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Chinese Five-spice Pork

First of all, thank you to everyone who commented about last night’s dinner dilemma. And, because Vera asked, I’m going to start posting a few recipes. This one was arrived at by experimentation, in other words, throw it in and see what happens. Basically, you can use any kind of vegetable combo of choice. I use whatever I have leftovers of. INGREDIENTS: • Pork pieces or pork of choice diced/sliced thinly • 1 bell pepper of choice (I like red) • Fresh thinly sliced veggies of choice: carrots/mange tout/bean sprouts/sugar snap peas • 1 medium onion sliced thinly • 2 tbsp soya sauce • 2 tbsp sherry • 1 tsp chopped garlic or, 1-2 cloves as preferred • 1 tsp chopped ginger or, thumb size piece diced • 1 tbsp honey • 1-2 tbsp five spice • Chinese noodles — cook as per instructions. METHOD: It couldn’t be any easier than dicing and slicing everything and putting it in a large bowl with all the marinade ingredients and mixing them all together — cling film …

Food for Thought

Okay, I’m conflicted and need your help. Do I do Chinese Five Spice pork and noodles for dinner tonight, or go with Moroccan pork and peppers with lemon couscous? I’m leaning towards Chinese, because it’s quick and easy. What say you good people?

Portents & Omens

About Last Night … I think I should have taken last nights vivid red skies as a warning, or portent of things to come. Realising that maybe Thor and Odin were, once again, engaged in a battle staining the skies red with the blood of their enemies … or, that Mother Nature was simply putting on a good show. Either way, maybe the events that unfolded might not have been such a surprised had we heeded the import of such beautiful but beguiling red skies. As it was, despite wanting to go to bed early last night, it was after eleven by the time we hit the sheets. And then, tossing and turning, neither of us could find sleep. We both ended up getting out of bed, going to the loo, having a drink, and trying again to find sleep. But even as we drifted off into NeverNever Land someone, or, something, or, imbued with supernatural abilities, one of our plants leapt off a DVD unit and crashed to the floor at just after 3:30 …