Just saw a news item about a capsule, known as Dragon, which is being used to ferry supplies to the space station. NASA is paying a private company, SpaceX, one billion dollars for a contract to run a dozen such capsules up to the station. I would have thought it cheaper for NASA to run such capsules itself. This particular run had a few problems apparently but finally arrived a day late. It will stay with the station for a month and then splash down on earth at the end of March. The article details some of the supplies on board including fresh fruit which I would imagine would be invaluable to the crew.
You remember I wrote, on Feb. 26, about a giant icicle in Saskatoon, well now the authorities have made up their minds and are taking it down. There is a video of the firemen attacking it. It really was an enormous chunk of ice and I must admit I had never thought of it falling off in chunks and doing damage. When you see the firemen working on it, you realise just hwat a large chunk of ice it really is. Apparently there is a whole twitter page devoted to it.
Being a chocoholic I couldn’t resist this recipe and the addition of candied ginger certainly doesn’t hurt.
Dark-Chocolate Pudding with Candied GingerContributed by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
"For me, ginger should be everywhere," says Jean-Georges Vongerichten. "It's as good in marinades and vinaigrettes as it is in dessert." Here, candied ginger garnishes dark-chocolate pudding.
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 5 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 quart half-and-half
- One 3.5-ounce bar bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Lightly sweetened whipped cream and sliced candied ginger, for serving
Have a great day