Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pottering and eating

We did nothing but potter around the house and sit in the garden all weekend, so this round up is all about the food we ate.

After work on Friday, M marinated some chicken pieces with soy sauce then grilled them and served them with a finely chopped umeboshi plum paste. He also tossed mixed salad leaves with a sesame seed dressing he made with tahini, dashi, rice vinegar, soy sauce, caster sugar, toasted white sesame seeds and chilli powder. We drank buck's fizz with homemade freshly-squeezed orange juice.

On Saturday, M marinated beef in finely chopped lemongrass, black pepper, brown sugar and fish sauce then skewered them and grilled them (they were originally destined for the BBQ but thunderstorms and torrential rain put paid to that plan). He served the grilled beef skewers with rice noodles that he lightly stir-fried with ginger, dried shrimp, oyster mushrooms, spring onions and soy sauce.

Tonight's dinner will be Maryland crab cakes and salad, most likely followed by Alfonso mangoes.

Little Planet dined well too this weekend - beef ragu and cauliflower cheese, both made by Daddy. Her childminders are Indian and they feed her such delights as lentil dal, khichuri, pilau rice and spaghetti bolognaise.

Aren't we lucky girls!

And now I am off for a few days to Frankfurt, Paris and Madrid on business. Back to London on Thursday. Hopefully will be able to Twitter through the trip though.


Anonymous said...

very lucky! Does M have an identical twin brother? :)


Olivia said...

Oh it's wonderful that LP's minders feed her such yummy food.

Back in the days when I was a fussy eater, our Indian neighbors used to take me through the hole in our fence and feed me, and my mum said I'd come home smelling of garlic and coriander leaf (which was pungent and rare stuff in the UK back in the 70s and 80s, you may remember!)

Planethalder said...

Childwoman: :-) Unfortunately he doesn't have a twin. He has a brother but he does not compare at all (cannot and will not cook).

Olivia: Wow, I am amazed that although you were a fussy eater, your fussiness did not preclude Indian spices!