motodraconis: (Beer)
Another funky Belgian beer. Horny!

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motodraconis: (Cake or Death?)
To be honest, it's a relief to get home to escape North American food.* I was pretty skint on this trip, so subsisted on conference food and the hideous Tim Hortons cards given to me daily by my hotel/hostel in lieu of a proper breakfast. At first it's a novelty, the sort of guff I don't eat at home, but by the end of the trip I was getting pretty sick of it and craving decent food. (Ceviche!) I'm not a fan of carbs and sugar, and the past 10 days has been a nauseating conveyor belt of sugar, bread, sugar, pastry, sugar, potatoes and yes... more fucking sugar. I tried this "strawberry season wont last forever!" offering at the airport in an attempt to use up my Tim Hortons cards.

Strawberry season won't  last forever!

It had no discernible strawberry flavour whatsoever, tasting entirely of sugar, right down to the thick, pure coloured-sugar crust on top. It was quite horrible. I've no idea why I bothered... it was free, it was intriguing, it was revolting. After eating it, I felt a bit sick and didn't want to eat any food again for about 18 hours. Ugh. Luckily, not all the food was vile.

Canadian Food! )
motodraconis: (Formby Squirrel)
Churchkhela! Otherwise known as scary brown Georgian nut-sticks. These are strings of hazelnuts or walnuts dipped in grape juice thickened with flour. They originate in Georgia (you'll see them for sale everywhere) though you can get them in Russia, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey (though I've not seen them in any of those places personally.) More on them later...possibly.

Churchkhela  (ჩურჩხელა)

Nuts (hazels and walnuts) are something of a theme in Azerbaijan and Georgian food, a bit of a bummer if you are allergic. [livejournal.com profile] venta you may want to turn away now, or anyone else of a sensitive disposition, as the next pics are of Piti.

Azerbaijan Food )

Georgian Food )
motodraconis: (Globe)
I've just got back from an epic tour of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. I'll start with my first stop Turkmenistan...

Wedding Palace

The "Palace of Happiness" or Wedding Palace in Ashgabat.

Lot's of Pics. )
motodraconis: (Cake or Death?)
There's a bit of a medieval vibe in the Old Town of Tallinn... this is the Krug Inn, medieval food, medieval prices, medieval service...

Krug inn

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motodraconis: (Cake or Death?)
I made tiny cakes!

Mini Cupcakes

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MCR 2007!

Nov. 25th, 2007 08:13 pm
motodraconis: (Geryon)
I'm back from MCR. I had a fab time, being royally wined and dined by the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] badasstronaut.
14 chums of coolness locked in a remote cottage for a weekend, buried under vast amounts of amazing food and superb booze and not allowed out until we've made a comic. Frankly, it's my idea of heaven.

This time I'd been practicing beforehand and intended to make a real stab at drawing up pages. Managed 5 in the weekend. Woot! Don't yet know how many we made between us (some still in progress, including the rest of mine that need a bit of clean up) but up to 25 pages I believe.

2 of mine below the cut... one of which could be considered not worksafe, sort of. Though technically it is worksafe. (Cough.)
2 Pics. )

The full comic should be going online at some point, when fully finished. Will linky when it's up!

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