Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Early one this. Taking Polly down from the Batu Caves, north of Kuala Lumpur. Must have been 1983. We were driving back from Penang, where we had spent a few days holiday thanks to Jenny winning a draw on our receipt when we bought a video player. Or was it in Changmai? Love this picture.
Monday, December 20, 2010
On the 22nd of this month, December 2010, it will be 5 years since Jenny died. She comes to my mind every day
This photo was taken in Barcellona, I think. Not having the original slides, having to rely on memory. We did so much travelling after Jenny took early retirement. One city looks much like another in the photos.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
A little different this one.
Ingredients for 2 servings.
- 150/200 g of finely chopped onions.
- 1 small carrot, chopped.
- 1 stick of celery, chopped.
- 100/150 g of chopped pumpkin. (minus skin of course!!)
- enough olive oil to cover pan bottom.
- 1 table spoon of honey
- 300 ml of veggie stock (half a cube in hot water)
- Salt and pepper
As a general rule, the ingredients fill to the brim one of your soup bowls + the onion. With this soup you can add a bit of more honey if you want a really sweet soup. Additionally, if you would like a bit of a creamer flavour, add a little butter. Only a little mind, as you can really taste the butter and nothing else if you put in too much. As always, on the second occasion making the soup, vary the proportions to get a mix you prefer.
Sweat the onions in the olive oil, as before, etc. Pour in the stock and add the chopped pumpkin, carrot, celery and honey. Simmer till soft, 10 mins or so. Liquidise.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Gek is up and painting. Work on the apartment is still not finished but is ready to receive it's first guests as well as providing a studio for Gek. Actually, it is more a restoration than a refurbishment. You never know, Relau Indah Condo might become a heritage site in the distant future. It does have some unique features.