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May 19th, 2002

May. 19th, 2002

Didn't get much sleep last night, I forgot to use the CPAP for the first time in ages...only the comfort and company of my two favorite redheads made it worth my while... I love them both so much!

I plan on taking a nap in a little bit to try to recharge my batteries some. It's raining lightly outside, and I feel more placid now... have some champa burning, and a much more positive outlook. Newt impresses me by scratching his chin with his right rear paw, effortlessly. I wish I could do that... though I'd prefer to have a prehensile tail to Newt's running / navigation strip. (He does have great colors, though... stripey-tail is very fashionable this season, I imagine.)

Off to go grocery shopping... I got fresh fruit yesterday, time to restock the other stuff. I'm making some stir-fry for supper tonight... I dont mind walking in the rain... it's refreshing, and I'm not getting anything that'll melt.

Some piccies of me and Newt sleepin' and playin'...mostly sleepin'Collapse )

May. 19th, 2002

ok, I'm back, showered in both rain and hot water, shave... and have a smile on my face. Mentally clear and have the cobs brushed away.... but I'll still probably take that nap later.

I have a *lot* of tasty, healthful food... all my arms could carry. I don't feel guilty for using plastic bags because I was walking in the rain and recycle 'em anyhow, as kitchen trash or back at the market's recycling center... I'm delighted that this city uses a waste-to-energy program(opens in a new page) and recycles so much... no giant landfills here to deal with, and the resources are put to better use. (Heck, we even water the city grass with recycled wastewater... like spraying fertiliser on the stuff... the greenest grass around.

Back to rest and relaxation, dear journal.

testing a new pic hostCollapse )

what's it mean? I dunno.

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Benefit of having been to the grocery store... looking at a full pantry, and saying "it all looks so good... what's for lunch?"

Here's what I made... (and I have enough left over for supper, too...)

Ginger Orange Tofu

Ingredients:


  • Your favorite white rice recipe (plain), fully prepared.

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • Spinach, a small batch, rinsed and stems removed.

  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

  • Fresh ginger, julienned to measure 1/8 cup

  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger powder.

  • 1 brick of tofu (non-silken), rinsed and cubed.

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste.



Directions:

In a non-stick fry-pan or wok, saute olive oil, tofu and garlic, keep stirring so as not to burn the garlic. As you are browning the tofu, add the fresh and powdered ginger, and the spinach. Depending on the portion, more olive oil may be necessary. Once lightly browned, pour in the orange juice, bringing down the heat, and reduce for five minutes. The idea is for the vegetables to absorb the juice flavor, so add more if necessary to retain a broth. Pour entire mixture over the bed of white rice. Enjoy!

Serves: 2

Preparation time: ~30 minutes, maybe a little more, if you're telling the cat to stay away from the burners.
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