May 25th, 2005


Currying flavor

Major kitchen production last night, made the green curry beef and yellow curry chicken. The chicken came out amazingly tender, but I had to add more curry paste to the coconut milk sauce when I bagged it for freezing. Wishing I had thought to get lemon grass or bamboo shoots for the beef. Funny, I never liked lemon grass because in Thailand they leave in the non-edible part. I hate picking wood out of my curry. Or maybe that wasn't lemon grass. I'll have to ask Nancie.

Which reminds me, if you are a Thai food fan, and like cookbooks which tell a lot about where the recipe comes from, the very best books ever are Nancie McDermott's Real Thai series. Nancie was in my Peace Corps group, we sat next to each other on the plane to Thailand.

Real Thai
Real Vegetarian Thai
Quick & Easy Thai
The Curry Book

Good thing I have a dishwasher. The sink is full!
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Anyone who wants a [FREE!] copy of the 2-DVD set of the stage play version of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy featuring me as Slartibartfast, let me know here and I'll bring 'em to BayCon. It's a really fun show, bare bones production performed in 1993, and videotaped on a really cheezy camera. What it lacks in production values it more than makes up for in style and talent.
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Why do I like this song so much?

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And leave me here to bleed
Is it enough to die?
Somebody save my life
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