Friday, February 24, 2012

Time for Thai

I really wish I had a picture for ya'll, but I wasn't thinking about photography last night as I was whipping up another batch of Thai food for us. But next time..... I'll take some pics. I promise!

I start with Thai Kitchen red curry paste or green curry paste, and I follow the itty bitty directions on the label. I like both, so when I go to make Thai, I open both and give them each a good sniff and then decide what my taste buds want that night! 

You'll need a can of coconut milk (I use lite), some fish sauce, chicken stock, fresh basil (YES fresh!), bamboo shoots, a bit of brown sugar, some cooked meat like pork or chicken, and veggies. I usually add carrots, green beans and mushrooms, but potatoes, peas and onions are also good. And I love fresh basil, so I use a lot, finely chopped. And I usually have all of these items on hand.

Now a few words about how much of that curry paste to add. They say to use 1/2 to 1 tablespoon. Don't go there!!!! My hubby is Chinese and we both really enjoy spicey hot food. That much curry paste would launch him into orbit! Use 3/4 to 1 1/4 teaspoons of curry paste. If you can handle more than that, let me know!

I do add a ton of goodies, more than they say. And we always make a pot of rice as well.  Happy eating!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Czech pressed glass leaf earrings

Coming soon to my Etsy shop. These earrings are made from Czech pressed glass leaves in iris green. Their beautiful colors will brighten up your whole day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A funny cat photo from the artist

I took this shot last night. I was taking the tag off the bag, so I could reuse the cute little zip lock baggie, and there was my Smokey kitty. He's a bit slow in some ways....