Made myself another 2lbs cured pork a week ago, stored in refrigerator. This morning, I took a chunk of meat out… sliced it in paper thin pieces, slow cooked with a cup of rice together. After 30 minutes… it’s done.. smell good, taste good, like my mother’s cooking in my memory.
Made a bowl of Wonton soup, for afternoon snack. Ground pork and shrimp fillings, pickled mustard tuber, chopped fine, made into a a bit spicy soup. Chopped green onions and freshly picked cilantro as garnish. It was a soothing treat.
Later… I made a sketch painting from the original photo I took.
The original photo
When comes to cooking, I always believe… the freshness is the key. If the ingredients are super fresh, then the result will be definitely satisfying.
Made myself a plate of Oyster Omelette this morning… a cup of freshly harvested oyster meat, 4 eggs.. lightly beaten with 1 tbs cream, salt & pepper, low heat cooked on stove top, added a handful of chopped green onion; parsley. when eggs were still running, took the skillet off the heat, waited for few seconds… let the eggs continued to cook its self from the remaining heat in the skillet … then it’s done.
Juicy, tender and a bit sweetness… a hint of ocean taste… from the fresh oysters, it was an unique Omelette.
My pride, my love, my forever the most beautiful goldfish – Bully.
Bully actually is a female fish, when I first got her a couple of years ago, she was the size of my little finger, couldn’t tell her sex. But she was aggressive. So I thought she was a male, I named her “Bully”.
Later, discovered she lays eggs, I came to realize, it’s a She!
But what can I do? It’s too late to change her name, I had been faithfully called her “Bully” on this blog and introduced her to my friends. It would be confusing if I changed her name now. So… better to stick on the name “Bully”.
Just to remember.. it’s a She.. and she is named Bully.. and She is the Beautiful.
P.S. Bully has been living in a 12 gallon Marineland Eclipse Acrylic Aquarium System, for several years now, and she is very happy with her cozy and pretty home!
Pictured this vintage beetle in neighborhood of Lake Erie, Upstate NY. Alan says it exactly looks like the one he once had owned.
Finally, a new pin from this Upstate NY & Canada’s trip, picked from Hard Rock Cafe Toronto Skydome in Toronto, Canada.
Alan and I flew back home on July 7th. It’s nice to travel here and there every now and then, and it’s even nicer to come back after each trip… I guess it’s the reason that I keep traveling and keep coming back.
Bonfires, fireworks, ice-cold beers and sound of laughters, on this beach of Lake Erie, for celebrating July 4th. The night was young, the fun was just begun.
Woke up this morning, it had rained, the neighborhood of our friends’ home was quiet, the air was super fresh, could almost touch the moisture in the air.
The pretty and gentle shepherd – Kasey, the babe of the relatives we visited in upstate NY.