Hehe - it was not supposed to look like this!
I was making dinner out of leftovers and things needing eating up in the fridge, true, and while I don’t usually ‘style’ my food for photos, I do like it to look good.
And because it’s a bit of a mish mash of stuff, I thought I’d spend a little time (ok; a few seconds but hey it counts) making it pretty.
So I kind of crisscrossed - ‘Jenga-ed’ - the green beans and asparagus, arranged the salad veg and cooked chicken on top ...
Then tipped over the dressing made with a quick sugar syrup, chilli, garlic, lime and fish sauce ... and ...
Picked it all up in my (clean) hands and scrunched and mixed to get max flavour in!
I do love to use my hands when cooking - I like to feel really involved in the making so I massage my marinade into my steak etc and love to feel my food. I clean and pat and stroke and massage it - even a salad it would seem!
So my ‘styled’ salad didn’t happen, but my lovely, delicious, ‘we love you just the way you are’, one did 💛
💥💥 Right, people of Glasgow, and even people outside of Glasgow, @kapaogla is kicking off it's residency at @swg3glasgow's The Acid Bar from this Thursday 14th June. 💥💥 .
Serving up cracking South East Asian-inspired cuisine, it will run every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until July 7th.
Tickets cost £30 and can be booked online now.
@kapaogla's Head Chef Sandy is just back from working at the Michelin-starred Nahm in Bangkok so he really knows what he's doing. I have been lucky enough to try out this menu a couple of times already and it's banging! My personal favourites are the Hot & Sour Soup (above) and the Sea Trout with Crab and Finger root (slide 6), but it's all great and you can get it all for just £30. .
💥 BOOK NOW!! 💥
Yesterday I had lunch with my mom. Everyday I come over to visits her and you might think that’s excessive but I enjoy her company.
She’s very tough so she tells everyone how it is. Not everyone appreciates it .
She lost her mother when she was only five years old so I can imagine her pain.
I remember when I was much younger I would ask her “how did she know how to be a mother , if she didn’t have one growing up.” She would tell me because of her maternal instincts would tell her.
When I had my kids I had a better idea of what she was talking about.
The one thing I’ve learned from all this , is that I’m lucky to have my mom . When my parents were my age they didn’t have their parents. So hold them tight and tell them you love them until it’s too late .