You all know I bought Rick Stein’s India cookbook a couple of weeks ago – and I have been dying to make a curry from it ever since!
Last weekend we had the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne and part of the track is basically right outside our place! We had the perfect view of the back straight – sorry if none of you are petrol heads or love fast, loud cars, I just love it! So my husband & I decided to show off our place and #balconyview with all our friends and family on Saturday and Sunday with our Grand Prix Party. We put on a HUGE spread – I was preparing everything for four weeks! Everyone loved the food (of course!) as well as the atmosphere, wine, beer and laughs – good day had by all.
We’ve just had a friend from Japan stay with us for a couple of days, which has been really cool! We haven’t seen each other for almost a year! And although this is not a Japanese dish, our Japanese friend appreciated this one – she could eat the meal with chopsticks instead of using a knife and fork! She felt right at home.
Fresh coriander . . . Fresh kaffir lime leaf . . . Freshly chopped ginger and galangal . . . Spicy chilli that makes you sneeze . . . Fish sauce . . . Oh I could go on and on about my favourite Thai ingredients. I could also go on about how cooking with them on the weekend, at my Thai cooking class, brought back memories of being in Thailand, wishing I was there, sitting by the pool or beach, drinking Singha and eating fish cakes or fresh red curry crab . . . Sorry, got a bit carried away! I wish we had smell-o-net.