Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Saturday, 27 March 2010
We had it for supper today and enjoyed it immensely. I'll have to make a double recipe next time so we have leftovers.
Peanut Slaw/ Low Carb Pad Thai
1/2 head cabbage (approx 4 cups) shredded as for slaw.
1/3 cup peanut butter.
3 cloves garlic
1" ginger, minced (you could use pickled sushi ginger if you had it)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
oil for saute
2 tbs cider vinegar
4 tbs soy sauce
2 tsp sugar (or splenda if you're being low- carb)
1/2 -1 cup water
Heat a saute pan.
Make the peanut sauce:
Saute garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes in a bit of oil in a saucepan until the garlic seems cooked.
Add the peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce and sugar, and add enough water to thin to about the consistency of pancake batter (I've found the amount of water depends a lot on what kind of peanut butter you use). Let it come to a simmer, stirring when you think of it.
Cook the shrimp- about 2 minutes a side in the heated saute pan with a bit of oil, or until pink.
Bring the peanut sauce to a hard boil, pour it over the cabbage and stir it in well. Sometimes I run it all through the microwave for 3-5 minutes to wilt the cabbage a bit more. Depends if you want it more "slaw" like or more "noodle" like. Serve, topped with shrimp (chopped peanuts and cilantro if you're ambitious).
Friday, 26 March 2010
This was a part of a job posting I saw today.
"Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
May be required to work extended hours. May be exposed to infectious diseases, blood and body fluids, radiation, toxic materials, allergens, physical and emotional distress. May encounter aggressive and/or agitated clients/visitors/staff. May be required to travel throughout Manitoba to deliver services."
I didn't know my location had a vacancy....hahaha
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
and very little in the back,
but of the Chelidonium, which usually emerges from the snow bushy, bright green, and ready for action, there is very little sign.
(and as I look at the calendar, I realize yesterday was the first day of spring. Oh well.)
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Monday, 8 March 2010
Last summer, a neighbour across the street told the Geek about a crib she had seen put out in her back lane. She herself didn't need it, so the Geek went and picked it up.
Cleaned up, it makes an ideal drying rack. I had read about some houses having racks hung above their stoves and thought it would be a good use of space.
The rack has space for one or two sweaters dried flat.
The cords are drawn through eyebolts in the ceiling.
(these will have to be replaced with pulleys as the rack is hard to pull up).
A small fighter plane hangs from the point where all the cords meet.
And looped around a cleat on the window frame.
We still have one side of the crib to use up, so there may be another one made.
Sunday, 7 March 2010
It is interesting that the ice from the water is 'piling up' on the rain barrel, which was full last fall because the taps froze before I could drain it.
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Plus, I couldn't access any of the pictures on my card. The Geek brought her card-reader home from work, but the card wouldn't fit any of the ports. So we went to a store that prints pictures, stuck the card in their machine, and discovered that, thankfully, the card hadn't been fried when I destroyed the camera.Yesterday I went and bought a new one. A very nice young man at Black's price matched a sale I had seen elsewhere. And I have three months to find it on sale somewhere else, so I could potentially wind up with a better deal (I am such a Manitoban).
The new camera is the same size as the old one, but has an extra two megapixels, and you can now touch the side of the camera to change the flash and other features. I'll have to see how that works for me, twitchy person that I am.
I put the camera in a bowl of water just to make sure the seals were intact, and it seems to be fine. Admittedly there is considerably less pressure in two inches of water on my kitchen counter than there is at 15 feet, but at least I know that it is basically sound.
Now I can finish uploading pictures for previously started posts!
Thursday, 4 March 2010
However, given that this is Winnipeg and it is March, I am waiting for the lion. I'd rather that big storm would just come and get it over with. Just end the suspense already so I can truly get ready for spring.
Monday, 1 March 2010
Coming home it was only -3. The cowl and toque were stuffed in the backpack, the parka was undone and the mitts were only half on. And I was too hot.
How do people stand living in Cow-Town where this kind of weather is commonplace? It would drive me crazy. And I would need a bigger backpack into which I could stuff my extra clothes. Good thing I wasn't planning to move west!