortilla chips * 150—200g grated medium chedder * 2 chopped green chilli peppers * 6 chopped spring onions * 6 chopped cherry tomatos * 3 tablespoons soured cream * 1 tablespoon chopped chives * Fresh corriander, torn roughly Guacamole 1 large avocado 2 tablespoons of … Continued

Red Pepper and Sweet Corn Sweet and Sour Stir-Fry

Ingredients Vegetables 2 red peppers, chopped into long strips 1 onion, chopped into thin rings or half-rings Baby sweet corn 2 red chilli peppers, chopped Sweet and Sour Sauce 4 tablespoons water 2.5 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons vinegar 1.5 tablespoons cornflour 1.5 tablespoons soy sauce 1.5 tablespoons tomato puree 1 tablespoon orange juice 1 tablespoon … Continued

Moon

This is an odd question about the moon. Here is a picture of the earth-moon system. As you can see, there is a new moon. My question: where is the sun??? If it’s on the left, then why is the Earth dark on the left? The Moon can’t be blocking the light, because that would … Continued

How I Started Using Linux

I bought my first copy of Linux in 1999 – it was SuSE 6.2. I got it from the local branch of Software Warehouse (now called jungle.com) and it cost me about £30. I bought it partly because I knew that I would be using a UNIX system when I started University and wanted a … Continued

Helium

We all know what helium is, don’t we? It’s the stuff they put in children’s balloons to get them to float. It’s used in airships too, because hydrogen was too flammable. I’m sure it has 101 other uses as well. My question is… where do they get it??? Helium is the second lightest element (only … Continued