Cooking is easy; if you’re good at it. The same goes for iron smelting. So here is a list of recipes. Each one has been field-tested in Cloud Cuckoo Land.
Mix two cups of orange juice, a teaspoon of cumin, a pinch of ground nutmeg, a pinch of fresh ground peppercorn, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, some agave syrup, and a quarter cup of sake. place your chicken pieces in a plastic bag and pour the mix in. Seal tightly and put in fridge. Let the chicken marinate for a good 12 hours. Grill chicken according to individual taste.
Doom Patrol’s Soup
Chop up two white onions and fry them in a saucepan of olive oil on a low heat till they start to become translucent. Add chopped-up parsnips, carrots, smoked paprika, oregano, cumin, red potatoes, and turn up heat to medium. After five minutes add the beef. When the beef starts to brown, add one crushed garlic clove and one bottle of ale. Cook for another seven minutes, stirring occasionally. Add two large dollops of Crème fraîche and mix. Sprinkle some sea salt in. Add broth and stir. Turn heat up a bit and cook for thirty minutes, stirring at regular intervals. Turn off stove top and go look for someone to eat your soup with.
Sinister Six Fruit Thing That Has No Name
In a food processor blend six nectarines, one cup of grape juice, two tablespoons of confectioner sugar, two cups of rum, and three shallots. Pour half of mixture into bowl of crushed ice and shake. Heat rest of mixture on stove top for ten minutes on low flame, then pour into bowl. Stir four times and serve immediately.
Captain Cold’s Yummy Dish
Mix one copy of Italo Calvino’s “The Baron in the Trees” with two stories from P.G. Wodehouse’s “Carry On, Jeeves,” two crushed garlic cloves, three stories from Edgar Allan Poe’s “Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque,” the first chapter of Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” shitake mushrooms, twenty poems from E.E. Cummings’ “Tulips and Chimneys,” one teaspoon of cardamon, Act II of Shaw’s “The Devil’s Disciple,” half a cup of pureed W.H. Auden essays, one tablespoon of crushed haiku,, and two teaspoon of cinnamon and fry in coconut oil on medium heat for twenty minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with snooty yelp reviews
Silver Surfer’s Salad of Astounding
Take seven items, slice them, dice them, whack at them with a knife with operatic vigor, throw it all in a bowl, sprinkle on some salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
Freedom Fighters’ Link Roast
Gather these links. Make sure that they are ripe.
1. On the Democratic Theory of Spanking.
2. The Beautiful and the Humane.
3. Now. This is a Snail with Attitude.
4. Lightning Does Things That Only Thunder is Allowed To Do.
5. You Win
Roast on 350 for thirty-five minutes.
Ultimaton’s Blast From the Before When
Summer is here along with the scorching heat and what’s a better way to spend the long hot hours than to sit back and read some great superhero comics? Now if you’ve already read classics such as “Watchmen”, “The Dark Knight Returns” and “Sandman”, as well as more recent hits such as “Y: The Last Man” and “All-Star Superman,” and you’re searching for some new favorites, then this summer list is for you.
1. “Sword of the Atom” (by Jan Strand and Gil Kane). One of the greatest strengths of superhero comics is their ability to combine different genres. A superb recent example of this is the current series, “Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E.” which mixes the monster movie genre with spy action. “Sword of the Atom” also mixes different types of stories to create something unique: Science-based adventure and lost-world stories with a pinch of Conan the Barbarian. Ray Palmer, aka the Atom, is a science hero. He is an actual scientist who teaches in a university and constructs his shrinking lens from white dwarf star matter, as opposed to getting it from an alien visitor. “Sword of the Atom” takes Palmer out from his natural habitat and tosses him deep into the Amazon jungle. Stuck at six inches, Palmer battles menacing snakes, learns to fight with sword and bow, joins a band of tiny alien rebels and even finds time for romance. Recommended music accompaniment: “Atom Heart Mother” by Pink Floyd.
2. “Captain Marvel: Nothing to Lose” (by Peter David and ChrisCross). Peter David takes the character Captain Marvel, (no, not that Captain Marvel, nor that one, not even that one, but this one) and explores the real cost of having cosmic awareness. The answer in short is that with great awareness comes great insanity. Thus begins an engaging, intelligent and sometimes hilarious tale about matters both celestial and mundane. Even the happy-go-lucky Punisher gets involved. Peter David’s work on Captain Marvel has been compared to John Ostrander’s on The Specter, so if you are a fan of the latter, you’ll appreciate the former. There are times when you can’t just fix everything by punching things, a lesson that the good Captain is forced to learn in this stellar story. Recommended music accompaniment: “The Scream” by Siouxsie and the Banshees.
3. “Marvel Knights Fantastic Four, Vol. 4: Impossible Things Happen Every Day” (by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Valentine De Landro). Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s run on the Fantastic Four under the Marvel Knights imprint is focused more inwardly on characters and personal conflict but is still full of adventure and wonder. “Impossible Things” is the best story of the run. It has some powerful quiet moments, the secret history of Sue Storm and Black Panther, some film noir style mystery and a nice dose of metafictional merriment. It is not the average Fantastic-Four story, but is still worth the read. Recommended music accompaniment: “Presence” by Led Zeppelin.
4. “JSA: The Liberty Files” (by Dan Jolley and Tony Harris). This Elseworlds tale recreates Batman, Hourman, Doctor Mid-Nite and other members of the Justice Society of America as covert government agents during and after World War II. The result is a well-plotted story full of action and intrigue. Batman and his allies face the Joker, nefarious Nazi plots, power-draining KGB agents and even one another as they fight to protect America and the world. The story reads like a cross between a John le Carré novel and a Robert Ludlum thriller. Recommended music accompaniment: “S&M” by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony.
5. Your choice. If a particular comic looks good to you, try it out. You never know what might become a cherished part of your collection.
6. Quick additions: “Batman: Private Casebook,” “Spider-Man Noir: Eyes Without a Face” and “Shade the Changing Man Vol. 1: The American Scream.”