kindkit: A blurred, ominious image of Hannibal Lecter under a tree. (Hannibal: Hannibal red)
As always, there'll be a brief episode summary in the body of the post and discussion in the comments on my LiveJournal. Spoilers for the entire series are possible.

Episode summary )
kindkit: A blurred, ominious image of Hannibal Lecter under a tree. (Hannibal: Hannibal red)
Dear self,

Even if you had the money*, you do not need** to own a pair of Hannibal Lecter's leather motorcycle pants. The fact that they may*** have once enfolded Mads Mikkelsen's lower body in a tight yet caressingly gentle embrace is not relevant.****


*Yeah, the bid right now is $10. But once the auction really gets going, these things are going to sell for hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

**I do, actually. My soul needs them.

***They're genuine props, but that doesn't mean they were necessarily worn. They could have been a spare pair.

****I do wonder, with all the costume items but this one rather in particular, about the proportion of bidders who are fans/collectors vs. the proportion who are pervs. Not that those categories can't overlap!
kindkit: A blurred, ominious image of Hannibal Lecter under a tree. (Hannibal: Hannibal red)
As always, there's an episode summary below the cut; discussion will be in comments on my LiveJournal. There may be spoilers for all seasons of the show.

Brief episode summary )
kindkit: A blurred, ominious image of Hannibal Lecter under a tree. (Hannibal: Hannibal red)
As always, there's a brief episode summary under the cut, and discussion in the comments on my LiveJournal. There may be spoilers for the whole run of the show.

Episode summary )
kindkit: 'A man in WWII-era military uniform drinks tea in front of a van painted with "The Soldiers' Drink: Tea" (Fandomless: Soldiers drink tea)
I have been to the laundromat! This is a chore I loathe, because I have to go out, where there are people, and then I have to sit there near other people while my laundry does its thing. So I tend to avoid it. But today I bribed myself by going out to breakfast first (this also involves being near other people, but there's food and I didn't have to cook it or wash the dishes afterwards). Thus I managed to get to the laundromat and run another important errand before noon. Go me, I guess.

bread, scones, pork roast, pizza under the cut )

I do sometimes do things other than work and cook. Here follow paragraphs about books, only some of them cookbooks )
kindkit: A blurred, ominious image of Hannibal Lecter under a tree. (Hannibal: Hannibal red)
After some delay, here's the next episode discussion. Brief episode summary under the cut, discussion in comments on my LiveJournal. There may be spoilers for the entire series.

Episode summary )

weekend

Feb. 20th, 2016 01:29 pm
kindkit: Two cups of green tea. (Fandomless: Green tea)
I seem to have spent the morning lazily putting together the components of a salade niçoise, which I am now eating. Well, sort of a salade niçoise, as apparently the real thing does not include any cooked vegetables even though most English-language recipes call for potatoes and so on. Mine has potatoes, green beans, roasted red pepper strips, tuna, green olives, and tomatoes on romaine (aka cos) lettuce, with a dressing of olive oil, garlic, mustard, anchovies, and lemon juice. It's awfully nice, and I wish I hadn't let my nervousness of anchovies hold me back for so long from trying it. (At one point I was un-nervous enough with anchovies that I routinely made puttanesca sauce for pasta. Then I bought a tin of a different kind of anchovies that were fishy and disgusting, and I ended up throwing away an inedible batch of sauce. Somehow my brain decided that meant I'd been wrong and all anchovies were, in fact, horrible. But my brain was mistaken!)

The success of this experiment makes me excited about homemade Caesar dressing, which is next up on the salad agenda. And I still have half a tin of anchovies which should probably be used very soon.

I'm still puzzled by this unexpected interest in salad, but I figure I might as well go with it.

Other weekend food plans include making some bread (I'm going to try Laugenbrötchen, a German bread roll that is boiled like a bagel), cooking up a big batch of tomato-and-sausage pasta sauce to freeze, and baking something sweet, though I haven't quite decided what. I'm craving berries, but alas, despite recent warm weather that has reset my food cravings to "spring," it's still only February. Berries are available in the supermarket, of course, but they're expensive and probably not good. Anyway, I'm still trying to use pantry stuff I've accumulated, so maybe it's time to break out the pecans I bought on sale a while back. And on looking up the recipe for pecan-chocolate shortbread bars which I made a while back and adored, I find that I have all the ingredients on hand. That's a plan, then.


I would quite like to see Deadpool this weekend but I'll probably wait another week or two until it's less crowded. I'd also like to read something new but I'm not sure what. (I'm sure of the general specs--sff featuring men who love other men and get to have reasonably happy endings--but I don't know of anything fitting the bill that I haven't already read.) Also also, I'd like to read lots of really good Hannibal fanfic, but my forays into the fic have been limited. A few times in the relatively recent past, canons have been soured for me by terrible fic, and I love Hannibal too much to want that to happen.

I do have S3 of Endeavour which I still haven't seen. Or I could just rewatch Rejseholdet. I haven't rewatched any of it since I started watching Hannibal, and I'm curious about whether the show will change for me from this new perspective.

BTW my ankle is better-ish. It's still sore and stiff and occasionally quite fussy about the angle at which I hold my foot while taking a step, but not actively painful most of the time. This is a big improvement but I'm looking forward to the not hurting at all stage of recovery.
kindkit: A blurred, ominious image of Hannibal Lecter under a tree. (Hannibal: Hannibal red)
Episode summary under the cut, discussion in comments on my LiveJournal. Spoilers for the whole show will abound in the discussion.

Summary )
kindkit: A blurred, ominious image of Hannibal Lecter under a tree. (Hannibal: Hannibal red)
Brief episode summary under the cut. As always, discussion will take place in the comments of my LiveJournal. There will be major spoilers for later seasons.

Episode Summary )
kindkit: A blurred, ominious image of Hannibal Lecter under a tree. (Hannibal: Hannibal red)
Episode summary under the cut, discussion (with potential spoilers for all episodes) at my LiveJournal.

Summary )
kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Default)
Episode summary under the cut, discussion in the comments on my LiveJournal. Note that there may be spoilers for all episodes.

Episode summary )
kindkit: A blurred, ominious image of Hannibal Lecter under a tree. (Hannibal: Hannibal red)
As always, there will be a brief episode summary in the post, and discussion in the comments on my LiveJournal. Everyone's welcome to join in. There may be spoilers for the entire series.

Episode summary under the cut )
kindkit: A blurred, ominious image of Hannibal Lecter under a tree. (Hannibal: Hannibal red)
As always, brief episode summary under the cut, comments on LJ only, and there may be spoilers for the entire show.

A note on sources: My episode re-watching is taking place via files of the aired episodes, rather than the DVD versions (which are often "producers' cuts" and somewhat longer). This is because (a) it's more convenient for me to take notes on my computer, (b) my antique computer does not have enough memory to play DVDs, and (c) I discovered, when one of my S3 DVDs turned out to be unplayable and I had to watch files instead, that S2 and S3 of Hannibal were not actually filmed in pitch blackness. No, it's just that my antique TV turns all darker shots into muddy muck; I did a direct comparison by viewing the end of S3 both ways, and on my TV I can hardly see what's happening. So I'm erring on the side of being able to see, but it's frustrating to know I'm losing bits of content that way. I've seen the DVD versions, but I can't always remember what's missing in the aired ones. *sigh*

Episode summary under here )
kindkit: A blurred, ominious image of Hannibal Lecter under a tree. (Hannibal: Hannibal red)
Okay, mostly I'm posting to show off my new icon. (LJers, I'm afraid you'll have to come to DreamWidth to see it.) I am entirely obsessed with Hannibal right down to dreaming about it. I have even written some words!

Apart from obsessing about Hannibal, I've been doing a bit of cooking and baking. Last weekend I finally got around to baking the chocolate-chestnut bars I'd been planning to bake at Christmas. Tragically, the chestnuts (which is what drew me to the recipe) are overwhelmed by the figs and all the rich chocolate, but they're still nice. I have a lot left because it's impossible to eat more than a small portion at a time. I'll probably freeze them to keep until I'm really craving chocolate again, and in the meantime bake one of the many other things I want to bake, e.g. a cranberry cheesecake which I would have baked today except I turned out not to have everything I needed for the crust. I could go out and buy ingredients, but I could also stay at home where it's warm and read more Hannibal fic, and I know which I'm probably going to choose.

Last weekend I also baked a chicken and mushroom pot pie, which was good but had some technical issues. Due to pan size problems, I had to lay the dough in the pan rather than over the top of the pan, with the result that much of the dough got covered with sauce and came out soggy. Tasted good, though.

Yesterday I cooked a vast pot of chicken soup. I made broth from a whole small chicken, plus onion and celery and carrot and a whole head of garlic. Then I added turnips, potatoes, freekeh (cracked green wheat), a zucchini/courgette, cooked chickpeas, kale, swiss chard, and more garlic, and finished it with lemon juice, olive oil, and parmigiano-reggiano. Which is a lot of stuff, but I wanted something packed with veggies, because it's been a nasty cold snowy winter here and also the plague is going around at work. Now I have lots of leftovers to eat during the week. This is what I've been aiming for in my weekend cooking, because otherwise it's very easy to get into the habit of eating convenience foods during the week even though I don't really want to.

Today I baked a cheddar and chile bread with dough I started yesterday. The recipe is basically a plain white bread with the cheese and chiles mixed in, but I fiddled with it a little, substituting corn meal for a little bit of the flour, using chipotle chiles in adobo rather than the green chiles called for, and rolling the cheese and chiles up in the dough rather than mixing them in (because I wanted the cheese to be a more distinct presence, and also for it all to be inside the dough where it wouldn't burn). The loaf just came out of the oven, looking and smelling good.

I feel like I should cook or bake something else today but I'm not sure what. *contemplates large amount of potatoes in cupboard*
kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Default)
As before, the post itself will contain a brief episode summary, while the discussion will be held in comments on LiveJournal.

A note on spoilers: Since the first rewatch post, I've marathoned the rest of Hannibal. I find I really want to be able to discuss how individual episodes fit into the show overall, so there will be spoilers.

Episode summary under the cut )

If you'd like to join the discussion, please comment on my LiveJournal.

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