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Scrumptious Sunday #2 – Beef June 29, 2008

Filed under: Scrumptious Sunday — rumplestilskin @ 1:18 pm

Ginger Beef

Ingredients:

1/2 cup/125 ml water

1 1/2 tsp/7 ml cornstarch

1/4 cup/60 ml liquid honey

1 1/2 tbsp/25 ml oyster sauce

1/2 tsp/2 ml dried crushed chilies

2 tsp./10 ml sesame oil

1/2 cup/125 ml cornstarch

2 large eggs

1 tbsp./15 ml soy sauce

1 tsp./5 ml sesame oil (optional)

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 tsp./7 ml finely grated peeled gingerroot

1 1/4 lbs./560 g sirloin steak, cut across grain into 1/8 inch (3mm) thick slices

cooking oil, for deep-frying

2 tsp./10 ml cooking oil

2 green onions, cut julienne

2 medium carrots, cut julienne

1tbsp./15 ml finely chopped peeled gingerroot

Preparation:

Stir water into first amount of cornstarch in small bowl. Add next 4 ingredients. Stir. Set aside.

Beat next 6 ingredients with fork in medium bowl.

Cut beef slices into 1/4 to 1/2 inch (6 to 12 mm) shreds. Add to egg mixture. Stir until coated. Mar

inate at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Deep-fry beef, in several batches, in hot (375°F, 190°C) cooking oil for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring an

d breaking pieces apart, until golden brown. Remove beef with slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Keep warm.

Heat second amount of cooking oil in medium frying pan on medium-high until hot. Add green onion, c

arrot and second amount of ginger. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes until softened. Stir honey mixture. Stir into carrot mixture until boiling and slightly thickened. Pour over beef. Makes 6 cups (1.5 L). Serves 6.

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Litratong Pinoy #1 – Pag-aaral June 26, 2008

Filed under: Litratong Pinoy — rumplestilskin @ 12:57 pm

Kasama sa curriculum ng preschool ang field trips. Isa sa mga pinuntahan nila ay ang bus depot. Sumakay yung mga bata sa publikong bus. Pinakita sa kanila kung paano nililinis yung bus habang sila ay nakasakay. Masaya ang mga bata at pati na rin ang mga magulang kasi may natutunan din sila.

Field trips are part the preschool’s curriculum. One of the trips they made is to the bus depot. The kids took a ride in a public bus. They watched how the bus is washed while riding the bus. The kids were happy and so were the parents because they too have learned something.

 

Scrumptious Sunday #1 – Dairy June 22, 2008

Filed under: Scrumptious Sunday — rumplestilskin @ 5:11 pm

Jumbo Shrimp Canapes with Chili Lime Cream

Ingredients:

2 lbs (1 kg) jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
1 cup (250 mL) 35% whipping cream

3/4 tsp (3 mL) chili powder

1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

1 tsp (5 mL) grated lime zest
1 tsp (5 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice
Cucumber slices
Lime zest for garnish

Preparation:

In a large skillet, melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter over medium-high heat. Sauté shrimp, in batches, just

until pink, opaque and curled, about 4 min, adding more butter between batches. Transfer to a plate and

refrigerate until chilled.

In a chilled bowl, combine cream, chili powder, salt and lime zest. Whip just until soft peaks form. Stir in

lime juice. Chill for at least 30 minutes or for up to 2 hours.

Place a small dollop of whipped cream on cucumber slices. Place one shrimp on each and garnish with lime

zest.

Servings: 40 to 48 pieces

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 8 to 16 minutes

Refrigeration Time: 30 minutes

 

Online Memes #4 – Favorite Toy June 20, 2008

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Third meme in a row from Christine.

My son’s favorite toy is his first birthday gift from us. It’s a 3-in-1 ride – a rocker, a bike and a stroller.

 

Idiomatic Expressions #2 June 15, 2008

Filed under: Idiomatic Expressions — rumplestilskin @ 4:47 pm

A still tongue keeps a wise head

Wise people don’t talk much.