Thursday, December 09, 2004

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Buttered Crust Boy!

Originally uploaded by nickellis.
Drew Edwards, creator of Halloween Man, amongst other things, wrote a little script about a guy who wakes up with a toaster for a head. This is my take on it.

The name 'Buttered Crust Boy' is a mate of mine Dave's, proclaimed when he saw this drawing.


Friday, December 03, 2004

Mandy's pavlova....

Let's try this again, and this time I know exactly who came up with the recipe, as she related it to me personally:

Mandy's Pavlova Base

3 egg whites
3/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice OR white vinegar
1 tablespoon cornflour
pinch of salt

Beat egg whites and salt until stiff. Add caster sugar in bits.
Mix together granulated sugar and cornflour. Once mixed, fold mixture into egg whites with lemon juice (or vinegar).

Cook in slow overn (250 degrees farenheit, 120 degrees C) for half an hour. Let cool in oven.

Now that's exactly what I have written down on the back of a reciept from the supermarket where I worked with Mandy, plus a diagram that indicates little circles around a bigger circle.

What I'm guessing is that you're supposed to make a little ring of peaks around some sort of a baking tray and this is what you put in the oven. I'm also guessing this is the meringue part of the whole deal. I'll give it a shot and post the results.


Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Chris' Mother's cheesecake recipe

OK, I have no idea who Chris is, much less who their mother is, but whoever she is, she knows how to make one hell of a baked cheesecake. And with this recipe, so can you!

2/3 pkt. plain sweet biscuits, crushed fine (but not too fine, you want them to be more like chunky bread crumbs than flour). Mix with 3 oz (recipe originally says 1/4 lb. but you don't need that much) butter (melted). Line a flat round cake tin with grease proof paper, being careful to fold the paper flat against the sides. Pour in butter/biscuit mixture and mold to the pan, tamping lightly with a glass. Store in fridge for at least 1 hr.

Rice biscuits can be used here, but they tend to not be as strong and won't need as much crushing.

  • 250 g philadelphia cream cheese
  • 250 g ricotta (recipe calls for cottage cheese, but trust me, use ricotta)
  • 250 g sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbs. cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon rind
  • 3 teaspoon lemon juice
Cream the cheeses in a large bowl. Gradually add eggs, beating well after each addition. Make sure mix is smooth. Add sugar, then cornflour; when well mixed add lemon then sour cream. Pour mixture into crust. Bake in 180 degree Celsius (350 degree Farenheit) for an hour or as long as it takes to look done (the edges of the cake should be a golden brown and the centre will probably sink. Don't worry, this is normal and it tastes too good for anyone to care).

Cool in oven. Chill for several hours.



Originally uploaded by nickellis.

I did this as a way of not feeling so bad about ripping off trademarks for a friend's t-shirt. You know, because if you clearly combine two licence properties you're much less likely to get sued...

But it's got me thinking, about what that thing on his chest could be. And this little story combining all these 80s cartoon tropes is starting to coallesce.



Sunday, November 28, 2004


Originally uploaded by nickellis.
Sketch I did while on the door for the inaugral Canberra Hip Hop vs. Rock show, colours by Tim Kinnane, who also put on the show with Karina.


Friday, November 26, 2004

Reflexive? What's reflexive...

Truth is I probably don't know, but don't let my ignorance stop you from checking this out:

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

electric 589 :: start transmission

This is a very weird feeling, I'm starting a blog with the same name as a fictional blog that I wrote this year for my Honours project at University.

My life is getting a little too reflexive...

- n/e