Monday, April 14, 2008

This Weekend . . .

. . . in random order.

It's what's for dinner. Stir fried beef, green peppers, carrots, mushrooms and onions in a Mandarin orange sauce of my own invention. Korean-style sticky rice and Fuki on the side. Don't jump to conclusions on the Fuki until you check the last image below.

The idea for this dish did NOT come from that new Chinese cookbook entitled "50 ways to wok your dog."

I have no idea about the species of these birds. They have long necks and long bills, and look like waterfowl. But, I'm not aware of a waterfowl like this that hangs out in trees. This time of year, they congregate by the dozens in the tall trees around our neighborhood.

I won the battle with the evil dishwasher. In fact, I kicked its ass. I pulled it out for the fifth time, pulled the pump apart, installed a new seal and fired it up. No leaks. Zero, zip, nada.

Fu-Ki is the best plum wine on this planet. Bar none.