Fusion green curry for dinner: Coconut milk, curry paste, chicken, long green peppers, Japanese eggplant, carrots, green eggplant, enoki mushrooms, bird’s eye chillies, krachai (lesser galangal), horapha (Thai sweet basil), bai makrut (kaffir lime leaf), grated lime skin, and secret seasonings. I usually use straw mushrooms but didn’t find them at the fresh market today.
One of the horrible ironies of contemporary Thai cooking is that people have been corrupted by sugar and everything is too sweet. It took me eight years to find a balance for green curry that I have confidence putting up against any other. It might not be to everyone’s taste (it is pretty spicy), but it has wowed many. I take my curry experimentation very seriously!
Last night, we planned to go camping in our front yard. Max came down with a cold and Mina does nothing without him, so the kids ended up staying in the house. Nam worried about the kids waking up in the middle of the night and not finding her, so she also slept in the house. I had already put tents up, so I decided to sleep on the lawn alone.
Woke up with a sore back and lit some charcoal because camping is not camping without fire. Grilled some yakitori and khao chi rice balls in a wonderful fusion of classic Japanese and Isan flavor profiles. Then I went to my Sunday masters class and thought about when I would have time to write my thesis. I seriously need a day to chill every week, but that’s not going to happen for a while.
This is the Facebook “other” inbox folder, which Facebook says contains messages from people you haven’t friended. The thing is, I sometimes find messages from people who I have friended in there (maybe I friended them after they sent the messages?), so you should check it out.