17 December 2005

Yummy cytoplasm for breakfast!

We eat cytoplasm for breakfast every morning — it’s part of every cell, so everything that ever lived has cytoplasm in it. Your bacon and eggs (better known as “hygeine-blind scavenger with chicken periods”) has cytoplasm in it. Less... second-hand food like muesli or grapefruit has cytoplasm in it, too.

What’s different about this breakfast is that it actually looks like cytoplasm as well as having cytoplasm in it. (-:

Cytoplasm in the, er, flesh

Take some random dried fruit (I used cherries and sultanas; raisins, currants, blueberries, cranberries, anything which re-hydrates into a blobby form is good), add a roughly equal amount of sago to it, place in a small saucepan with about 3x as much water as there is dry ingredients, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Add a splotch of honey as you turn off the heat, and stir again to mix it in. Leave the saucepan to idle to a halt as you break out the bowls and cutlery.

The “organelle” blobs (mitochondria, lysoosomes etc — in the case of raisins possible golgi) tend to sink to the bottom, so stir the cytoplams just before serving. If you’re short on cherries, or have only glace cherries available, re-hydrate the cherries separately, put one in each bowl just before serving and dub it “the nucleus”.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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