A SEVEN DAY FOOD BLOG
SUE-ON (DEJAH) HILLMAN
Friday, August 6, 2004
Here we go again!
Slept through a refreshing early morning rain, which
hasn't stopped! Good thing we are performing at the Folk Festival on Saturday
and Sunday and not today. While my coffee was brewing, I drove downtown
to pick up China-Li, our daughter, from one of her three medicine-related
summer jobs. She worked from midnight to 8 this morning.
As it was still raining, we demolished the last couple
of pieces of banana cream pie for breakfast. Took a bit of time to
check out and respond to the queries regarding yesterday's lunch entry.
Packed China her "crunchy lunch" of chicken and greens sandwich, fresh
cauliflower, celery sticks, sweet pepper, and dessert of Babybel cheese
and grapes. She then left for her day job at the city hospital. Bill and
I processed the pictures and posted yesterday's supper log.
It's now mid-afternoon. I have ground beef marinating
for tomorrow's dim sum meat balls. The fresh Shanghai noodles are cooked
and cooling. By now, we were in need of sustanence. No time to cook for
lunch, so I pulled some frozen joong (sticky rice in bamboo leaves) from
the freezer. My Mom and I made 200 of these packets this summer.
Bill and I devoured one each, along with some Dragon
tea.This tea was brought back from China by a friend who went on
a qi-gong tour. It was light and went well with the savory joong and chili
Hubby is itching to go buy new guitar strings and check
in at the festival for our passes. So, I'd better get the pictures done
up and post this!
Now, onto preparing shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork bao, sui
mai, curry chicken in puff pastry.
For supper tonight, we are having lemongrass/cilantro/lime
salmon, and something else ...
Well, supper was a bit of a rush as rehearsal for tomorrow's
show was called for 8 p.m. Good thing I had the salmon with all the fixings
preped and waiting in the fridge. I tend to forget time when I am making
Instead of our usual jasmin rice, I cooked basmati,
and steamed some asparagus. To prevent the banana leaf from burning, I
placed the salmon bundles on top of foil on the BBQ. Thirty minutes
over medium flame, it was ready to eat! I just drizzled melted butter
on the asparagus and added a sprinkle of coarse salt. Diet
Sprite worked well with fish ;-)
Didn't get as much done as I wanted 'cos the phone kept
ringing! I do have a cookie sheet full of beef meatballs. Made some sweet
'n' sour chicken drumettes from a Canadian cookbook series called Best
of Bridge. I already had sticky rice in lotus leaf and bao in the freezer.
Perhaps with some congee, this will suffice for lunch tomorrow.
Got home about half an hour ago. Having a couple of homemade
old fashioned oatmeal, pecan and cranberry cookies with a glass of milk
while we wait for our Japanese five-string bluegrass banjo player, Mitsu,
to arrive. Will probably run over his feature numbers before heading
off to bed.
Daughter China will be playing Celtic harp and electronic
bagpipes on the show. Guess we'll go over her selections when she gets
home from her midnight to 8 a.m. shift!
Until tomorrow . . .
Rice in Bamboo Leaves
and Sue-On Hillman, Inc.