Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dies the Fire - S.M. Stirling

Dies the Fire (Emberverse, #1)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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A Cup of Friendship - Deborah Rodriguez

A Cup of FriendshipA Cup of Friendship by Deborah Rodriguez

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Shallow story about an American cafe owner in Kabul.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Faux Pho

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
2 Eggs

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
Hoisin Sauce

Put shredded chicken in soup bowl and ladle soup over it. Top with your favorite Pho toppings and sauces.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Weekly Recipes #59 - Nathan

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)

Day 2:
Sriracha-Grilled Tofu

Serve with rice and saut├ęd bock choy (use some sesame seed oil for flavor and a few red pepper flakes for a little heat)

Day 3:

Red Curry-Glazed Salmon

Serve with:

Bok Choy and Pineapple Slaw