Monday, 8 February 2010

Pretty Colours ….. But …..

On Saturday I was giving the ‘fridge its yearly – I underestimate – empty, clean and wash!!! and I found a container of rather old tofu.

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Apart from the pretty colours the “tofu” smelled of paraffin.

I wonder if our tame scientist Andrew can tell me which moulds are causing the colours.

Andrew, do you want to come round for a coffee or do you think we should continue to meet in cafes?

11 comments:

  1. Now that has put me off my dinner!!!

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  2. The good Doctor Ruth (aka Anonymous when she wants to be rude) is the microbiological mould specialist actually. I'll advise her to have a look. I wonder if you may find an old sandwich in your golf bag too?

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  3. Be careful by throwing it out you may destroy at least one civilisation of sentient beings!

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  4. As long as you don't discover old forgotten socks...

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  5. However.... I have eagerly bitten into French blue/orange cheeses that look even worse, but taste lovely. Go on Calum, enjoy yourself man! (Note to the executors of the estate of the late Calum Carr: I was joking. Of course he should not have eaten it)

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  6. Andrew - From then on, if I were Calum, I would watch you closely, whenever I would be having a café with you, or eating any old sandwich you would offer. Do you fear him that much as a golf partner?

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  7. Prompted by Andrew, I had to have a look at this.....yuuuuukkkkk!
    Would need a much close look to make any kind of identification, but it does look impressive.
    I have seen reports of spoilage of milk/yoghurt type products having a paraffin-type smell...possibly a Pseudomonas spp?

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  8. P.S. if you do happen to injest any....try this as an antidote:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlmEc8rd_Nw

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  9. I ate it and I am now ..... aaagh!

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  10. Ruth

    Thanks for the advice.

    I rushed out and got an emergency prescription of Paracetamoxyfrusebendroneomycin.

    It's brilliant. Now I've only got one breast, my piles are cleared up, my intelligence has quadrupled to 4 grey cells and my weight has dropped by 25%.

    The side effects: I'm typing this from the toilet seat. Think I might die here.

    Magic video!

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  11. Oh it's very pretty!

    I'm just trying to catch up: you are in full flow mode at the moment, aren't you?

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