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Courting death – Szechuan Garlic Prawns

A number of years ago, I had a severe allergic reaction. I still remember that day like it was yesterday. I broke out in hives, my tongue swelled up and we couldn’t find the entrance to the ER so we went to the children’s ER where I threw up on the floor. I was quite sad to leave the cheerful colourful children’s ER when they moved me to the regular ER. Bye Bye happy monkey, hello depressing fluorescent light. After a series of skin prick tests it was determined that I had developed an allergy to prawns. You might as well kill me! No more prawns?? Ever?? I couldn’t believe it so I didn’t.

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Baked Fish and Chips

In which I seethe – Baked Fish and Chips

I have one advice for you, my dear friends (anyone who would take time to read my blog is my friend. )

DO NOT DO THE DISHES WHEN YOU’RE ANGRY!!

So I got really really really mad at someone tonight, no prizes for guessing who, and I stupidly decided to do the dishes (something I hate doing even in a good mood) instead of leaving it till the morning like I usually do.  Eew! I know. But I have a super early day tomorrow and I really didn’t want to have to deal with the kitchen in the morning. Whoever said that doing the dishes is therapeutic, is a complete looney bin. Yes, doing the dishes allows you to think and I can see how that is therapeutic for some people. But do that while you’re angry and you’d be seething five minute in. You’d start thinking about the incident and then your mind would start riling. It’ll start to wander to the other annoying traits of the one who shan’t be named. Then you’ll be reminded of that thing they did two weeks ago that pissed you off but how you graciously let it go without a fuss and how you really should make yourself more heard and what you should say to them to make yourself more heard. There I was, in the kitchen, standing elbow deep in dirty dishes and having arguments in my head.  Detailed arguments with comebacks and all. But as angry as I am with them, I am angrier at myself for never following through with my imaginary arguments. I just can’t bring myself to fight. I ALWAYS end up crying. So guys, if your girlfriend or wife cries every time you fight, it is not the secret weapon you think we have. We are truly upset.

So to re-cap, don’t do the dishes when you’re angry. Go watch your favourite series, read a book, read 9GAG, watch vines, write a blog post, anything that will distract you. Just don’t do the dishes! There! I feel much better now.
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Not-out-of-the-bottle-Teriyaki Salmon

You like Salmon? I love Salmon. Personally, my favourite way to have Salmon is raw. But living in a landlocked country  makes me cautious (some say paranoid) about eating raw fish. My second favourite way to eat the fish is what I’m going to share with you today.  Teriyaki Salmon.

Teriyaki salmon

I don’t know about you but I hate the stuff you get in the bottle. It always seems to taste like it’s lacking something. So I made up my own. Then I googled around and as far as I can tell, there doesn’t seem to be a consensus on what makes up authentic Teriyaki sauce. Still, we like this recipe. Otherwise I wouldn’t share it with you.  Continue reading Not-out-of-the-bottle-Teriyaki Salmon