Daily Archives: 22/06/2014

The Internet, Spreading The Word & An American Receipe

On the 25th anniversary of the birth of the internet in March this year, the Independent published an article explaining how the Web began in the mind of Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

In the article (link here), there is one quote which sums up what good ol’ Tim was trying to achieve.

The quote, from 1989, offered “the hope would be to allow a pool of information to develop which could grow and evolve with the organisation and the projects it describe.”

Over the years, the founding father of the arguably the greatest creation since the Printing Press in the 1450s, must be proud of what he has created.

The Internet allows us to share our collective brain power, solve the answers to the world’s greatest problems, make this a better place to live.

Admittedly it also features a huge amount of Porn and a lot of spam, but you can’t have everything.

Additionally, one thing I love about the internet is the way ideas, instructions and much more is shared amongst cultures.

I’ve mentioned previously about a friend of mine based in America, and her quite frankly magnificent food blog.

Meals with Mel seems to have taken off big time. With some wonderful dishes, brilliant tips and stunning looking food, it’s always great to read what next is on offer.

It is about time though that I actually tried a dish. With that in mind, I went for a rather basic roasted green beans with bacon.

Taking instructions from this receipe I thought I’d give a relatively simple receipe a try.

Considering my skills as a chef are somewhat lacking, it’ll be interesting to see how this turns out.

Pre-Oven, it looked okay…

American Dish

With 10 minutes left to go, it’ll be interesting to see how it turns out…

 

40 Minutes later…

It’s turned out all right in the end.

American Dish2

On reflection, Melody was right about the red pepper bits, they would’ve added to the mix. One idea from London might be to add a splash of white wine to the mix before baking. This would add a softer texture and a more fruity air to the meal.

Rather pleased though with the effort.

A receipe from one side of the world to the other. A sharing of ideas. I’m sure Berners-Lee would approve.

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