Author Archives: Spuggy

Electric cargo trike review (Babboe Curve Mountain)

Like a lot of people, the pandemic has got me thinking about how I get around. Because we live in the middle of Frankfurt, a car never made sense for us, so we did everything either or foot or by … Continue reading

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Newsletter crossword 3

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Nature Crossword – Araucarian Word Ladder

Long time since I posted a crossword here! So, this isn’t just any old crossword. This is based on a format originally invented by Araucaria* which I absolutely love: the word ladder crossword. Rules are fairly simple: Each answer is … Continue reading

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Recipe: Spooky Halloween eyeball tarts

A really easy Halloween recipe for delicious (and actually rather healthy) fruit tarts with a spooky twist. Ingredients (makes 12): 250g jarred balled pears or lychees 1 tube of Smarties or similar colourful chocolate circles 1 food-safe black cake decorating … Continue reading

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Recipe: Beef tea OR chunky beef soup

Unfortunately Dove has been down with a cold this week. To ease her suffering, I cooked her this soup. You can stop halfway through to produce a delicious warming beef tea, or do both halves to produce a chunky stew-like … Continue reading

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Recipe: Broccoli and Stilton Soup

It’s been a while since we put a recipe up, but I managed to bring back a block of stilton cheese to Germany and this soup turned out too good not to share. Ingredients 1 large head or 2 medium … Continue reading

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How one cancelled train can ruin the whole system

After my blog post about how maths means trains seem more frequent than they are, here’s another even more irritating rail-based maths problem. From Germany, I’ve been feeling quietly smug watching the chaos on the UK Northern and Thameslink lines … Continue reading

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Recipe: Korean-style bitter orange and lime tea

No photos for this recipe, because I couldn’t find a way to make boiled citrus fruits photogenics. This is based on the Korean yuja-cha (also known by its Japanese name yuzucha), and it’s effectively a marmalade you put in a … Continue reading

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