Monday, 25 February 2008

Stirring it up

When I don't have much time to cook there are 2 things which always come to mind : Pasta or Stir Fry. They don't require much thought, you can usually use whatever you have on hand (or at least in the fridge) and depending on the sauce they can taste different every time.

I had a wonderful collection of bright multi-coloured vegetables in my fridge and they were screaming "Stir Fry Me", and as I always have a pack of frozen prawns somewhere in the freezer, I knew this was going to be very easy.I am not going to tell you what to add to your stir-fry, this is something which is dictated by what you have, what you can buy and what you can afford. I am however going to share the sauce which a made, and to my delight it was very good.

Stir-Fry Sauce

1 28g Packet Knorr Teriyaki Marinade
20ml Cornflour
250ml of cold water

Mix together until there are no lumps.
Add the mix to the stir-fried vegetables once they are half way cooked.
Makes a delicious thick sauce, slightly sweet, slightly salty.

I Dream a World

I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn.
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom's way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind--
Of such I dream, my world!

From The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, edited by Arnold Rampersad (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994), p. 311.


Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Well done, your pics look great. Coffee sounds great.Where shall we go - we can write a restaurant review.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Oops, by the way, your poem had me in tears, it is so beautiful.

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water."

It is not your business to succeed, but to do what is right : when you have done so, the rest lies with God.
C.S. Lewis

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