Taste Test – Mingau Milho

Alex tried this corn pudding freshly made when he was in Brazil so we purchased this container when we saw it in a Brazilian market. A sample recipe is below:

Mingau de Milho – Cornmeal Pudding

5 cups of whole milk
1 cup cornmeal  
¼ cup of honey
½ teaspoon whole cloves (about 5 or 6 individual cloves)
½ cinnamon stick

Pour cold milk into large pan; add cornmeal, cloves, and cinnamon.  Stir well
while cold to dissolve cornmeal completely.  Turn on heat to low and add
honey; allow to simmer, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.  Allow to
simmer 5-7 minutes until pudding become thick.  Pour into large bowls (one
bowl will inevitably get the cinnamon stick!)

Best served warm, but can be chilled.

Not quite as good as when it was warm and freshly made but Alex polished off the entire container 9 out of 10.

Doctor Who Extended Media Review – Gods and Monsters Book Two Faustine

Faustine is the second issue of the Gods and Monsters series from Cutaway Comics.  It was a spin-off of Doctor Who making use of Steve Gallagher‘s individual licence to the Tharils and Gundans from Warriors’ Gate.

The story follows Faustine a princess of the Tharils as she escapes her captivity as a slave. The story had a non-linear narrative and was a little confusing but it certainly captured Gallagher’s OG story. 8 out of 10.

Doctor Who Extended Media Review – Paradise Towers Paradise Found Miniseries Issues 1-4

Paradise Found is a miniseries from Cutaway Comics set in the world of the TV story Paradise Towers. The miniseries was written by Sean Mason with art by Silvano Beltramo.

Years have passed since Kroagnon, the great architect, returned to wipe out the inhabitants of Paradise Towers. Everyone seems to be living a happy idyllic life. It turns out to be a virtual reality illusion. The story follows Viv 2 as she uncovers the reality of the towers. The writing and art are both very good and the concept is fitting to the original story 8 out of 10. All Whovians should appreciate the amount of quality spin-off stories put out by Cutaway.

There were two backup strips in each issue of Paradise Found. The first one was a two page anthology based on The Happiness Patrol.

The second backup strip is a prequel to the Paradise Towers TV story.