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Originally from the UK, I now live in the north of Sweden with Crickson

We are scientists :)

I also knit, bake and play the recorder, but not all at once.

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Want to find out about proteins? Try this for starters - RCSB Protein data bank: Molecule of the Month in alphabetical order


Want to find out what is known about any particular gene? Here's a good place to start. - Entrez Gene This is probably my favourite starting point for finding out about a new gene of interest and has handy links to most of the references and sequence information.


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Want to be able to decode DNA? This is how DNA codes for protein, and is, to my eyes, a thing of beauty. - The Genetic Code (presented here as RNA. For DNA, simply replace the U's with T's (Uracil with Thymine)).


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Cheese Night

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We had a sort of flat-warming cheese and wine/beer evening. There was squirty cheese from an aerosol can, nacho cheese that you heat in a jar in the microwave, 'beef and cheese' eaten together (apparently much beloved of truck drivers - any thoughts Joker?), something called Velveeta (still not sure what that's for) and cheesy puffs (of course).
We also had cheese and pineapple on sticks (cheddar), Wensleydale and fruit cake, stilton, Gouda, Danish Harvati, Gjetost, Colby-Jack, Camenbert, Brie and my first attempt at homemade hummous (the exception to the cheese rule).
Thanks to everyone who came and helped us get through some of the cheesey comestibles :)
9th Sep 2008, 21:06   | tags:,,,

crickson says:

The top shot is HLable I reckon x

It was a great night - thanks to all for coming : )

9th Sep 2008, 21:18

Spiderbaby says:

No. Far too cheesy! :D

9th Sep 2008, 23:02

hildegard says:

Cheese & pineapple! You retro pair, you.
Velveeta, along with CheezeWhizz, is the only persuasive argument for the existence of Satan that I've yet encountered. How did the humous go? Certainly looks the part...

Recall being on a plane home from the States trying to explain to the American chap next to me what I meant by the phrase, "I'm longing for cheese that isn't easy to eat." :)

9th Sep 2008, 23:53

Caine says:

Looks like fun! Stay away from Velveeta, it's utterly vile. I'm not sure of what it actually is, but it is not cheese.

9th Sep 2008, 23:55

hildegard says:

According to the FDA, it's a "processed cheese product" on account of containing < 51% cheese. As to the rest, the mind boggles...

10th Sep 2008, 00:09

factotum says:

and you also had watermelon and grape byproducts, I see

10th Sep 2008, 01:12

crickson says:

I couldn't bring myself to eat the Velveeta, but the 'American' flavour spray-cheese was surprisingly moreish.

10th Sep 2008, 05:18

JokerXL says:

Beef'n'cheese sounds disgusting. Must be an American thing, in which case it doesn't suprise me at all.
:-)
Cheese & pineapple is so 70's! You really should have made a cheese & pineapple hedgehog.

10th Sep 2008, 08:14

Spiderbaby says:

I was thinking about the hedgehog but remember it made the cheese and pineapple a lot more difficult to eat and I kind of ran out of time. I did have an orange in readiness. Next time :)

I forgot the Cheesewhiz. That's what got the whole 'cheese' thing going, seeing a jar of that and thinking 'What on earth???'. We have a jar of it but it remains unopened.... for now at least.

The beef and cheese, though very wrong, has something of the marmite effect in that I keep wanting to try it again to make sure that that really is what it tastes like!

10th Sep 2008, 15:39

FilbertFox says:

i thought you had gone native, but the Stilton means you are still safe

13th Sep 2008, 20:15

Spiderbaby says:

I think we may even have made some new Stilton fans! The Wensleydale went down well too. Though I must say the EasyCheese (spray cheese) is dangerously moreish...

15th Sep 2008, 21:51

Viv says:

cake looks good

8th Oct 2008, 01:25