July I: 2012
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AS Bill's been struggling with a kidney stone,
he hasn't had much of an appetite (never thought I'd see this!).
Then I also had the joong marathon. Made another
51 packages this afternoon (July 9th).
They are even better than the first 100!
Think I finally got the knack;-)
These were good enough to entice Bill to have
Funny...as I was wrapping, I realized I was doing
everything as my Mom did,
even to the cup of hot water to sip on!
I AM my mother's daughter:-)))
Eggplant, sweet bell peppers, onion stir-fried
with "toban sauce" - chili bean paste.
I blanched the cubed eggplant instead of frying
in loads of oil.
This was fried in a tablespoon of veg oil - considerably
lower fat content.
Nice flavour and a bit of kick from the sauce.
Mock curry chicken fried rice: grated and microwaved
stir-fried with diced steamed green beans, red
pepper, onion, egg,
leftover cooked chicken breast in total of 2
tbsp veg oil.
Caulflower was "fried after the microwave by
Other veg cooked together with curry powder then
combined with cauliflower.
Cooking separately achieved a bit of that "wok
hai" - wok /slightly charred aroma.
Great with the chili eggplant and peppers.
The soothing breakfast after spices for supper
0% fat Oikos yogurt, frozen blueberries, BOBAS!
and edibles from the flower garden :-)
My old sandpot - perfect for slow cooked comfort
After 8 days of hospital food - it was time for
Chinese comfort food for Bill...and me!
Jasmine rice infused with the oils and flavours
wine and spices infused pork belly, Chinese sausage,
salted duck egg, silkened chicken breast,
Chinese mushrooms, and lots of ginger.
The "burnt rice" at the bottom of the pot...OMG
- the best part!
The perfect bowl of sandpot rice with bok choy!
Mix of herbs from my "palette":
Italian parsley, golden marjoram, small leaf
basil, rosemary, sage,
but the fresh thyme is still too small...
Beautiful array of fresh herbs on one of Kathy
Adding the fresh herbs 30 minutes before stew
Beef short rib stew with potato dumplings.
Beef short rib stew - worthy of a second shot!
Ryan's ribs two ways:
2 racks with Mexican flavours and 2 racks more
savory with fresh herbs from my garden...
eaten with fresh corn on the cob and twice-fried
baby taters :-)))
Needed wet face clothes at hand!
and Sue-On Hillman Eclectic Studio