This conversation with a Hungarian friend grew from having heard other friends from Poland, the DDR and beyond talk about eating their first banana. Coming from Australia, I can't remember a time without fruit.
Congee, in all its variations around Asia, is at its a core simply a rice porridge and can be made from leftover rice which I often have lying around. This bastardised version uses yesterday's rice and mostly soy sauce and ginger for stock as well as whatever needed eating up.
As futile unspoken ultimatums go, it was one of my sillier ones but I had meant it in a sort of self deprecating way. As it happened, I almost missed my flight to Finland...
Audio from a bout of some sort of electronic whack a mole. It ended Scotland 1 - Hungary 0. Music stolen from Michael Gibs
This simple pasta sauce is basically a twist on a what the Italians call sugo all'arrabbiata. Or at least that's what I think they call it though they might view this a bit of a perversion. At it's core, it's a fast cooked (~10 mins) sauce of tomatoes, chili, onion and garlic. This recipe adds basil and a hint of cinnamon to give it an intriguing and earthy taste. The whole meal should take less than 20 minutes to knock up.
I'd had a very low key Sunday, catching up on sleep and going for and incredibly gentle run in an attempt to flush out some recent excess. Oh and I woke up in her bed yesterday. She was even there too.
Of course she wasn't the first woman that had spiraled me into an existential crisis, she wasn't even the first that year.