Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Really enjoyed this book set in the Willamette Valley after an event of unknown origin causes the failure of electricity and explosives.
I've played this scenario out in my mind imagining who I would want to be part of my post 'change' world.
Fun and interesting reading.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Collaboration recipe with Joel, turned out terrific. Will definitely make it again.
8 c. Chicken Broth (make your own or canned)
Saute until very, very soft in olive oil
1/2 - 3/4 c. diced Celery
1/2 -3/4 c. diced Carrot
1/2 c. diced onion
1 clove garlic pressed
2 c. Shredded Chicken
Add sauteed vegetables and a handful of Spinach to Chicken Broth and simmer for 15 minutes.
Splash each of Fish Sauce, Soy Sauce & Rice Vinegar
Rice noodles and cook about 5 minutes
Stir together in bowl:
Juice of 1 lemon
Slowly add about 2-3 cups of hot broth to egg mixture, then slowly add egg, lemon, broth mixture back into soup pot.
Lightly stir up 1-2 Eggs and add slowly into hot soup.
Thinly sliced Jalapeno
Chopped Basil Leaves
Chopped Chives or Green Onions
Put shredded chicken in soup bowl and ladle soup over it. Top with your favorite Pho toppings and sauces.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sweet & Sour Chicken Skewers
Fingerling Potato-Leek Hash with Swiss Chard and Eggs
Stir-fried Rice Noodles with beef and Spinach
Burger of the Week:
Burgers with Blue Cheese and Sherry Vidalia Onions
Grilled Corn on the cob with Jalapeno Butter
Watermelon Tomato Soup
Saturday, July 02, 2011
Day1: (prepare day 2 recipe to marinate for next day)Tofu Lime Ceviche
(Jill and I couldn't resist we love this oldie but goody)Sriracha-Grilled Tofu
Serve with rice and sautéd bock choy (use some sesame seed oil for flavor and a few red pepper flakes for a little heat)
Red Curry-Glazed Salmon
Bok Choy and Pineapple Slaw
Grilled Hoisin Chicken With Scallions