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with Captain Chaos
Spaghetti with raw eggs
and Italian bacon
500g cooked spaghetti (cook first to al
225g pancetta cut into 1cm pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves of garlic lightly crushed
3⁄4 cup of freshly grated Parmesan
4 tablespoons dry white wine
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons parsley chopped fine
Into a pan put the oil, butter, garlic and
pancetta and cook for three minutes
then add the wine heat for a few minutes.
Remove the garlic.
Into a ser ving bowl add the three eggs
beat them then add the cheese, mix well,
add the spaghetti. Reheat and pour the
contents of the pan over the spaghetti.
Toss them together and serve immediately.
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It all started when a couple city girls
who were friends of the family rang me
asking if they could stay for a few days
because they were waiting on a friend who
was bringing a boat up the coast and was
going to take them up the Queensland
coast. I said OK and that I would pick them
up from the airport.
Chloe and Ruth were great fun as I had
met them in Sydney some months earlier
and had gone out sailing with them on
“Hey Chaos, it’s bloody hot. Can you
turn the aircon on? ” Ruth asked. I replied
by winding the window down.
“ That’s it? You don’t have aircon? ”
“ Sorry about that. This is the bush,
even the house doesn’t have aircon and
believe me the boat you are going up the
coast on won’t have it either.”
“No worries, now we’re moving. I ’ll get
used to it.”
I drove them out to a mountain creek
with a group of friends for a BBQ. By then
they didn’t seem to mind the hot weather.
On the last day, before I dropped them
at the boat, we were sitting out on my
back deck which is one story up from the
ground. I had cooked up a treat for them
so while I was organising the food the
girls were fascinated by all the different
birds feeding from the hanging seed trays.
There were finches, white-headed
pigeons, wonga pigeons, king parrots,
doves and of course lorikeets. Chloe
asked me to tell some stories about my
adventures. So for a few hours I told them
many yarns of my life ... which I may
have embellished a bit. While this was
happening the birds were knocking bird
seed all over the deck floor.
“Hey I’d better clean that seed away
before we go back in the house,” I said.
“ We can help. Where are the brooms
“Don’t worry I have an electric blower.
Stay there. Just lift your legs. It won’t take
I picked up the blower that was laying
on the bamboo day bed then took the cord
and went into the kitchen to plug it in and
turn on the power. It felt unusually heavy.
I thought it must just be me.
“ You sure you don’t want us to move
“No, this’ll only take a second,” I
said pointing the blower under the table
towards the girls’ chairs and turned it on,.
The machine hesitated then like some
magician’s trick it started and WHOOSH ...
A huge head fell out of the blower
followed by this patterned body that
seemed to go on forever. I was so amazed I
stood with the blower still pointed towards
the girls’ legs.
An enormous snake crashed into the
chairs but didn’t touch the girls as they had
leapt up and were standing with their feet
in the food on the table ... I have never
seen anyone move so quickly. The snake
had landed half on the chairs and started
to slither onto the table.
Ruth let out a scream and jumped
off the table taking the tablecloth and
what was left of the food with her. Chloe
jumped down next to Ruth. By this time I
had turned off the blower and headed for
the snake. I never made it as the snake
took off sliding across the deck and into
the trees. I turned back to the girls and did
they look a pretty sight; both were covered
in food and still had part of the tablecloth
hanging off them. They were terrified and
looking daggers at me.
“Hey! I didn’t do that on purpose! I
didn’t know a snake was sleeping inside
the blower. I got just as big a shock as
you two did.”
They didn’t look convinced until I
soothed them with a drink or two. So it
was a couple of hours later I said goodbye
to two happy girls ... well, they seemed
happy as they disappeared up the driveway
as if something was chasing them and
jumped into the car that was picking them
up. I could hear them telling the driver
to just GO.
I don’t think they will be staying with
me again. h
Pancetta and python
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