Tuesday, April 21, 2009
3 days of torture in my work and personal life with various issues.....causes my weight to reduce a teensy bit.
Kah kah kah.
Now that everything is solved, it is very likely that I will gain all back...with something extra too. Deng. Well, blame it all on hormon....after all, I am a woman.
Met some friends last weekend, sempat sesat lagik....but no issues, dapat lunch yg saaangat sedap. Thank you very much dear friend. Hehehe. Lain kali, leh sesat lagik ah. ;)
Just to introduce my readers to a new foodstuff that I discovered recently.....White Flower Mushroom, a variant of Shiitake. Different is, it have sort of flower patterns on the crown. Quite nice, really.
Since it is one of the dried mushroom, you have to soften it a bit. Basically you have to immerse it in hot water for some time. Well, for me I usually boil it with water. Cut the crown into little pieces (really tiny pieces coz after the immersion, the flesh can expand to quite some size) and cook it with vege or use it in soups. Works quite well in the chicken broth, dory fish soup and as I tried last night, mix vege. It taste smooth but with an extra chewiness that reminds me of chicken.
The water that you have after you soaked the mushrooms can be used as a foundation for fish and chicken dishes. Quite fragrant too.
As for the stems, it is a bit hard and less tasty, a chinese friend advice to cook it in curry. He said the vegetarian shops used it as 'lamb' meat.
So, try it if you can. One of the recommended healthy food. Hehehe, just don't use too much oil la sayang masa masak mushrooms nih, it tends to soak all liquid.
Links to this post:
The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake,
excerp from Auguries of Innocence.