Saturday, August 16, 2014

Rainy days in August

So far my summer has been pretty crappy - weather wise. Yesterday it was so cold that I actually felt the need for some nice, yummy hot soup. In august! Isn't that nice? (Sarcasm off).

My boyfriend and I decided on Tom Kha Gai, an Asian soup that we'd made last winter and both of us quite enjoyed. As we needed a few more ingredients we went to the store, and while browsing the shelves I discovered some yaki nori (seaweed wraps or whatever the seaweed stuff that sushi is wrapped in is called ;) ). Le boyfriend doesn't like sushi bit I definitely do so I decided that we'd make sushi and he could have the sushi rice as a side to go with the soup.

Now I don't mean to brag but the soup tasted pretty good :). Tom Kha Gai is a soup based on coconut milk, chili, fish stock and lemongrass so it might not be everyone's cup of tea but I would recommend  to just give it a try. We kind of went overboard with the vegetables, adding mushrooms, carrots, snap peas, mungo beans, and cut up chicken breast.

This was the first time I made sushi and I didn't have fresh fish as I live near the alps and the likes of salmon aren't that easy to come by here (at least in sushi quality ), so I made it with zucchini, carrot, avocado and canned tuna. I also forgot to buy wasabi paste and ginger so all I had was soy sauce, but it still tasted quite yummy!

On a different note we went to the movies today and watched "Lucy". My boyfriend thought it was ok and I really enjoyed it. There was quite a lot of shooting going on which I could've done without but other than that I highly recommend it.

Speaking of recommending, I'm considering doing a "July favorites" blogpost soon, where I will be talking about some of the things I loved in July, be it food ( I do love food!), books, clothing, places, etc. So that's something to look forward to isn't it? ( and for me it's a reminder to stay active - I am a very lazy person and find it hard not to procrastinate every minute of my life away).

If you managed to read until now I not only congratulate you but I also want to thank you. It still feels weird writing this text, not knowing who - and if someone will ever read it. So if you're out there: thank you !! And please feel free to talk to me through the comments. Food may be my number one love, but talking doesn't fall far behind.

Lots of love,


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