Zooey Deschanel to play the Coal Miner’s Daughter on Broadway. Loretta Lynn made the announcement during her performance at the Grand Ole Opry:
The announcement mirrored the way Lynn invited actress Spacek on the Opry stage in 1979 to reveal that Spacek would play her in the upcoming film. Spacek later won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Lynn.
(I warned you guys that 2012 could be the year Zooey gets one step closer to an EGOT.)
Is 2012 the year of Zooey Deschanel?
This time next year, we could be referring to the adorkable actress slash indie-rock singer in the same breathe as Kate Winslet or Martin Scorsese…
Come late winter, we’ll find out if she’ll take home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical). And if New Girl continues to win the hearts of viewers, we’ll surely see her on the short list of Emmy nominees next fall.
On the singing front, she already proved her talent as a performer. Now she’s up for a Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media for her contribution to the “Winnie the Pooh” soundtrack. And that same track could lead to an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.
And well, I don’t want to get to far ahead but three of the awards spell out E-G-O… And just like Kate and Martin, she may just be missing the T.
Glow in the Dark Gin ‘N’ Roses Jelly - Bompas and Parr Recipe
Courtesy of Gwyneth Paltrow
“With jelly, half the fun lies in the spectacle. People always enjoy the wobble, but that’s to be expected. No one is surprised by a wobbly jelly. To really bowl them over, you have to sex it up a lot. One way of doing this is to make it glow in the dark …
To make the jelly glow in the dark, food-safe quinine is included as an ingredient and the jellies are served in an area where UV blacklights cause them to fluoresce. The invisible ultraviolet light from the blacklights is absorbed by the quinine, which then re-emits bluish light at the edge of the visible spectrum, making the jellies appear to glow in the dark.”
Note: To be really effective, you need total darkness save for the UV light.
For the Jelly
- 200ml/7fl oz/generous ¾ cup Hendrick’s Gin
- 300ml/10fl oz/1¼ cups Indian tonic water
- a splash of rose water
- 5 leaves gelatine
Kids version: for a child friendly version, lose the gin and use 100ml elderfower cordial and 400ml tonic. The rest is the same.
For the Glow
- UV blacklight
Note: You can buy UV backlights at places like Home Depot.
Combine the gin, tonic water and rose water in a jug (pitcher) and set aside. Cut the leaf gelatine into fine pieces and place in a heat-proof bowl with enough of the Gin & Tin mix to submerse. Leave until soft.
When the gelatine has softened, melt it by placing it over a pan of simmering water.
Then add the remainder of the gin and tonic and pour through a sieve (strainer) and back into the jug (cup). Now fill your mould.
Unmould the jelly by briefly immersing in a bowl of hot water and inverting over your chosen plates. For maximum effect, turn off all lights to achieve total darkness. Switch on your blacklight and serve the glowing jelly to thrilled diners. - gp
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